Golden Retriever : Purebred or Mixed Breed?
If you are thinking about adding a Golden retriever dog to you family, deciding between a purebred versus a mixed breed is a bit complex. But, there are a few easy ways to determine the best one for your household.
Let us start off with your budget. While purebreds are beautiful, they can be high maintenance. From the cost of their breeding, specific health conditions and grooming requirements, certain breeds may downright expensive. For instance, an Afghan Golden retriever is more expensive to maintain than a mixed breed.
On the contrary, Golden retrievers coming from mixed breeds are generally less expensive to buy compared to purebred. For an affordable price, you can have three golden retrievers in one with a mixed bred golden retriever. Overall, the ‘mutt’ is intelligent, most popular type of golden retriever in the world, lovable and easy to care for because they are more resilient to illness. Although the temperament of a mixed breed is mild mannered, they can be a little unpredictable too ‘ particularly if you are unsure of their crossbreeding.
Are you looking for a Golden retriever dog to love or a show DOG? Real Golden retriever dog lovers do not care about the breed of a DOG. However, amongst the wealthy and status seekers, purebreds are the only option. These DOGS are bred to preserve, exhibit and define the physical and behavioral traits of their breed. As a result, these DOGS should be predictable enough to predetermine their potential size, temperament as well as life expectancy.
As predictable as purebreds may seem, there are a few considerations. Not all golden retrievers are bred the same way. Closely inbred litters may trigger socialization issues, behavioral deficiencies as well as a host of other health conditions. Consult a veterinarian, kennel club, an animal shelter or a highly reputed Golden retriever dog breeder to learn how to identify the more common medical problems of varying breeds.
Since, all DOGS are related one way or another, guessing the breed mixture of a DOG is not only fun but also challenging. There are 150 or more interbreeding possibilities between golden retrievers. Evidently, the tens of thousands of mongrels around the universe are proof positive. But the reality is that mutts are more prone to end up at the local DOG pound or animal shelter.
Contrary to the popular belief that the terms “mixed breed” and “crossbreed” are interchangeable, they are not. Each has a slightly different definition. Dissimilar to the mystery of a mixed breed (mutt), crossbreeds’ lucid roots are traceable by a single generation. Although, crossbreeds may be produced expectantly, they are planned generally by breeders to mate two DOGS of differing but identifiable lineage.
Prevalently, breeder will take two purebreds to deliberately cross the two breeds to develop a new breed. For instance, the cockapoo was produced from two different breeds: the cocker spaniel, and poodle. But regardless of what any breeder says about crossbreeds, the American Kennel Club (AKC) will probably never recognize a crossbreed as a purebred DOG.