Advantages of mixed breed dogs to pedigree dogs
If you are currently thinking about giving a dog a new home, then the question also arises, should it be a mixed breed dog or a pedigree dog and why. There are many opinions about whether mixed breed dogs have advantages over pedigree dogs or not. Whether this can be so for you, depends entirely on your own point of view.
The view that mixed breed dogs are healthier than pedigree dogs
The opinion that mixed-breed dogs are generally healthier than pedigree dogs is very persistent. Statistically, however, this is not proven. This opinion certainly comes about because there are genetic diseases in some dog breeds. It looks however today in such a way that with the breed already very to it is paid attention, illness-prone race dogs no longer to the breed to admit. Also, not every dog breed is equally susceptible to disease. Bad diseases such as dachshund paralysis or hip dysplasia occur less today than in the past, because great care is taken in breeding not to pass on such things. A mixed breed dog can certainly be very stable, healthy and long-lived. If it is one that comes from animal protection abroad, however, this animal can also have bad years behind it and does not necessarily have to be particularly healthy, but only particularly in need of help.
Would you like to rescue a dog?
If you are one of those people who care about rescuing a dog from a local shelter, from a foreign dog agency, or even from a private person who can no longer keep it, the likelihood that you will then take in a purebred dog is very small. Very often these dogs to be placed are mixed breeds and not pedigree dogs. And if they should be pedigree dogs, it will certainly be difficult to get such a specific pedigree dog.
A big advantage for some people with mixed breed dogs is the price.
Most pedigree dogs from breeders do not have a small price. How expensive such a dog can become, of course, always depends on the corresponding dog breed. Normally, a mixed breed dog, regardless of whether it was specially bred, came into the world by chance or is mediated through animal welfare, but in terms of price will usually be much cheaper than a pedigree dog. And a dog that is not a purebred can be just as much fun as a dog of a certain breed.
Any dog will grow on an animal lover over time
Another reason to choose a mixed breed dog as your new pet is that every dog has the potential to make a person or an entire family happy with its presence. This dog just has to be a good fit for you. Whether a dog is a good fit for you can be for many reasons. Are you young or old, a household with children or a retired household, a large family with a garden and more? Do you want to do a certain sport with the dog or just go for a leisurely walk? Do you have a lot of space for the dog or not much? Is he allowed to bark because of the neighbors or would that cause problems? Can you accommodate a dog with a lot of urge to move or should it rather be a small and rather cozy animal?
Would you like to breed dogs?
If you would like to breed dogs, but you don't care about the breed and you don't want to make money, mixed breed dogs can also be suitable. In fact, today there are many fans who are specifically looking for mixed breed dogs - they are sometimes called hybrid breeds or designer dogs.