??Pure Bred or Mutt??
What others wont tell you!
Fact of the matter is, no matter how good the pedigree or lineage & no matter how much testing is done on the Purebred canine, 7% to 12% (depending on the breed) of ALL pups are not only predisposed to certain genetic issues, there are also the instances of such birth defects that are not genetic - ‘coincidental anomalies’.
Because of the more complex genes in purebreds, they are more susceptible to these genetic issues and ‘coincidental anomalies’ than a Mutt would be…...you see, in the world of mutt-dom it is survival of the fittest , while in the world of the purebred, it is survival of the most beautiful.
Mixed breeds, or mutts, are combinations of different breeds - one-of-a-kind dogs with unique looks and characteristics. Mutts come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and usually have quirky characteristics, such as a terrier’s whiskers on a Dalmatian’s face, or a pug’s head on a whippet’s body. As a result, their ancestry can be quite the guessing game. In most cases, you won’t know who a mutt’s momma and daddy were, so you may not be able to predict what it will look like or how big (or small) it will be as an adult, nor will you know the temperament of the dog (sometimes, until its too late). You must also consider that ALL the traits, both good and bad, of all the mixes, can be present in the mutt.
One thing to note, however: Although genes determine looks, personality and grooming needs, good manners depend not only on an exceptional breeding program, but also on good training by the new owners!
They also may be seen as less of a liability: Some insurance companies for example, will not write homeowners’ insurance for households with purebreds such as a Rottweiler or Doberman pinscher.
On the other hand, well-bred canines take time and effort to find. Females can only get pregnant once or twice a year at most, so you may encounter a rather long waiting list for your purebred pup.
Keep in mind, though, that certain traits in EVERY purebred may lead to health problems such as skin & joint issues, blindness, allergies…..etc.
And remember that all dogs need to be loved, valued,
cared for, and again LOVED - regardless of pedigree.