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Most popular dog breed is actually the mutt

The AKC has announced its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in the US. Of course in this case, its nothing more than an advertising gimmick to promote the sale of pure-bred dogs. I beg to differ on which ‘breed’ is actually at the top of the list. The mutt is the all-time […]

Interesting article on designer-breed dogs

Bloomberg Businessweek has an interesting article out on designer breeding versus the AKC types. It seems the more traditional (if we can call it that) breeders are coming up against those who are selling mixes such as the labradoodle and others. It is somewhat disturbing to read that the designer breeders have grown from about […]

Sunday Commentary: The mutt is the greatest breed – and after all, they’re all mutts

Some people are still being been led to believe that they have to purchase a “purebred” dog or cat. They believe that to “know what you’re getting” you must buy an AKC registered dog or you be able to trace a bloodline or follow some championship pedigree. Wrong. This topic slipped back to the forefront […]