For as long as I can remember, I’ve had “favorite breeds.” As I have mentioned before, I come from a long line of dachshund lovers–which means that a love for the yappy little long dogs is embedded in my DNA. Equally congenital is my love for German Shepherds, after years of hearing stories about Pasha, my parents’ first (wunder)dog whose black snout appears in almost all of our baby pictures. And of course, after working at a doggie daycare, I’ve become enchanted by breeds I had previously never heard of — our spunky little puffball Schipperkes, our jet-black, shaggy flat-coated retrievers, our speckled, blue-eyed Catahoulas.
But even with so many breeds on my wish list (and believe me, there are a lot), I am a mutt-lover. There’s nothing like a good old fashioned mongrel. Some of our daycare’s most awesome dogs are mixed-breeds (see examples here, here, and here).
I’m not going to get on a soapbox about the wonderful world of rescue, nor am I going to preach against supporting puppy mills or backyard breeders. I’m just going to share a video tribute to the wonderful mutts of the world. I made this video for a class, and I hope you enjoy!
(And no, that’s not my voice.)