A.K.A. :A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
A mixed-breed dog, also called a mutt, mongrel, tyke, cur, bitzer, feist or random-bred dog, is a dog that has characteristics of two or more types of breeds, or is a descendant of feral or pariah dog populations.
This term, along with the term purebred dog stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of the genetics and misinterpretation of Darwinian Theory, and should be viewed with the same skepticism as we view the concept of pure races in human populations. The term crossbreed refers to puppies produced by the breeding technique of breeding known dogs of two different purebred dog breeds for some specific reason.
The term mutt generally refers to a dog of unknown descent. Dogs interbreed freely, except where extreme variations in size exist, so mixed-breed dogs vary in size, shape, and color, making them hard to classify physically.
|Overview:||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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Tesla - Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Pre adoption 04/30/2021. Go home 05/07/2021. We do not have a facility to house the dogs in our program. They are all kept in...
338 - Schnauzer / Scottish Terrier Scottie Dog For Adoption
Posted Breed: Schnauzer / Scottish Terrier Scottie. We will be doing Virtual Adoptions and Contracts at this time. Details will be on our adoption process page....
Lilikoi - Terrier / Chihuahua Dog For Adoption
Posted Breed: Terrier / Chihuahua. Looks like: Terrier Mix Female, 8 years old, 10 pounds Lilikoi, or Lily, may have lived as an outside-only dog before she went to her foster...
Graphite - Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. Maybe you can tell from these pictures that Graphite is a shy dog. Scared out on walks, he opens up while in his kennel since that's his safe space....
Atticus - Terrier Dog For Adoption
Posted Breed: Terrier. Do you know what a splooty booty is? No? Well, Atticus will show you Atticus spent some time in a foster home recently where he did well with the other dog...
Plano - Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. Meet Plano--King of Side Eye! He looks like a Judgy McJudgerson but he's really not. Plano is a happy go lucky doggo who will sit for treats but not...
Adrian - Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. We got a leaner! Yep, Adrian's favorite thing to do when out on walks is lean up against you. He's a big boi, so one has to be prepared for such...
Bandicoot - Black Labrador Retriever / Shepherd Dog For Adoption
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Salamander - Terrier / Shepherd Dog For Adoption
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Orofino - Terrier / Hound Dog For Adoption
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