Most dogs raised in puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and the parents of the puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years.
These canines are developed as a result of selective breeding; a purebred pup is a progeny of two individuals of the same breed. Being created from a limited gene pool makes it easy to predict the size, weight, and general behavior of the dog/puppy. Purebreds, however, come with their list of hereditary abnormalities and genetic defects specific to that particular breed.
As the name suggests, these canines are developed as a result of a combination of different breeds. The advantage of hybrid mutts is that in the process of matching two completely different breeds, you get a dog with a better genetic makeup, making it healthier than a purebred dog. The real charm of a mixed breed lies in the fact that each one comes out unique depending on the dominant (positive or negative) traits of either one of the particular breed.
Choosing between a mixed breed and purebred pup can be a tough call; however, it can be made easier following these simple pointers. It is best to weigh the pros and cons of both types before you actually invest in one.
Given so many options, you are bound to be spoiled for choice. However, there are quite a few things you would like to consider before adopting a pet for your home, which includes paying attention to what type or breed suits your lifestyle. You could very well choose a purebred if you intend to someday become a breeder yourself, or even participate in shows as a means of recreation. The upside of investing in a mixed breed is that they are more adaptable and are sure to perfectly fit into your family. Whether you choose a purebred or a mixed breed, or even decide to have one of each, you ought to remember to do a through research based on your interest.
Ensure you adopt a pet instead of spending a fortune purchasing it from a breeder, unless you want to be a certified breeder someday. Also remember, you wouldn't just be giving a pet a home, but also be a responsible caregiver. Lastly, bear in mind that your pet will be a reflection of you, which means, the way you train and treat it is how your pet will actually turn out to be.