Species group: Mixed Breeds
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
While the unique Potcake Dog should not be crossed with other breeds intentionally, accidents do happen, and you could encounter this mix in a rescue.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Potcake Dog Mix could be exceptionally so, since the Potcake Dog itself is quite diverse.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, owners who have experience with Terriers may have the best approach to the Potcake Dog Mix. It's presumed that these island dogs have a lot of Terrier in the mix, thanks to the ratting breeds popular on old-time ships used to control vermin. The Potcake Dog needs guidance and kind, consistent socialization that includes positive rewards and lots of fun and attention-- and you'd better act on the assumption that the mix has similar demands. A bored dog will be a problem dog.
"I've had Kofi for almost 6 years. He's always very alert and barks at anyone that comes into the front yard, however, he will not bite. He is very friendly towards people, great with children and he loves to get attention. However, he barks a lot at night and makes a strange howl (if you're a light sleeper, that might find this very annoying). He is also very energetic and tends to wander if not supervised or confined to his dog house. If you have a family and you have a lot of space in your yard, I highly recommend this dog.."
From christalclearly Jun 8 2017 10:12PM