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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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Secondly, no matter how loudly you shout, mongrels are not necessarily healthier.
But mongrels, countless, worthless, way too many mongrels.
"I had a few dogs and mongrels in that Birmingham squad who enjoyed it.
Mongrels tells of a young man who, along with his family, lives in poverty on the 'wrong side of the tracks'.
The breeds encountered were Mongrels (5), Spitz (4), Pugs (4) and Shih tzu (2).
Any dog of two different breeds is a mongrel and the Kennel Club should never allow mongrels.
"The mongrels, and I'd probably be classed as one of them, have got to stand up and be counted.
WHEN I was a boy they called it hybrid vigour, the implication being that cross dogs or mongrels were healthier than their pedigree counterparts.
There did seem to be a proliferation of law firms in attendance and so it was that one of them, Wragge & Co (team name Wragges To Riches), scraped home as winners, with 74 points, edging out Shoosmiths (I'm A Solicitor Get Me Out Of Here) and the Birmingham Post (Media Mongrels) who both notched 73.
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.