Should the kennel club register crossbreeds

Should the kennel club register crossbreeds?

Crossbreed dogs are mixed breed dogs that have been bred from two dog breeds. Sometime crossbreed dogs are called designer dogs when they have intentionally been bred to create a new bred of dog.

Examples of crossbreeds

  • Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever crossed with Poodle)
  • Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever crossed with Poodle)
  • Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel crossed with Poodle)
  • Schnoodle (Miniature Schnauzer crossed with Poodle)
  • Puggle (Pug crossed with Beagle)
  • Mal-shi (maltese & shih-tzu)

Advantages of crossbred dogs

  • Crossbred dogs tend to have a moderate appearance
  • Crossbred dogs tend to have a moderate personality
  • Crossbred dogs tend to be healthier

For the last 50 years, The Kennel Club has been registering crossbreed dogs in its database and will continue to do so in the forthcoming future. The Kennel Club is the largest UK organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and welfare of dogs.

For over 150 years The Kennel Club has defended the purity of dog breeds but recently they have setup a register for designer dogs to go alongside the purebreds. The main reason for them to do this was so it could regulate the health and sale of crossbreeds.

Do you agree that crossbreeds/designer dogs should be classed as the same as purebreds? Please get in touch with us on Facebook and share your thoughts on the issue.

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