National Purebred Dog Day
Mutts are cute, with their floppy ears and patches of different-coloured fur and deep loving eyes. A mutt is the ideal pet for those who are looking for a friend, someone to snuggle with on cold nights, and who can be excited to see them again when they return home.
Over the centuries, people have used dogs for many reasons. They are adorable, but they are not able to work well with sheep, cows, or wolves. The bloodhound’s 300 million scent receptors and excellent sense of smell make it the best choice for anyone who needs to be able to follow scents on the ground as well as in the air. The independent, resilient husky is the best dog for pulling a sled through snow and ice.
Dog breeders are often criticized due to horror stories about puppy mills that we see on television. There are breeders that only care about the bottom line, and they may not consider the welfare of their dogs or the genetic defects passed from one litter to the next. However, many dog breeds have made significant contributions to society. National Purebred Dog Day celebrates these loyal, majestic creatures who have contributed so much to humanity.
In 2014, Susi, a female writer-editor, created National Purebred Dog Day. The holiday was born from years of frustration for responsible breeders and owners of purebreds, who had grown tired of being called greedy and ruthless by the media. They said that purebred dogs have been a blessing to people in many different ways and should be celebrated.
The entire city of Nome in Alaska could have been destroyed by the diphtheria epidemic that hit it in 1925 if it wasn’t for Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes. They ran 1,085 kilometers to deliver the necessary serum to Nome’s residents to save them from their fate. Barry, a St. Bernard who lived in Switzerland in the 1900s, saved more than 40 people from the death by freezing in the mountains.
These stories, no matter how impressive they may seem, are only the tip of the iceberg. Purebred dogs around the globe help blind people cross the streets and sniff out drugs. They also help people with serious mental disorders. National Purebred Dog Day was established to remind people of the many good deeds purebred dogs have performed for humanity.
How to Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day
Dogs make our lives easier in so many ways, but they also enjoy simple pleasures such as fetching, chewing on meaty bones, and belly rubs. If you are lucky enough to have a dog to love, take some time to spend quality time with them today.