any dog relinquished to a shelter.I'm currently looking possibly to get a second dog, I've considered all personal aspects of this, like i would be prepared to enroll in training/obedience classes if needed, i have studied whether my home would be suitable for a second dog, with enough space for both dogs to play, and yet have their own space. I'm happy with the outcome of these studies but...
What I was really wondering is, does anyone know of any breeds that are bred, but are often overlooked due to size/looks/temperament. I feel that there are enough families and people looking for good looking calm dogs, and it's time i offered my home to an under appreciated breed.
Does anyone know of any breeds like this?
Som'thing like 75% (or higher I forget) of shelter dogs are brought their by their owner because they didn't fit the size or behavior requirements of its household . Usually "unacceptable" behavior is the issue.
Pit Bulls come to mind especially. As they need an experienced, responsible owner, and since there are so many in shelters. Chow Chows (in Ca at least) come to mind as well.