Basset Hound Rottweiler Mix
From Shawn: This is Qotsa. She is 16 weeks old in this picture. My 16 year old passed away in January as a result we were not ready for a new puppy. A friend heard about her showed me a picture of the conditions she was living in. She had been left alone night and day. It pulled on my heart strings. We rescued her Feb 28, 2016.
She is a loud hound with a willful spritely attitude. Her legs are short and very Bassett. She looks so awesome when she runs.
I am so looking forward to knowing her. I have rescued 3 dogs in my life and I have been the luckiest dog mom…. RESCUE
American Staffordshire Terrier Border Collie Mix
From Maryann: This is Buddy. He has never met a stranger. Certified Therapy Dog and Good Canine Citizen. Loves everything, but squirrels he hates squirrels. Lives with my husband and I, and a feline and canine sister.
He is the largest lapdog I know and loves to give kisses. He adores children and PetSmart. Nothing makes him happier than mommy love time except well maybe Busy Bones. Twice a month he visits Hospice patients and shares all of his love with them. Literally the best dog I have ever had.
Greyhound German Shepherd Mix
From Jelani: This is Junji. She looks like a German Shepherd Mix with speedy of a Greyhound. Slim and muscular at eleven months she stands at the shoulder 28 inches. Very friendly towards any and everyone unless you approach her in a threatening manner. Loves to play with other dogs was very skittish when first adopted but now she’s a big pest and brothers everyone wakes me up most nights to play.
It is great living with her little American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever mix sister and also bring a bigger dog she surprisingly very clean and took only a few days to completely house break I’ve had her since two months and was labeled as Boxer mix. She has so many characteristics of so many dogs I guessed and said Labrador Retriever Greyhound German Shepherd Mix. But you judge waiting on DNA results now.
Harrier Hound Mix
We adopted One Eyed Jack or Jack/Jacky, as we call him, when he was about 3 months old. When we first met him, we noticed he was blind in one eye, hence the pirate name :).
We really have no idea what kind of dog he is, definitely a country mutt though! His papers said three different things, Pittbull mix, Terrier mix, and Rat Terrier. When we brought him to our vet she said that he probably is none of those things, but more like a Mountain Cur, or some other hound mix.
He is from Georgia; the vet said this type hunting hound mix breed is common in the southern US. He is now a little over 1 year old and we are still hearing lots of different guesses, the most common is Beagle, but he is a little taller and heavier than the average at 55lbs, but there is some other breed there for sure anyway. I think he looks like a Harrier/Pointer/Fox hound/St. Bernard/Terrier/Lab/Feist/Cur mix, haha.
American Mutt Personality
He wiggles like a boxer, has webbed toes like a retriever, has lots of black spots on his belly and nose, has lots of loose skin on his neck, holds his tail medium to upright and curved, sheds a lot and year round, loves to swim, has been obsessed with fetch since we brought him home as a pup, is quick to learn and intelligent, but very stubborn at times, very active and enjoys lots of mental and physical stimulation, has a great homing beacon – always comes back when off leash, he has a loud, deep bark and doesn’t howl at all, he is very protective of our home and two little boys, but excessively friendly once he knows the person/animal is safe, non-stop lover – always wants to snuggle, kiss and play, he even shares his bones and toys (to a degree).
Basenji American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Alert,,,,barker,,,hunter,,,great watch dog but a very loud deep bark due to Shepard.
This isn’t an apartment dweller,,,its a ranch ,,,runner dog. These breeds aren’t happily contained as they are hunters /working breeds.
You need a large run that has good fencing and a watchful owner as the basenji is a good climber! These dogs run and are as aloof as cats its in their nature.
So be careful,,,aware of their traits prior to owning. Not an apartment breed!!!!
They take lots of hard exercise ,,,non tiring nature,,lovable and smart,,,very willing to train,,,learn.
Owners need to learn about basenji breed to be the correct home for one,,,they are a very active dog. And extremely vocal. They chase anything that runs,,,and may not come right aay…read up on breed please….learn all you can from knowledgeable sources.
