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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Looking for a new dog, suggestions?

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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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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Labs are great dogs, but about the same size.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Aussie!!!

I have 2 and love them. My youngest one is a frisbee catching fool! A little on the hyper side but super loyal. Best dogs I have ever had.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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Labs are great dogs, but about the same size.
I've considered a lab, but they tend to drool/lick a bit more than most of the huskies I have been around, though I know you can train that out of them. My other concern with a lab is the chewing stages, my dog never really went through that.

2 of my brothers have labs and they are great dogs. It's definitely a consideration.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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Aussie!!!

I have 2 and love them. My youngest one is a frisbee catching fool! A little on the hyper side but super loyal. Best dogs I have ever had.
My neighbors have 4 Aussies and they never shut the fukc up. I would much rather kill them than own one. I know not every dog is annoying as my neighbors, but I don't think I am planning to consider them.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #6
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pound puppy house here.

would you consider checking the local humane society/no kill shelter to see if your future buddy is there?

we've had nothing but great luck.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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My neighbors have 4 Aussies and they never shut the fukc up. I would much rather kill them than own one. I know not every dog is annoying as my neighbors, but I don't think I am planning to consider them.
They're not for everyone, they have a lot of energy. The barking issues can be fixed with training.

I think what you should be looking for is a Golden Retriever. I think that breed fits a lot of the characteristics you are looking for.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #8
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They're not for everyone, they have a lot of energy. The barking issues can be fixed with training.

I think what you should be looking for is a Golden Retriever. I think that breed fits a lot of the characteristics you are looking for.
I grew up with Goldens, they bother my allergies. My parents have a Golden right now. She's a great dog. They're also a lot bigger than my husky was, your aussie would work well if they didn't bark so damn much.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #9
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pound puppy house here.

would you consider checking the local humane society/no kill shelter to see if your future buddy is there?

we've had nothing but great luck.
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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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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I grew up with Goldens, they bother my allergies. My parents have a Golden right now. She's a great dog. They're also a lot bigger than my husky was, your aussie would work well if they didn't bark so damn much.
Does CC's Aussie bark a lot?

My youngest one barks more then my older one and it really isn't that bad. Again it's how you train them.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #11
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My 12 year old Aussie/ Black Lab mix is awesome.

She is getting slow in her older years, but still wants to puppy play with me once a day, fetch, chase, whatever.
She's never been a barker, very smart, loving, great companion.
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Boxers are great dogs. They are awesome with kids but look mean enough most people won't test the waters so to say. A downside is they can be sensitive to heat.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #13
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Does CC's Aussie bark a lot?

My youngest one barks more then my older one and it really isn't that bad. Again it's how you train them.
I don't know, I have never seen CC's dog. An Aussie probably isn't a bad bet. I guess my neighbors dogs just have me annoyed with the breed.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #14
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Boxers are great dogs. They are awesome with kids but look mean enough most people won't test the waters so to say. A downside is they can be sensitive to heat.
my brother has had two boxers, those things are WAY too retarded and hyper of a dog for me.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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blue heeler. i have a red heeler and as soon as my 17 year old lab passes im getting a blue for her partner. best dog i have ever had.unreal smart, smaller and loves to ride anywere.will run with you when you ride your bike also.the reds are a little bit moody, the blues seem to be calmer.they usually have a long life span also.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #16
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I grew up with Goldens, they bother my allergies. My parents have a Golden right now. She's a great dog. They're also a lot bigger than my husky was, your aussie would work well if they didn't bark so damn much.
My Aussie barks about once a year and I've never taught him not to. He also stays right close to where I'm at all the time, have not used a leash in years. Some of what you may be experiencing with your neighbors is the pack thing. CC has a Aussie maybe he will chime in.
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Bull Terrier. The most entertaining dog you will ever own.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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blue heeler. i have a red heeler and as soon as my 17 year old lab passes im getting a blue for her partner. best dog i have ever had.unreal smart, smaller and loves to ride anywere.will run with you when you ride your bike also.the reds are a little bit moody, the blues seem to be calmer.they usually have a long life span also.
I like this suggestion. I will have to do some research on the blue's. Thanks
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #19
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Does CC's Aussie bark a lot?

My youngest one barks more then my older one and it really isn't that bad. Again it's how you train them.
I have never heard Kelly's dog bark outside of playing.
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Our last dog was an aussie mix-he never barked but was very hairy. We have a beagle? mix we adopted and she is the best, but does howl from time to time.
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