Is it true that a purebred dog can..?
My boyfriend claims that one way to tell if a dog is purebred is that the dog can and will lay completely flat on his/hers stomach with their legs sprawled out. Says a purebred is flexible enough to do it. I told him he's full of it, but I don't have any proof end in my mutt is the only one who can't and doesn't do it! Which of us is right?
He's full of it.
"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his wager on a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My valley rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes presently?"
then it is definitely purebred.
Rehome the boyfriend
Your boyfriend is ridiculous - no idea where he comes up next to such nonsense, but he needs to get his facts right since spouting off.
You're right, he's wrong - and if I were you I'd achieve a smarter, or at least less annoying, boyfriend.
Well, you must be, because I own a GSD/Rottie mix with a bit of Border Collie, and he can do that.
Yes, he is full of it. Most of my dogs enjoy been mutts and several of them laid flat out. Front legs forward, hind legs back and belly on the floor.
your bf is full of bs. A does pedigree has nil to do with how he or she likes to lay on the floor. Flexibility is not a breed trait in any dog. I work at a doggy daycare and we enjoy a little golden with a questionable background who like to do somersaults. How is that for flexible?
I have never hear of such. I have had several mixed breed dogs lay flat out.
I agree, rehome him ;)
My purebred does that, but so does my sons mutt...
My purebred beagle can't do that but her best doggie friend which is a mix between 6 different breeds does!
He is full of it for certain!
The only way to enlighten if a dog is purebred is to get one from a responsible breeder and to find out about its pedigree. No responsible breeder would allow any other breeds surrounded by their lines, so buying from a responsible breeder would guarantee a purebred, that's all.
As for the frog position itself, it is a good thing. Not adjectives dogs are that flexible, and flexibility = good flexible joints = less feasible chance of stiffness etc occuring. Of course, it doesn't matter if a dog can't any. My dog Lui is a purebred and he can't at all.