So this is our current resident mutt, Storm, her mom was a hound (Can't tell by looking can you?) and her dad was an australian shepherd (more obvious). She is a chicken killer, but other then that she's a great girl, very sweet and absolutely loves kids! Is she healthier then a purebred? Not really, she's got hip problems, so I'd say she'd be prone to whatever her parent breeds would be prone to. I think I've always owned mutts right along with purebreds. My last mutt was a weim/lab cross, he was another great dog! Alittle on the hyper side, but a very fun dog. If I deside I want a dog and I'm very specific about what I'm looking for (and don't already have a breed in mind), then I will research breeds until I find the one that meets my criteria, on the other hand if I'm looking for a dog and alittle more open about what I'm looking for I will be searching pounds and shelters until I found one that suited my needs, yes most likely a mix, although if it was a purebred that tickled my fancy I wouldn't pass it by either. I was scanning petfinder yesterday and found an adorable litter of husky mixes and if I could have another dog right now I'd be putting in an application for the black male! Now I also don't think that just because it is a purebred it should be bred, all my dogs are spayed/neutered, and most purebred dogs currently out there should be, way more then are! At this point in time I would not be breeding any dogs, or cats, or horses! Wow, long post, so anyway here is a good threat to post pics of all the mutts here! So let's see them, show off those mutts! Current Storm is the only none purebred living here, but here is my dad's pup Annie! She's 1/2 Great Pyrenees, 1/4 lab, and 1/4 mystery dog (I was thinking possibly australian shepherd), My sister in law and her family have this pup's sister, Ally, I don't have a pic on this computer, she's more white with cream colored spots! Otherwise they look very much alike! Edited by CarriBrown. This post was edited because it broke the following rules: * If a topic is closed or removed do not, under any circumstances, re-post the same topic or material. 4. No Trolling (posting to provoke others, luring them to flame or rant).