What is the Difference Between a Crossbreed and a Mongrel?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by mrsdusty, Nov 27, 2008.


  1. mrsdusty

    mrsdusty Guest

    I wondered this myself and so googled it. And I found the answer PLUS to boot a Mongrel and Crossbreed Club. Fantastic.

    Anyhow, firstly the answer to the difference between a Mongrel and a Crossbreed.

    A Crossbreed dog is the result of a pure bred bitch mating with a pure bred dog of another breed.

    A Mongrel is the result of a Crossbreed bitch mating with a Crossbreed dog.



    The addy is Crossbreed and Mongrel Club.
     
  2. shortbackandsides

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    Mrs d you are naughty!!;)
     
  3. mrsdusty

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    I am like a cream cake lol
     
  4. louise5031

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    I have read several definitions of the term 'mongrel', it mainly comes down to mixed ancestry.

    So all mixtures are mongrels, 'crossbreed' is a sub-term for a mix of purebred parents.
     
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    And they called me a troll!!:yesnod::D
     
  6. FREE SPIRIT

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    Well you learn something new everyday. I always thought they were the same. Now i feel really stupid....lol :)
     
  7. louise5031

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    A cross breed is technically still a mongrel - "mongrel" covers all dogs of mixed ancestry. But a dog with any more than 2 differing pure breeds in him is just a mongrel, not a 'cross breed' :)
     
  8. shortbackandsides

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    Does it really matter? i hate the word mongrel.i have a border/norfolk terrier dog,if people ask me what she is i tell them just that:D
     
  9. louise5031

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    I have a mongrel and I tell people he is a mongrel cuz thats what he is!

    Sometimes I use the expression Heinz 57 :D
     
  10. Tasha

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    actually your ALL wrong

    a crossbreed is a dog that is not a pedigree

    a mongrel is a man who refuses to accept financial or emotional responsibility for his offspring


    :001_tt2:
     
  11. jilly40

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    ooh ive had both of those !!!!
     
  12. shortbackandsides

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    To me a mongrel is many breeds mixed in,heinz 57 breeds unknown,a crossbreed is half one pedigree and half another.Known parentage.
     
  13. louise5031

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    Okay well no need to call your dog a mongrel then you can happily tell people shes a crossbreed :)
     
  14. Tasha

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    me two one being a joy the other well words elude me:confused:
     
  15. jilly40

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    well polite ones anyway!!
     
  16. squashynose

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    Crossbreed and mongrel have to be better than these 'designer' breed names... I like the word mutt :rolleyes: dunno why
     
  17. shortbackandsides

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    do not get me started on that subject!!!:hand:
     
  18. squashynose

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    heheh, I've got to admit, I have been guilty of it once or twice, to try and sell some of our mutts. The public are attracted to fancy sounding names... chihuahua x patterdales became the Chatterdales. I've also been guilty of putting a dog down as Borzoi X, when it was probably just a collie/greyhound mix.
     
  19. jilly40

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    ooh it gets better ...........wait for it lol.......
     
  20. shortbackandsides

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    we have some cocker x border/norfolk terrier pups,ive advertised them as just that:)they all look like dad,a ftch pedigree working cocker:)