"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself" - Josh Billings
"Sible" taking a well-earned rest on a walk.
"Mimms" Just watching.
Piglet helps with the gardening.
"Stanley" and "Baxter". Two black Labradors.
Two tennis balls.
Class of 2015
"Sible" in training with "Mimms"
There's always one!
Beautiful, healthy and affectionate home-bred hybrid puppies
Understanding Hybrid Breeding
Here's a quick starter for understanding hybrid breeding
F1 = first generation puppy
To sum things up:
- 50% purebred A and 50% purebred B
For example, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to Bichon Frise cross is first generation. In this Cavachon cross, hair type can be smooth like a Cavalier, curly like a Bichon or wavy/shaggy, and pups in the same litter can vary. Low moult coat good for allergy sufferers.
Purebred A x Purebred B = F1 Hybrid Dog
F1 x Purebred A = F1b Hybrid Dog
F1 x F1 = F2 Hybrid Dog
F1 x F1b = F2b Hybrid Dog
F2 x F2 = F3 Hybrid Dog
F1b = backcross puppy
- 25% purebred A and 75% purebred B
For example, an F1 Cavachon and Bichon cross; this is a Cavachon bred back to Bichon - the wavy, curly, shaggy-look Bichon is very consistent in coat types. Very low moult coat, good for allergy sufferers.
F2 = second-generation puppy
- F1 hybrid crossed with an F1 hybrid
For example, an F1 Cavachon crossed with an F1 Cavachon. In this combination you get the same percentage of purebred A as purebred B as you would in an F1 hybrid.
F2b = second-generation backcross puppy
- F1 hybrid to a F1b (hybrid backcross)
F3 = F2 hybrid to F2 hybrid
Multi-generation = F3 or higher-generation hybrid crossed with F3 or higher-generation hybrid