From the National Mutt Day website: National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs abandoned and euthanized is due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and pure bred puppies that are sold to pet stores supplied by puppy mills that often produce ill and horribly neglected animals. Continue reading Today is National Mutt Day!
More than half of our nation’s dogs are of mixed parentage, or as I like to say, mutt-i-grees. This is about 38 million dogs. So, Mars Veterinary (makers of Pedigree brand dog food) recently asked people to participate in the first-ever Mutt Census to find out which pure-bred breeds are most often identified in mixed breed dogs. Here are the top ten: