I have rescued a bunch of dogs in the last 30-40 years. Right now, I live with five dogs, all of them rescued and for the first time in my life, they're all purebreds (I think). The oldest one is a Beagle. He's 12 years old, or so. The only thing he cares about is food. Then, there're Sophie and her brother Zorro. They're 3 years old and I found them when they were about 8 weeks, sleeping in the middle of one of my pastures on top of a hill. I don't know how they made it, since that pasture is surrounded by woods full of coyotes. Zorro is very smart and affectionate. Sophie is the most beautiful puppy I've ever seen and there's no dog more affectionate than she. They're supposed to be German short-hair pointers. I don't know, but they did point a lot when they were pups. They absolutely love to go swimming. And three months ago, I adopted/rescued a couple of unwanted pit bulls. Paris is about 4 years old and 70 pounds of pure muscle. Although, she has been opening up, she's still somewhat reserved. One can tell she has seen many disappointments with people. But she is getting better. Roma is only a year old and also very affectionate. Everything is a game for her. She has no respect for anyone's personal space. If she wants to snuggle, she will! I look at these two pit bulls and wonder why they weren't wanted. They get along with the other dogs, kids, horses, cows and are very smart and obedient.