There are so many decisions that come with choosing a dog that will become part of the family. One of these decisions is whether you should go for a purebred or a mixed breed. The answer will depend on what you expect from the dog.
There has been a lot of controversy over which is better, and this revolves around the health of both types. Some believe that the mixed breeds are healthier. Those that breed dogs will often be of the opinion that the opposite is true. This is because responsible breeders know the bloodline line of the purebred they may be breeding. Whereas with a mixed breed this is often not known.
Those that favour the mixed breeds argue that there appears to be less genetic problems with the dogs, or problems with their hips, knees and spine. Then there is the argument that usually mixed breeds are bought from shelters so they have adapted more socially than the purebred pups who are still with their siblings when they are purchased.
There are arguments on both sides that need to be well thought out before making a final decision.