8 Reasons to Choose a Non-Pedigree Pet ...

Some people have a fondness for a particular breed of dog or cat. That’s fair enough, although with dogs you do need to be able to deal with the temperament of the breed. Personally, I’m happy to have pets without an illustrious pedigree, and here are some reasons why.

1. Health

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This is probably the most important reason for picking a non-pedigree animal. Mongrels tend to be more robust, whereas breeds can be prone to certain medical issues. For example, German Shepherds often have hip problems, boxers may have issues with their breathing, and Persian cats commonly experience trouble with their tear ducts.

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