If you are not hooked on a special breed dogs from a rescue organization can be a better fit than any posh breed. You will be their hero for the rest of their lives, they know how lucky they are. It’s their second and last chance to get a life worth living. I am friends with the project Wir retten Hunde e.V. It is a small nonprofit organisation based in Germany engaged mainly in Eastern and Southern Europe. They are trying to save charming friendly dogs from their lethal fate abroad and match them with families in Germany. If the start hasn’t been good, at least make it a happy ending.