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Pet Finder accepts mixed breed as a primary breed but Rescue Groups does not have that option. This is preventing us from uploading the dogs that are a mixed breed for their primary breed. Can you fix this, please?

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      Mark,

      It's certainly something we could consider adding in the future. I would recommend that you add a feature request:
      https://userguide.rescuegroups.org/questions/22939140

      Be sure to login and watch and vote on your suggestion after you add it!

      Sincerely,

      Karen

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        Thank you Karen for your answer.

        We use RG to display our dogs on our website - the 'unknown breed' designation indicates to many people that we did not complete the breed analysis of the dog. But we have and we have determined it is a mixed breed dog - not an unknown breed dog. We can certainly say that a dog's complete breed make up is not known completely.  If we suspect the dog has a mix of breeds in it (which due to 15,000 or 30,000 years of domestication depending upon who you talk to) we call it a mixed breed or a certain type of breed - but never an 'unknown' breed.  To say the breed is unknown implies we have not spent the time to determine what the breed is. As you know breed makeup is performed by most all animal welfare organizations by phenotyping, being it educated or not. To say we don't know can be perceived as ignorance. 

        Is there a way we can add mixed breed to the primary breed selection?

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          Mark,

          We have this option in RescueGroups.org as well.  Please see our guide linked below:

          Mixed or Unknown breed

          Sincerely,

          Karen


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