Dog Walker Northgate Johannesburg – Duke and Tess, two mixes, were very, very excited for their weekly walk this morning! They couldn’t contain themselves and jumped up and down when they greeted their walker. They had a gratifying walk, getting rid of a whole bunch of energy. Along the way, we met up with some other dogs, and they were very friendly. It was quite warm, but we managed to stay in the shade as much as possible. The pups walked very well together today, and had a wonderful time exploring the area. Duke was especially curious with smells today, making sure to check out everything in his path. Tess was more focused on her exercise. We had a great time with these pooches!
Did You Know?
Mixed breed dogs are often considered to be much healthier than purebred dogs. While it has yet to be proven, many vets agree with this theory.
Dr Patty Khuly wrote on Vet Street: “Mutts mostly win out for their sheer hardiness, thriftiness and longevity, due to their lower incidence of genetic disease. Since they are likely to have a lower risk for receiving a high dose of specific purebred genetic material that can lead to inherited disease, I believe they’re healthier than purebreds in this particular sense. As a result, many mutts have a lower rate of hip dysplasia, certain knee diseases, most spinal diseases, many heart diseases, plenty of cancers and a whole lot of skin, blood, brain, liver and kidney diseases, among others. Statistically speaking, mixes win out…”