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Old 02-01-2008, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I like any size dog that don't bite me. Right now I have a beautiful lab mix that is my shadow. Best dog I've ever had and I've had dogs for all my 61 years.
Yes, the larger ones do leave bigger piles. But if you let them dry out you can burn them in the fireplace and save on the gas bill. Sorta like buffalo chips.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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I guess I prefer to be owned by big breeds because both my dogs are big (110lbs and 85lbs).
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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So how big or small do you prefer. What is a good size for you?

I Myself like medium - large dogs. The perfect weight for a Pit Bull is 35lbs.
Other breeds I like them to be 80-100lbs.
I like dogs that are 100+ like my Bordeaux Mastiff. She's a "small" one at on 120lbs.

For Bulldogs, they have to be in the 55lb - 65lb range.
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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Wow there are a lot of large lovers here, even those who like giant sized dogs. I read everyones replies so far. I also agree that beagles are smaller but hearty and good for play, hiking and all that without getting hurt or tired too easy.

I didn't put weights before, so here they are

56 conditioned/58 chain weight/60 fat
48
47 (fat should be 45 I think)
45 (I think maybe a bit less?? Gotta check now lol)
37 (actually is usually 39 conditioned must be the muscle )
35-36
35
34-35

50 @ 6 months
48.5 @ 7 months (last time I weighed was about 3wks ago, doesn't look to have grown/gained just evening out now but will check)
29.5 @ 6 months (that was yesterday)
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:05 AM
 
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Easy answer 30-40 lb game Pitbull small enough to fit in your lap tough enough to grip a Bull
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:07 AM
 
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whats up with all the "chain weight" stuff are you matching dogs Samara
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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Pretty much all of my life I've wanted a Saint Bernard. I've always liked big dogs, Saints, Dobbies, Standard Poodles, etc. But I ended up with a Pug and a Shih Tzu . They're a lot easier to care for, for me right now. And easier to manage in terms of travelling, moving, car rides, and etc. So for now, I'll stick with my little dogs. Hopefully one day when I'm older and have 'settled down' I'll be able to have my dream dog.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I like small lap dogs. I love cuddling on cold days, like today, 15 degrees, with my little ones. I currently have a 3 pound yorkiepoo, an 8 pound maltese, and a twelve pound shihapoo. So I like about 25 pounds of dog in three bodies.
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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I've tended toward 35-55 pound mutts. I do think it's a safety matter to be able to carry a dog, but I guess in an emergency I could manage something with the bigger guys.
At this point, I wouldn't want to take a dog significantly smaller or bigger than my current gang. (Smallest 32 pounds, largest 55 pounds- all mutts, mostly herding mixes, and one chubby beagle).
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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I am absolutely a Labrador Retriever person. I love all dogs, but I am totally convinced that the world would be a better place if we were all Labs.
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