Mutt Monday: Adopt a Dog Like Rin-Tin-Tin

By Deborah Taylor-French  Dog Leader Mysteries

Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot get a great dog by adoption.

Rin-Tin-Tin is proof that finding a dog that needs you, can be far better than buying a puppy. Rin-Tin-Tin never produced a puppy that had his unique talents. Talent and willingness to work and bond with people never repeats machine like in animal after animal. This one dog, that became and still lives as a legendary hero, out-shone all his puppies.

Breeding purebred dogs does not insure smart dogs.

Lee Duncan never was able to replicate his beloved adopted Rinty.

"Looking for a home" adoption photograph
“Looking for a home” adoption photograph

Adopt a Dog Like Rin-Tin-Tin

Purebred dogs end up in animal shelters, all the time. The Westside German Shepherd Rescue runs a fun YouTube channel.

German Shepherds for adoption

__Please, take a look at The Westside German Shepherd dogs.

Please let me know if you adopt a dog from this rescue, thanks!

8 thoughts on “Mutt Monday: Adopt a Dog Like Rin-Tin-Tin

  1. Wonderful blog, Deborah. The Rin Tin Tin clip was a real surprise–I somehow was under the false impression that Rin Tin Tin was a classic ‘black and tan’ but this clip shows him to be almost a carbon copy of my guy Kobuk.

    Would you mind if I shared this clip with German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California?

    Bob Jachens


    1. Thanks for reading, Bob. Yes, please do share this with the German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, I am a fan of their labor of love.

      Yes, the original Rinty was dark, but Lee Duncan feared that all the bright movie set lights used to light his dark fur hurt his dog’s vision. After the first dog, Lee wanted lighter tan working dogs. He always called his dogs working dogs, they were not trick performers. The first Rinty proved a superb prize winning jumper, clearing over 12 feet.

      Here is a link to a post, based on a true story of walking and playing with my neighbor’s gentle giant, Rocky. Enjoy!


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