As we near the end of my adoption anniversary month, pet rescue is on my mind. Mama ran into some people a few days ago who were looking for a dog. They wanted a specific breed. Mama wanted a specific breed too – LHM – Loveable Hypoallergenic Mutt!
This is what this breed looks like with his full coat on.
LHM’s are frequently quite cute!
Here he is after a severe summer cut.
As you can imagine, we LHM’s have a variety of looks. With our many variations, we are probably one of the largest dog breeds in the world.
Here’s our recipe:
- Take any hypoallergenic breed plus any other pure breed or LHM breed.
- Add a lot of love and cuddling to your LHM’s puppyhood
- Result — a “BONEY- FIDE”
I may have Mama petition the AKC to recognize our status. Who knows? We may be at the dog show next year!
(I know I can run around a carpet and earn treats as well as a Rhodesian Ridgeback!)
The folks that mom talked to last week were very precise about what breed they wanted.
They wanted a Vizsula.
I must say this Vizsula is a very good looking dog.
And I am certain that this breed has an “L” for LOVEABLE in its genetic code. (We can’t all be pure bred LHM’s – poor hound!)
There’s nothing wrong with wanting a specific dog breed. However, I worry that people might end up getting a dog from a puppy mill or some other undesirable place because they are breed specific. Mama and I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick blog about places that you can go to RESCUE
the particular dog you want.
Unfortunately, no dog breed is immune to bad owners, irresponsible breeders and rotten circumstances. You can probably find any sort of dog you want at a rescue or even the dog jail
Where to start?
Anyway, here are some great websites we found where people can begin their search for Breed Specific
They say all breeds, but we saw a lot of information about greyhounds and whippets and other sight hounds. This place is local for those in Southern California. When you check out this site be sure and surf around. There was a great photo of some whippets all piled together in a ….wait for it, wait for it….DOG PILE!
Of course, the American Kennel Club has a big directory that you can look at as well. It’s alphabetized! Of course, they make all sorts of disclaimers about their list – not responsible, not necessarily accurate, not endorsed… GEEZ why’d you provide it in the first place? It’s a good place to start, I suppose. American Kennel Club ( http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm )
- All about Dogs and Cats has an extremely comprehensive directory for breed rescues and good advice on how to deal with breed specific rescue organizations. I like this site. They have a blog called Paw Prints that I’ll be visiting soon! So whether you live in Texas, California, Pennsylvania or Nevada, or pretty much any state in the Union, this website has a great list for you. I was very impressed.
Another great dog breed!
There is one other great breed of dog out there for those of you looking.
The LM breeds (Loveable Mutt)! They are an even larger and more varied group than my beloved LHM breed!
Lots of rescues handle this sort of doggy – more rescues than I can possibly list!
Whatever dog you want, make certain that you have L genetic trait in your own make up!
We doggies don’t do well with Mamas and Daddy’s who are missing this gene.
But if you have LOVE in your heart and a good dose of R (Responsibility!), I think we might accept you as our furrever friends.
Well, fellow doggers!
Mama has an excess of L to pass on to me via a tummy rub!