I have 3 dogs from 2 to 9 years old. I love them to death. They are all mixed breeds and fairly big dogs (40-80 lbs). I love mutts from the pound. They always love you even more for being their savior. Dogs are just so loyal, protective, and loving. I don't understand why some people hate them. I know they slobber and are covered with hair and make noise but damn they are so loveable.