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There is a joke that, perhaps, somewhere and there is the real mongrel, but it still needs to be found! So, who such mongrels ?
On a photo: dog of breed "mongrel"
Most often hybrids meet. Most of those whom we got used to call indulgently "dvorteryer" is carried in themselves by blood of some dog breeds or at least pedigree types.
Sometimes it can be determined even by appearance. If to look narrowly, it is possible to see huge spaniyelsky ears, a bulldog's bite, a teryersky beard or a "hasechny" mask on a muzzle. Though sometimes, as well as at people, the appearance is deceptive. However, anyway, characteristic of the "built-in" breeds (or pedigree types) the behavior remains rather strong. And this behavior sometimes prompts to us that it is behind "dvornyazhy" exterior.
In fact, almost all modern breeds of dog (unless except for so-called "primitive", that is remained practically in original state) are … hybrids too. Only, unlike mongrels whose "selection" was natural, breeds — result of artificial selection.
For example, there is a version that the Welsh Corgis gaining now the increasing popularity — result of crossing of dogs of Vikings with native British breeds, and later — and with spitz-dogs. In Dobermann terriers blood of the German pinscher, a Rottweiler, a mastiff, beaucerons, short-haired gun dogs, the Manchester terrier, a mastiff, a pointer and a greykhaund merged. And my favourite airdales — not just terriers, and "multinational alloy" of terriers, sheep-dogs, dogoobrazny, hounds and cops. And all these ancestors introduced some behavioural lines in breed.
The same concerns also mongrels. If we know who was among ancestors of our "nobleman", then we can understand that it "behavioural norm" for this dog — and it the for each breed. And the German shepherd differs from a Pekinese: they have different tasks, different origin and the building therefore the behavior of such dogs (including their hybrids) will differ too.
It to a certain extent can correct our expectations from dogs. The metis of the Newfoundland dog or a golden retriever hardly, for example, will furiously protect your property, and the metis of a Dobermann terrier or Caucasian sheep-dog can not meet your expectations as "dog nurse" for the small child.
If we understand with whom we deal, then we can predict with bigger confidence what to expect from a specific dog what difficulties we can face whether we will be able to overcome them and in what terms we will achieve this or that result.On a photo: dog of breed "mongrel" "