Welcome to The Terrier Mix. If you love terrier mix dogs as much as we do, you have come to the right place. We have information on a wide variety of terrier breeds, in case you want to track down the ancestry of a particular pooch. If you are looking for tips on terrier mix care, try our care section. We also have quite the collection of terrier mix pictures as well. Thanks for stopping by!
What’s So Great About a Terrier or a Terrier Mix?
Well, there are a lot of things to love about terriers and terrier mixes. They are known for their spunky tenacity, which can be heart-warming, hilarious and occasionally inspiring. They are also very bright, the result of generations of terrier being used for hunting. What you might not know is that they have a long history of bravery. In fact, there have been a number of terriers that have served in the armed forces and police departments. On top of that, they have been guarding households for centuries.
Terriers are generally are of small to medium size, which makes them perfect for lifestyles in the city, country and suburbs. And when shown a little kindness, they can be loyal to the end. It is hard not to fall in love with a terrier mix.
Why Adopt a Mix Breed?
While we love terriers of all kinds, there is a special place in our heart for a certain kind of mutt. There are many who will insist on a purebred, but we urge you to consider her cousin the terrier mix. Adopting a mixed breed is the most fulfilling way to bring home a new dog. Whether it is from an animal shelter or rescue organization, you are giving a pooch a new chance at life. Many shelter animals are scheduled to be euthanized, so you just might be saving a life when your bring home one of these animals.
Dogs that are unwanted and without a home are in huge supply. These are most often random-bred, with breed mixes not controlled by human intervention. What these two facts mean is that you bring home one of these dogs for a fraction of what you would pay a breeder or a pet store. There is certainly a terrier mix near you that needs a home.
There is also the issue of puppy mills that supply many pet stores. These are commercial breeding facilities that prioritize profit over decent treatment of dogs. The reprehensible conditions at many of these facilities result in traumatized dogs that have numerous health and behavior issues. By avoiding purchasing a dog originating from a puppy mill, you are voting with your pocketbook and not supporting these practices.
Bringing home a mixed breed dog can be an extremely rewarding experience. Their genetic mix bring you the best traits of multiple breeds. You can save a little money in the process. And you have the satisfaction of knowing you did something positive for the animal community.