30 Mixed-Breed Dogs Celebrating National Mutt Day [PICTURES]

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December 2nd is National Mutt Day, and mixed-breed dogs deserve the praise. In fact, National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year–also on July 31st–because mutts are just that awesome!

Did you know that mixed-breed dogs tend to live longer and have fewer health problems on average than their pedigreed cousins?

It’s awesome that mutts are finally getting so popular. After all, it doesn’t matter where you come from, and these dogs prove that! Here are 30 mixed-breed dogs who are proud to celebrate National Mutt Day!

30 Mutts For National Mutt Day

Mixed-breed dogs are certainly worthy of a holiday that we can celebrate twice a year. If you’ve ever had a mutt in your life, you know just how special they can be.

Unfortunately, a lot of people rely on breeders to provide purebred dogs. Some believe that a purebred dog’s personality and looks will be more predictable. However, it’s important to remember that dogs’ looks and personalities can change over time, and even individual dogs of the same litter can turn out very different from their parents or siblings.

Besides, why rely on a breeder when there are so many great dogs waiting for forever homes at shelters? You can even search for adoptable dogs by breed and zip code on DogTime’s adoption page!

Take some time on National Mutt Day to show your mixed-breed pride and let everyone know that mutts are just as good as purebreds–sometimes even better!

Is your pup a mixed-breed dog? Do you think people should adopt more mutts? Let us know in the comments below!