What makes mutts so great? Here are 5 reasons from us at Best Elk Antlers!
The standard purebred dog has more or less the same appearance and temperament as every other dog of his kind. A mixed breed dog on the other hand is without these standards and limitations! Mutts are more unique in both appearance and personality and once you find your special companion, you’ll just love calling him your own!
Mutts are the best of both worlds
Not only will your mutt get his good looks from two or more different dogs, he will also get the best of their personalities! Mixed breed dogs keep the good characteristics while if need be, take the edge off of breeds that are too difficult to handle. With a mutt, you’re getting two or more dogs in one package. Now that’s a bargain!
They’re more flexible
Mixed breeds tend to have a more easy going and flexible personality because they take many different attributes from their parents. Purebred dogs are programmed to behave in a certain way, but mutts can easily adjust to different situations and living conditions. So while his purebred folks each have a specific skill set, such as herding or hunting, your precious mutt can be trained however you like!
They have fewer health issues
While it isn’t proven that mutts have fewer health issues than purebreds, it is known that certain purebreds are more prone to specific illnesses. Mixed breed dogs are less likely to develop these specific illnesses because even if they are part, say, Golden Retriever, they have fewer Golden Retriever genes than a purebred one!
They have amazing personalities
When buying a purebred dog, you’re buying a specific temperament that has been clearly defined over the years through instinct and strict breeding practices. A mutt, however, leaves the genetic line behind and a real personality is developed! Mutts greet you at the door, play fetch, curl up and snuggle with you, bring your mail, and keep you company when you’re sick!