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Pictures of Cute Mutts
Whether you have a purebred dog, a "hybrid" dog, or a good old-fashioned mutt, there is no doubt that your dog is special to you. Every dog has certain traits that sets it apart from all others, regardless of breed. However, there is something about mixed breed dogs – a kind of uniqueness wrapped in mystery that is somehow different than a purebred dog. That being said, most dog owners cannot imagine loving one dog more than another once they have formed that special... bond.
Those who have been to animal shelters and rescues groups know that mixed breed dogs make up a large portion of abandoned and unwanted pets. The next time you decide that you are ready for a new dog, consider adopting a wonderful mutt. What a great way to help dogs in need.
Are you all about mutts? If so, you are not alone - millions of people adore their mixed breed dogs. Want to see your own mixed breed dog in this gallery? Submit your photos and tell us more about your wonder mutt.
Attached is a picture of Gizzmo. She was born in November 2002 and I rescued her in August 2003. How anyone could give up such an adorable dog is beyond me, but their loss was my gain. All I was told is that she is a Brussels Griffon, but I am not sure that she is purebred. In any case, she is the love of my life.
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Dutchess and Dakota
Dutchess and Dakota on top of trampoline, during an ice storm in Tulsa, OK on Jan. 16, 2007 Dutchess is a 3 year and 10 month old Australian Shepherd-Blue Healer mix. Dakota is a 2 year old chocolate Lab mix
- Christine W. Tulsa, OKContinue to 3 of 23 below.
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This is Suki and she is a Yorkie cross. She just turned 6 months old and I made this sweater for her. My boyfriend laughed at her saying she looked like a pinata.
- TrudyContinue to 4 of 23 below.
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This is Finneas! He's a year and half month old Wolfhound/Westie mix...believe it or not!!!
- JillContinue to 5 of 23 below.
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CharlieContinue to 6 of 23 below.
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Dylan, a female hound mix, trying on a purchase from the Big Shanty Festival in Kennesaw, GA.Continue to 7 of 23 below.
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This is a picture of our mixed breed, Inu - the photographer was able to get a good photo of her! She is nine months old and we think she maybe is Golden/Lab (the fox-red shade) and possibly Irish Setter, but not sure. When we adopted her from the GA. Humane Society last summer at 7 weeks, they told us she was Border collie/Sheltie. But in all my research and reading, I could not find any pictures of a Border Collie/Sheltie with her colors. Maybe there is even a little red Dachshund too. Because... of her color, we named her Inu, which was the name of my family's red mini-Dachshund. Her full name is Inokosan, which means "little miss dog" in Japanese. Whatever she is, of course, doesn't matter to us - she is now a part of our family and we would never part with her.
- Karen and Scott Noble
Tempe, AZContinue to 9 of 23 below.
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Chloe is my 14-year old, 45 pound best friend! I always thought my girl was a Labrador Retriever mix, possible with some Border Collie in her. This is partially due to the fact that her littermate looked like a Border Collie. Plus, Chloe looks and acts like a Lab (and also acts very much like a BC).
Out of curiosity, I sent samples for breed testing to several canine DNA labs. All of the results indicated that Chloe was mostly Golden Retriever. There were also traces of other breeds, including... Border Collie and, believe it or not, Dachshund! I'm not sure I completely believe the results, but think they are interesting. I know I will never find out for certain what breeds Chloe has in her, but it doesn't really matter. She's the light of my life and a constant companion.Continue to 10 of 23 below.
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Buddy is a Terrier/Dachshund, 13 years old and still active!Continue to 11 of 23 below.
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Astrid on the BeachContinue to 13 of 23 below.
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SpikeContinue to 14 of 23 below.
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Sassy, a 13 year old Black Lab mix in the Chalk Creek Valley, Nathrop, CO.Continue to 15 of 23 below.
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This is Critter. I was a dog walker at the Kent County Humane Society in Maryland and fell in love. He is approximately 4 months and a true love sponge. I find that so amazing as he started out under rough conditions yet developed a sweet happy disposition. He has had no problem joining the "rest of the pack." We now have four dogs.
- LynnContinue to 16 of 23 below.
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This is Bensen playing in snow for the first time. He is a two year old rescue dog who loves to have his picture taken. Bensen is part tricolor long hair Chihuahua, Papillion, and something bigger because he is about 20 lbs. He is trained in agility and loves it.
- PatContinue to 17 of 23 below.
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AbigailContinue to 18 of 23 below.
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This is AJ. He is almost 7 years old and half Australian Shepherd / half German Shorthair. I took this picture at an off leash park on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. The picture isn't the best quality and doesn't show his eyes, which are a silver blue, but it is an "action" shot and I don't think I would ever be fortunate to be able to replicate the pose.
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Hello! Here is a pic of our dog Cooper. He is 5 and a Shar Pei Beagle mix. Cooper weighs in at just about 75 lbs.
We live in the Chicago area and took him off of our friends' hands when he was 4 months old. They were having a baby and could not have a puppy at the same time. He was a Petland puppy and was very sick.- JohnContinue to 21 of 23 below.
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This is our dog Dudley. He is a three year old mutt. I was told when I adopted him that he was Husky & Shepherd, but we seem to think he is a Chinook after reviewing the Chinook breeder websites. Lucky for us, Chinook show dogs/breeders with white markings are sold as house pets.
I got him as a rescue/foster dog who needed a little extra training on how not to nip people. He was found living on the streets of Sylvania OH, and was easily spooked by men he didn’t know, and loud noises like the... wind whistling around our house, and fireworks. But he very quickly learned to sit, lay down, get off (because he had been allowed on the furniture at his foster home), not jump up on people, and dance.
Dudley is probably THE most snuggly dog we’ve ever owned, and his favorite house activity is to sit upright in the recliner with someone and cuddle. If you don’t pay enough attention to him, he will nudge your elbow so your hand is resting on his head, or he will put his front paw on your leg. Dudley is a world-class leaper. If you say the word “outside” he runs to the door and jumps straight up in the air. The more leaps, the more excited he is to go out. Once outside, he hangs around our house and chases squirrels, bunnies and cats. He loves going for walks but he is still working on how to “heel” properly – he tends to pull on a leash (mushing dog instinct!
He is a bit of a homebody; although he loves going for rides in the car, he is just as happy to come home after a couple of days of being away. Dudley has been also very tolerant of our newly-mobile baby Ethan, looking for cuddles and petting from him, too, and licking his face and feet.- ShannonContinue to 22 of 23 below.
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Stella Bella on the Beach
Border Terrier/Australian Shepherd Mix
2 ½ years old
Stella was rescued from a shelter in October 2008. She was hit by a car and unconscious. Her owners took her to animal control to have her euthanized because they did not have enough money to take her to the vet. Animal control allowed her to lay there and miraculously she woke up on the fourth day fine! Animal control called her owners and gave them the good news, but they did not have the $12 to pick her up for at least two... weeks ($3 a day for four days) and then it would have been a bigger bill. They agreed to relinquish her and called the no-kill shelter and I found her on the web. She’s awesome!
- JaneContinue to 23 of 23 below.
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Stella Bella Closeup