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Purebred Dog Versus Mutt

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Purebred Dog versus Mutt - are the dogs any different?

You can choose either a specific breed otherwise known as pure bred dog as we discussed in the previous chapter...

or choose one that is a mixed breed or a mutt.

For people involved with professional dog breeding, there is a huge difference in purebreds and so-called mutts. "Mutts" are of mixed breed.

Some mutts are actually purebred but have no documentation proving that they are purebred dogs.

If you are looking for a pet and have no interest in entering into competition with your dog, this might be a viable option for you.

Choosing a dog depends on many things. The size of one’s home, how much exercise is needed, does it shed often or if you wants a gentle or playful companion.



Deciding to own a dog whether it is large or small involves a lot of responsibility.



It is not just about feeding your dog but includes other chores such as grooming, watching its health and diet, cleaning up after it and most importantly, giving it some tender loving care.

There are many places you can get a dog such as a kennel or the pet store but if you want to get a pure bred animal, you must seek a reputable dog breeder to get the best results.



Purebred Dog Versus Mutt Testing

As we discussed in the previous chapter, breeding done in purebred dogs is done carefully.

The pair is tested for every possible disease which includes having all the information regarding the pairs ancestors and health records on file.

Should there be no problem in the history of the pair, then the breeding can begin.

If in testing, the pair is not compatible due to diseases that are common in a specific breed, another dog will be selected to match with the other dog.

Since the demand for the breeders pure bred dogs are well sought after due to the selective nature of the breeding practices, the newborn pups will still have to be raised with the breeder.

They will only be released when a number of pre-screened homes have been found.

This is done for the welfare of the select few of owners and to control population growth.



Purebred Dog Versus Mutt

If you opt for a purebred dog as we discussed previously and do meet the criteria that a responsible breeder will request, you stand a good chance of getting the dog you want.

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Bullmastiff

The restriction may seem severe but responsible dog breeders care a great deal about how “their” offspring will be raised.

Mixed breeds on the other hand or mutts as people call them could have been bred out of experimentation to produce a dog breed which could be better and stronger than the two breeds.

Most likely, these were the results of accidents.

This is the reason why dogs of mixed breeds just like pure breeds must be neutered since millions of dogs every year that are not wanted by people die in animal shelters.



Health wise, pure bred dogs that come from a line of strong parents won’t have problems.

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This is because dog breeders screen the pair before the process happens.

Unfortunately, there are instances where certain breeders are more concerned about financial gain rather than the welfare of the animal.

This is especially true of those breeders who do not practice the strict guidelines of proper breeding thereby producing inferior dogs.

Mixed bred dogs on the other hand, will fall somewhere in the middle since proper screening was poorly done or never carried out.

Certain dogs carry varied deficiencies common to the breed and mixing the two will just pass on to the mixed breed.



Purebred Dog Versus Mutt - The decision!

Some people prefer pure bred dogs than mixed bred ones. The primary reason is that it is easier to sell and carries a certain prestige with it.

Mixed bred dogs are seen as inferior and since no one is interested, most of these are rounded up and die in an animal shelter.

Pure bred dogs are seen as a higher class which is why they are always featured at dog shows. Mixed dogs are not allowed to join.

The reasons given have not been that clear which is why mixed breed owners still contest the rule.

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Dog Breed Owners Hand Book

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  1. Overview of Different Breeds of Dogs
  2. Selecting a Dog Breeder
  3. Purebred Dog versus Mutt
  4. Adopting A Dog Puppy or Adult?
  5. How to Housebreak Your Puppy
  6. Obedience Training For Your Dog
  7. Is Your Dog Fat?
  8. Proper Diet for Your Dog
  9. Canine Vaccinations Are Essential
  10. Dogs Have Allergies Too!
  11. Can heartworm infection be treated?
  12. Dental Care for Your Dog
  13. Fighting Flea Infestation
  14. Your Questions on Canine Hip Dysphasia Answered
  15. Traveling With Your Dog


Purebred Dog Versus Mutt Links

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History of Breed-Specific Legislation - Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) is, in simple terms, a statute or regulation that is directed toward one or more specific breeds of dogs. The majority of BSL is focused on breeds traditionally known as "dangerous," or those that have demonstrated particular propensities for aggression and violent behavior.

Deed Not Breed - Fighting breed specific legislation. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) literally means laws which only apply to a section of the canine population. These laws usually place restrictions on breeds or types. Restrictions may take many forms, though typically include mandatory muzzling and on-lead only exercise in a public places, enforced registration on indexes, breed-specific bans and substantial licensing fees.

Purebred Dog Versus Mutt - Purebred dogs, cross-bred dogs, and mixed-breed dogs all make excellent companions. If you're looking for a dog for a specific purpose?say hunting, sheep-herding, or top-level obedience competition?then you probably want to choose a breed that typically excels in that area. It may be, too, that a cross of specific breeds will give you the traits you want.










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