Before reading further, take a look at the photo below and make your best guess about this dog’s breed:
Have you guessed yet? Don’t scroll down until you do!
How about now?
Now, the title of this post should have clued you in that the answer isn’t as obvious as it appears. If we saw Bruno and his owner walking through the park, most of us would probably immediately think “Labrador Mix.” And we would be wrong.
Bruno is a hound/shepherd mix. How do we know? Bruno’s owner has had the good fortune to meet both of the parents (who belong to friends of hers), which is something most owners of mixed breeds are unable to do.
Why does this matter? Why am I bothering to tell you all of this?
I want you to understand that we can’t always judge a book by its cover when it comes to mixed breed dogs. Many a qualified person has misidentified a mixed breed – it’s quite easy to do, as evidenced by the photo above. So, as you see dogs out in public or at the shelter, try to judge them based on their character and personalities, and not solely by their fur color or head shape. It might open the door to making a new and unique furry friend!