Not everyone is able to afford the price of a purebred. However, this does not mean that there are no other options for you. Mixed dog breeds and mutts are a good alternative and believe it or not, there are even some advantages to acquiring a mix or a mutt. Mixedare, as their name suggests, a cross between two pure breeds, and it has often been observed that the crossed dog often times acquires the best characteristics from its parents. Mutt’s lineage of course, is much further from purebreds, however they are less likely to get sick and they have less health problems than many purebreds do.