Archive for April, 2011

Mongrels fishing for lunch

These two mongrels were found in Koh Tao – Thailand trying to fish for their lunch. Although many people think fish is bad for dogs some experts reckon that fish is one of the best foods you can give them. It’s great for their skin  and coat, joints and muscles and it’s brain food. If you give it to puppies it can actually make them easier to train. The picture was taken by Juliana Velez in April 2011.

Mongrels Koh Tao - Thailand

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Mongrels fight back in China

Great news for mongrel lovers in China. More than 500 dogs have been rescued from being killed for food by our new heroes – Capital Animal Welfare Association an animal activist group in China.

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Advantages of owning a mongrel

If you decide to buy/adopt a pet you should know there are many advantages when owning a mongrel.

Several studies have shown that mixed-breed dogs have a health advantage. A German study finds that Mongrels require less veterinary treatment.  Studies in Sweden have found that Mongrel dogs are less prone to many diseases than the average pure breed dog and, referring to death rates, Mongrels were consistently in the low risk category.

Mongrel in Vientiane-Lao

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Lao-brador Retriever

This lovely dog was found in Luang Prabang – Lao.  According to his owners he is a mix between Labrador Retriever and mongrel. Although he is not pure he keeps one of the main characteristics of this breed, his webbed paws for swimming which are useful for the breed’s original purpose of retrieving fishing nets. This and their subsequent use as hunting companions, gave them the name retriever. This breed of dog is very loving, kind, loyal and compassionate to their master. The picture was taken by Juliana Velez in April 2010.

Lao-brador Retriever

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