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mongrel

of mixed or uncertain breeding; said of dogs in particular but also used adjectivally to refer to any species.
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Largest of the Maori-dominated gangs are the Mongrel Mob, Black Power, the Nomads, the Tribesmen and the Stormtroopers.
Secondly, no matter how loudly you shout, mongrels are not necessarily healthier.
Add to that the question of which pop star is Damon Gauche otherwise known as (Answer: Badly Drawn Boy), when any young person will tell you that his name is Damon Gough, then you can see why the Mongrels are looking forward to the rematch.
He said: "We've got more than 60 people playing today and 30 of those are Mongrels.
Oscar the performing mongrel has just turned 15 - in human terms - putting him well into triple figures in canine years.
Mongrel dogs are set to take centre stage as part of Masterfoods' 27m [pounds sterling] marketing campaign to reposition its Pedigree dogfood brand to a wider audience
THOSE who think pedigree dogs look like their owners are barking up the right tree,but matching a mongrel to its master is another thing, a study suggests.
MONGRELS in Nun-eaton and Bedworth will be showing their pedigree chums what they are made of at a dog show next month.
And what about mongrels allowed to roam the streets?
Although they may look nice because they are either small or fluffy, they are no different to the hundreds of dogs you find in shelters up and down the country - dogs that have lovely natures and would make gorgeous pets but don't fit the pedigree bill because they are mongrels.
Mutts are not meant to be kept for hours in cages and then trotted around a ring by a bunch of very odd twolegged mongrels.