Mixed-breed dogs are capable of everything a pure-bred dog is, though may not qualify for most dog showings. Generally, mix-breed dogs have a lower mortality rate, and are usually in a low-risk category for a lot of diseases that pure-bred dogs are at risk of. Some diseases that pure-breed dogs get aren't known to affect mix-breeds. Generally speaking, mix-breeds are healthier and are just as capable (if not more) at doing the same tasks as a pure-bred dog. Mix-breeds have more unique personalities and appearances compared to pure-breeds. This is because pure-breed dogs are all bred to look the same, as well as act the same. There is also some inbreeding in the lines of pure-bred dogs, which make them more susceptible to illness.
Answered by Anonymous - 12/8/2011 5:07:45 PM