Designer dogs are all the rage. Even though designer dogs are a combination of breeds, they are not mutts. Mutts come from parents of questionable ancestry so you can’t know the eventual size, look or temperament of these dogs. A designer dog is the result of breeding two purebred dogs where the characteristics of each breed and their combination are well documented. Their characteristics are not absolute but you can rely on these breed combinations to a certain extent. Your designer dog characteristics may lean more toward one of the breeding partners than the other. So before you adopt designer dog, check that the breeds of either dog will work well in your household. The larger gene pool in either mutts or designer dogs can provide your dog with a bit more protection from genetic anomalies than with purebred dogs. Learn more from your Indianapolis, IN veterinary clinic.