Marvelous Mutt Monday

By Deborah Taylor-French

Find more at Best Mutt in the World: Photo Friday

Should Dogs Be Bred for Beauty?

Praising adorable purebred puppies and dogs puts them into a Miss or Mr. Universe dog show pitting ideal looks, size and breed standards. This kind of cultural dog show thinking causes over-breeding and inbreeding. Several popular dog breeds require all puppies being delivered under surgery at veterinarian hospitals. I think this practice is harmful to dogs. Many purebred puppies die in their first few weeks because of inbreed weaknesses.

Mutt Lovers Unite

Enter My Marvelous Mutt Contest

Dogs live as unique, never to be repeated individuals.

I want a big collection to publish in the next few months. Comment on this post about where you found your mutt and tell me what you love about your dog’s personality.

Do You Have a Mutt Full of Personality?

Do you have one?

  1. In praise of mutts, please send your mutt photograph.
  2. Please tell me your favorite mutt’s name, plus what makes him or her special.
  3. Tell me why your mutt should win a basket of healthy goodies from Dog Leader Mysteries?

So far, Pierson’s mom Dawn has officially entered.

Hey, I'm still hungry.

Pierson, Dawn’s dog as seen on “I lLove Dogs, Dawn’s WordPress blog

1- “Pierson is my mutt.”

2- “I found him at Pierson Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The word was that he had been living there for at least half the month of December and part of January, possibly longer. He had no tags, no microchip, and was full of fleas and ticks. He was also very shy. It took me three days to catch him, but when I did it was the best day ever. He is a fantastic dog and everybody loves him, especially me. ❤”

3- “Why should he get a basket of healthy goodies? Because even though I captured him in a park, he is the one who captured my heart. ❤❤❤”

Go see Pierson on his mom’s American Dog Blog.

Contest is LIMITED to mutts living in the USA.

Nationwide, you and your mutt can make a difference walking for a good cause. Check out how at the Bark Magizine Strut Your Mutt-A Cause to Walk For

Thanks for reading and sharing.

English: This is Allie, She is a 10 weeks old ...

English: This is Allie, She is a 10 weeks old Corgi and Shih Tzu hybrid.. Her mother was a purebred Corgi and her Dad was a purebred Shih Tzu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About Deborah Taylor-French

I blog for dog adoption and animal welfare "save dogs' lives and dog lovers' sanity. Fetch my blog at www.dogleadermysteries.com. I write mysteries are full of action, dog characters, humor and animal rescue. Deborah has been a guest artist for California’s Artists in the Schools, holds an M.A. from UCLA and has led numerous educational arts workshops. She has parented five adopted dogs. She is a member of the California Writers Club.
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