I like 'muts'.. like me... We have had some good "AKA" recognized breeds, rarely.
Our current 2 are 'rescues'... a 'red' dog belongs to our son... dog almost like a Ridgeback.. but smaller and about 28 pounds. My wife's dog, we think is a Bichon Frise...
I have held several and each I held as they left this world... as we had to 'put them down'. My wife was the 'brave' one and stayed home as several pups and two cats and I took the last rides together.
At first, there is no hope....then we begin to realize those gone before ARE in a better place and I must have courage to let go of their spirits...after our own time of mourning... then continue on my own path and maybe find another soul who wants to share some of my life... and I realized I am BLESSED again... and in fact, always am... blessed. Be blessed..
Peace and Blessings..