I love them! Boxers are the best :)
I got my mutt from my local shelter. I was going through a really tough break-up, and finally had my own place. I'd been wanting a dog since I came to school, and so I went and got one! The first time I went, I thought I wanted a smaller dog, since I'd be living in apartments for awhile. But then this face looked up at me amidst the barking and whining of all the other dogs:
How could I say no to that? He was the only one not jumping or crying for attention. He just sat in his little kennel, and looked at me with those brown eyes. I knew he was the one. So I adopted him! He was much smaller, skinnier, and dirtier than in this picture, but after monthly baths and several months of good food, he turned into this handsome fellow!
Poor guy had spent his whole life in the pound. He was abandoned with his sister at 5 weeks old, and they both lived in the shelter till they got adopted out. She was the first one to go, and then I got him. He had spent 162 days in his little kennel. :(
Needless to say, he has some separation anxiety issues, but I'm working with him every day, and he has made progress. I can leave now without fear of coming home to a destroyed couch!
Here's some more pics of my boy:
His name is Neils, btw. Pronounced Nells. It's a Danish name. :)
The shelter told me he's a husky mix. I've been doing a lot of looking around, and at first I thought he was husky/german shepherd. But he's too tiny. Then I thought husky/border collie. Nope, not the right body type. My dad calls him Anubis because he looks like a jackal. Wish I would have thought of that when I named him! Now I think he's a husky/greyhound. What do y'all think?