Breeds you'd own except for one little thing

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  1. JacksonsMom

    JacksonsMom Active Member

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    I've noticed this with BT's too :( I don't really like how they look when they age.... but I think I've decided they'd be such a perfect fit for me that I'll have to get past that.

    That's one reason I actually do like Silky's, Cairns, Westie's better -- most of them seem to age really well. I've met a few cairn looking dogs at the park that are 13, 14, 15 and I would've NEVER known it.
     
  2. Shai

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    Yeah your stories of Mia remind me a lot of Ry actually lol.
     
  3. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Shelties... I would seriously LOVE to own one but Omg so much fluffy coat. If I found one that suited me temperament wise that didn't have such an over abundant coat then Omg yes.

    Mastiff, but I hate drool and probably won't ever own a drooly breed unless my husband insists.

    German Shepherd- I would probably end up having to import and prefer not to import. Don't really like a lot of the ones I tend to see out here, but then again I haven't seriously looked so maybe there are breeders in the US I'd like.

    Xolo- this is one of the few breeds I'd make an exception on my importing rule. The only issue is that I'm PICKY about looks with them. I like a nice looking Xolo and don't prefer the bad skin, bad teeth, tongue out the side look you tend to see sometimes along with the funky confirmation I sometimes notice. I will own one one day though so I may have to bend for the right Xolo, but a few of the breeders I really like are not in the US.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    You can find some spectacular american bred (imported lines) GSD, I've known and trained with a fair number who've not been imported and have great structure and temperaments. I think it's a common misconception but it's also well known you don't always get the best dog possible when importing because it can be hard to fully know/trust your breeder.

    /enabler
     
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    See, and I think the Border Terriers are adorable as they age, one of the few breeds where I like the old dog look. I think it's the whiskery look, and then when they go grey, they just look like funny old men.
     
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    Yep!

    There's plenty of great GSD breeders in the US. It actually isn't hard at all to find a nice GSD. Of course, that is providing that what you want/expect is actually a proper GSD :) I say that because I have heard people saying "now THAT is what a real GSD is" about huge, heavy boned, low drive, not remotely protective and/or just plain doofy GSDs. So I don't make assumptions about what anyone's idea of a good GSD is LOL
     
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    I'd own anything, except it wouldn't be a Toller.
     
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    I would really really love a Dobe if the beeeed didn't have a short lifespan. That terrifies me.
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    I think that I would LOVE a Sheltie but I'm wary of the barkiness. I like my dogs very very quiet lol.
     
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    I think I'd really like a Standard Poodle. But I won't take a dog in every so many weeks to get groomed.
     
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    Honestly, I don't know. I've tried to answer this thread for a couple of days now. I don't tend to be attracted to breeds with an obvious standout trait that I know I wouldn't enjoy. I guess Dobermans would be my exception to that... I could list a bunch of things as to why they're not a good fit for me (along with things I do like about them), and yet somehow I have two of them anyway lol.

    But Leonbergers and St. Bernards come to mind. I love both of these breeds, but they're SO big. I don't know if I'd actually like living with a giant breed. Even Doberman size is too big for me sometimes. But on the other hand, it's usually the combination of size + high energy that gets on my nerves, and giant breeds usually aren't super energetic. But even without that, the drool (for St. Bernards) and the hair would be a lot to deal with. I groom my dogs so often and I can't imagine grooming a hairy giant breed (or even a short coated Saint) as often as I do my current dogs. I think I might try fostering a giant breed/dog one day just to see if I'd enjoy one or not. If I ever do go for one of those breeds, it'll be a very long time from now.
     
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    I've had so many breeds just ruined for me, seeing the same problems in them over and over again. To be fair, many of the dogs I see are not all that well bred, but I still have knee-jerk associations for many breeds.
     
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    The biggest one for me would be DA in ACDs, I adore everything about them and they are perfect for me in just about every way aside from the high chance of DA, which I do not want to deal with again.
     
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    GSD's, except they are just a big big and lack a bit of agility. I'm surrounded by them atm, half the trainers I know have them and I adore them but when I watch them chasing balls they just don't compare to how Quinn moves when she flattens herself out after a ball.
    I get my fix pretty much everyday though atm anyway. Hopefully this year a friend of mine is getting a pup from an excellent working line, I can't wait to watch him grow up.

    Labs except the "OMG I LOVE EVERYTHING- YAY!!!!"
    That said, this is what makes them one of my favourite dogs to demo with during class. Nothing enjoys its release word like a labrador.

    Poodles ecept for the "LA LA I'm a poodle! Nevermind you"
    Grooming I've met plenty I don't like but 2 trainers I know have them (1 a standard and 1 a mini) and I love these dogs. The one that I see nearly everyday likes to blow me off like I maybe don't exist untill this week when he relised Quinn was coming in season. She's staying at home now and suddenly poody man thinks I am his best friend because I am the bringer of the girlfriend. lol.
    The standard I know is gorgeous, I loves him. He's a nice allround dog but probably not enough "dog" for me.

    Most breeds I like come down to that if I had room for another dog, I would want something higher on my list. (Which gets more exclusive by the day)
    I love Rotti's and GSD's but if I wanted a dog like that I'd probably get a Mal. I love Collies and GSP's but if I wanted a dog like that I'd go a kelpie, BC or maybe a working line Springer.

    Exception to that rule. Greyhounds and Borzoi's. I'm just going to have to make room for them on my couch one day and except they will take a space without being any sort of competitive.
    I can't wait...
     
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    Pit Bulls. I <3 them so hard but the short coat drives me bonkers. It sticks to EVERYTHING! If they had a double coat that was a spidge longer, I would have many.

    Aussies - I have become so intrigued by this breed and would love to try one some day - but I don't like the bunny butt, a tailed Aussie would be very hard to pass up.

    ACD - SSA makes me nervous, but I really want to try one someday perhaps.

    Chessies - I also want one of these SO BAD someday, but I wish the males were just a bit smaller/more athletic - I don't know if I want to try doing agility with an 85 lb male but I also don't really want a female.
     
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    Cara is also hurt at all the dislike for aussie bums. I'm the complete opposite, I love the nub.

    I'd have a Leonberger aside from their size.
     
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    Poor bunny butt dogs and the prejudice they endure.
     
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    I absolutely ADORE out friends Bulldog... But OMG the gas!!! You literally can be watching TV and he'll fart and drive you out of the ROOM!! It's one reason I looked at Frenchies.... Figured smaller versions can't stink as bad? Right? LOL
     
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    wrong!
     

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