Mixed Breed Dogs or Purebred Dogs


A mixed breed dog is a dog whose genetic background is unknown and one that shares characteristics between two or more different breeds. These types of dogs can go by many different names like mutt, mongrel, or random bred dog.

While many people prefer purebred dogs, mixed breed dogs have several advantages. For example, some breeders believe that mixed breed dogs show a higher intelligence than purebreds.

Also, because something called hybrid vigor, mixed breed dogs are on average healthier and live longer than purebreds. This is because purebred dogs often carry a narrow set of genetic genes and genetic problems are easily passed on to the next generation.

Another big advantage of mixed breed dogs is their unique appearance. Here, no two dogs are the same because of a random recombination of genes, therefore you have a very unique dog, something that cannot be said for purebreds.

Another big advantage is that random bred dogs are often superior mothers, tend to produce more milk for their offspring and give better care for them. Because of this they have a much lower mortality rate among their offspring.

While some people might view their dog's pedigree as a status symbol, most people would rather value their dog' individuality, personality, and health. Which, in the long run, is far more important.

Regardless of their genetic background these types of dogs can make great family pets. They also tend to get along very well with children. The only disadvantage of a mixed breed dog is that you do not know on average how big they will grow.

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To learn more about mixed breed dogs stop by Dr. Chris' site where you can also find out all about the dog DNA test and what it can do for your dog.

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