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Mutt-i-grees Club: Where mongrel is the new pedigree

September 5th, 2008, 11:01 AM

By Sharon L. Peters, Special for USA TODAY
Mutts are getting a whole lot more respect.

Already riding a surge of unprecedented popularity, dogs of mixed or unknown heritage are getting another boost. Whether short-legged, spotted, curly-haired, barrel-chested, pointy-eared or snub-nosed or a combination of all of them multi-breed mongrels will be welcomed and extolled at a new registry and Web community launching this week at

September 5th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Gonna play devil's advocate here.................

On one hand - good premise (if it's true that's why they came up with it).

On the other hand - Is this going to be just an excuse for BYB's to charge more for their "Pedigreed" dogs?