Mixed Dogs Vs Purebreds Essay

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A question that experts and breeders have been juggling for decades: Are mixed-breed dogs better than purebreds? I believe they are because of a couple different factors. Mixed-breed dogs have many fantastic qualities and advantages. First, you would be adopting an animal that truly appreciates and needs a home. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal mixed-breeds nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Second, you can rest easy knowing your wallet won't be drained, 45-175 dollars is the average cost range for adoption of a fluffy friend. But, on occasion, an animal may have suffered from street fight injuries, which may require the need of special medication, an …show more content…

When you purchase a purebred, 99% of the time you know exactly what you are going to get right down to the molar strength. Your wallet won't be as happy as you about the new pup. The lowest price we've seen is 800 dollars and one of the highest is $2,000. The rate rises once you add up initial cost, vet bills (more visits are required than a mutt), and training lessons. Training however can be easier. You know the troubles you could run into with training them since you know the exact breed. With mutts it's much harder because it's a mixture of breeds. I know people love the look of purebreds, but that's about all they're getting. I realize people keep creating more dogs because they want what they want, but there's already a surplus of them. And honestly, I used to think that too, but then I found a mixed-breed dog I really clicked with.

Mixed-breed dogs are better in the sense that they're healthier and more affordable. An added benefit is that you help an animal in need versus adding to the problem of dog over-population. So by adopting a animal instead of breeding one, you save a life, gain a healthy friend, and spend

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