Mixed breed. Mongrel. Roadside setter. A something-something. Dogs of uncertain provenance get called a lot of things. When the animal arrives at a shelter, staff usually can make only an educated guess about the dogâs parentage.
Most of the dogs at my local animal control are assessed as âpit mixesâ upon arrival â including the three Iâve adopted over the past 2 years. But a pit bull isnât a breed: itâs just a type of dog characterized by a short coat, muscular frame and broad, oversized