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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #101
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Labs are awesome! I have never seen a lab that drools unless you tease it with food...lol but they are great dogs. I love dobs too but they are bigger than what you are looking for. I would get a lab. Theres a reason lab owners typically keep getting another lab after one passes..... just my 2cents.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #102
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I have a husky and see where youre coming from. My brother just got one thats 1/4 australian Shepherd. 6mos now and its a really cool dog so far. Face looks all husky but the body fur is more shepherd and I dont think he will have as much trouble with coat blowing. Wouod probably suit you well
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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #103
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I have a husky and see where youre coming from.
They're unique dogs, and their behavior really fits well with me, they're odd and so am I.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 12:32 PM   #105
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Grew up with a Husky... Loved her to death... Now I have two Newfoundlands... Love these dogs to death even more... Look at Rotts? Those are medium/small


Teddy on left... Bear on right...
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Old September 26th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #106
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Grew up with a Husky... Loved her to death... Now I have two Newfoundlands... Love these dogs to death even more... Look at Rotts? Those are medium/small
Exactly how high/drunk are you right now?
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Old September 26th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #107
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Maybe you've already found your breed, you know their traits.
Now all you have to do is find reputable breeder.
I really liked this book especially the parts about early handling (0-9weeks) and how it effects later in life personality.
They also go into puppy aptitude testing.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Raising-Pu.../dp/0316083275
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Maybe you've already found your breed, you know their traits.
Now all you have to do is find reputable breeder.
I really liked this book especially the parts about early handling (0-9weeks) and how it effects later in life personality.
They also go into puppy aptitude testing.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Raising-Pu.../dp/0316083275
If I purchase another husky I will return to the breeder that I bought my last dog from. Before I do that I will certainly be talking it over with the wife (not a dog person) and taking her out to visit breeders/shelters to expose her to some other breeds and dogs so that she can be a part of the decision
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Exactly how high/drunk are you right now?


I'd love a rott, if I was in a different place in life, they are cool as fukc dogs, but WAY too big and not agile/athletic enough to fit into my current lifestyl.
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Exactly how high/drunk are you right now?
I don't drink dumbass... Neither do drugs...

Meet Zoey... 100% German female Rott...

2 Yrs old...
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I don't drink dumbass... Neither do drugs...

Meet Zoey... 100% German female Rott...

2 Yrs old...
So tiny I bet it fits in a teacup!
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I'd love a rott, if I was in a different place in life, they are cool as fukc dogs, but WAY too big and not agile/athletic enough to fit into my current lifestyl.
Rotts were/are hearding dogs... They are pretty athletic...
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Old September 26th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #113
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So tiny I bet it fits in a teacup!
Weighs in at a back breaking 56lbs...
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Based in what you are looking for in a dog, Labs tend to always shed, any kind d of hound (beagle-bloodhound) are smelly, drooly, never stop shedding..... but you will still end up loving the hell out of them. Despite their doofy nature, bloodhounds do not just sleep on the porch, they are very active and require a lot of attention. We had a 110# rescued bloodhound for 10 years. She was a love-hate relationship. That big red bitch was a big commitment to keep. I had a beagle as a kid. 35#, sassy and funny, stubborn hound personality, the Snoopy well represents them in the Charlie Brown movies.

.best dog I ever had was a Chow/Lab mix. He was 50# extremely loyal, shedding was semiannual and manageable (more chow coat than lab). He somehow always knew where he supposed to be. He's been gone 3 years now and I still miss him horribly. Wife found him on the median age the 75/M10 interchange, and we had him about 11 years.

Right now we have a Papillion (sp?) mix. We think he has rat terrier in him too since he's 2x the size of a pure bred Papillion. He's only 15#, is a great alert dog (he won't scare anybody, but nobody gets close to the house without us knowing), barely sheds at all, is incredibly good around kids, has a very fun personality. I've never been one for little dogs, but he's changed my opinion. The little part comes in handy everywhere. Not big enough to damage anything in the house, stays in a small crate during the day, and travels well. He's a tough little guy, he's gone on trail rides with my wife and 10 other horseback riders and knows how to stay out of trouble. If you have any rodent pets though, it won't work out. We watched a Guinea pig for a weekend and he was bat-shit crazy the whole time. He obsessed for two days and didn't eat or sleep. He wanted to kill that thing soooooo bad.

Still no comparison to my Chowbrador, but I wonder if I'll ever find a match for that guy.

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Rotts were hearding dogs... They are pretty athletic...
zoey looks to be a lot bigger of a dog than I want.

Every rott I have ever met was a big ole lug, not exactly an agility contest winner....

