Infographic : Doggy DNA

Mr Yip is a Terrier Cross, otherwise of indeterminate breeding.

Aka a “mutt”.

Mrs Chew is a Staffy X Mastiff. By Staffy I mean probably American Staffordshire Terrier, rather than the smaller, squatter English Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Also a “mutt”.

Two beautiful mutts with distinctively different personalities, and characters that in no way represent their breed or mixture of breeds.

All dogs are individuals. You cannot label any dog simply by its breed designation, and expect it to conform and behave exactly like it says on the tin.

Mr Yip and Mrs Chew are testament to that. Mrs Chew can easily pass for a Pit Bull Terrier, but if you didn’t already know, there is no such thing as a Pit Bull Terrier breed – it is a conglomeration of various different breeds known collectively under the “Staffy/Bully” umbrella.

We hope this Infographic, found on Google, will help you further understand the genetic make-up of dogs. And that the days of judging a book by its cover, or a dog by its breed name, are numbered.

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