What is a cross breed? A cross breed is an individual animal that has pure bred parents but of different breeds. Cross breeding is sometimes called designer crossbreeding. This is process of breeding an animal often with the intention to create off-spring that share the traits of both parents. While cross breeding is used to maintain health and viability of animals, irresponsible cross breeding can also produce animals of an inferior quality or water down a purebred gene pool to the point of extinction. 'Mixed breed' is a more accurate way of putting cross breeding, this term is used when a domestic dog of an unknown ancestry can only see one parent or grandparent on there family tree. Outcrossing is another type of crossbreeding used within a purebred breed to increase the genetic diversity within the breed, particularly when there is a need to avoid inbreeding. In animal breeding, crossbreeds are crosses within a single species, while hybrids are crosses between different species. Top 5 Dogs In The World: 1.)Labrador 2.)Mixed Breed 3.)Jack Russell 4.)Staffy bull terrier 5.)Border Collie https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/uk-world-news/britains-favourite-dogs-itv-14165790 Advantages of crossbreeding: 1.)Unique looking fur colour. 2.)Can make wonderful pets. 3.)Could be the foundation of a pure bred puppy one day. 4.)Fewer congenital issues in a few dogs. Disadvantages of crossbreeding: 1.)Difficult to know the temperaments of the puppies. 2.)You don't know how big/small they could be. 3.)There is a massive risk for deliveries. 4.)Could be more expensive than a 'purebred' puppy. What spurs you on, the Advantages or Disadvantages? Would you rather breed purebred dogs together or crossbreed? For me I'm pushing my self towards crossbreed just because I would rather have less health problems and more love, instead of just showing the dog at cruft's or other shows and having a large variety of problems later in life.