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Old September 25th, 2013, 11:23 PM   #41
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I have a Brittany spaniel. She's a great dog. Great bird dog, active as hell (would be a great companion to bike or run with), and very friendly. She is about 38lbs. She can be retarded, but all dogs have their moment.


She can be lazy though...


I really have a soft spot for sport dogs. I agree with you about getting a purebred. My Brittany is a purebred. I think my next dog though will be a German shorthaired pointer.
I agree with you on the sporting dogs. I had a German Shorthaired Pointer (50 lbs) and it was an awesome dog. Fetch, run, swim, dive, love, be goofy, and obviously hunt. I'm not a hunter at all and have no idea how to train, they just do their thing and it's pretty cool.
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Sorry to hear about the dog Chad, she was a great dog.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 04:55 AM   #43
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If you look for a Lab, there is aline of them known as "English Labs" all the same traits as a Lab but on the smaller size.

Ours should be (If she didn't get over feed from the kids) weigh in at about 45lbs..
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my brother has had two boxers, those things are WAY too retarded and hyper of a dog for me.
I vote for a big oll lab!
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Husky's drink to much...
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Old September 26th, 2013, 06:05 AM   #46
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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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My nest dog....the one i have now was from the pound. Best part was i got him at a yr old, no potty training chewing on stuff ect
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Hard to beat a lab. Many people havd told me buddy is the best dog they have ever seen. Personally i would call that an exaggeration. However, Training at an early age is key. Plan to spend every evening with the dog for 3-4 months and you have a keeper. Knowing what NOT to do is just as important. I have a couple great books on training a lab.
Some are certainly high strung compared to others. We looped for a pup that was not as hyper in the litter but also not frightened. I have had a pound pup, adult dogs and a pure bred. I think it doesn't matter except for attention to training.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 06:27 AM   #48
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For outdoor activities I absolutely love my German Shepard. I knew he was going to be small from the day I picked him out. He is 3 years old now and he is only 60 lbs. I can drive around the property on the tractor and he will follow me around all day. If I am doing something sketchy that he doesn't want to be around he runs up to the house and sits on the porch. As soon as I am done all I do is whistle and he comes running back. He loves Hiking in the mountains also. The only time he has ever growled at a person was when Jill was taking him for a walk when we first moved to Colorado. A car full of Mexicans was following her around town and he gently let them know that they should move along they are a very intelligent, energetic and extremely loyal breed.
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I love German shepards. IMO they are the best breed of dogs. End of story get yourself one. Only con is sometimes they are smarter than most of the people you know.
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I love German shepards. IMO they are the best breed of dogs. End of story get yourself one. Only con is sometimes they are smarter than most of the people you know.
The only problem with shepards is they require a lot of attention. They are not a lazy mans dog. From what I have gathered about kickstand I don't think that would be a big issue though. If you don't give them enough attention and exercise you will grow to hate them.
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Too bad your against a Boxer. Ours is amazing and they calm down with age and training. Ours is on the big side and thinks he is a lap dog. My wife takes him on her runs and he stays right with her, even living in town.

Second choice for me would be a German Shepard.
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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.
That drool! (i miss it)
Big ol floppy jowels means LOTS of drool, tighter jowel, less drool.
This is true for any breed.

Good luck in your search for a new friend. I know that feeling of the missing wagging tail.
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Bull Terrier. The most entertaining dog you will ever own.


I agree! My girl Stitch is awesome! Very playful, eats 2 cups of food a day, easily trained, great with all people, doesn't stink to much (washed once a week or 2), about 40lb.

Downsides are its kinda the "me" version of a dog tad bit hyper and add/ADHD at times but she's only 1.25 years old. She does shed a little, so the white hair is noticeable on my brown couch.

A German Shepard, a blue like Erin's or a Doberman are great dogs too but wouldn't trade mine for anything :)
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Old September 26th, 2013, 07:37 AM   #54
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my parents have a blue heeler mix of some kind. she is <35# , very athletic, loves to play, follows you wherever you go, and listens pretty well for how spoiled she is. I don't know what all she is mixed with but she looks like a 1/2 scale dingo.


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Old September 26th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #55
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Too much to read this morning.
But, you have kids(?) the herding breeds will tend to herd them. Herding breeds tend to be concerned with everything that moves around their area. They shed a lot. Smart and thinking all the time.High energy. I'm talking about Australian's and Border's. That I've had or friends have.
But still are great dogs.
Hunting/sporting dogs
Lots of energy easy to train, most shed a lot.
Smart, loyal and kid friendly. Strong prey drive.
Gets along better with cats, than herding. ( might just be person experience).
Of courses my favorite because I have an ESS.
If you hunt another bonus they can be both pet and hunting companion.
But
Poodles standard
Labradoodles
Goldendoodles
Are suppose to be better for those with allergies
Poodles are not fufu dogs they were bred for water/hunting.
Pounds
Lots of un knowns. Unless young pup.
I tried rescue/ shelter this last time. I was put off by the demands of the rescues. And annoyed that owner surrenders at shelters had NO info or vet history. So I found a breeder( back yard puppy mill I think).
What ever you choose it probably have different
character/ personality than the one you've lost.
For me that's a blessing every now and then my Eli does something similar to my past dog and it brings me to tears. It's only been since August, soon my tears will stop and I'll be pleased that he has those character traits, and I'll be able to smile.
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Get three basset hounds. Name them Huey, Dewy, and Louie. Problem solved.

I don't know how a "fit and healthy" basset hound would look like, but with you I'm sure it would be bound to happen
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- german short hair/ viszla / weimeraner

- boxer (AKC, never white) - my family's first dog growing up was a runt of the litter boxer. we trained her to let us know she needed to use the bathroom. very smart, only hyper when you first came home... and riled her up to play

- english bulldog - family's second dog growing up. she was a ball of joy, happy to see you, happy to be lazy. whenever I came home she'd bring her rolled up rawhide bone at full speed to me carrying it like it was a big cigar

my three favorite

other's I'd consider:
- rotweiler
- husky
- redbone
- cane corso

I'd never get a german shepard, too many problems with the neighbor's and friends' dogs growing up. some of those are mean SOB's. I got bit in the ass after petting one for five minutes. Also, got chased on my bike by the neighbor's numerous times... so much that my dad demanded that he either chained them up, put up an electric fence, or he was gonna shoot them if they chased me again. (he had the same problem with german shepherds). I have no problems being in the presence of one, but I will never own one. I'd get a pitbull before that.
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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.

My aussie doesn't bark ever, unless I'm frustrating her or telling her to chase squirrels. Or if there is a raccoon or a deer on the deck at 3am.
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my brother has had two boxers, those things are WAY too retarded and hyper of a dog for me.

My Aunt and Uncle and their kids all have two boxers each so I know where you're coming from
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Border collies are great dogs also if you get the right one. The keyword there is "if". We had one when I was growing up and it was hands down the best dog I have ever seen. You could talk to it like a person and it seemed to understand. We never trained the dog a damn thing but it just always knew what to do. It got yelled at one time for nipping at ankles when the kids were playing. After that it would not play unless it had something in his mouth. If he couldn't find a toy or a stick he would grab a blade of grass and hold it in his mouth. My parents had to have him put down in 1998 at 14 years old. I still miss that dog and I'm sure I always will. We had two other border collies throughout my life and they were both worthless.....
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