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Lynn Millar
04-5-2009 02:16 PM
Purebred vs. mixed breed dogs
My pets are purebred Shetland Sheepdogs because I can better predict their final size and temperament when I know who the parents are. I also train and show my dogs in some of the fun sports like agility and it is easier to do that with registered pure bred dogs.

But sometimes I see the most beautiful combinations among the mixed breed dogs so I love them all.

maggie keltz
06-1-2009 09:31 AM
RE: Purebred vs. mixed breed dogs
I have adopted all my dogs from shelters. 4 were mixed, 1 purebred. The mixed were healthier, and made wonderful companions.
Susan Boyer
06-1-2009 09:45 PM
RE: Purebred vs. mixed breed dogs
I have two pureberd dogs right now and love them dearly but even if they were mixed I still love them. I really feel it is the temperment of the dog and not their parentage
03-8-2010 10:26 PM
RE: Purebred vs. mixed breed dogs
I have three dogs two are purebred one is a mix. My Golden Retriever Penny has the most health problems and still to this day costs me an arm and a leg regularly. I love her and wouldnt trade her for anything but she is a money grabber. Nikki is an Australian cattle dog and she to has health problems she has seizures which have been fairly easy to keep under wraps but again cost money. Dollar is a rather large schnoodle and he has zero health problems knock on wood we stay that way. So in my limited experiences mixes for the most part seem to have less health issues.
06-29-2010 01:56 PM
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07-26-2010 03:03 PM
RE: Purebred vs. mixed breed dogs
I have a purebred golden retriever and a golden/lab mix and a beagle/pug mix. They are all healthy. It really doesn't matter to me, I love ALL dogs.
01-11-2011 03:25 PM
RE: Purebred vs. mixed breed dogs
Honestly when it comes to choosing a dog it comes down to what you are looking for? Size, tempermant, etc. I have 3 dogs and all 3 are mixed. In fact every dog I have every owned has been mixed. Two out of the three I currently have are adopted and they really are great dogs. But a dog is only as good as you train it to be. As long as you train the dog and show it love and care it will be a great dog and family member regardless if it is a mixed breed or purebred.
05-29-2013 02:52 PM
RE: Purebred vs. mixed breed dogs
I think it is better to go with a mixed breed to avoid any genetic problems that are now being bred into dogs that don't vary much from generation to generation. I edit a website on dog health and are finding more instances of ( in purebred dogs vs. mixed breed. I guess the only blessing in disguise is that have a purebred sometimes simplifies the process for diagnosing the problem.