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British pronunciation/mˈʌt/
American pronunciation/ˈmət/

a dog that is not from a single breed

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mutt definition and meaning

What is a "mutt"?

A mutt, also known as a mixed breed dog, is a canine that does not belong to a specific breed and has a combination of different breeds in its genetic makeup. Mutts can come in all shapes, sizes, and coat types, as their appearance and temperament are determined by the combination of breeds in their heritage. Mutts are often described as unique and one-of-a-kind, with their own distinctive characteristics and personalities. They can inherit a variety of traits from their mixed heritage, including physical traits such as size, coat color, and body structure, as well as personality traits like energy level, temperament, and behavior. Mutts are known for their resilience, adaptability, and often have a charming and individualistic personality. They are also typically perceived as being less prone to breed-specific health issues compared to purebred dogs, as their genetic diversity can potentially reduce the risk of certain genetic health conditions. Mutts can make wonderful and loving pets, and are often adopted from shelters or rescues, providing them with a second chance at a happy and fulfilling life.

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