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Old 10-29-2007, 04:35 PM
 
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So on forums people often ask for breed suggestions. Even though I already have dogs I would like to do the same. Find out what other people think would fit my breed needs. It will be interesting to see and who knows I might end up with a suggested breed I've never thought of that would work pretty good for me.

*I have a lot of dog experience, raising, training, showing. I know some breeds are not good for first timers, which I'm not.

*Medium to large size I don't want a mini or toy breed.

*Doesn't drool or at least only minimal, like slobbery after drinking water is ok but not a constant icky drool.

*Doesn't have wrinkled skin, like the Shar Pei or Neo, I don't want wrinkles that need to be cleaned, need special treatment or can cause skin problems. Thats a lot of work in some cases.

*Low grooming level, I don't want a breed that needs regular cuts and trims. A short coat, low maintenance coat, don't mind brushing and caring for it, but want a breed that is typically low shedding.

*I can handle a dominant breed, but don't need a dominant breed, just don't count them out.

*I don't mind a breed with a high prey drive. Doesn't need to get along with other animals.

*I can handle a breed that is dog aggressive and deal with that.

*Would like a breed that is moderately easy to train, I can deal with one that needs a lot of training and different training methods. One who is smart and gets bored of redundant training, but don't want an outright independent and stubborn breed. That frustrates me a little bit.

*I have a lot of land and some privacy being in the country. If a non wanderer can have some free roam, a dog that needs it a fence and one that needs it a tie out. Most outings will be supervised or with the family, but in some cases the dog will get their own outdoor dog break/potty break.

*One that is athletic and won't mind some long walks, runs or swims.

*A guardian breed is ok, but this is not a must. I do like a lot of the breeds which fall into this category.

So what do you think?
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So on forums people often ask for breed suggestions. Even though I already have dogs I would like to do the same. Find out what other people think would fit my breed needs. It will be interesting to see and who knows I might end up with a suggested breed I've never thought of that would work pretty good for me.

*I have a lot of dog experience, raising, training, showing. I know some breeds are not good for first timers, which I'm not.

*Medium to large size I don't want a mini or toy breed.

*Doesn't drool or at least only minimal, like slobbery after drinking water is ok but not a constant icky drool.

*Doesn't have wrinkled skin, like the Shar Pei or Neo, I don't want wrinkles that need to be cleaned, need special treatment or can cause skin problems. Thats a lot of work in some cases.

*Low grooming level, I don't want a breed that needs regular cuts and trims. A short coat, low maintenance coat, don't mind brushing and caring for it, but want a breed that is typically low shedding.

*I can handle a dominant breed, but don't need a dominant breed, just don't count them out.

*I don't mind a breed with a high prey drive. Doesn't need to get along with other animals.

*I can handle a breed that is dog aggressive and deal with that.

*Would like a breed that is moderately easy to train, I can deal with one that needs a lot of training and different training methods. One who is smart and gets bored of redundant training, but don't want an outright independent and stubborn breed. That frustrates me a little bit.

*I have a lot of land and some privacy being in the country. If a non wanderer can have some free roam, a dog that needs it a fence and one that needs it a tie out. Most outings will be supervised or with the family, but in some cases the dog will get their own outdoor dog break/potty break.

*One that is athletic and won't mind some long walks, runs or swims.

*A guardian breed is ok, but this is not a must. I do like a lot of the breeds which fall into this category.

So what do you think?
a aussie ..minimal hair care even though it's beautiful.
easy to please, high prey drive, learn quick. fun stuff!
I think everyone should own one!
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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Aussie as in Australian Shepherd?
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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everything fits.....except the coat......an American Eskimo......used to be a German Spitz......the dog that rode the ponies in Ringling Brothers Circus in the 50's.....BIGGEST flirt in all of dawgdom.
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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Black Russian Terrier, but cannot be tied out. Wants to be part of the family all the time.

Very low shedding (hair, not fur), does have guarding instincts, large (80-140 pounds), very intelligent, low prey drive (= not a wanderer), very loyal, athletic,
gets along with small pets but not necessarily great with other large dogs, very mellow early on (does not have a 2-3 year "puppyhood").

One downside: very expensive as there are only a few breeders in the U.S. Became AKC recognized in 2004 so not many out there in the U.S.

Another breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback, although this dog does have a high prey drive (and therefore will take off after a squirrel or whatever), and also can be highly independent and stubborn. Absolutely loyal to owner once trained well and as long as you have established dominance. Very sensitive--does not respond well to any sort of hitting or yelling or harsh training methods.

But for everything you said? BRT.
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: charlotte, nc
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Doberman for the win


get a boy though not a girl if you dont want stubborness.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Hooterville, NV
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Originally Posted by APBT_Samara View Post
So on forums people often ask for breed suggestions. Even though I already have dogs I would like to do the same. Find out what other people think would fit my breed needs. It will be interesting to see and who knows I might end up with a suggested breed I've never thought of that would work pretty good for me.

*I have a lot of dog experience, raising, training, showing. I know some breeds are not good for first timers, which I'm not.

*Medium to large size I don't want a mini or toy breed.

*Doesn't drool or at least only minimal, like slobbery after drinking water is ok but not a constant icky drool.

*Doesn't have wrinkled skin, like the Shar Pei or Neo, I don't want wrinkles that need to be cleaned, need special treatment or can cause skin problems. Thats a lot of work in some cases.

*Low grooming level, I don't want a breed that needs regular cuts and trims. A short coat, low maintenance coat, don't mind brushing and caring for it, but want a breed that is typically low shedding.

*I can handle a dominant breed, but don't need a dominant breed, just don't count them out.

*I don't mind a breed with a high prey drive. Doesn't need to get along with other animals.

*I can handle a breed that is dog aggressive and deal with that.

*Would like a breed that is moderately easy to train, I can deal with one that needs a lot of training and different training methods. One who is smart and gets bored of redundant training, but don't want an outright independent and stubborn breed. That frustrates me a little bit.

*I have a lot of land and some privacy being in the country. If a non wanderer can have some free roam, a dog that needs it a fence and one that needs it a tie out. Most outings will be supervised or with the family, but in some cases the dog will get their own outdoor dog break/potty break.

*One that is athletic and won't mind some long walks, runs or swims.

*A guardian breed is ok, but this is not a must. I do like a lot of the breeds which fall into this category.

So what do you think?
Sorry, but if someone were looking for a dog and was to tell me all of that...I would have to come up with an ABPT! Second to that...maybe a Rottie.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: charlotte, nc
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Sorry, but if someone were looking for a dog and was to tell me all of that...I would have to come up with an ABPT! Second to that...maybe a Rottie.

I was avoiding saying ABPT b/c she already has those, but as for Rottie, I've never met a Rottie that didnt constantly slobber all day long. Then again most people let their rotties get 30 lbs overweight and out of shape.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Hooterville, NV
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I was avoiding saying ABPT b/c she already has those, but as for Rottie, I've never met a Rottie that didnt constantly slobber all day long. Then again most people let their rotties get 30 lbs overweight and out of shape.
A friend of mine has two fine looking rotties, I don't find them particularly slobbery (that makes me think of bloodhounds but I guess they're the extreme).
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Border Collie should win this hands down They are most certainly easy to train!
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