Mixed Dog Breeds - Mixed Breed Dogs
In mixed breed dogs we may recognize the origins of the parents in outer shell and behavior.
If neither the appearance nor the behavior will indicate the parentage, we have true mixed breed dogs. Because the mixed dog breeds draw from a broader genetic pool, they are not prone to genetic illness that is predictable in many pure breed dogs. In addition, many times their character is a combination of several dog breeds, which can complement the strengths of each dog breed, while diminishing the extreme often undesirable behaviors of many pure breed dogs.
Millions of these mixed breed dogs are abused, or euthanized every year throughout the world. Many dog owners only care about the prestige or appearance of a pure breed dog, without actually looking into the true character of the dog they are purchasing. Dog owners spend thousands of dollars for the phenomenon of "trend dogs", rather than going to the nearest animal shelter and adopting a dog from a mixed dog breed that will probably be genetically and behaviorally more sound than the fashion dog.
Today we have about 400 dog breeds registered in the F.C.I. Many pure breed dogs have genetic and behavioral disorders due to improper selective breeding or loss of the task for which they were bred. Money-hungry dog breeders neglect the most important part of a dogs character - the temperament - and create shy and emotionally unstable dog breeds.
In the Bali dog,
one can see many different dog breeds
as Dalmatian, Dingo, Spitz, Chow-Chow,
Samoyed, Boarder Collie, or Basenji.