Even though both of my dogs are purebred dogs...I love mutts! I am lucky enough to share my office with another “pet person” that can talk about her dog and cat all day long and then listen to me talk about mine! I asked my friend and office mate if I could use her wonderful mutt, Zipper, so I could participate in the Magical Mystery Mutt Tour... a blog hop hosted by Will My Dog Hate Me?, Peggy’s Pet Place and I Still Want More Puppies.
First, I want to share that many people do think that Sharona is a mutt and try to guess her mix. She is an American Staffordshire Terrier, but her body type is a little different than folks would expect. She is taller and much thinner than what people assume a pit bull type looks like. Because she is so skinny a lot folks guess she is part greyhound. I usually politely tell them that she’s just skinny, but I am thinking to myself, “really with that big block of a head? You think she’s a greyhound!?” These conversations usually lead into a chat about pit bulls and that pit bull is not a breed but a type of dog. Which really, most pit bulls are just mystery mutts with an unfortunate bad reputation! I am glad for the chance to tell people what wonderful dogs many pit bulls can be.
Zipper is a medium/small sized dog. Some of Zipper’s personality traits include; intelligent, shy with strangers, loyal (he is a dog after all), and athletic. Zipper has double coat and he sheds (a lot, I have pet him and can attest to this one. Lots of fur flying off him!).
So what do you think? What are your best guesses on what Zipper is made of? I can give you this hint, he recently had a DNA analysis and the results were somewhat surprising…
Be sure to mosey on over to the blog hop hosts ( Will My Dog Hate Me?, Peggy’s Pet Place and I Still Want More Puppies) and leave your best guesses on some of the cutest mix breeds on the internets!