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View Poll Results: Which breads are your favorites?
American Eskimo Dogs 1 2.56%
Labradors 8 20.51%
Golden Retrievers 7 17.95%
Pitbulls 4 10.26%
Huskies 3 7.69%
Beagles 3 7.69%
Poodles 7 17.95%
Boxers 2 5.13%
Doxin Dogs 2 5.13%
Boston Terrier 4 10.26%
German Shepherds 8 20.51%
Australian Shepherds 2 5.13%
Maltse 0 0%
Cocker Spaniels 2 5.13%
Mutts 6 15.38%
Chihuahuas 3 7.69%
Collies 4 10.26%
Greyhounds 1 2.56%
Great Danes 2 5.13%
Chesapeake Bay Retriever 1 2.56%
Dalmatians 2 5.13%
Bulldogs 2 5.13%
Newfoundlands 0 0%
Saint Bernards 0 0%
Shih Tzus 3 7.69%
Maltese 2 5.13%
Rat Terriers 3 7.69%
Springer Spaniels 2 5.13%
Blue Heelers 2 5.13%
Aussies 2 5.13%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-22-2016, 05:03 PM
 
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I have deeply loved my Cavaliers and hope to have another one day. Two years ago I took in a 7 week old Papillon that a breeder surrendered to my rescue. He never left and I am smitten with him. Not a day goes by that he hasn't had me laughing. I am constantly amazed at how intelligent (he problem solves) this tiny dog is not to mention how beautiful he is.

We've had many dogs over the years, but the Cavaliers have changed our lives. Never before have we had one that so instantly bonded, the first with me, the second with my wife. Our other two Cavaliers are rescues, and the male of that pair was also 'my' dog until my wife's sick mother came to live with us... and now he is at her side every minute they're both at home. He's been an incredible comfort to her.


Our two oldest are both over 10 now and slowing down, but only in the last year or so. They are so full of life and personality that like you, we laugh every day.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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My favorite is the Yorkshire Pembroke Corgi.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Maybe the dog I want to get is a dalmatian because they are allergy free as well as poodles though mainly prefer Golden Retrievers and Labradors.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:42 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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There's no such thing as an allergy free dog. Dogs that have hair rather than fur, and thus don't shed, can cause less problems for some people. Dalmatians (and a lot of other breeds) are single coated, so they may not shed as much as some breeds that have double coats (like labs for example). But they do shed. They have fur with a short grow-and-drop cycle, not hair that needs to be clipped.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Dalmatians aren't hypoallergenic dogs. They don't shed as much hair because sometimes I get allergies, on labradors and retrievers for example, from some of the dogs that do shed a lot of hair. That's what I meant.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:34 AM
 
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I voted for labs............they are hard to beat for pets.

Right now we have four Treeing Walker Coonhounds. (they were not on the list)
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Country
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Sorta hard to vote when the Australian Shepherd is listed twice...as Australian Shepherd and as Aussies. Just in case someone hasn't already mentioned that. I didn't have time to read all the posts.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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We like hounds. Those smelly, stubborn, lovable hounds. We had a Basset (passed away in march). Currently we have a Bloodhound and a Chihuahua.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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German Shepherds are my favorite (I could do without the shedding though!)

OP, you do know that Dalmatians are high energy dogs and require a TON of exercise. I wouldn't recommend them for a novice dog owner. If you want less shedding there are other breeds that are easier to live with. Dalmatians can be great dogs in the right home but before you get one be sure to research the breed thoroughly and be sure you can commit to giving it the proper amount of exercise. If you don't I can guarantee neither you nor the dog will be happy.
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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Great Pyrenees
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