A Word is a word is a word: There is a profusion of words and phrases used to describe dogs that are not designated as a purebred or pedigreed dog. The words cur, tyke, mutt, and mongrel are used, sometimes in a derogatory manner. Mutt is also commonly used (in the U.S.A and Canada), often in an affectionate manner and that is exactly how we think about them - affectionately. Humorous terms are also common. Heinz 57, Heinz, or Heinz Hound is often used for dogs of uncertain ancestry, in a playful reference to the "57 Varieties" slogan of the H. J. Heinz Company.
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