I have always wondered how people choose the sort of dogs they accept into their household. I guess there must be many reasons, some positive and some negative.
We are not breeders, or show dog people, who specialize and stick with one or two breeds. I can honestly say that the dogs in the Coast Dragonfly Products pack have all been different. I can’t say that we have taken on a dog from a shelter (perhaps we should) but we have taken in waifs and strays from daughters (canine and feline).
We like dogs who are different and complement each other. All dogs have their plus and minuses, and complementary dogs are those breeds that tone down the negatives of another breed. But what I can say is that we have loved them all in their own ways, and miss them terribly when they pass on.
The next dog, I am reliably told by my wife, is likely to be a Bulldog. We looked after Cooper, in the photo, for a year while my daughter was training for the military. He is not only the Coast Dragonfly Products mascot but also features on the C-2Pets Quality Dog Nail Clipper.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0156R1DHA
The Victorian Bulldog is a fine variant of the bulldog clan. Smaller and less prone to tubbiness, but with all the loving characteristics of the Old English Bulldog. I also think that they have a longer life span too. Unfortunately they are not so common in North America. A Bulldog is an idela complement to the Yellow Labrador and the Newfoundland/ Yellow labrador mix who is currently the senior citizen.