National Mutt Day is about honoring our furry mixed breed friends and spreading the word that they make great pets. Not having a pedigree doesn't make them any less lovable. After all, it's just a piece of paper right?
In fact, mutts can perform the same tasks that many purebred dogs can do. They are just as intelligent and make good service dogs, therapy dogs, drug and bomb sniffing dogs, and they are great at being your average household pet.
And if you're looking for a dog that's unique and unlike any other dog, Mutts are perfect. They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, fur textures, and patterns.
I have heard many times that mutts have less health problems than purebred dogs. According to DogTime, the reason mutts are considered healthier is because they have a bigger gene pool to draw from. So essentially, producing a mixed breed dog is the complete opposite of inbreeding.
To all of our mutt friends out there, here's to a very HAPPY National Mutt Day! And if you don't have a mutt yet, consider adopting one from your local animal shelter!
If you have a mutt, we'd love to hear about them. Share your mutt in the comments!