July 31st and December 2nd are both celebrated as National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day.
Luke says he prefers to be called a “mixed breed” though I think “mutt” has a better ring to it for this day. However, we respect his wishes. 🙂
National Mutt Day was started in 2005 to raise awareness for mixed breed dogs in need of homes. Mixed breeds make up 80% of the dogs in shelters. One good thing about this awful pandemic is that I hear there are less pets in shelters these days.
We got Luke as a puppy from a rescue; his mama had given birth to her pups just hours after being rescued from a high-kill shelter. While he is a mix of several different breeds, who really knows how many, he has mostly traits of the Labrador retriever. He also shows his hound dog traits too though; he has an amazing nose!
This is the perfect time to adopt a mixed breed dog if you can, or simply make a donation to your local shelter to support their efforts in finding homes for these amazing dogs. ♥
My brother’s family adopted a pup in May that looks like Luke’s younger brother! The similarity in appearance is striking. With all this COVID stuff, I haven’t met Tucker yet – but it’s something to look forward to! Whatever you call it – mutt or mixed breed – total perfection.
Mutt or mixed breed, Luke is handsome and a wonderful boy.
Thank you! ♥
Kim - Life at Golden Pines says
I’ve never cared if dogs were mixes or purebreds, we all know what counts is what’s inside. I wish more people would see that, and give the handsome mixes like Luke with so much love to give a chance. I applaud the shelters that get the purebreds out of the shelters to rescues ASAP to give the mixes a chance, because there is no doubt whatsoever, that they deserve and should have a good life too!! —And I love the quote!!
We’ve had both and they are all wonderful! When we adopted Luke we were actually looking for a mutt, because our first two dogs were mutts and they were so great. We fell into purebreds by accident, all coming from people we knew; but I was always saying I wanted another mutt too. 🙂
JoAnn Stancer says
Luke your so handsome.
Ellen Pilch says
Happy National Mixed Breed Day cutie! XO
Us hooligans are mutts, too, or as petcretary likes to call us, our breed is Muttski! Of course there are thousands of variations in this breed, BOL!
And whatever your genes may be, Luke, they made you into a very handsome eyecatcher!!
Dalton appears to be part Rat Terrier, and part dachshund, and perhaps chihuahua…Benji s such a rag bag, who knows! (Some kind of terrier/schnauzer mix”) We should do DNA tests to discover their true heritage.
Every mutt is unique, that’s for sure, right? 🙂
The Island Cats says
Mutt…mixed breed…it doesn’t matter, Luke. You’re still handsome!
Melissa K. Clinton says
happy National Mixed Breed Day, Luke! You are nobody’s mutt, my friend. XXOO
LLB in Our Backyard says
What a wonderful ussie of you and your Mama Luke!
Happy Mixed Breed Mutt Day!
Jakey the Mixed Breed
Tails Around the Ranch says
Such a sweet looking boy. And that last quote really does say it all! Have a wonderful weekend.
He’s handsome no matter what his genetics are! Happy mixed breed day, Luke!
Brian Frum says
You are sure not a mutt Luke, you’re Royalty! Happy Mixed Breed Day!!!
Aw, thank you, Brian! ♥
It may be national mutt day, but Luke is not a mutt. Mixed breed yes, but not a mutt. He’s to handsome to be a mutt.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches and smooches to Luke. ♥
That’s what he says! And I totally agree! 🙂 ♥
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Happy MUTT/MIXED BREED DAY Luke!!!! The photo of you two shoes such love and devotion on your face Luke. Have a wonderful weekend – all of you!
He is just the sweetest snuggler. ♥
Happy Mixed Breed Day to you, Luke! You really hit the jackpot with your family!
Thank you – and it’s mutual!
Happy Mixed Breed Mutt Day to you, Luke! You have the most perfect home a boy could ever have and we love the portrait of you and your mom♥
We truly love each other!!