As you can tell from my photos, I’m not a purebred dog. I’m a Schnauzer/Jack Russell mixed breed. About half of the other dogs that I meet at Pawm Springs dog park are some type of mix. It’s becoming a world of mixed dogs with new breeds called Cockapoos, Schnoodles, Chiweenies, Chonzers, Morkies, Yorkie-Poos and the list goes on.
The rising acceptance or popularity of mutts is due to the inbreeding from puppy farms of purebred dogs along with the cache of owning a “designer” (aka mixed breed) dog (and the rise of “designer” dog breeders), but whether we’re purebred or mixed, bought from a breeder or found at the shelter, our human parents love us all the same.
List of interesting links:
A List of Mixed Breed Dog Names
A National Census of Mixed Breed Dogs from Psychology Today magazine
Pictures of Mixed dogs
Artistic and Creative Dog Portraits
Pictures of mixed breed puppies and dogs
Bringing Back the Mixed Breed