The pure-bred crowd justify themselves into calling mutt dogs as ugly. They may have a point, from their perspective of things.
The head may look to be bigger than it should be for its body. The tongue may be spotted. The legs may look disproportionately too short for the dog. (Well, Dachshunds are considered pure-breeds, but no one seems to call them out.) Ears may look too big. & what’s the deal with stripes in the fur?
But looks won’t matter when one gets to behold a dog who’s able to walk in one day, a trail for 30 miles. & wanted to keep going. What about fighting off a bear, while at the same time be able to unthreateningly lay right next to a newborn baby.
What about being off-leash in the wilds, but able to quietly sleep by a table at a fancy resto. & how to explain being a good house protector, as well as at a campground, even vehicle property, while at the same time being afraid of balloons?
Even after years of ownership, you are unlikely to break the bank in paying the vet. Some have even after several years, only spent as little as half a thousand in them. Mutts are the also the ones usually seen to live regularly for close to 20 years. (that’s a centenarian in ‘doggie’ years.)
Some of these ‘unwanted ones’ have been found at a month old on storm drains with poop covering their bodies. Yet they’re resilient enough to bounce back with the right owner & regular walks.
Many times, when people ask what kind of dog you have, it’s for their wishful thinking of also getting the same ‘pure bred’, not realizing a proper dog can be anything other than. The good news is; the best overall dogs are the easiest ones to get.
Go to your nearest animal shelter, & you’re likely to find a one-of-a-kind. Not a cookie-cutter pure-breed, but an always-unique Mutt.