Tuesday, October 22, 2013

hybrid dog isn t that just another word for mutt

Hybrid dog Isnt that just another word for Mutt?

"Designer" dogs and "hybrid" puppies are making headlines - but do they make great pets?

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Every day we hear more about the new hybrid dogs, or designer dogs. Each feature is accompanied by pictures of adorable puppies that are examples of this new breed.

Of course theyre cute! all puppies are! Should you pay hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of dollars for one? Certainly not! The offspring of a mating between two purebred dogs of different breeds is a mongrel, a mutt. And if you have one, you should love it, train it and care for it as if it had the bluest blood of the canine kingdom.

Every dog breed, and there are hundreds in the world, was created by humans. Each breed was developed for a specific purpose whether that original job was guarding the flock or being the ideal lap-dog. Theres no reason that development shouldnt continue. If there is a need for a dog with particular characteristics, enterprising individuals will come forward to fill that need.

However, it takes many generations to breed true.


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