What Makes A Mutt A Mutt?
Everyone thinks their dog is the cutest on the planet. See the picture above and you can see my dog Molly is, in fact, the cutest mutt on the planet.
How can you tell if your dog is a true mutt? Here is an explanation according to heneryscheinvet.com." If the father is a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle and the mother is a purebred Poodle, the puppies are still a cross of just 2 breeds, Labrador/Poodle, and are still considered cross-bred dogs.
Mixed breed dogs, or, mutts, have more than 2 breeds in their genetic makeup, sometimes even more than 3 or 4!
If you are planning to adopt a mixed breed or mutt from the local shelter in Central New York try to figure out what breeds make up your potential new family member. That will give some idea of the dog's temperament and needs.
Really the bottom line is are you looking for an old or young dog? Do you have the time to train a puppy or is the older dog housebroken already? Do you live in a house, condo or apartment? If you live in a condo or apartment you'll be walking your little family member in the rain and snow.
Something more to ponder. Each year 670,000 dogs are euthanized. Please, do save a life, and adopt.