I love my basenji/shepherd mix Dorylyn
Shih Tzu Chow Chow Mix
Everyone thinks that this Shih Tzu, Cocker Spaniel, and Chow Chow mutt is a German Shepherd puppy! We had him DNA tested though. He is almost a year old and 20 pounds. He will probably look like a 3 month old Puppy forever and I am okay with that! I love his curly ears and his very dedicated personality! He is a one person dog and very loyal!
The Chow Chow is known for being aloof with strangers but a dedicated family dog usually bonding with one family member more than any other. That is exactly our Benny. He could do without strangers, but loses it if I leave a room. Just like the classic Shih Tzu personality he has to follow us from room to room. I often trip over him because his is always by my feet.
A playful dog like the Cocker Spaniel but he does tend to be a little stubborn at first. This could be all three breeds. He has that wide chow chow smile but looks nothing like his dominant breed Shih Tzu. Although he may not look like one, he was very difficult to house train which is another common personality trait of the Shih Tzu. They are also notorious for being a fearful dog, which Benny can be at times. Luckily the guard dog comes out (I assume the chow has something to do with that) when it is necessary and he will bark if he senses someone near the door, or if I seem nervous walking by people at night.
He has a pretty low energy level and is content chewing on some of his toys and laying in bed with me. He also doesn’t shed at all. I have no idea why but I have never seen a single black hair on anything, and his hair is pretty long! It was love at first sight through that pound kennel and the best decision I ever made!
Border Collie Siberian Husky Mix
From Joy: Results from a DNA test showed that Astro is Border Collie, Australian Cattle Dog and Siberian Husky. While his physical appearance fits with that, none of those breeds dominates his personality. He is an obviously intelligent Working Dog but he doesn’t “eye” like a BC or hunt/run like a husky. If anything, he is like a very chill ACD without the need to chase or drove. In fact, he likes nothing better than to snuggle with or hug a human if he is not working. He was rescued from a high kill shelter. Rescuers found him roaming the streets of a gang-ridden urban area and covered in dirt, scabs and parasites. He was fearful, broken and within himself at the shelter when I first saw him.
Second Chance at Life
He must have had a good start in life as it soon became apparent he was fully housebroken, heel trained and loved to be around small children and babies. But his time on the streets had made him reactive and fear-aggressive towards large or unneutered male dogs. As I mentioned, he is extremely smart and is overcoming his trauma through diligent behavior modification training.
One important aspect of this is to make sure he gets enough exercise to keep him calm. I currently take him out 5-6 miles every morning for an off-leash run. This keeps him fit, calm and ready to work when asked. His first-time recall is about 95% and we are starting hand-signal and field training. He is becoming more comfortable with his canine brethren and now has a friendly “pack” of large dogs he can hang out with on the weekends. Astro may never be completely reliable around strange male dogs, which would prevent him from becoming a competitive agility or performance dog, but he has all the tools otherwise. Now that he is healthy and fit, he weighs 42-43 lbs with a 26″ girth. A wonderful boy all around, I am lucky to have found him.
Doberman Pinscher German Shepherd Boxer Mix
From Heidi: Rocky is a Doberman Pinscher German Shepherd Boxer Mix. He’s the baby of the house and he’s 3 years old. We got him at the Brevard Animal Shelter on Eau Gallie Rd in Melbourne Florida.
I came across rocky in an add on Facebook I believe , and I knew I had to get him, his eyes told me, I wanna come home with you. Lol! Rocky is such a lovable, sweet, amazing lil pup full of energy. Just being around him can bring U such joy. I absolutely love my little baby.
We also have cody who is my oldest dog. Cody is a 12 year old German Shepherd mix 2. I got him at the Brevard Animal Shelter as well. Originally I got rocky because Cody, my 12 years old, he needed a buddy. So when I brought Cody to the meet and greet they got along so well. Then when Rocky got home it was absolutely amazing & they get along so good. Both my dogs bring me & my family & friends such joy and happiness. I am truly blessed to have both of them.
