Can you pick the purebreds from the not so pure in this picture?
Yesterday was National Purebred Dog Day, nominated by Dogs NSW in recognition of the vast contribution purebred dogs have made to society throughout history.
“On this special day, we wish to highlight and celebrate the myriad of ways that purebred dogs enrich the lives of so many throughout society,” said Lynette Brown, president of Dogs NSW.
Purebred dogs work and provide an invaluable contribution as service, police and military dogs, as well as in conservation, search and rescue, hunting and herding, and more—and always, as companions and guardians of the family home.
“What make purebred dogs unique are their purpose and predictability as to size, characteristics, temperament and appearance. This makes them the ideal family pets and wonderful working dogs that bring both assistance and comfort to mankind,” Brown said.
“When considering a purebred dog, it is possible to narrow down the choices to those with attributes which most clearly fit into your personal lifestyle and interests.”
Dogs NSW also used the occasion of National Purebred Dog Day to highlight and acknowledge the important role that responsible, Australian National Kennel Council-registered breeders of purebred dogs have in breeding healthy and sound canines.
“Ethical breeders of purebred dogs are invested in the heritage of the breeds and dedicated to producing the next generation of healthy and sound canine citizens,” Brown said.
“To help stamp out irresponsible breeding, prospective dog owners must educate themselves about the breed, any inherited diseases and recommended health testing for that breed. Potential owners should endeavour to work with responsible breeders to ensure they are getting the healthiest and most suitable dog for their lifestyle.”