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I know there are pros & cons with both purebreds & rescue mutts. I have friends that are strict purebred fanatics becasue they love that specific breed and know what to expect, and how to raise a particular kind of dog. Some of these friends acquire their purbreds through that particular rescue group-the beagle rescues or the corgi rescues, and then some pay top $ at a breeder. On the other hand, I always owned large mutts. All of my dogs were always some kind of retriever, shephard, or spaniel mix, but your basic large mutt. My dog Hercules found us. He was a street dog, and I could not locate an owner. He's a black lab mix. Sadly, he is unadoptable because he is epilectic and is on a pricey meds. We were not ready for a dog at that time, but our son was 18 months, and the dog was 6 months. They bonded instantly. (I have the most disgusting picture of boy & dog sharing a jar of peanut butter taken about 2 years ago!) We had always planned on taking my son down to the local shelter to pick out a dog when he was older, but now he wants a caged critter instead. I love my mutt. I have no clue what other kind of dog he may be, but mutts rule!
BTW-do you know what you get when you breed a bulldog with a shit-zu?