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Today is National Mutt Day!

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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!

Saturday Survey: National Mutt Day

Although I didn’t announce it in advance, yesterday was National Mutt Day! Did you honor the day in any way?

What did you do to celebrate National Mutt Day yesterday?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Scruffts Competition Debuts at Crufts 2014

shutterstock_179536787The RSPCA, Great Britain’s version of the ASPCA, began boycotting the Crufts show in 2009, due to the exclusion from competition of dogs who couldn’t prove their parentage. They made this bold move because of scientific evidence that shows that the in-breeding common in show dog circles can perpetuate inherited health problems. Their statistics show that one in four pure-bred dogs suffers from congenital defects including heart disease, epilepsy, and hyperthyroidism.
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Can You Guess the Breed?

VetStreet today ran an article on the importance of correctly identifying the breeds that make up a mutt. It can have drastic implications for insurance and for the application of breed-specific bans or other legislation. Studies have found that even experts are often wrong when trying to identify the breeds that make up a mixed-breed dog. Aside from my interest in the article, I thought it was fun to make a guess about the pictured dogs. I have to say I was wrong on most of them. How many can you get right at this link?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Mixed Mutts Mixed Breed Rescue / Auburn, CA

Meet Charlene, otherwise known as Charlie.  She is currently being fostered by Mixed Mutts Mixed Breed Rescue in Auburn, CA.  Although they don’t have their own independent website, they provide the following information about Charlie via a PetFinder’s post: Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Mixed Mutts Mixed Breed Rescue / Auburn, CA

Tuesday Top Ten: Results from the Mutt Census

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:

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