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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Mutt, Mix, or Purebred?

I want to know what everyone's opinions are in regards to getting a mutt, a mix-breed, or a purebred dog.
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In regards to what? As a pet? As a sport dog? Health? Temperament?



Mutt and mix breed are the same thing unless you consider a mutt an unintentional mix of multiple possibly unknown breeds and a mix and intentional crossing like any of those "oodle" mixes.

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I mean like in regards to what you prefer; like if you had the choice between getting a mutt, a mix (I mean a designer dog; ex. Goldendoodle), or a purebred which one would you choose.
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Purebred GSD all I have ever owned..
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There are perfect mutts and purebred dogs. Mixes are just "mutts" with good advertising and marketing. Two of the best dogs I've ever had were mutts, a German Shepherd/Elkhound and a Cocker/Terrier. My German Shepherds are amazing and I can't imagine life without them. It's all just timing and life in my opinion.

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I'd go for character and temperament over breed or heritage. Size of the dog may be a factor. A heavy or non shedder (depending on coat type) may be a consideration. I live in a sub tropical climate, currently it is very hot and humid. A dog that wasn't pure black and double coated would cope better in my climate.
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I love our girl but tbh a GSD was not on my list of breed of dog to get this time around. GSD was the husbands choice. All of our previous dogs were mixed breed/mutts. Loved them, best dogs ever. I grew up with mostly mutts. Only pure bred dog I remember fondly was our collie (Lady). My mom had a couple pure GSDs one of which was a it psycho from what I'm told. I do remember having to bottle feed her litter because she tried to kill them all. As a kid we had a Lhaso Apso that had the devil in his soul. Meanest little S**t ever...he was a biter. Probally the reason I really don't like small dogs to this day. I really prefer mutts.

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