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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 11:11 AM
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    dwalden2

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    Boxer FTW!!!

    Boxers are awesome. Had one since I was 3.

    They're crazy energetic, fun to play with, and awesome with kids. I know the OP is only like 18, but that's always a good trait to have. The dog we have now is a boxer/mutt mix. She's awesome, but when I finally get my house built I will have a full blooded boxer. At least 1.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    Australian Shepherd or Flat Coated Retriever. Both are amazingly smart, loyal and eager to please. Perfect dogs for such a big yard, my flat coated retriever (Duke) would never leave the yard, fenced or not.

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  3. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    Huskys are cool dogs but can be a handful... not near as mellow as your lab. Huskys are more interested in other dogs than people... They take a long time to mellow out.

    Malamutes are very protective: good if you have kids, not good if you have BBQs.

    German Shep: great dogs, smart, they need to be challenged, trained, and need more than a game of fetch to stay stimulated. You'll spend your last several years together figuring ways to sneak pain meds into treats for its bad hips.

    Get a mutt. A shepardy lab mix has been my best dog by far... plus she was free.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Get a Rhodesian Ridgeback or a Cain corso, do some looking but thats the choice that I have to make.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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  6. Sep 6, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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  7. Sep 6, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    I like those.
     
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    Ours is a rescue from a boxer shelter near our house. So sad to see all those boxers that need homes! Got him when he was around 2 years old and had him for 21/2 years. Turned out to be a great dog!!


     
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    larger breed - blue nose pit or doberman
     
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    Kelpie gets my vote, I have a jack Russel right now, he is 10. So i am getting a Kelpie for him to play with while i am at work. Kelpie are an extremely smart breed, but be ready to work with them, or it will either dig your yard full of holes, or just jump clean over it.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Kelpie
     
  14. Sep 6, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    chocolate and yellow labs, that's what i have great companions good with kids.:cool:
     
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    Best dogs I've had:
    Belgian Shepard, (black variation of Malinois) - male, super-hyper. super-smart, mid-sized, herding/working dog. Was a pretty aggresive dog and quite protective. He was ultra cool, but high maintenance.
    American Staffordshire (a pit bull sub-type) - female, brindle, mellow, fantastically friendly and lovable, but dog-aggresive - never had a better dog.

    My buddy has a Dutch Sheppard and it is a tall, lean athlete with bl/grey brindle coloring. I've seen the dog run down a rabbit - not to hurt it - just for fun. It is a very nice sheppard breed with few genetic issues like hips, etc.. Nice height, length, and girth (like a med to lg GSB, but thinner - very nice breed.

    Have to agree with "rescuing" a dog - especially during these tough times. If you want a certain breed you can find breed specific "rescue" websites. My friend got his Dutch Sheppard pup from such a place, and worked out great. Seen other sites for lots of different kinds of dogs.

    I would get another Pit without hesitation. However, any breed that has been labeled as "aggressive/dangerous" (like the Pits) have a lot more liability, and a lot more bias against them - so be prepared if you are getting one of them.

    Good Luck...
     
  16. Sep 6, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Wow, lots of great choices. Another lab is a good choice. Golden retriever is very intelligent, great with kids as are many others. Personally have english springer spaniels. I hunt but they also great make great pets as long as you can get them some exercise. Typically a bit smaller than a lab if thats any consideration.
     
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    I like Rhodesian Ridgeback,Bloodhound, Blue Tick or Redbone Coon/Fox hounds
     
  18. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    The answer to this question is, how do YOU live your life? How patient of a person are you? You want a breed of dog that will best match your personality and lifestyle. If you are impatient, you don't want a breed that is stubborn and difficult to train. Are you a couch potato? Then you don't want a hyper dog. You also need to check with your insurance company, and make sure that the breed of dog you are interested in is not on their black list. I have a Great Pyrenees as I wanted a dog that was quiet and laid back in the house, large enough to be a deterrent to those who would target my house with malicious intent, and have little desire to train beyond basic housebreaking and obedience.
     
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    go to the pound or shelter and rescue a dog.
     
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