In Celebration of National Mutt Day!

Here are some quotes Onpets loves about our favorite canine – the venerable Mutt! Celebrate National Mutt Day by adopting or rescuing a mutt.  You will be adored like never before.

1.If you can’t decide between a Shepherd, a Setter or a Poodle, get them all … adopt a mutt!

ASPCA

2. A mutt is couture – it’s the only one like it in the world, made especially for you.

Isaac Mizrahi

Dog with ball3. By adopting a wonderful mutt, you’ll save a life and help reduce animal homelessness while also boosting your chances of a more robust new furry friend, as mixed-breed dogs have demonstrated better health and longer life spans than their purebred cousins.

Ingrid Newkirk

4. Hybrid vigor is an important concept in the plant world. You get this from combining the different strengths of different strains. It’s the same with mutts—if you want a dog with hybrid vigor—get a mutt.

Mary Gallagher

5. In an interesting inversion of status, the reigning breed in the dog park these days is the really-oddball-unidentifiable-mixed-breed-mutt-found-wandering-the-street or its equivalent. The stranger the mutt the better; the more peculiar the circumstance of it coming into your life, the better.

Susan Orlean

6. Gratitude: that quality which the Canine Mongrel seldom lacks; which the Human Mongrel seldom possesses!

Lion P.S. Rees

Rila Dog7. The U.S. doesn’t have a national dog. But if we did, there’s a strong argument to be made for the humble mixed-breed pooch. Mixed-breeds, or mutts, make up over 50% of the US dog population. They’ve been Hollywood movie stars (Old Yeller), US Coast Guard heroes (Sinbad), and make up a growing percentage of our country’s assistance dogs. That’s not to mention the joy mutts bring to their human’s lives every single day.

National Pet Insurance site

8. I prefer mutts. The artificial construction of the gene pool is bad for the species as a whole. In a restricted gene pool, the defects pile up. The truly superior specimen is the outbred, not the inbred.

Michael Swift

9. A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.

President Barack Obama

Rila Dog10. The intelligence of a Poodle and the loyalty of a Lassie. The bark of a Shepherd and the heart of a Saint Bernard. The spots of a Dalmatian, the size of a Schnauzer, and the speed of a Greyhound. A genuine, All-American Mutt has it all.

ASPCA slogan

11. A mutt is a dog. He is the stuff of dogginess, a creature allied to species, not breed, and untrammeled by human hand or preference.

Jean Hanff Korelitz

 

 

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