In a world full limitless ways to cater everything to our exact needs, there comes a point where something can be useful in certain situations, but that doesn’t make it practical. This is even true of mans best friend. Yes, we’re talking about dogs.
We love them and they love us, but choosing a dog and a specific breed because of one hobby or focus can result in getting a dog that’s a one trick pony. As outdoor lovers, we need dogs that are good in all situations and scenarios. That’s why choosing a mutt for your next dog will be the best decision you’ve ever made.
“The 20 Best Dog Breeds for Runners,” “The 20 Best Active Dog Breeds,” “The 10 Best Hot-Weather Dog Breeds,” “The 10 Best Cold Weather Dog Breeds,” “The Best Family Dogs,” “How to Pick the Perfect Dog for You”…I pulled all these article titles off the first page of a Google search for dog articles on Outside. We’re far from the only publication to run a series of pieces like this. But the thing is, any advice telling you to choose a pure-bred dog as an outdoor companion is inherently wrong. The best dog, for any person, doing any activity, is a mutt.