Monday, December 3, 2012

Mutts Rule | Guest Post by the Dog Daddy

Jeffie and the Dog Daddy

 Today we have another guest post by the Dog Daddy at our house.  He was inspired by National Mutt Day.


December 2nd is National Mutt Day, which has led me to think about the dogs I have loved. Almost all of them have been mutts. 

My definition of a mutt is a dog that is of mixed breeds.  Sometime you don’t know what breeds are involved.  Sometimes you can figure it out as the dog matures.

Whether it is true or not I have always felt that mixed breed dogs are better because they blend the attributes of two or more breeds and are generally more  interesting.  

When I was a child our family had a farm dog named Prince. I would guess he was part hound and part German Shepard and who knows what else. As an adult my first dog was a Cockapoo, part Cocker and part Poodle. Max was a great dog but I lost him when my first wife and I divorced. 

Since I met Sue we have had many dogs and they have become more and more an important part of my life. When we met, she had Benji.  He was part Doberman and part German Shepherd. 
Benji - Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd
 Together we adopted Sherman, part Lab and part something else.  
Sherman - Labrador Retriever and who knows!
 After Benji's death, we adopted Spanky, part Lab and part something else with a curly tail!
Spanky - Labrador Retriever and ?
Then Lizzy, a pure breed Border Collie joined our family.  
Sherman, the Dog Daddy, and Lizzy - Border Collie
Tucker showed up at our farm and stayed. He was the biggest mystery. We think he was part Lab and part Chow and who knows what else.

Tucker - Labrador Retriever, Chow and ??
Lucy was a product of an "opps" litter.  Her daddy was a black Lab and mama was a Golden Retriever.  
Lucy - Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever
When we adopted Jeffie all we knew was that his mother was a Golden Retriever. As he matured, we decided that his father had to have been a Border Collie.  He has some classic Border Collie markings and behavior, but he is golden and white.  If you look closely you will see that he has one ear that resembles a Golden Retriever and one ear looks more like a Border Collie.
Jeffie - Golden Retriever and Border Collie
Our most recent family member is Rudy, the product of another "oop" litter.  His mother was a Yellow Lab and his father was believed to be a neighboring chocolate Lab.
Rudy - Labrador Retriever

I love mutts. 

I also love dogs.  All dogs. 

Some of my favorite things are watching are dog shows and agility trials. Most of those dogs are pure breed and I love to see them.

But, when I come home ...

I want to see my mutts.

I celebrate DOG DAY every day!


  1. Awwww! What a great post! Before my husband got his first basset hound Barney, all our dogs had been mutts. We have all ready decided that, God forbid, when our babies are gone one day, we will adopt a mutt! That is so funny about Jeffie's ears, I never noticed it before. So cute!

  2. Mom had mutts as a kid growing up but later on her dogs were purebreeds...they were all rescues she has me, a wonderful mixed-up mutt and she couldn't be happier

  3. That's a great post about all the dogs. Dogs are great, no matter the breed.

  4. Woof! Woof! The Oooops litter are the best dogs. LOVE you dad's thirt. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Hey Rudy, Hey Jeffie, Jet here. Hi Mr. DogDaddy.

    Boy, we like reading your manly man posts. I'm a mutt, too... we think I'm part Flat coat retriever/part border collie. Jeffie and I kind of have the same mix! Mom agrees that she enjoys watching the different heritages shine through.


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