We were so busy making special surprises for you for the Holidays that we almost forgot about a really special day!
Last Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 was National Mutt Day!
And today we are celebrating today by letting you know why they are so special.
There are plenty of advantages to having a mixed-breed dog. Here are a few:
1- They tend to be healthier- Pure breed dogs are often mated with their own kind, which means they aren’t that genetically different. But combining breeds allows for a bit more mixing. So some of the recessive disorders of certain breeds are drowned out by the dominant genes of other breeds.
This means your mutt is more likely to escape the hereditary conditions of their parents, so they’ll be healthier for longer.
2- You'll save money- Adopting from a shelter is a great way to save a dog who needs love, and adoption fees are fairly low.
The doggies at the shelter might not be purebreds, but they’ll love you just the same.
3- Less likely to be stolen- Your mixed dog probably won’t have criminals looking to steal him and sell for profit. It’s unfortunate that this type of crime even exists, and we wish no dogs would ever be taken from their families, but it happens. And pure breed dogs are far more likely to be taken.
4- Unique look- When we mention Golden Retrievers, you have a good image in your mind of what that dog looks like. But if we say Poodle–Dachshund mix, you’ll probably have a tough time picturing it.
Mutts are unique and special. If you have one, you’ll probably be the only person in your town with a pup like yours. Even pups of the same litter can look very different.
5- The best of both worlds- Each breed has personality traits, and mutts get a grab bag of whatever they’re made of. They may get the intelligence of a Border Collie with the loyalty of a Labrador, or the independence of a Shar Pei, or the love for tracking of a Bloodhound.
You’ll have a one-of-a-kind dog that will be a lot of fun to get to know.
Do you have a mixed breed dog at home? Let us know what makes your pup so amazing!