When it comes to dogs, you’re not the only one with a mixed breed
The American Humane Association says it has “received numerous reports of dogs that have been adopted out to other dogs” because of their mix.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) also says mixed breeders are “reluctant to admit that their dogs are mixed.”
A spokesperson for the AAVMA said, “The public’s right to know about the health and temperament of all animals is paramount.
But the public should never be misled into thinking that all dogs are purebred.”
The AVMA has also expressed concern that the American Humane Society’s “Dog Breeds and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” brochure does not address the “unique and complex” health and behavior problems that have resulted from mixed breed adoption.
The brochure, which is distributed to veterinarians, advocates for the adoption of dogs of mixed breed ancestry, and offers suggestions for preventing dog bites and other injuries.
However, the AVAM said it was “not aware” of the brochure’s inclusion of “breed-specific advice.”