Feathers And Fleece Farm
And Hybrid Vigor.
Have you ever heard of the term "hybrid vigor"?
Well you will now!
More and more people are taking notice of this amazing attribute of dog breeding.
Hybrid vigor... It is not a theory, but a term that describes what happens repeatedly throughout
all species in the animal and plant kingdom.
When unrelated breeds of any animal species are mated, the offspring of the first generation
will be more healthy, fertile, and (in animals) mentally stable than either parent breed.
This first generation, also called F1 by geneticists, will be intermediate in
characteristics to the parents and resemble both parent breeds.
To sum it all up, hybrid vigor is the term used to describe the burst of fertility,
good health, and growth that is seen in the progeny when two unrelated breeds are mated.
The longer these breeds have been separated and the greater the difference between them,
the stronger the resulting hybrid vigor.
This makes the Newfoundland and Komondor of Feathers & Fleece a great choice.
keeping in mind that the Komondor breed is one of the oldest living dog breeds.
Let me explain even further...
I get phone calls at least once a month from folks asking me why I do not mix Newfoundlands
with Great Pyrenees.
In my opinion, that would not result in a change to the beginning breeds.
The two breeds are far too similar, so the result would be very close to what you started with.
There would be no improvement to the breed.
The Komondor is (for the most part) non-shedding.
This is a great plus for nearly all of my clients!
The Komondor is non-drooling, and again who isn't happy about that??
The Komondor has a keen guardian instinct, which is another great plus for this day and age.
Add that to the Newfoundland qualities..
Newfoundlands are droolers.. No longer!
Newfoundlands are shedders.. No longer!
Newfies are very loving, but have the edge of a guard dog.
They enjoy water and are great with children and other animals.
New to the breed is the coat: It changes and resembles both breeds.
Vibrant black and white as a Newfie, but longer in coat as a Komondor.
Both breeds have long tails that curl over the back so that remains untouched.
Although this breed resembles an Old English Sheepdog, it is not and tails should NOT be bobbed.
It is not good to mess too much with mother nature.
Besides, the long tail is fun and wags like wildfire when the Newfkom is happy!
It is vital to add that we at Feathers & Fleece Farm only use healthy, tested,
and proven adult dogs for breeding.
We have heart, eyes, thyroid, hips, and elbows checked.
We have several vet visits in the process and leave little to chance.
I am aware that there are others out there selling hybrids for less and with little skill
in the way of socialization.
You must trust your breeder.
Be careful in choosing a hybrid.
Once you cross into the hybrid area, there are no AKC paperwork on these puppies.
You must trust the breeder to provide puppies born of pure bred parents.
Without purebred parent stock, you are in foggy territory.
I warn people to be careful and to be clear of what you are getting.
Feathers & Fleece Farm will provide all pedigrees on parent dogs and open our farm for your visiting
once your deposit is placed.
I have nothing to hide and welcome you to our farm.
Having spent all of this time describing the hybrid vigor of the Newfkom,
I have completely neglected the Sheepadoodle!
Feathers & Fleece Farm also breeds the Sheepadoodle.
This is a result in the mating of an Old English Sheepdog and a Standard Poodle,
which looks like the little guy below!
Sheepadoodle of Feathers & Fleece Farm
Again, we start with the best qualities in our parent dogs.
Good health and temperament is vital in this breed.
The results here are an average size dog (about 65-70 pounds), non-shedding,
playful, and intelligent.
Poodles are hypoallergenic and are rated in the top five smartest dog breeds.
Tails are bobbed on the Sheepadoodle because both the Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog
have that in common.
Old English Sheepdogs are eager to please and love children and other animals.
The mating of these two breeds has thrilled many with a loyal, fun, smart, non-shedding,
medium to large size breed... That just so happens to be knock down, fall on your face, cute as heck!
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