I was happy to find this site. I was a little doubtful about the breed that I was told my new puppy was, so I posted a thread with pics and asked for people's opinions. What I got were some very snide, borderline rude responses. People got the idea that for some reason I would love my pup less if she was or was not a specific breed, but that is not at all the case. As a child, my mother raised Shelte's (sp?) so I did remember that it is best to know your dog's breed and as much about that breed as possible to take care of the dog. Sometimes specifics CAN dictate certain care. She is an adorable puppy with MUCH personality. I've only had her a few days and I am so attached already that I couldn't imagine life without her. I hope that any future posts that I may put up are met with a little less discontent.