They're cool as fukc , I really like them, but too big.
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Weighs in at a back breaking 56lbs...
That's small/medium to you?

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Height: Males 24 - 27 inches (61 - 69 cm) Females 22 - 25 inches (56 - 63 cm)
Weight: Males 95 - 130 pounds (43 - 59 kg) Females 85 - 115 pounds (38 - 52 kg)
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Weighs in at a back breaking 56lbs...
I'll post it again....Greasemonkey are you keeping a tally?

My dog was 45lbs. I don't want a dog bigger than that. By my math.....well.....you get the idea.
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http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/rottweiler.htm
Yup...
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I'll post it again....Greasemonkey are you keeping a tally?

My dog was 45lbs. I don't want a dog bigger than that. By my math.....well.....you get the idea.
Well next time be more specific... You said try to keep around it... Never said it had to be...
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Well next time be more specific... You said try to keep around it... Never said it had to be...
I don't really want to be a dick, but I have to agree with mountainbikinbryno, what kinda drugs/alcohol are you on? Or, can you just not read very well?

I've highlighted some things below for you. All of which should point out that a Rott even a small 56lb rott does not fit my criteria. Just to be MORE SPECIFIC for you I capatalized things and highlighted and underlined them and stuff....to make it easier for you.

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Unfortunately my Siberian Husky passed away a few weeks ago.....and to be honest I can't stand coming home to my "empty" house anymore. I'm a sucker for a wagging tail waiting for me.

I am looking for some suggestions on breeds, though another Husky is pretty high on the list.

Pro's of my husky:
She was awesome.
Didn't have dog breathe
Didn't stink
Didn't require baths
Didn't drool
Didn't Bark
Wasn't too big/small (48 lbs)Athletic/Agile (good for hiking, biking, etc)
Didn't eat a lot of food
Enjoyed being outdoors
Was a very content dog.
Did not bother my allergies to cats/dogs.

Cons of a husky:
Harry Houdini escape artists who aren't real awesome off leash.
Furry
Didn't play fetch

I wouldn't mind a slightly smaller dog as we travel on most weekends and it would be easier to fit a smaller dog in the back seat with the kids, but not a requirement. I also wouldn't mind a dog that shed a bit less.
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I am considering it, but one of the reasons I would prefer a purebread is so that I can choose the characteristics in a dog that I like.

A husky is leading the charge, a lab is a consideration (but most of them are bigger than I want). Ideally I'd like a dog somewhere in the 35-45lb range.
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A couple of things, some of you are missing that I don't want a BIGGER dog than my husky. She was just over knee high on me, her head was just about level with my hand when I was standing I could pat the top of her head, if not a bit lower. She was 44lbs the day she was laid to rest. Golden Retrievers are great dogs, but I don't want a long haired dog. My husky could go out in the mud mountain biking with us and when the mud dried I could brush it right off her in a matter of 30 seconds due to the way her fur was. As I kid I remember spending hours trying to get our golden clean after she went swimming in the swamps by our house. Also burrs/pickers/etc get all tangled in the fur of those dogs, again that stuff didn't stick badly to my husky's fur, another plus if she is going to go hiking/biking with us often than have to jump back into my truck to go home.

I like a lot of the dogs that are being suggested, in fact I like most all dogs, but I am leaning towards some sort of working dog they seem to have a lot of the characteristics that I like in a dog.

The blue heeler and the husky still remain at the top of my list. The biggest downfall of the husky was the coat blowing out twice a year, outside of that and the extra attention neeed while off leash. My dog never ran off on me, unfortunately she would however run off on others. Nothing an electric fence will not cure this time around, so not a huge huge concern, but something to think about.

I also agree with others when it comes to training, most people who were around my dog would comment on her behavior, she was a very good dog.
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I'll try again.

I don't want a dog that is/was bigger than my husky. If anything I want a smaller dog.
Therefore I stopped reading afrer the first 3 words of your second sentence.
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I'm hoping for something in the 30-50lb range max. At this point in our lives we own a focus and a crew cab pick up, unless I purchase a topper the dog has to fit in the middle of the back seat with the kids on family trips. I don't think the short hair would be overly huge, but at 45lbs my husky was about as big as I think I want a dog to be.
Most huskies are actually bred to be bigger than they are supposed to be. The breeder that I will buy a husky from if I go that route shows her dogs and uses them for sprint sled races, so due to showing them she has to keep them within the proper sizes to score well, so i'm pretty much guaranteed a dog that will be the same size as my last one.
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I'll post it again....Greasemonkey are you keeping a tally?

My dog was 45lbs. I don't want a dog bigger than that. By my math.....well.....you get the idea.
I hope that I have now made myself clear for you Reiko.
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