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mongrel

1. a plant or animal, esp a dog, of mixed or unknown breeding; a crossbreed or hybrid
2. Derogatory a person of mixed race
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Technically all dogs are mongrels as they came from wolves or other canine animals and were mated until they got the breed they wanted.
Its name originated from comments made by a district judge who described a group of men up in front of him as "nothing but a pack of mongrels.
WHEN I was a boy they called it hybrid vigour, the implication being that cross dogs or mongrels were healthier than their pedigree counterparts.
However, the Media Mongrels, not ones for gracious defeat, have been gnashing their teeth over a couple of points.
Wylam Mongrels Golf Society organised the event at Close House Country Club, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, to raise around pounds 4,000 for The Journal 175 St Oswald's Appeal.
There will be classes for mongrels and pedigrees, obedience classes, demonstrations of dog grooming and a dog agility course.
Owners Jimmy and Edna English look after a guartet of talented mongrels at their home in Birkdale, Southport.
In new TV ads, to be aired tomorrow (February 6), mongrels and cross-breeds will feature for the first time alongside pedigree dogs.
With mongrels,however, the pattern went to the dogs.
Adding some mongrels in the short run won't help the First problem, but it will let the brand make money until more permanent changes can be made.
Mongrels, labradors and collies are more common than other breeds and account for around two in five dogs in England and Wales.
A dog show will have classes for pedigrees and mongrels, including one for the dog with the waggiest tail.