With the advancement of DNA technology, more people want to know what their mixed breed dog is made up of. More than half of all dogs in the USA are mixed breeds, making The Mutt the most popular dog!
Mars Veterinary, which has its own veterinarians and genetics research unit, decided to conduct the first-ever Mutt Census last year, inviting owners of mutts to complete an on-line questionnaire and requiring them to use a DNA test kit called the Wisdom Panel ™.
It is now official that the German Shepherd Dog is the breed most commonly found in mixed breed dogs. The Top 10 Mutt Breeds are:
The Top 10 Mutt Breeds
|1. German Shepherd Dog|
|2. Chow Chow|
|3. Labrador Retriever|
|6. American Staffordshire Terrier|
|7. Miniature Poodle|
|8. Golden Retriever|
|9. Siberian Husky|
|10. Cocker Spaniel|
To find out more about the Mutt Census, click on the logo below. This will take you directly to the Mutt Census website.
Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand