Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: Attended conferences / shows
Posted August 19, 2014
My best friend, the best dog in the world, my boy Leo...
When anyone asks me to recommend a dog breed I say, without a flicker of hesitation -- get a Shepherd / Lab mix. If you want a dog who is as brilliant as he is loving, as gentle as he is beautiful.... this is the breed, the mix for you.
Leo was a "freebie" a giveaway in a park on a Summer day. Yes, I am gushing, I know, but I can't imagine having never had him. If you can have a dog love-of-your-life, he was mine. I'm not the same without him and I am so grateful I had nearly 13 years with this boy. My boy.
Some breeds are aloof, some are just fun... Leo was 100% of every best and good thing a dog could be. You should be so lucky to have one like him.