Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cross Breeds

(We wanna make it clear that we are not criticising any breeds, no matter pure or not)
Since my previous post about dog breeds. I've chosen Mongrel. As some pals here admitted that mongrels are really more healthy than pure breed dogs or sometimes more clever and intelligent. This is so true when we see lots of mongrels buddies which are much more intelligent.

Mongrels are unique, everyone of them has their different look and different size and different temperament. And the most important thing is their health.Mongrels are generally healthier than a purebred dog, simply because the lines are wider spread. They doesn't have what we called genetic problems.

Sometimes it come to frustrated when we see people trying to criticise non pure breeds or crossed breeds.

People come to ask mom, "Is your dog a pure Chihuahua?", "Is your dog a pure Min Pin?".. Mom would always answer, "Nope, he is a crossed between Chihuahua and MinPin." And guess what's the return? "Oh!, I thought that is a pure one. I thought of breeding my MinPin/ Chihuahua, so I thought of asking you. Oh.. then, it's ok. Forget bout it." Or in another case, a dog owner came to mom, "You have a Chihuahua right?".. And mom answered, "Erm.. nope, not a pure one.. why?".. the lady, "Oh.. nothing.. I was thinking to breed my MinPin crossed Chihuahua." So.. mom gave a laugh and said, "Oh, mine is a MinPin crossed Chihuahua too, but too bad, my dog has been neutered, sorry." I bet you pals out there wouldn't expect what the lady answered mom in return. "Oh, no.. I doesn't mean that. I wanted to look for a pure Chihuahua to breed with my 'Girl', because since she is mixed, if I get a mix one to breed again, that would be too mix!"

Mom doesn't mean wanted to breed me anyway. She was just too curious on why people would have spoken in this kind of way. Hey! What's wrong with crossed breed?

In another case. Mom came to a case when someone criticised the crossed breeds. Saying that crossed breeds behaved badly. Pure breeds wouldn't have do so. Mom wonder what theory is this. How a dog behave is due to how hoomans trained them and not determined by which breed is that.

In online forums, mom saw many people looking for dogs for adoption. We don't mind seeing "I am looking for a pure Golden Retriver" or "My family would love to get a Rottweiler". But it comes to frustrated to see "I love dogs very much. I'm a real dog lover. I love to join dog events. I hope to adopt a pure breed dog. Any pure breed will do. As long as pure breed."......................... What is this?

We doesn't mean to harm anyone in this post. No harm to pure breeds of course! We just got frustrated to people that claimed themself as "Furkids lover/ Dog lover", but in the end criticising the non pure breeds.

Pure breeds can be very very intelligent and does the owners proud.

And so do the non pure breed! Just look at Pacco! I wouldn't have to say much about her. Look at her jumpings and obedience.

Pure and Cross breeds are all equal!!!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Well said Goofy. There should be no discrimination against cross breeds. The behaviour of the dog really results from the owner and has nothing to do with the dog.
There is no bad dog, only bad owners!!!

~ Girl girl

BWTH Dog House said...

Crossbreed/Mongrel ROCK!!!

Me myself as a crossbreed always face the same problem too...whats wrong with crossbreed?? we are still a dog....

slurpy licks,

Simba said...

Thats a lot of mixing, I'm confused now. A happy healthy dog is the most important thing.

Simba x

Amber-Mae said...

Well, not all cross breeds or pure mongrels are badly behaved. There are a LOT of pure breeds that are worst than cross breeds & mongrels. Let's face it, dogs are dogs. Mixed breeds, Mongrels or Pedigrees are the SAME! They will choose how they want to behave. Sometimes, the badly behaved dogs could have been caused by negligence or abuse before, or they were brought up badly by their owners, or it's genetic. It's in them. Each & every breed of dog have their own characteristics. Mongrels or Crossbreeds or even Pedigrees who behave badly or are mischievous are the MOST intelligent ones! My owners used to own a few mongrel dogs & cross breed dogs before & they say they were wonderful pets! They've owned alot of stray cats before too for about 15 years. Let's just say, ALL dogs are the same. It's just how you bring them up & how their owners behave. If their owners are like one kind or are a bit coo-coo, then the dog will be one kind & coo-coo too. Training & behavior modification can help but not 100%.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

Great post, Goofy! We are dogs whether we are pure bred or cross!
Girl girl is right - there are no bad dogs, only bad owners!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

I couldn't agweemowe!!!
If you love love dogs..not puwe bweeds..that's just silly..I think all dogs awe equally wondewful..some ownews awe not equally good thoug
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love and smoochie kisses

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

You are so right!!!

Everydogs be it pure breed, mongrel are all equal. And whether they misbehave, its individual and not because of the breed.

Boy n Baby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Goofy!
Real dog lovers love pure or crossbreeds equally!
I agree with GG too!
Kisses and hugs

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Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I couldn't agree with you more:
Pure and Cross breeds are all equal!!!

Lacy said...

w00f's Goofy, we totally agree, no bad dogs only bad owners..mama and daddy only had one purebred in all the dogs they has haded...and they loved us all equally...

b safe,
~rocky~ the cross-breed and proud of it....

Amber said...

Hey Goofy, hoomans shouldn't judge like that, it is wrong. As long is the dog is healthy,is the most important without any health problem.
Great post :)


Snoop Lim aka Noop Noop said...

Well said Goofy!!! Why is it that when hoomans are "mixed breed* People tend to comment that they look pretty or handsome. But for us dogs hoomans despised us!!!

Jessie and Jake said...

We agree we are crossbreeds and Mama said it wouldn't matter what we were she would love us - and all our bad habits are her fault

Petey said...

All I know is, Mommy and I love ALL dogs and we can't say the same for all humans!
I am a purebreed, but because I'm big for a Cairn (25 lbs.) I hear other Cairn owners ask all the time "Are you SURE he's 100% Cairn?" They say it like I'm some sort of freak! Breeds evolve. And these mixed/cross breeds could be on their way to creating whole new breeds.

I'm for dogs. ALL dogs!

Your pal,


Pedro said...


In my house we have a pure breed Maine Coon cat (Libby) and a mixed rescue cat (Tommy), a PERFECT mixed breed dog (Ziggy) and me, a pure Chihuahua. If I were to be perfectly honest with you I would admit that Ziggy is MUCH better behaved than me and Tommy is MUCH healthier than Libby. In the end, we are beloved pets and what we are (pure or mixed) doesn't matter even a little bit to our mom. As proof of that, my mom never sent in for my papers. She doesn't care that I'm a pure breed. She just loves me for me.

Pedro - the very lucky Chihuahua

Pacco de Mongrel said...

some humans are silly to think that owning a pure breed will guarantee a well behave dog... once they get themselves one, they will know is all about training