Q. Should I get a mixed breed or purebred puppy?
A. A purebred puppy is a better option for some people because there is a better idea of what can be expected as the dog develops in terms of size, behavior and temperament. When acquired from a reputable breeder, a purebred is also very likely to have inherited good genes that have been specifically encouraged through careful breeding, resulting in a physically sound and behaviorally stable dog.
On the other hand, a mixed breed can be a great choice as well, since the hybridization of breeds often leads to more gene variation, more stability in health and temperament, and less susceptibility to disease.