Since Valentine’s Day is coming up next weekend, I decided to ask several dog lovers what they love about their mixed-breed dogs.

I asked them to fill in the blank:

“I love my mutt because …”

Their answers are below.

Of course, I hope the rest of you will also share what you love about your mutts (or purebred dogs too!) in the comments.

Sarah Edison and Max the great Pyrenees mix

Sarah and great Pyrenees mix

“I love my mutt because he loves me unconditionally, always greets me at the door and always there for a good cuddle or wrestling session.”

Morgan Shepard (right) & Huckleberry the Rottie mix

Morgan and Huck the Rottie mix

“I love my mutt because he’s got the best happy-go-lucky demeanor. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when he’s around.”

Maxwell Ivey and Penny the greyhound/Dalmatian mix

Maxwell and Penny

“I love Penny because she knows just when to interrupt me so I don’t work too hard. She is a very insistent doggie.”

Andreas & Victoria Johansson and Tucker the yorkie mix

Victoria and Tucker

“I love my mutt because he is tenacious, cuddly and full of unconditional love, all at the same time. He got the best parts of the terrier and the poodle personalities, making him playful and energetic, but also making him seek out cuddles and kisses, and snug laps to fall asleep in.” – Victoria

Janine Popick and Dwight the poodle/terrier mix

Janine and Dwight the poodle mix

“We love our mutt because wherever we are he wants to be touching one of us, and he let us give him a fancy mohawk!”

Toni Sicola and Dexter the pitbull/boxer mix

Toni and Dexter the pitbull mix

“I love my mutt because I can say without exaggeration that she does literally every stereotypically cute thing a dog could do, including putting her head on your shoulder on command. She’s the dog I’ve always wanted — we call her a ‘little big dog’ because she’s only about 53 pounds, but she has a big dog personality and nice, soft short, fur that doesn’t shed much.”

Casey Reiter and Fozzy the hound/shepherd mix

Casey and Fozzy the hound mix

“I love my mutt because he is so sweet! Coming home to see his happy face is always the best part of my day.”

Robin Kelman and Cooper the bulldog/pug mix

Robin

“What I love most about my both my mutts is that they love me more than anyone in our household and their unconditional love.” (Robin also has a pug named Logan.)

Randy (pictured) & Nicole Vonderheide and Bonz the pitbull mix

Bonz

“I love my dog Bonz because despite the terrible abuse he suffered before we adopted him, his trust is unconditional and the depth of his love is unfathomable. He is the meaning of love.” – Nicole

How about the rest of you? What do you love about your dogs?

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