Mixed Dog Breeds by Angie R.

Mixed Dog Breeds Advice

There are all sorts of mixed dog breeds available around the country, and all have different personalities, qualities and attributes. One of these mixed dog breeds may be a fitting addition for one family, but may be totally unsuitable for another. It must be remembered that each person's circumstance and their choice of dog breed is defined as appropriate on a case by case basis, it is all down to circumstances and personal preference.

Mixed Dog Breeds ' how to choose:

When considering which of the mixed dog breeds would be the most suitable for their circumstances, many people are not too fussy about its parentage, bloodlines or the fact that it is not going to end up as a top show dog.

Although some breeds are now cross bred and mixed for a purpose, and have been renamed because of this, examples of this are Labrador x Poodle, known as a Labradoodle, Springer Spaniel x Cocker Spaniel known as a Sprocker, and Cocker Spaniel x Poodle known as Cockapoo.

In some instances of mixed dog breeds the resulting offspring have the best qualities and attributes from each breed, however the opposite can also be said in that the mixing of certain breeds can bring out the worst qualities. Again it is down to individual cases and personal preference.

Activity Levels of Mixed Dog Breeds:

Some people are looking for a dog breed according to how active they may or may not be. Of course most young dogs are naturally active anyway but as they mature they generally become less active. However some mixed breeds are quite pedestrian and are not particularly active due to their breeding.

So when you are going to view your puppy/dog for the first time, you should take into account how active he is as this may reflect on how he will behave once you get him home, this is particularly true of an older dog.

Mixed Dog Breeds - Amount Of Grooming Needed:

Some people also consider how much maintenance their mixed breed dog may need and this can be a deciding factor as to its suitability. There are obviously long and short haired dogs.

The long haired dogs need to be brushed daily otherwise the hair can become tangled, matted and painful. Long haired breeds may also need clipping, this can be an extra cost to consider due to regular trips to the grooming parlour. Regular baths will also be necessary for long haired breeds in particular, to keep them in good and healthy condition.

Short haired breeds tend to need less coat maintenance as they generally look more groomed and attractive without the need for such regular baths and grooming, although it is still important to care for his short haired coat too.

So there are many different mixed dog breeds available to choose from, and there are many points to consider, but with taking all of these points into consideration and doing your research the outcome should be having a lovely dog to suit your circumstances and a companion for many years to come.

About the Author

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Mixed Breeds versus Purebred by Rodnas Laygaf

When getting a dog for a pet, the usual question might be what kind of breed? There are so many to pick from depending on the demography of the prospective owner would play a part on what type of companion they need. However, another question can pop up and probably making perspective owners pause a bit: would they want a mixed breed or a purebred? Which one is better? It would not seem right to speak about what advantages or disadvantages one has to compare to the other as in the end either one becomes a very loving companion. It would be better to look at what they would be getting if they pick one over the other.

Much time and effort has been put into a purebred. For the qualities that breeders want in a particular breed, much trial and error and patience as well as blood, sweat and tears, have been dedicated to developing one. By picking a purebred, owners will have a better idea of what the temperament will be. Are they friendly with family and aggressive with strangers or will they chew on the furniture when left alone at home? Will children be safe with them or should older children just be allowed to play with them? These things can be predicted and the appropriate training can be picked.

Mixed breeds are somewhat like the prize in a Cracker Jack box, owners may take a guess of how the dog's temperament may be, but they may be in for a surprise. A mixed breed may be good for owners who prize their pets for their simply being different from the rest. Owners may have to put aside information of what concoction their dog may be in order to fully understand and appreciate them. Imposing the attributes of whatever breed was used to develop the dog is a bad idea for it could ruin the natural personality the dog will have with his family.

Both the mixed breed and purebred have proven to be intelligent and that they are able to learn what is taught to them given the right amount of dedication and patience. However when it comes to task-specific duties such as hunting, it may be a better option to pick a purebred for that purpose for it is assured that it is innate and that breeders have kept that a part of the lineage.

Since prospective owners are looking for dogs as companions, health concerns of the dog should be taken into consideration. One thing about the purebred is that breeders and vets have a working knowledge of what genetically prone illnesses can affect a breed. With this in hand, steps can be taken to avoid or give the dogs a better or different living condition. Mixed breeds on the other hand don't come with a sickness or ailment checklist.

Whatever the choice, it should be kept in mind that it is not only about the owner, but about the dog as well. Shouldn't taking care of the dog as he takes care of the owner the top priority?

About the Author

Rodnas Laygaf has been working as a professional in the field of European dogs for sale and European puppies for over eight years. Visit his websites to find more information.

The Ideal Mixed Breed by Amber Contant

Dogs make great pets and companions and this is why they are often referred to as man's best friend. Owning a dog can be a very fulfilling experience but in order for your experience to be pleasant, you should try to find the right dog for you. There are many things you should consider when choosing a dog and here are a few of them.

First of all you have to decide whether you want a purebred dog or a mixed breed. Both have their pros and cons. One of the benefits of choosing a pure bred puppy is that you know what to expect in terms of size and temperament. Deciding to buy a purebred dog means you can spend some time researching the breed you want and become more acquainted with certain breed characteristics such as trainability and suitability with children etc. This puts you in a better position to choose a dog that is best suited to your lifestyle.

Each dog has an individual personality and choosing a breed of dog that is known for its sociability and friendliness is not an iron clad guarantee that the individual you choose will be friendly.
Knowing the requirements of a particular breed can help you determine if the dog requires professional grooming and training or not. Long haired breeds are higher maintenance than their shorter haired counterparts and this should also be taken into consideration.

You should also try to choose a dog whose activity levels are suited to yours. If you're a couch potato and just want a dog to relax around the house with, there are certain breeds of dogs that don't require a lot of exercise, however if you'd like a dog to go hiking and jogging with you, you should choose a breed that has stamina.

If you have children an important factor to bear in mind is that you should choose a breed that is known for its suitability with children. Some breeds of dogs are known for being good family dogs whereas others aren't as well suited for family environments. Some dogs bond with only one human and these aren't good pets for households containing children.

If you are considering getting a mixed breed dog then finding the right personality may not be as easy as with mixed breed dogs you don't really know what to expect. However an advantage mixed breeds have over purebred dogs is that they tend to be more physically sound and hardy in comparison to purebreds as they have a wider gene pool.

Doing the proper research before getting a dog greatly increases your chance of getting the right dog for you. The right dog can give you many years of happiness and companionship, just as having the wrong dog can result in both you and the dog being unhappy. Make sure you can commit to taking care of a dog for the duration of its life before bringing it into your home.

About the Author

Amber Contant, from Pet-Super-Store.com,submitted this article. Go to Pet-Super-Store for an impressive assortment of dog beds.

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