More and more shelters are moving away from naming the breeds of adoptable dogs. Why? Because it's usually impossible to tell the breeds that make up a mutt just by looking, and errors keep perfectly lovely dogs from finding good homes.
November 2017 - Many of the responses were way off the mark. One dog thought to be mainly golden retriever by 40 percent of the respondents turned out to be equal parts golden retriever, American Eskimo dog, Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever, and Rottweiler. Another, called a border collie by almost half the people asked, was actually a mix of English springer spaniel and German wire-haired pointer with other breeds thrown in for good measure in smaller genetic doses.