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10 Reasons Mutts RULE

National Mutt Day is celebrated July 31st and December 2nd, but we say everyday is a good day to celebrate mutts! Or mixed-breed, All-American, and/or hybrid dogs. Whatever you call your furry best friend with mysterious background, we have the 10 reasons they RULE.

#1 – Unique

Can’t tell your neighbor’s four yellow labs apart? No one can say that about your mutt! Each and every one is unique and special.

Image source: @TCtrol via Flickr
Image source: @TCtrol via Flickr

#2 – Less Risk

Purebreds have a lot of health issues that stem from small gene pools and generations of close breedings. A mutt whose background boosts four or five different breeds has nice diluted genes, with less risk of inherited diseases.

Image source: @PeteMarkham via Flickr
Image source: @PeteMarkham via Flickr

#3 – Best of Everything

Want a low-shed dog but don’t like the look of a Poodle? Having a mixed-breed dog can give you exactly what you want, you just have to look.

Image source: @MattReinbold via Flickr
Image source: @MattReinbold via Flickr

#4 – Easy to Find

Why be stuck on a waiting list for years waiting for a purebred, when you can go to your local shelter and get a new best friend today? You will easily have your pick of size, color, age, and gender!

Image source: @PetsAdvisor via Flickr
Image source: @PetsAdvisor via Flickr

#5 – Affordable

Since adoption fees are so much lower than the price of a purebred dog, you can spend that “extra” money on things to spoil your dog with. Like a Louis Vuitton carrier, for example.

Image source: @TrevorOwens via Flickr
Image source: @TrevorOwens via Flickr

#6 – Versatile

With all those different genes, your mutt could excel at any or all of the dog sports. And now that AKC allows “All American Dogs” to compete in performance events, nothing is standing in your way.

Image source: @f/ormePetPhotography via Flickr
Image source: @f/ormePetPhotography via Flickr

#7 – Appreciative

That mutt you saved at the shelter will appreciate that you saved her from a life behind bars. She’ll return the favor with a lifetime of unconditional love.

Image source: @TonyAlter via Flickr
Image source: @TonyAlter via Flickr

#8 – Long Life

Denmark and North America have done studies showing that mixed-breed dogs tend to live longer than purebred dogs. So go ahead and adopt that older dog at the shelter, he’s got plenty of years left. Long live the Mutt!

Image source: @PeteMarkham via Flickr
Image source: @PeteMarkham via Flickr

#9 – Exponential Cuteness

That scruffy face looking at you through the bars of the shelter. Is it Brussels Griffon with a bit of Chihuahua? Maybe Lab and German Shepherd due to thos giant floppy ears and a dash of collie to give him that fluffy coat? Either way, it seems the more breeds mixed in, the cuter the dog becomes.

Image source: @SeongbinIm via Flickr
Image source: @SeongbinIm via Flickr

#10 – Conversation Starter

Trying to find a date or make friends? Mutts RULE as conversation starters. All you need is for someone to ask you what breed your dog is, and then bam! You can have a fun and lively discussion on what breeds he might be or definitely is not.

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Written by Kristina Lotz
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