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5 wonderful facts about mixed breeds (aka: mutts)

  1. Mixed breeds are often the ultimate family dog. Mutts draw from a broader, more diverse gene pool. They are thought to adjust more easily to a variety of households and living conditions, whereas purebreds tend to be bred with a specific skill set in mind, like herding or hunting.

  2. About 75 percent of the dogs in shelters are mixed breeds, choosing a mutt usually means giving a home to a dog who really needs one.

  3. Mixed breed dogs are generally considered healthier than purebreds because they draw from a broader gene pool. Producing a mixed breed, in other words, is the opposite of inbreeding. Illnesses and conditions that are prevalent in certain breeds can be eliminated or reduced.

  4. Mutt’s are unique looking and have special personalities. Your mutt pup won’t look like any other dog and your pup’s behaviors and quirks are interesting.

  5. There is National Mutt Day on Dec. 2 to celebrate, and hopefully save the lives. How awesome is that to have your own day.

Take a look at these sweet pups, don't you want one?

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