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Mixed Breed or Pure breed Syracuse NY

What sort of dog to adopt in Syracuse is a choice that should be based on several factors: how much space you have, how active or energetic the dog is, does the dog shed, and do you want a gentle or playful dog.

PETCO
(315) 454-3949
310 Northern Lights (Route 11)
North Syracuse, NY
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Pet World - Dewitt
(315) 445-9510
3649 Erie Blvd. E.
Dewitt, NY
 
PetSmart
(315) 446-6320
3401 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(315) 652-1627
3865 State Route 31
Liverpool, NY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Petland Of Syracuse
(315) 752-0444
5701 East Circle Drive
Cicero, NY
 
PetSmart
(315) 468-1379
3553 West Genesee
Syracuse, NY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(315) 449-0084
3150 Erie Boulevard East Suite #500
Dewitt, NY
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Pet Depot
(315) 487-6533
3730 Milton Avenue
Camillus, NY
 
Ebeling's Pet Center
(315) 652-2329
4138 Route 31
Clay, NY
 
Pet Express Of Central Ny, Inc.
(315) 458-0852
7687 Frontage Road
Cicero, NY
 

Mixed Breed or Pure breed

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Dogs are often people’s first choice for a pet to adopt. There are two general categories of dogs, those that are purebred or those that are mixed breeds, also known as mutts. The only real difference between the two is that one came from a lineage of dogs that were all the same breed and one came from a family of two or more different breeds.


What sort of dog to adopt is a choice that should be based on several factors: how much space you have, how active or energetic the dog is, does the dog shed, and do you want a gentle or playful dog.


Regardless of the type of dog, they all require a good amount of responsibility. All dogs have to be fed, groomed, bathed, kept healthy, taken to the vet, cleaned up after and given lots and lots of love. You can get a dog at a kennel, pet store or shelter, but if you decide on adopting a purebred dog, a reputable breeder is your best available choice.


Breeding dogs is a pain staking and careful process. A pair is selected to mate and both are tested for any possible health problem or disease. Their medical histories and health records are pulled, as well as their ancestors, to make sure they are free and clear of any diseases common to their breed. If they are both clean of any health issues, they are bred, but if they are not, a different dog is selected for breeding.


Because breeding is such a particular and selective practice, a reputable breeder’s puppies are in high demand. Because of this, the puppies are raised at home with the breeder until screened owners are found.


To be eligible to be a potential owner for purebred pups, you must meet standard requirements set in place. To ensure that purebred puppies are taken care of from the womb to adulthood, potential owners must sign certain written guarantees with spay/neuter requirements that limit the registration of pups. A potential owner must also have a secure and safe yard and must attend puppy classes that familiarize the owner with difficulties or challenges he must attend to when the new puppy is around.


While it is possible that mixed breeds, or mutts, are the result of interbreeding attempting to create a better dog than either purebred parent, more than likely the mixing of breeds was accidental. Mixed breeds are much easier to acquire than purebreds and there are often a large amount of them in shelters, just waiting for loving homes. (This is why it is so important to spay and neuter your dog, purebred or mutt.)


Pure breeds that come from a good breeder and a good blood line should not have major health problems because both parents are screened before the breeding takes place. However, lower end breeders are often more concerned with profit than the health of the animals they produce and may not follow the strict breeding guidelines in place. In these instances, the pure bred dog may have health problems associated with his breed.


Mutts, on the other hand, usually fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Screening was never carried out, but there is usually less chance of a genetic deficiency encouraged by inbreeding. Certain diseases are common to certain breeds, but since a mutt is a mix of several or many of those breeds, the chances of him having those health problems are lower than that of a purebred dog from a less than reputable owner.


Some people prefer the thought of owning a pure breed dog. There is a certain prestige that comes with owning a single breed, but it must be kept in mind that mutts are just as loving, cheaper to adopt and there is an abundance of them in your local shelter looking for good homes.


If you must have a pure breed, be sure to do plenty of research on breeders in your area to make sure that they are trustworthy and care about the well being of the puppies they produce.


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