Mutt Dog For Adoption in CHARLESTON, SC
I am heartbroken to write this, but I am moving out of the country, and our sweet family dog, Lucky, cannot go with us. She is some sort of Stafford Terrier mix, maybe? She's housebroken, knows commands, and is great with kids. She does like to bark at squirrels (but what dog doesn't) and needs a little bit more training greeting other dogs on a leash (she just wants to play). I want her to go to a great home because she is an amazing dog!
||A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
More About Mutt Breed
||A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed.
In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
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