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Is a mongrel worse than a purebred dog?

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Are you wondering if choosing a mongrel is a good idea in your case? That is a dog breed, and you can safely say one of a kind. In no case can you agree with the statement that a mongrel would be worse than a dog with a pedigree. Nothing could be more wrong. All dogs deserve our love.

The definite advantage of mongrels is their wide variety. We can meet both a small mongrel and a large one, with long and short hair, with a dark or light colour. This individualism of mongrels makes them so unique, utterly different from purebred dogs whose pattern of appearance and character is very well known to us.

What you will learn from this article:

  • The pups are very different
  • The common feature of mongrels is dark eye colour
  • Mongrels are just as wonderful pets as purebred dogs

A mongrel or a purebred dog?

I was wondering if the breed of the dog matters. In a way, the answer to this question is yes. Choosing a specific breed is essential if you are looking for character traits and appearance in your dog. However, is a mongrel worse than a purebred dog? In no case!

The mongrel is simply different, and I can confidently say that it is one of a kind. And in my opinion, this is the most significant advantage of these dogs. So, it all depends on whether you want your pet to show characteristics consistent with the standard of a given breed or whether it is a secondary issue for you.

There is nothing wrong with either of these views regarding choosing a dog to care for. It is only essential to make a well-thought-out decision that we are fully aware of. Taking care of a dog is a very responsible task, so consider all the pros and cons.

What kind of dog is a mongrel?

So, let’s consider what kind of dog he is. I think we all know a mongrel well. I would describe this dog breed with one word, although I think the most appropriate word is unique.

There’s no denying that every mongrel is different. Although, of course, we can easily find standard features in mongrels, we are not able to create a single, repeatable pattern of this breed.

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Mongrels can be both very large and downright tiny. Their coat can be short, but we can also meet with the very long hair of a dog. Their coat can have different colours depending on the mongrel’s coat colour. Interestingly, the common feature of this breed is the fact that most of them have a multi-coloured coat.

It is sporadic to meet mongrels whose coat is uniform all over the body. Usually, in some places, these dogs have a slightly different coat colour than the rest of the body. Usually, he has a different colour of coat around the ears, mouth, and belly.

A multi-coloured coat, a mix of shades of dark and light coat, even characterizes some mongrels. Therefore, we can safely say that finding two identical mongrels is a challenging task.

In the case of the mongrel breed, we can observe very similar eye colours in all dogs. Many mongrels have dark eyes. That is one of the common characteristics of mongrels. However, there is no denying that most dogs have this eye colour. Many dog ​​breeds also have dark eyes.

Focusing on the general body structure of mongrels, we cannot clearly define the standard of this breed. Dogs can be both small and large. Usually, the paws are proportional in size to the rest of the body. Mongrels can have ears both pointed and flat on the face.

The character of mongrels

What kind of dogs are mongrels? Undoubtedly very cheerful and energetic. They like to spend time actively, especially when playing outdoors with their beloved guardian. They feel good when a lot is going on around them.

Mongrels get along well with people. As a rule, they are delightful and have no problem making new contacts; even the socialization of puppies is without significant problems. That does not mean they are immediately open to every person they meet. Before interacting with someone, they must first trust that person.

The attitude of mongrels to other quadrupeds is the friendliest. Dogs are happy to spend time playing with other dogs. Establishing canine friendships and good relationships with other dogs is not a problem for them, and they like to spend time in the company of other pets.

Advantages of mongrels

So what features make mongrels as great dogs as dogs with a pedigree?

The mongrel will steal the heart of every dog ​​lover. It is a great life companion and best friend. If you are looking for a buddy for good and evil, this mongrel will be a perfect choice.

The mongrel’s attachment and devotion to his guardian are powerful. You are the whole world for a canine, and your relationship is significant to him. Therefore, when deciding on a mongrel, you must be sure that you will be able to give the dog as much love and warmth as possible.

A mongrel can be a great companion for you to spend time actively. Most dogs of this breed are in excellent physical condition. Therefore, a mongrel can be your companion if you value relaxation through physical exercise and sports with your dog. Running together with your pet is a great way to strengthen your bonds.

Dogs of this breed are also born travellers. The mongrel will be happy to go on a trip with you. Getting to know new places and smells will bring him great joy and satisfaction from the time spent together. Remember, however, that despite dogs’ passion for travelling, not every place is suitable for a trip with a pet.

Before you go on a vacation with your dog, make sure that the place you are going to is suitable for dogs. Consider the area’s weather conditions, temperature, terrain, and fauna.

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Disadvantages of mongrels

I also want to mention the shortcomings of mongrels. I like the person deciding on this breed to be fully aware of what mongrels are and what they can expect when caring for such a dog.

First, remember that every mongrel is different. Even though dogs of this breed have many standard features, you can’t be sure that your dog will be precisely the one you expect.

When choosing a pedigree dog with a pedigree, we can essentially predict which pet we will take care of. We know what his appearance, character, and personification will be like. Taking care of a small mongrel, we cannot predict how big he will be, whether he will like sports, or maybe he will appreciate dog relaxation and moments spent on the couch with his favourite dog toy PONY.

The fact that a mongrel can surprise us in so many ways is his great asset. However, on the other hand, I understand that someone taking a quadruped to raise a dog wants to be sure about what kind of dog he decides on.

Dog guardians can look for their pets’ specific features, character, and appearance. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. However, choosing a mongrel is not an excellent idea in such a situation.

Is the mongrel worse? Of course not!

So, is a mongrel worse than a purebred dog? In no case! Monglers are wonderful dogs. Answering the question – of mongrel or pedigree dog, I would say that mongrels are simply different and unique. Every dog ​​deserves the same love, whether it has a pedigree or not.

Do you have a mongrel under your care, or are you considering adopting one? Let me know in the comment below.

If you have any questions or want me to discuss a topic in the next post, share it in the comments section.

Author: Klaudia, great dog lover

The dog by my side teaches me to enjoy every moment and to perceive each subsequent day as a chance for a new, wonderful adventure. While looking for my soul mate, I found it in a dog's wise eyes.

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