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What breed of dog should I get?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by toy02ota, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Sep 6, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Another place to try out besides the shelter if you are looking for a pure breed, reach out to Rescues. Like German Shepherd Rescue, they are all over the place.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    I have to vote for GSD! I absolutely adore the breed, but like all pure breeds, you really have to research what kind of stock your puppy comes from. GSD's have been overbred due to massive popularity over the decades and you can get anything from a watered down american "show" dog that has no work drive to an aggressive, nervous, unsteady dog that has no desire to please. If you get a dog from working lines, be prepared to work him. I can guarantee if you get a dog from decent stock, you can pretty much train him to do anything. There may be better protection dogs out there, but I doubt there's any breed as versatile as the GSD.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    From personal experience I have to recommend the GSD. From work experience (law enforcement) I'd also have to recommend the Belgian Malinois... very similar to a GSD but more agility and smaller frame. Both are amazing dogs with good amount of years for average life. They are working dogs so you need to keep them busy and be active with them. Excellent natural protectors too for their family unit which is a big plus in my opinion.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    Hungarian Vizsla. They're great dogs, my wife and I have 2 and wouldn't trade them for anything else. They're amazingly capable field dogs, but at the same time they're great indoors with the family.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Shelter Dog! If you go in to look around your pretty much guarantee'd to come out with one.

    When animal control isn't working i get the lovely job of answering animal calls and take many good dogs to the shelter all the time. Everytime i drop one off i see about 3 i'd like to take home with me.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Gerrman Shepard. I grew up with them and want another one after one of my Pits go to doggy heaven.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    I'm a big English Bulldog guy...I know the can have hip and respiratory problems but if you get one from a good breeder those problems aren't as severe :) Plus there so damn cute! I know your probably looking for more of an energetic dog but just look at this puppy lol...it could end wars its so cute :D

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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  9. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    Is that your dog Scott?
     
  10. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Take a look at Labradoodles, we have one and she's a fantastic dog. The lab knows when its time to play, but the poodle side is down to chill out
     
  11. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    Definately rescue something. There are tons of dogs from all breeds that desperately need a good home.

    Our girls came from The American Bulldog Rescue.

    http://americanbulldogrescue.org/
     
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    get an aussie
     
  13. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    Mutt, all the way. Go to your local shelter and save one or two_One of the best things I ever did. pit mix (nala), shar-pai mix (augustus).:)
     
  14. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    No, just some random one off the Internet but isn't it adorable? Dude I'm getting one as soon as I getta house for sure
     
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    My wife saw that and melted. If I have to get another dog it is your fault.
     
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    this is a great idea as well!
     
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    GERMAN SHEPHERD!!!!!
     
  20. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    Ya, Christy was like, 'Tell him to bring that puppy over right now!' :D
     
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