What is the best mixed breed dog?

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What was the best-mixed breed dog you ever owned?

Have you ever owned a mixed breed dog that was really the best all-around dog you ever had?

If so, what kind of mix was he?

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His name was Jazz. He just died last year. Three weeks before his 18th birthday. I was going to give him a key to the dog house.

He was a real Australian dog. A kelpie Cross we call them. They can have any number of other breeds in them, the Kelpie cross, but as long as you can still see the kelpie in markings or ears or stance....they're all fine dogs. Oddly enough they're actually far better dogs, for many purposes than the purebred kelpie. Though the purebred kelpie is an animal of great magnificence, practical application, and remarkable physical beauty...they can tend to be hyperactive, scatty, bitey, and cantankerous if not actually on a sheep station, running 200 km a day after the mob.

The kelpie cross, on the other hand, can easily slot into that role...and run all day with the best purebred...and do the job as well or better than they too.

But it will also assimilate easily into your suburban life, as long as you love it a lot and like going to the park...and have kids. They love kids. They're the best dogs in the world to have if you have kids. They think of the kids like this I think......"Well. It's small. Doesn't seem real bright and it obviously belongs to those people who feed me and allow me to worship them. Must be some kind of a sheep. I'd best look after it."

My old dog used to come to get me when the kids were ill in the night. He would prevent them from crossing roads if they slipped out of my grip when walking and made one of those lightning-fast toddler dashes they're famed for

...he would simply run till he caught them, get right round in front, push his side against them, and ever so gently move them BACK from the roadway, till I had managed to catch up and could get their hand again.

He was $30 from a market in Sydney. Bought for me very much against my will as a birthday gift from a friend who wanted to cheer me up after a bad break-up with my boyfriend. I think he may have quite literally saved my life, as the week-long benders of drinking and drug abuse simply had to stop when I had a puppy to train...and walk...and cuddle.

Anyone who tells you that you can't buy love, never bought a dog like Jazz is all I can say.
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I've only had a few mixes, but the best one was the first dog my husband and I bought about a week before we were married 37 1/2 years ago.  We were told that it was a GSD/Beagle mix, but I don't know who could prove that.  We paid $30.00 for her and named her after a Cruise Ship.  Her name was Flavia.  The worse mix we ever had was a Lab/Irish Setter mix that we got for free.  I swear that dog was the dumbest dog on the planet.
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My dog was part Chow Chow and shepherd. She was loyal to me like a chow but also protective of my family like a shepherd. She had the best of both breeds. I am not saying to go out and get one because this mix could be a challenge also. I see a lot of labrador chow mixes and with the characteristics of those two breeds, you could have a really great friend with the right socialization.
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I've had a number of dogs growing up - some mixes, some purebred rescues.  My most fav dog growing up was a rescued (from abuse) black Cairn Terrier.  He was such a cool dog.  I had a Chi/Manchester terrier mix female and a Beagle mix - they were ok, but the Beagle would howl and dig holes.  I'd never owned another Beagle or Beagle mix.
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Actually, most of our mixes have been irritating and slightly dim, not going to lie. I owned a purebred St. Bernard and a purebred Golden Retriever, and currently have a wolf hybrid. I have nothing against mixed breeds, have owned a lot of them! :):) but as far as disposition goes, my Saint and my Golden were the best all-around dogs.
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I have had a GSD/ Beagle mix and he was one of the smartest, loyal dogs ever. But my fave is my APBT/ AmStaff mix that I have now. He's 11 months old and he knows over 20 tricks. He excels at agility and he has won 5/6 of his competitions. I love him sooo much. He sleeps with me and goes to work with me.  His name is Domino and he is black with little white spots on his ears. He's a rescue from a dogfighter in Harlem NY, yet you would never know it because he is great with other dogs and he is very submissive.
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The dog I am currently owning- Sally!:D she is 6 years old.

Her dad was a full greyhound who has died quite recently :(

Her mom is smaller than her- she is a smooth-coated dog, a collie cross jack Russell.

Sally is very beautiful and slightly smaller than a collie.

I love her very much- she is very fast, cute and crazy! She knows when something is wrong and has bonded with me. She knows how to do some tricks as well and if I pay attention to another pet, like when I get a new fish and I pay attention to it she will cry as she is jealous! She sticks up for herself against other dogs and she is very cheeky.
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Irish Water Spaniel x Red/Irish Setter
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Rhodesian Ridgeback shepherd mix. Smartest dog ever...
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I have a dog named "Subok" We actually named her Glass but one night she got sick.. so.. we came up with new names and she got better...

She has a sister but.. she died.. sadly.

Anyway's She is a Shih-Tzu and pomeranian Mix.

The father is the Shih-Tzu and the mother is the pomeranian..

The Pomeranian has a scar on her butt because she was in a car accident. My grandmother saved her and fed her.

The Shih-Tzu we were in the Philippines and my friend had a dog who was pregnant and had a bunch of babies.. and We bought the Shih-Tzu for 500 pesos.
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