By no means is a Mutt the underdog. In fact, mixed-breed dogs are unique in their own right.
By definition, known as a Mongrel, Mutts can bring a whole new level of finding a perfect dog for you. So why should you consider adopting a Mutt? PetMD suggests that there are 10 reasons why they are quite simply, awesome!
They are unique - When visiting a shelter to adopt a mutt, the selection of choices is more varied and unique than you’d find at a breeder.
They are more flexible - Mixed breeds 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, such as herding or hunting.
They can still compete - Mixed breeds can compete in agility competitions through groups like the NADAC, among others.
They can still be trained as service dogs - Being trained as a service or therapy dog is no longer limited to just purebreds.
Housetraining is provided - Many mixed breeds found in shelters did belong to someone before.
You can skip the puppy stage - With a mutt from the shelter, you have the choice of adopting a young or adult dog over a puppy.
They have fewer health issues - Certain purebreds are more prone to specific illnesses.
They may have cheaper start-up costs - Many shelters only require a $50 to $200 donation in order for you to adopt a dog.
You’re saving a life - Adopting one means you are directly saving a life, a fact your grateful new dog will not soon forget.
Their awesomeness is contagious - A mixed breed dog is for the adventurer in all of us.