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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:34 AM   #21
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Dogs have to be beat...meaning you have to whoop them to control them. If you are afraid to hit a dog, don't get one
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:37 AM   #22
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she takes whatever abuse he gives her.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:39 AM   #24
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No way dude, dogs need a whoopen to keep them inline
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:40 AM   #25
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Shhhh. This is 2014. You can't say that man!
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #26
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Do your research. I would narrow down the breed selection then look at what the breed requires for environment, activity, training expectations etc.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #27
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:13 AM   #28
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I am a HUGE fan of Boxers. They are extremely playful, full of energy, smart, and having amazing personalities.

We crate ours when we are at work but, with our schedules that is only around 4 hours max a day.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:44 AM   #29
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Thanks for all the advice, I was leaning lab, or retriever or some kind of mix anyway, this really helped confirm it for us.
Anyone have experience with a Weimaraner possibly a Bernese mountain dog?
I've been told the Weimaraner is very shy/timid but can be a great family dog?
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:08 AM   #30
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Thanks for all the advice, I was leaning lab, or retriever or some kind of mix anyway, this really helped confirm it for us.

Anyone have experience with a Weimaraner possibly a Bernese mountain dog?

I've been told the Weimaraner is very shy/timid but can be a great family dog?

I've only known one, a Weimaraner, he was blind in one eye. We never had a problem when around each other. I actual very fond of him.But found out he was aggressive with other's. Don't know if it was because his vision loss or that his one owner was also blind. He bit and was put down. After him they got a lab, one from a fancy breeder. I thought they got ripped off after meeting the pup. He ended up having health issues. He too got aggressive, and was put down. The lab I thought was bad breeding- I didn't like the looks of him as a pup. It does happen. But I think a lot has to do with my friend being blind. It confuses a young dog, and they never bothered with any training.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:26 AM   #31
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i'd get another rottie in a heartbeat, our's loves kids, loves most people, protective of her family and home, she is content with laying around the house all day, occasional trips outside to go to the bathroom or patrol her yard.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #32
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My lab mutt grew up in a house with a bunch of drunk, rowdy young 20 year olds. And I can't believe how well he has done with my kids. Rarely has he ever growled at them, and only when the kids were climbing on him when he was sleeping. He also always followed that warning with standing up and walking away.
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The 2 boxers I had both liked their cage and would go in it when you told them to and also whenever they wanted to.
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Thanks for all the advice, I was leaning lab, or retriever or some kind of mix anyway, this really helped confirm it for us.
Anyone have experience with a Weimaraner possibly a Bernese mountain dog?
I've been told the Weimaraner is very shy/timid but can be a great family dog?
They have crazy high energy and needs lots of attention. If you just like the look of the weimeriner (sp idfk) get a silver lab, looks just like em minus the eyes
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Old January 11th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #37
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Loved my Boxer, but she was very very stubborn. Great with my boy and other kids, and very very loyal.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 11:56 AM   #38
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I have 3 pit bulls, Doberman, German Sheppard and a Giant Schnauzer. All great dogs but the also have a great owner.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:13 PM   #39
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We got our choc lab 6 months before my son was born (she was a puppy). We are nearing the end of her run. My boy and our lab have been extremely close. Lab was very protective of him through out his life. She is 12.5 yrs old. She's been having hip issues for a long time now.


As stated, its hard to beat a lab for a family dog. IMO the yellows are smarter then the chocs, with the chocs being slightly larger.

But I wouldn't consider a lab as a "crate" dog.
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With proper training any dog should be able to be crated as necessary.

You can't crate a dog that you haven't exercised and expect him to tolerate it.

Dogs need exercise, especially when they are young. The more exercise a dog is given the easier it is to train said dog. Working dogs need a lot of exercise. Sporting/hunting dogs also need a lot of exercise.

I have a husky, it is recommended to give her at least 2 hours of exercise per day, that's a huge time commitment. When choosing a dog choose wisely.
Any and every dog can be crated. I was just giving my opinion.
We crated our Min Pin for the first couple yrs because we couldnt trust her loose in the house with nobody home. But she has now mellowed and as long as we dont "tempt" her by leaving certains things out she is fine being alone and loose in the house.
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Any and every dog can be crated. I was just giving my opinion.
We crated our Min Pin for the first couple yrs because we couldnt trust her loose in the house with nobody home. But she has now mellowed and as long as we dont "tempt" her by leaving certains things out she is fine being alone and loose in the house.
I was just commenting on your opinion. I am an advocate for crate training, espescially puppies or dogs in a new situation. If a dog does not need a crate to keep it out of trouble while you are away there is no reason to use it.
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