Basset Hound Mixes: Which of These Cute Pups Is Right for You

There are many types of dogs available for adoption. Some breeds are popular and others are not so much. If you have never owned a dog before, it’s best to get a puppy or adult dog from one of these breeds that you like rather than adopting any other breed. But if you already own a pet, then there is no need to worry because most of them will do fine with your family. And if you want to adopt a dog from another breed, you may be able to find one that fits better into your family. So let’s look at some of the different types of dogs available for adoption.

1) German Shepherd Dogs

The German shepherd is a medium sized dog with short legs and long body. They are usually black but they can range in color from chocolate brown to black.

Their coats tend to be thick and curly. They are known for their loyalty and love of humans. They are very intelligent, loyal, friendly, affectionate and playful. German shepherds make excellent companions for children since they enjoy being around them.

2) Doberman Pinschers

Dobermans are small dogs with a medium length coat that ranges in color from light brown to dark brown. The coat tends to be dense and full with soft undercoat.

They are intelligent, fearless, independent, alert and confident dogs. They are wary of strangers and tend to be dominant. They are very loyal to their families but they can be aggressive with other dogs.

3) Beagles

Beagles are small scenthounds that have a short coat that comes in a variety of colors. They have long ears and a long tail that is usually carried curled over their backs.

Beagles are friendly, gentle, playful and very affectionate. They get along great with children and other dogs. They are large enough to be protective but small enough to be suitable for a city dwelling family.

4) Boxers

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The boxer is a large breed with short coat that comes in fawn or brindle. They have a square muzzle with a defined stop and a strong jaw.

The boxer is confident, playful, loyal and brave.

Sources & references used in this article:

Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide: Good Health, Loving Care, Maximum Longevity by J Szabo – 2005 – Workman Publishing

Puppy’s First Steps: The Whole-dog Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, Well-behaved Puppy by M Hoffman – 2000 – books.google.com

Dogs for dummies by NH Dodman, L Lindner – 2007 – books.google.com