1:34 PM Posted by Jason
The term miscengenate often gets confused with crossbreeding. To breed inter racially miscegenate is actually referred to as hybrid crossbreeding when discussing animals. Miscegenate is only used when discussing people and is the mixing of two different racial groups. A crossbreed is the product that results from mixing two different purebred breeds. The goal of crossbreeding is to create an animal that shares the traits of both parents. Some common hybrids are the Cockapoo, Labradoodle, Morki, and the Westiepoo.
Crossbreeding animals generally helps keep the breeds healthy by mixing up the gene pools. However some crossbreeds come from defected gene pools, which can produce lower quality animals. Sometimes crosses between two purebred breeds can result in puppies that carry a very high price tag. The high demand for these designer dogs is what causes the high prices. Hybrid dogs are not seen as purebreds, so they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club.