cute pup. reminds me of my boy, without the mask. I have a mutt Could not love him more if he had papers or not. He is a pet, I do not show him so I could care less if I know what breed he really is. he is just a dog to me. Welcome.
I still consider myself a newbie compared to the veterans who have a lifetime with the breed and this topic has been brought up numerous times by many different people and glad the way the more experience are handling it. To the OP please read the links and stickies that was recommended to you because there is a wealth of knowledge in them. By the way welcome to GP