We've never bought a dog. Pound puppies all the way. Our Black Lab mix came from the side of the road; free to good home sign. Turned out she can tell when my wife's sugar goes high/low. Never trained. . . . all on her own. Of all the dogs we've had the Malinois/Pyreneese mixes have become the best dogs ever. The Pyreneese takes the hyper out of the Malinois, and the Malinois keeps the size down. Both breeds are super smart, loyal and protective. I ramble.
Mila the Wonder Dog. 50 pounds of rescue mutt. Seriously the best dog, I've ever had. Listens well enough to be off leash in public, I could tell her to sit outside 7-11 and she would happily wait there for me to come back for an hour. Just have no damn clue why someone would give up this, and I don't say it lightly, perfect dog. She had a littler, they kept the puppies and sent her to the pound.... She loves the wind in nose. Would ride on the dang hood of the truck if I let her. Still tempted to rig a basket up for the S10 and let her ride pillion.
She's a rescue........................we sent in one of those "Doggy DNA" tests once.
She's mostly LAB-Pitbull mix, but she has a couple other English breeds mixed in.
She's super-sweet, but high-energy.