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Don’t forget about the non-purebred dogs and their unique lineages. Mixed-breed dogs of all types and sizes often demonstrate energetic, fun-loving personalities. More likely than not, this type of pooch will instantly become your loyal companion, ready to accompany you on any and every adventure. Woodard noted that you can find many breeds and mixes of breeds in local shelters and breed rescues. “They need homes, so save a life by adopting from your local shelter or rescue group.”