Issues of health (in general or specific diseases), temperament or working traits have prompted breed and national clubs to consider cross-breeding to improve the overall health and well-being of specific breeds. This approach is not without controversy and has met with opposition by some. Even proponents of the approach accept that it is a complex and challenging undertaken and not without risk. In this section we will highlight several areas, including: 1. Cross-breeding for health: kennel club and registry body approaches, and 2. Cross bred dogs: benefits, risks and controversies
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