The Genetic Quilt, A Look at Heritage in Dogs

by Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP

Did you know? I didn’t…

Peanut, is a Bulldog Beagle Mix. In her posture, you can see physical characteristics from both breeds.

A few days ago, I discovered that the end of the month is National Mutt Day.  It is a day to draw attention to all of the wonderful mixed breed dogs.  It is even celebrated twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd.  Genetics amaze me, and nowhere more than sibling mixed breed dogs.  It got me thinking about all the wonderful mixed breed dogs we see at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation.  Heritage can affect not only looks and personality but structure, gait, muscle physiology, and exercising. Continue…