My name is Joy and I have a 2yr old Lab/Doberman/Shar-pei mix. I rescued her when she was 8 weeks old. This may sound strange, but the only dogs I've ever owned have been large breed rescues, like Gordy the great dane and Karsie the rott/mastiff mix. I have been told that she has more of a lab temperament, so I have joined here to speak with lab people and get as much info as I can about the breed. I have taken every precaution I know of to make sure that she is a happy and healthy girl. I've socialized her like I would with any dog, trained her with the senstivity warrented a Doberman, avoided Shar-pei temperament issues like the plague, gotten her into sports and retreiving with the best Labs I know, and loved her unconditionally. I've been lurking for a while and learned so much.