Cairn Terrier Yorkshire Terrier Mix
Mugsey is a Cairn Terrier Yorkshire Terrier mix with maybe some Schnauzer mixed in. She has black hair and is about 13 pounds. She barks a lot and is very protective of owner, bossy. Demands attention loves to play cute tilts her head when you talk to her adorable play with my other dog all the time she is boss of the house I am very attached to my dogs. Everyone sees me says Do you take your dogs with you everywhere..? Yes I do, If I go somewhere they come with and wait I. The car I have a Rat Chi Male Caesar they are best friends. The male is so sweet good natured doesn’t bark much,loves everyone!
Would like some advice as to stopping her barking.
German Wire-haired Pointer, German Shepherd Mix
Fercho is smart, reads my moods well. He is a German Wire-haired Pointer, German Shepherd, Labrador, Setter, Retriever and possibly Rottweiler mix. He is 5 months old and was easy to train. Loves to relax and comfortable spaces, practical, likes to sit alone in the garden. Strong, traces of guard dog in him and very determined. Loves both cats at home and loves to lick my face in the mornings. Good appetite. Loving dog. Easy going. He has long hair, long strong legs, good runner, strong bite, some white hair but mostly all black.
Very loving dog. Her mom is registered here. Fercho lives with Mommy Cornelia, and sister Marigold.
Blackmouth Cur Pit Bull Mix
This is Ace is a Blackmouth Cur Pit Bull mix. Ace is a playful, outdoor-loving dog. He loves to ride on the golf cart and he is always getting his nose into everything.
Ace is about 60 lbs. He is not the most intelligent dog that ever lived, but he sure is sweet.
He barks when strangers come up to his owner’s house, but not excessively. Just a few barks to let his people know that someone is there. He has never been a big fan of food. Ace will take it or leave it most days. He loves water hence chasing the water from the garden hose makes him happy although baths are not his favorite.
German Shepherd American Pitbull Terrier Mix
Jackpot is a German Shepherd American Pitbull Terrier Mix. Jackpot is an adorable two month old dog that showed up at our business, cold and hungry. He’s a really good boy for such a young pup. Who could turn their back on this little guy?
He looks like a Shepard pup with shorty legs! His markings give him that “worried” look. He is happy and boisterous and all boy! He likes to do a little digging and chewing when his day gets boring. He’s an only pup but sometimes has Aunt Zoey, a lab/pit rescue dog, to play with. Jackpot is my handsome grand puppy and I love him to pieces!
Redbone Coonhound Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
Marley was DNA tested. Every generation, for four generations, is exactly 50/50 Redbone Coonhound Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix.
He is a fantastic family dog! Loads of energy and never wants to stop playing! Beautiful brindle coat. A tail that can empty a coffee table in one sweep and hurts when it hits your leg. Marley talks to us in his crying voice! He only barks and growls if he hears someone on our porch or driveway. marley gets along w all dogs at dog park. Marley goes into protect mode when my wife is walking him. Grandkids can take a bone from him, He is so chill! Tries to sneak into bed. Stays at my side wherever i go, inside or out. WE Live VE MARLEY!
Chow Chow Labrador Retriever Mix
Our dog is a Chow Chow Labrador Retriever Mix. Sasha is a very easy-going dog. Truly a Lab personality. She has a purple tongue. We did a DNA test on her. It came back as 75% undetermined, and the remaining 25% mostly Lab, and some Chow. Who knows what the undetermined part is. Maybe German Shepherd Dog. She certainly has the coat for it. She gets along great with her Miniature Schnauzer brother. She is a snuggle-bug with her human family.
Chow Beagle mix
From Nicholas: Huck is one quarter chow, Beatle,black lab, and boxer. He is smart to say the least. He is known for figuring thing out on his own even if they are complex.
He has the perfect temperament. He is loving loyal the chow being only a quarter makes it so he has just the right amount of protective instinct in him. He is great with children and other dogs loves the water and will play for hours if you if you let him.
He is not to big at all. He is about the size of a small black lab. When he was a puppy he was a bit spiteful if you did not get to the door fast enough to let him out he would go right in front of you and watch you as he did his business. Will not hesitate to put himself in harms way to protect you. Despite being 3 years old he is still as soft as can be and his skin is still fairly stretchy All in all great dog and companion.