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Old 11-25-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, we learned something this weekend. Our friends visited us with their 90 pound golden retriever. Sweet, smart dog. I've always liked the breed.

But way too big and the tail is a menace. He just took up a lot of room, too. It's different when we saw him in the house and up next to our collie.

So we'll stick to the 50-60 pound range.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Breeds I will only own:

Dogue de Bordeaux - what I currently own
English Bulldog - what I have owned before
Cane Corso
American Bulldog
Caucasian
American Pit Bull Terrier
German Shepard
Bull Mastiff
Kerry Blue Terrier
Bernese Mountain Dog
Chesapeake Bay Retreiver

Breeds I do not want to own:

Chihuaua
Any other terrier not listed above
Any toy breed
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Breeds I would own and the experiences I've had with them.

Pit Bull- The most pleasing, loyal, intelligent dogs I have ever owned, and also the most misunderstood. (Owned/Fostered/Trained)
Italian Mastiff (Perro De Presa Canario)-Good working and family dogs (Trained)
German Shepherd-Very high prey-drive, eager to work, does the most comical things (Owned)
Alaskan Malamute-Very protective, hard working (Trained/Fostered)
Siberian Husky-Very protective, stubborn in an endearing way (Trained)
Rottweilers-Big gentle creatures (Trained)

Breeds I will never own
Chihuahua
Toy Poodles
****zus-however you spell it.
Any sort of designer breed/lap dogs
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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These are breeds I have owned, do own or ones I would own and plan on if possible. I probably wouldn't own any other besides these BUT can't say never as you just never know.

American Pit Bull Terrier (will probably always have, my favorite and breed I feel is I know best and easiest for me to keep/train)
Boerboel (I don't like the slow maturity but its not all bad)
Cane Corso (Being like big puppies can be fun and cute sometimes but "bad" other times)
Cani Pertiatzu (I'm not sure if this will be easy to get)
Perro Cimarron (I think I know where to go for quality one)
Patterdale Terrier (know some breeders/owners, they are great little dogs so looking forward to them)
Kangal (will probably get next)
Caucasian Ovcharka (I'm thinking another female due to size and somewhat temperament)
Central Asian Ovcharka (Still not sure yet, if I don't stick with CO only then I will get CAO)
Sarplaninac
Kai Ken

Belgian Malinois (If I don't get another I will get a Dutch Shepherd instead)
Bull Terrier SO would like another which I'm fine with although would really like a Staffordshire Bull Terrier (very much if I can find the right breeder)
SO also likes Presa Canario and Dogo Argentino, so maybe, I'm not opposed to them but he has liked my/our choices of Cane Corso and Boerboel (they've grown on him) so we might just stick with those.
Gran Mastin de Borinquen looks similar to Boerboel and seems to possibly have a similar temperament, not to mention being native and all, I like the idea of that. Although nothing is definate.
Spanish Alano (seems hard to get a guarantee of a good dog)
Tosa Inu I'm not sure about, nor Fila either or Lundehund could be possible.

These are breeds I like would like to own but not sure if I will
Canaan Dog
Shiloh Shepherd
Pharaoh Hound
Podengo

Chinese Crested

These are breeds I wouldn't like to own
*Most brachycephalic breeds like Pugs, English Bulldogs or any breed that is bred with structure problems and has a lot of health problems like English Bulldogs and some of the larger dogs or the crippled type GSDs (although I like other sound, healthy GSDs).
*Any breed that needs a lot of grooming or needs clipping like Schnauzers. *Dogs bred for exaggerated wrinkles like american/show version Shar Pei and Neos or the Dosa. Some people love these breeds and thats great, even like their looks but I'm not one of them. I don't feel its fair to create them with known health problems and I also don't want to deal with the issues.
*Breeds that drool like Neos, Bordeauxs, even Great Danes, ect
*Any breed with a lot of health problems, I mean where multi ones can be common and still pop up in good lines from reasonible breeders. Like heart problems, cancer, eye problems, ect.
*I also don't like a lot of shedding but some of the breeds I like/have owned/do own have double coats and shed a lot. So it is something to deal with, sometimes you have to sacrifice.

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Breeds I would own and the experiences I've had with them.

Pit Bull- The most pleasing, loyal, intelligent dogs I have ever owned, and also the most misunderstood. (Owned/Fostered/Trained)
Italian Mastiff (Perro De Presa Canario)-Good working and family dogs (Trained)
German Shepherd-Very high prey-drive, eager to work, does the most comical things (Owned)
Alaskan Malamute-Very protective, hard working (Trained/Fostered)
Siberian Husky-Very protective, stubborn in an endearing way (Trained)
Rottweilers-Big gentle creatures (Trained)
Maybe I'm not understanding this statement right but just in case not I thought I'd reply very quick. The Italian Mastiffs are the Cane Corso and Neopolitan Mastiff. The Perro De Presa Canario/Dogo Canario is a different mastiff breed from the Canary Islands and is also called the Canary Dog by some.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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^^^ Wow. You've mentioned so many dogs I've never even heard of! Off to Google I go to learn more...
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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Maybe I'm not understanding this statement right but just in case not I thought I'd reply very quick. The Italian Mastiffs are the Cane Corso and Neopolitan Mastiff. The Perro De Presa Canario/Dogo Canario is a different mastiff breed from the Canary Islands and is also called the Canary Dog by some.
The mind got ahead of me there, would own both dogs, Italian Mastiff and Perro De Presa Canario.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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Dalmatian for me. They match my personality better.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: southern california
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unfortunately i dont own a dog. there are paralegals and lawyers that do nothing but canvas neighborhoods here for anyone that has been bitten by a dog and dog and type bite. there is a reason.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: USA
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In general I don't like small "Foo, Foo" dogs (Lhasa, ****zu, etc) and don't like large potentially agressive dogs (Rotties, some Shepherds). I mainly like hunting dogs that are bred to get along with people and other dogs. GSP's, Labs, Goldens.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: WV
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I'll probably always have a Pit Bull. I love everything about the breed. I can't imagine wanting any other dog. But I'm allowed only one "family-member" dog at a time (other than rescues) so I don't want to even think about the events that would lead me to look for another dog.
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