Dog mating

Have you ever heard of the bardoto, the cross between a horse and a donkey? Such an animal is called a hybrid. Understand what this means and if the dog crossing with other animals can generate a hybrid puppy! follow for more Details:

What are hybrid animals?

Hybrid animals are those derived from the crossing of different animals , more precisely from parents of different species, but of the same genus. In general, they are sterile, due to the genetic incompatibility of the parents.

So is the bardot, both male and female, the result of a cross between a horse and a donkey. When the crossing occurs between the mare and the donkey, the offspring are called mule (female) and donkey (male).

Remembering a bit of biology

To explain how this happens, we will return to a concept from biology. These animals mentioned are mammals, from the Animalia kingdom, from the Chordata phylum, from the Mammalia class, from the Perissodactyla order, from the Equidae family and from the Equus genus .

The horse and mare belong to the genus Equus , a species of caballus. Asses and donkeys belong to the genus Equus , species asinus . The hybrids are called Equus asinus and Equus caballus .

Therefore, they are very close animals, phylogenetically speaking, but without the ability to generate offspring that can generate other animals of equal genetics.

Talking about the number of chromosomes of these animals, the horse and the mare have 64, while the donkey and the donkey, 62. The hybrid animals of these crosses have 63, so they are sterile.

However, what does all this have to do with dogs crossing with other animals? For this to be possible, the animal must have the same genus and species as the dog ( Canis lupus familiaris ). Puppies must be fertile or of the same genus ( Canis ) with infertile puppies.

Ever heard of the wolf dog?

The wolf dog is the result of crossing a dog with a wolf ( Canis lupus ). The pups are fertile. This generated the phylogenetic reclassification of the dog, which was called Canis familiaris and received the name mentioned above, being classified as a subspecies of the wolf.

wolf dog traits

The wolf dog is recognized for retaining the wolf’s instincts such as hunting and guarding. Therefore, it is not recommended for inexperienced tutors. He is a successful example of the dog crossing with other animals.

It is a larger animal than common dogs, with the same dense coat as wolves, active, courageous and suspicious dogs with strange people, and can be used as companion and guard dogs at the same time.

The mating of a dog with a wolf has already been made official in three wolfdog breeds: the Czechoslovakian wolfdog, the oldest breed, the Saarloos wolfdog, and the Kunming wolfdog.

czechoslovakian wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian wolfdog is the result of crossing a she-wolf from the Carpathian Mountains and a German shepherd . The experiments began in 1955 and ended in 1965. In 1982, the breed was recognized in the country. In 1989, it was recognized by the Kennel Club.

The temperament is of a fearless, courageous, distrustful dog, faithful with tutors, suspicious of strangers, resistant to the various weather conditions common in the country, with quick reactions and versatile utility, being a great example of a dog crossing with other animals.

Saarloos wolf dog

It is not known for sure whether this dog is the result of a cross between a zoo wolf and a German Shepherd, the dog with a subspecies of the Russian wolf or a Canadian wolf.

It is a tall, thin dog , measuring around 75 cm in height and weighing 35 kg. It is muscular, has short ears, a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years and is very active, requiring a high level of physical activity.

It was developed by Leendert Saarloos, who is passionate about dogs. At first, he tried to make this species a guide for the blind, but the animal’s shy, distrustful and cautious temperament did not meet those expectations. It is a rare and practically unknown dog, even in the country of origin.

Kunming wolf dog

It is a breed originating in China. It was widely used as a military assistant, performing various tasks, such as detecting buried mines. Currently, it is a companion animal.

The development of the breed was done with many animals, the vast majority without pedigree, so the origin is not known for sure, but it is imagined that there is involvement of the German Shepherd.

Dog crossing with other animals of different genders

Crossing animals of different genera is not possible due to the great difference between genetics and chromosome number. Dogs have 78 chromosomes.

For example, if a dog is crossed with a cat, which has 38 chromosomes, it would not be possible to have offspring. Even if the animals try to mate, the genitalia are incompatible, as is the physiology of reproduction.

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