Anyone who knows me knows that I love all dogs, but I do have a soft spot for mutts. In case you did not know, a mutt is something that refers to a dog with more than one breed in it. This are also a few other classifications such as mongrel, "heinz 57", and mixed breed.

Call them whatever you want, but I will tell you that there are thousands of these dogs across the nation waiting for you in animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups.

I just wanted to give you a few quick tips on selecing mutts:

You will find that many mutts might have a predominant breed in them. A few examples are you might see a mutt that looks a lot like a Labrador Retriever or possibly a Pit Bull. The reason I mention this is because you will find that quite often that dog will carry have many of the same traits and characteristics of this predominant breed.

It is important to understand a little about the predominant breed because there might be a chance that the specific breed might have some characteristics you do not want. If you are looking for a very laid back dog and you adopt a dog that has a lot of Jack Russell in him, he is most likely going to be a high strung dog. This would probably not be the personality of dog you are looking for.

The point is you are definitely going to want to ask some questions and try to find out what the staff might think the predominant breed may be. Once you get that information, yiou can then go back to my website, or the AKC website to get some good information on the breed BEFORE you adopt.

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