Today is National Mutt Day!

Today is National Mutt Day!

Today is a day to celebrate mutts who are as sweet and cute as can be! If you have a mutt, take some time today to show them off. And if you don’t have a mutt, it’s never too late to go out and get one of these adorable pups. Today is the perfect day to adopt from your local animal shelter looking for loving homes for dogs and other animals. Some shelters might even be having deals due to it being the holiday season, AND National Mutt Day!

You may not know this, but the term “mutt” comes from a time when dog breeds were traced by pure-blood lines. Dogs with two or more ‘pure’ (unmixed) bloodlines were known as ‘mongrels’. Today, we use the word to describe all breeds of dogs that are mixed!

• Mixed breeds are more temperamentally sound than purebreds.

• Due to something called hybrid vigor, mixed-breed dogs are generally healthier than their purebred counterparts. When you mix two or more separate gene pools, the recessive genes that carry the health problems are buried.

• There are SO MANY cute mutts! The Dalmaschund… The Beagleman… The Corgard… The Aussiepom… the list GOES ON! It is truly unlimited.

That said, mutts make excellent pets! Not only do they receive all of the benefits of owning any other dog breed, but also often come with built-in personalities and loyalty. This personality of devotion, warmth, and eagerness to please are just as potent as any dog… sometimes even better.

So help us celebrate by submitting a photo of your adorable mutt to our National Mutt Day Photo Contest! Just post a photo of your beloved mutt to Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #taibcutestmutt and be sure to tag @taib! Don’t forget to include the name of your pup in the photo, their favorite things to do, and the location you’re from (city/state/country)! If chosen as one of our winners, you will receive a $50 gift card to use on any of the unique, handcrafted items on our site.

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