National Purebred Dog Day

National Purebred Dog Day is observed next on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 (60 days from today).

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National Purebred Dog Day is a great chance to honor these loyal creatures known as purebred dogs for the constant support they provide to mankind.

Mutants are adorable, and there's no denying it - soft ears, patches of different colors and deep, loving eyes. For those who just need a friend, someone who will be thrilled to see them when they get home, cuddled up on cold evenings and always ready for an adventure, a mutant dog is the perfect pet.

But over the millennia, there have been many other reasons humans need dogs, to do many things they couldn't do alone, and those jobs require a special kind of dog to get it right. As lovable as the 25-pound mutants, they are not effective herding dogs, too small to be taken seriously by both wolves and cows or sheep. When an excellent sense of smell is required, nothing beats the nose of a bloodhound that can track scents both on the ground and in the air with its 300 million scent receptors. What dog might be more suitable to pull an ice sled than a resilient, independent husky?

Due to the puppy mill horror stories we often see on TV, dog breeders these days get a lousy rap. And of course, there are breeders who are only interested in making money as quickly as possible, completely unconcerned with the welfare of their dogs and the genetic defects that are passed from one dog to another while generally rushing to sell the next litter of puppies. However, many breeds have made great contributions to society, and National Purebred Dog Day celebrates these majestic, loyal creatures that have helped people in many ways.

History of National Purebred Dog Day

The official National Purebred Dog Day was created by a woman named Susi, a writer and editor, in 2014. However, the holiday was actually born after many disappointments of the past. Responsible dog owners as well as owners of purebred dogs are simply tired and vilified by the media as greedy and cruel. They say purebred dogs have helped people in countless different ways, so why shouldn't we celebrate them?

Without the Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes, the entire small city of Nome, Alaska, would probably have died from the diphtheria outbreak that hit it in 1925. The dogs saved the inhabitants of Nome from that fate by generate 1,085 -kilometer runs to bring them the serum they need to recover. In the 1900s, a living St. Bernard named Barry living in Switzerland saved more than 40 people from freezing to death in the surrounding mountains during his lifetime.

Stories, no matter how impressive, are just the tip of the iceberg. Every day, purebred dogs around the world help blind people cross the street, sniff out drugs and help people recover from serious mental conditions. National Thoroughbred Dog Day was created so that people can remember how many purebred dogs have done and continue to do for mankind, as well as remind them that dog breeding is not low business cowardly that organizations like PETA tend to describe it.

How to celebrate National Purebred Dog Day

The best way to celebrate National Purebred Dog Day is to make an extra effort to take care of those purebred dogs. You can provide food and shelter to help them live their lives. If you are the owner of a purebred dog, then you can be proud of yourself. Entertain your mutants by bringing out their favorite things like bones, favorite food, or going for a walk outside and spending time playing with them. It's all about how you appreciate your purebred dogs for all the priceless things they give you. Share your love and appreciation for them a little more by taking your time for it on this day. Share pictures of you together with your purebred dog on social media using the hashtag #PurebredDogDay.


National Purebred Dog Day has been observed annually on May 1st.


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