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7 Reasons Why Science Says It’s Going to Be a Big Year For Mutts

7 Reasons Why Science Says It’s Going to Be a Big Year For Mutts

This post is pawwered by the folks at Sony to promote their new movie, Annie, in theaters December 19th! To celebrate the beautiful relationship between Annie and her rescue pup, Sandy, Sony encourages you to share a pic of your pup with the hashtag #ImARescueToo and tell the story of how your pup rescued you. For every person who uses the hashtag, Sony will donate $1 to the ASPCA to help more people find their Sandy!

When it comes to pup-ular dog breeds, pups like Labs and Golden Retrievers are consistently at the top of the list. In recent years, designer breeds like Shi-Poos and Morkies have risen to pawwer in the hearts of humans worldwide. But that’s all history. We say 2015 will be a big year for mutts!

Reason #1 Why It’ll Be a Big Year For Mutts: A recent study found that when a dog becomes a super star on the silver screen, their breed will receive a boost in pupularity for up to 10 years – that’s 70 in dog years! In fact, Lassie – O.G. of Hollywood hound fame – inspired a 40% increase in Collie ownership after the 1943 release of Lassie Come Home and the following sequels.

With this year’s highly-anticipated release of Annie, we predict that everyone’s favorite mutt Sandy will be stealing scenes and hearts left and right!

Image via William Berloni Theatricals

Reason #2 Why It’ll Be a Big Year For Mutts: Mixed breed pups have a much lower chance of being born with problems of interbreeding, like inherited congenital diseases. Happy and healthy – yeepaw!

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Image via kdhamptons.com

Reason #3 Why It’ll Be a Big Year For Mutts: People are wising up to the major puppy mill problem in America. Caged, over-bred mamas and sickly puppies? No sir, not for these enlightened pup-ruvin’ humans! By opting for a mixed breed pup instead of a purebred puppy mill pooch, you are taking a stand against these cruel practices.

Image via Pet Planet Magazine

Image via Pet Planet Magazine

Reason #4 Why It’ll Be a Big Year For Mutts: Uniqueness! In a time when people want everything from their phone case to coffee choice to be a distinct expression of self, mutts are the pawfect canine compliment. You can truly say your mixed breed pooch is one-of-a-kind.

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Reason #5 Why It’ll Be a Big Year For Mutts: Mixed breeds are already popular! They’ve just been re-branded as “designer dogs.” Morkies? Cockapoos? Just a fancy way to say mutt, my friend!

BarkBox pup Gus: a darlin' Chiweenie mutt

BarkBox pup Gus: a darlin’ Chiweenie mutt

Reason #6 Why It’ll Be a Big Year For Mutts: The tab for a purebred pup can be in the hundreds – even thousands – of dollars. When you adopt, no not only spend significantly less, you are saving a life!

"Washington" by artist Justine Smith

“Washington” by artist Justine Smith

Reason #7 Why It’ll Be a Big Year For Mutts: Just like with dating, technology has made it a lot easier to find your pawfect pooch! Your dream mutt match is just a swipe away thanks to BarkBuddy, an app that helps you find fluffy singles in your area!

Image via BarkBuddy

Image via BarkBuddy

This post is sponsored by the folks at Sony to promote their new movie, Annie, in theaters December 19th! If you’ve got a story of how your pup rescued you, share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ImARescueToo and Sony will donate $1 for every hashtag to the ASPCA to help more people find their Sandy!

Featured Image via Hulen Hills Animal Hospital

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