Then you probably get something like labshep or Sheplab...which ever makes your tongue sweet. Then that cross breed breeds with, let's say a cross between a a doberman and a rottweiler. Then the offspring of those two cross bred dogs go breed for another cross bred and then the genetics of purity becomes dwindled along the way. This is the same reason that one specific family up England likes to keep everything within the box!
Mongrels or Mutts are not much different than any other pure bred dogs though. There maybe some pros and cons in having a mongrel at home. But remember that a mongrel is a dog and has the same needs of pure bred.
- Good dog food equals good dog health. Buy the best wet and dry foods for your mongrel as you would do any other canine.
Grooming your Mongrel
- One thing which I have come to notice about many mongrel dogs is that cross breeding has sometimes bred out a lot of shedding. But there are a few cross breeds out there that you will have to do the same amount of grooming as you would do the pure bred.
- Not because the dog is mixed breed does't mean it should be locked away in a basement and fed with a long stick. Ensure that your mongrel gets the best walk , run and playtime whenever possible. Dogs need well needed exercise to keep joints functioning and helps the animal to have a strong heart.
- Your dog will need to visit the vet on a regular basis also. Ensure that the animals get's its regular checks in order to alleviate any foreseen medical issues.
Pros and Cons of Owing a Mongrel
Pros of Mongrel
Mongrels are easy to cares for
They may not get diseases which may affect some pure bred.
May outlive purebred dogs with lifespan of 10-14 years.
Cons of Mongrel
Temperament may be unpredictable due to mixed genetics of various dogs.
Medicine used on specific dog breeds may not be able to help mongrel dog breeds.
May not be accepted in dog shows as competitors.
Mongrel Dogs Need Help
In many countries across the world. You will see stray dogs literally littering the streets. Many of these dogs are homeless mongrel dogs and are just going about basically scavenging for food. In poorer countries like Brazil, Haiti, and Jamaica. You will see many yards with at least one dog inside. But most of these dogs are mongrel dogs. Many of these dogs are not properly fed because to care for a dog in low earning countries are quite expensive. So many of these dogs are left to fend for themselves on the streets. Many of these dogs end up getting mowed down crossing the street and some are stoned by heartless individuals. If there are persons out there which can take and care for these mongrel dogs, the dogs would be mighty appreciative and grateful.