Breeds you'd own except for one little thing

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  1. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    What are some dog breeds that really suit you, or you'd really like to own or look into, except for one little thing?

    I'm not talking about like "I'd love a LBG but I have too many guests over" or "I'd love a BC but they're too high energy" or "a APBT but I don't want to deal with DA" or something. Like, really little issues like drooling, too vocal, you'd never import and they aren't available here, aesthetic issues...

    I just walked past my neighbor's pomeranian, and THE. BARK. I have adored every single pomeranian I've ever met, they're so cute, so trainable, etc. But I don't think I'd ever get one because their bark is the worst noise I've ever heard a dog make.
     
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    Honestly?

    It's been about 15 years since I sat and obsessed over what breeds I want to own.... I used to, when I was a kid and teenager. But I haven't felt like that is so long.

    Even getting Fred didn't feel like a decision or a kid in a sweet store. I think as you get older, you just know what you like.

    Or... That's just how I operate :D

    I pretty much like all dogs... There's not many i wouldn't own given half a chance. I just always liked short haired, medium to large very athletic dogs (gsp, vizsla, boxer).

    I can't say there's any I'm NEARLY sold on... I'm quite all or nothing.
     
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    You'd have a hard time convincing me to get a rough collie because hair. However, I may still own one at some point. I just much prefer smoothies.
     
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    I love, and would consider owning poodles, but to be honest the idea of grooming them puts me off - maybe that's more than just a 'little' thing. And then I think how easy they are in between grooms and I could get them professionally down, etc. But then I think of how absolutely crap I am at grooming my own dogs (and they are just wash and wear, quick brush everyday kinda dogs) and I just think I'm delusional. If I ever couldn't afford grooming, my clipping would look abominable.

    So although I haven't written off a poodle in the future, I'm still unsure about the grooming side of things.
     
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    A standard poodle, they're awesome dogs but I couldn't do the hair.

    Everything else I think has many more "buts".
     
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    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    There are a couple breeds that I really like but are too noisy for me, I already live with a delightful barky creature and do not want another to counter him.

    I think people have a scary idea of standard poodle grooming, if you keep it short it's really not much trouble at all. He gets 'home haircuts' with hair-cutting scissors and every once in a while a proper clipping. Wesley's coat is so short he only needs brushing on the head/ears to keep the tangles out.
     
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    I'd have a Newfoundland if it wouldn't make me flat broke and get me kicked out of my house.
     
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    All grooming scares me, the cost of getting it done properly and the fact I used to make my wheaten bleed while giving him the worlds worst haircut ever.
     
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    Malamutes: OMG the shedding!! lol

    I love the Malamutes. I would love one but I just couldnt deal with the shedding
     
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    I really like Brittanys and Aussies except for the nubby tails.

    Though there are other breeds that I think are a better match so I probably wouldn't own one anyway, they are two breeds I really enjoy. I just like tails.
     
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    You could own one with a tail. I don't know about Brittanys, but I know tons of people nowadays who have tailed Aussies. Some breeders are leaving them on for performance.
     
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    I also would love a Standard Poodle- but don't like the grooming

    St. Bernard, Newfy, or Great Pyreness- hair/drool

    Bullmastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux- drool!
     
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    Well like I said there are honestly other breeds that are higher on the list and my household roster is very limited. And it's not just being against docking or anything... some Aussies are natural bobs after all.

    But yeah I know a couple Aussies with tails. No Brittanys, though I've heard of some through the grapevine.

    It would just narrow my breeder selection a great deal, and I'd likely have to commit to a particular puppy at birth which I'm not really willing to do. But yeah, I realize I could work about it if I was truly determined :)
     
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    I know a breeder who leaves tails on brittanys, my friend has one from her.

    Here's her as a puppy
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    but renting is impossible in this city/many cities. Renting an apartment with a dog is already a mission.. I am not prepared to give up a kidney/life 2000 miles away from the city to find a place that would allow a dobe.


    Oh and Merlin is pretty insulted about the distaste for his rabbit butt :rofl1:
     
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    Yeah, you were my grapevine lol

    And I think that girl is just lovely :)
     
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    Brittany tails are awesome!


    Standard poodle - i don't like how curly their coats are. I think they are super cool dogs, but their coat is 'wrong'
     
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    Very pretty Brittany!

    I know of 2 litters of Aussies within the last year in which the entire litter was left tailed, so one wouldn't really have to commit at birth, just find a breeder who had decided to go that route.

    These:

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    have tails

    [​IMG]
     
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    Haha.

    She is lovely and fast and agile. She just floats over 22" jumps and she's pretty teeny. She's going to be a great agility dog.
     
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    Honestly, APBTs would have been my forever breed if it wasn't for their higher chances of DA.
     

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