i would like to understand the reasoning behind combining the two breeds. now with labradoodles they were created to provide the blind people with allergies, a hypoallergenic dog. i am not here to bash you for what you do but i would like to know what benefit mixing these little dogs provide. i found a breeder on this website who breeds anatolians and great pyrenees mixes. i decided to e-mail them to ask them why they do it. i have one of each and i do not see where combining the two would make a dog any better than the breeds are individually. the answer i received was " because that's what we have." can you tell me what your thoughts are on combinig the various breeds?
With regard to the crossing of the Anatolian and the Pyr I believe that the explanatiion is tied to what these dogs were bred for and who owns them. Both of them are guardian dogs, bred for predator control therefor a lot are owned by livestock breeders. Livestock breeders think about purebred animals differently than dog breeders. For example an Angus bull can be purebred (registered), fullblood, or percentage (also registered), You can also register a 1/2 Arab horse, hence Anglo-Arabs and Morabs. If a farmer owns a Pyr and an Anatolian, or an Akbash, or Maremma or Kuvasz,or any combination of the above and they do their jobs they see no reason why a combination of the two wouldn't work just as well. If you take a Shorthorn cow, and breed her Maine Anjou then breed the resulting offspring Charolais or Simmental you will get gorgeous tan commercial calves that until BSE would sell for a premium price.That kind of thinking is hard to argue with. As to the other types of crosses if you check the history of a number of the breeds registered through AKC you will find that they are the result of crossbreeding, Boston terriers come to mind. Up until aprox 50 years ago Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos were registered as the same breed then they separated them into two breeds and introduced Pekinese into the Shih Tzu. You still see the bowed legs of the Peke in some Shih Tzus. You certainly see the difference in the headpieces. I hope that I have been able to direct you toward some answers.
I have no idea why someone will mix anatolians and great pyrenees. As for the labradoodle. It is true that they were started out as guides dogs, what most labradoodle breeders always fail to inform is that the guide dogs association who started breeding the labradoodle stopped because the results between the poodle and the lab was not consistent enough. Some pups were born with double coats and shed alot. I think first generation labradoodle breeders are taking alot of risks. Especially when the labradoodle in known as the shed less, allergy friendly labs and the buyers are exspecting that in all labradoodles.
thanks for your input. i know that all the breeds we have now were all created by mixing various breeds together to get a certain look. iwas just wondering whether the poo and zu breeders were breeding to establish a new breed for a certain purpose such as the labradoodles. what the thought was behind combinig the various little breeds together like the beagle/pug mixes. maybe they are trying to create pugs that can breathe easier. do you know what i am trying to say?
thanks for your input. i know that all the breeds we have now were all created by mixing various breeds together to get a certain look. iwas just wondering whether the poo and zu breeders were breeding to establish a new breed for a certain purpose such as the labradoodles. what the thought was behind combinig the various little breeds together like the beagle/pug mixes. maybe they are trying to do you know what i am trying to say? I get what your saying. The purebreds we have today is not bred only for a certain look, but more for the jobs they were bred for. Like the border collies hyperness for herding and labs for reterivering skills. Unless the dog was bred for compainiship like the pekaniese in China where they were bred to look like lions. As for breeding pug/beagle mixes. It would be nice to have a pug with less risks of snorting problems. The thing is Beagle are hunting/trackering dogs and need lots of exsersize. There is alot of difference between Beagles and Pugs. When mixing them together you may get the pug's looks and beagle's long snout with personality of the beagle instead of the wonderful personality of the pug. I'm not a real fan of the beagle. From past beagles I have met they all been barky, aloof, and shy. It might be from bad breeding since beagle are popular dogs, but so are pugs and from the ones I have met they have all been friendly and playful. If they want to create pugs that can breathe easier then they should breed them to a dog bred for compainship like the pug, with a similer personality and have the long snout.