03-29-2017, 04:11 PM
(07-30-2010, 02:20 PM)ThoughtfulGhost Wrote: After reading this, i completely understand what you have said, and did not know they were in fact called mutts. Thank you for changing my mind and pointing my views in another direction (:
And i do agree, the personality of your dog is all you need to look for
If the parents of a dog are registered breeds, they are no longer called 'mutts', but hybrids. Some people call them Designer Dogs and there is even some sort of a registry for some of them.
Aren't new breeds made this way, mixing two breeds from the same classification of dog, such as mixing two breeds of sheep dogs over time, trying to combine certain characteristics?
Aussies came about during the western expansion from the mixing of Border Collies from some indigenous dog of the American west. Great result, I must say! (They were originally called American Shepherds.)
To me, a mutt is a dog of more than two breeds, or a dog of unknown parentage. They are often wonderful dogs, and I have heard they can also be more durable than some pure breeds.