Getting a Purbred is knowing 90% of what the breed will turn out like, Crossbreed is knowing 50% of what you could get, and Mongrel is not knowing at all what you will get, and loving them all the same.
Before getting a pet, you must consider what you really want. Are you getting a companion-, working-, gaurd dog or would you like to groom it for shows? Dogs have different personalities and hereditary traits. That is why it is important to find one that suits your lifestyle. Never choose a dog based on the looks or because of an add on TV or animation you saw growing up. It’s just like a relationship. Having a pet is a long term commitment.
Pure bred dogs are bred by breeders who are most likely registered. Their dogs have certificates or are registered with the KUSA (Kennel Union of South Africa). They have a good pedigree. Although purebred dogs may cost more, you will know how big your puppy will grow, what kind of coat it will have and a general idea of what to expect regarding their temperament.
When you are choosing a puppy for a family with young kids, it is ideal to know what to expect of the dog.
CROSSBREED / MIXED BREED
A crossbreed is the result of the mating of two distinct recognised breeds. Examples include Labradoodles (Labrador, Poodle mix), Peekapoo (Pekingese, Poodle mix), Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever, Poodle mix), and Dorgis (Corgis, Dachshund mix). A crossbreed may take the characteristics of either one or both parents. You will have a rough idea how your puppy may turn out, but no guarantee as to size, coat or anything else. Nowadays, mixed breeds are designed for different purposes like controlling temperaments and physical attributes. Poodles are usually crossbred with other breeds because they have a tendency not to shed. They also tend to be healthier because cross breeding minimizes the risk of breeding the same defective genes that cause health problems.
Because this breed is not purebred, they are more affordable and usually turn out to be wonderful companions. Ideal for previous pet owners, not ideal for first time pet owners. Training is essential to understand your dog better and learn what characteristics the dog has inherited from his/ her parents.
MONGRELS (pavement specials)
A Mongrel is a dog born from parents which already have a mixture and although many mongrels make ideal pets, no one can guarantee anything about size, coat or temperament. It depends on which of the breeds are dominant.
These breeds are often very low priced and usually not vaccinated. So make sure all is well and the puppy gets a clean bill of health before taking him home.
It is of the utmost importance that they go for training so that you can learn your dog’s temperament and personality. Also know that it will be highly advised to get the dog spayed or neutered at 6 months of age.
As you are dealing with a living being, no one can guarantee that you will have the world’s best specimen; that it might not fall prey to some disease or have social problems; though most of the latter are caused by inadequate training and irresponsible ownership.
Keep in mind that no type of dog is better than the other. It doesn’t matter if they are pure bred, Cross bred or Mongrels. All dogs can be trained and become terrific companions.
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