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Unread 09-17-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Would or do own:

Border Collie or BC mix

French Bulldog

Queensland Heeler

typical mutt

Would not own:

Boston Terrier (too eccentric LOL at least the ones we've boarded)

any breed that needs to the the groomer every 6 to 8 weeks (long haired)

*designer breeds*- basically IMO it's a marketing tactic and encourages backyard breeding.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Breeds I would Own
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
English Bull Dog
Bull Terrier
MiniBull
Great Pyreneese
Breeds I would not own
Anything ankle size or "designer" breeds.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Dog I own or owns me is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever because I Duck Hunt... He is an IN-door dog..

I would own ANY dog.....
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Unread 09-18-2008, 12:08 AM
 
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I agree...you love who you love, and ANY dog is good in my book. I would never own a small dog again, says I, because he was completely unable to defend himself in a fight. Maybe it's not a good reason, but we'll see how that idea holds up...

Visually, I love Rotties, pitt dogs (not the steroided-up looking ones), Border Collies, cute dogs, mutts, weird looking dogs, dogs that really need a good home, GSDs (friends have), large Poodles (smart cookies)...Frenchies are so cute (I have a French bulldog toy I've had since I was a baby!)...Rhodesians are so elegant looking to me...etc!

I'd never "buy" a dog either...it's the Humane Society or a Rescue. Like someone said - "crap, just bring 'em all on!"
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Unread 09-18-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I love, love, love dogs. Can't live without a dog. Like another poster noted, I was also one of those kids who memorized the AKC breed book and made lists of the dogs I would like to own one day.
As an adult, I am drawn to the more 'natural' looking dogs - GSDs, huskies and any dog with pointy ears. Nothing against dogs with 'soft' ears, I just prefer dogs with ears that stand up. I also love curled tails and soft fur.
While I love dogs of all sizes, I wouldn't get a dog now that I couldn't pick up, so maximum size is probably about 50 pounds. I'm not crazy about most teeny, tiny dogs, but, I've always loved pomeranians and I don't mind the hair at all.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: SC
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I WOULD own:

Chihuahua
Dachshund
Jack Russell Terrier (i have a female now)
Boxer
Pit bull
Mixed breed

I WOULD NOT own:

Any dog that has a bad temperment and they come in all breeds....
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Blutime View Post
No more frenchies, they bark, fart and overheat way to much!!

Dang, sounds like some men I know!!!
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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I LOVE the pitties So much so that I rescue them!

Other breeds I would consider are the Doberman, Great Dane, maybe a Wolfhound.

I don't really like any of the hounds. I don't care for labs or retrievers or many spaniels. And small breeds are NOT my thing at all but if I had to choose, it would be either a Dachshund or Bichon Frise. I'm terrified of owning a small breed though for fear I won't notice they are there lol. Give me 50-60lbs of dog ANY day and I'm a happy camper
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Unread 09-18-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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This is a fun thread

I too like any dog, except for yappy, spoiled ones, and most of them can be taught not to be that way -- and always had sheperds, collies, rotties when I was a kid -- with one exception a heinz 57 shortie my brother came home with -- what a smart little dog she was!

Now that I'm getting older, and the old "rheumatiz" is kickin in, I find it much easier to handle a smaller dog. Please don't look down on us "small dog" owners -- sometimes little is the best way for some of us. I have a shih tzu/lhasa mix, and he is just a great dog. A shelter pup, I am grateful every day that I was the one who got to rescue him (altho I really think it was the other way around!)
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Unread 09-18-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hmmm. I don't know if I'm ready to rule out any dogs just yet. Like some of the others who have said they read the dog encyclopedia as kids, I did too! Each dog breed has their pros and cons, and there's so much to consider when adding a dog to your life. Different strokes for different folks, too!

With that said, I have owned/been owned by:

* Mixed GSD that my Uncle rescued and then gave to our family

* Pure-bred GSD (my Mom's dream was to own a pure-bred GSD w/papers, etc.)

* A funny, hairy, floppy mixed breed dog owned by the family I lived with when I was an exchange student. My first friend overseas... he didn't care that I didn't speak the language, all he wanted was love!

* And now, my rescued beagle/coonhound mix, Tonka!
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