Finally!! My dad and I agreed upon a dog!

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  1. Richie12345

    Richie12345 Active Member

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    We both sat down and looked at dogs in my dog book, The ultimate encyclopedia of Dogs, Dog breeds, & Dog care. We were looking at all types of dogs, both small and large. But finally we both decided upon the Hamiltonstovare, I think it's a good looking dog. The book said that they were even-tempered, and they were a good size. Just wanted to keep you guys updated! Can't wait to get the dog!
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    -Richie
     
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    Glad to hear about the decision. I never heard of the breed, are they rare?
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Any idea on where you're going to find one?
     
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    Congratulations! Give your future dog a lot of love and you'll both will be happy together. :)
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    It sounds like the Hamilton Hound is rarely found outside of Sweden and sometimes in Great Britain. You might have to back up and consider a Harrier, one of the stem breeds the Hamilton came from.
     
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    Nope, not yet.
     
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    Yeah, I have been searching on websites, only one breeder... And he lives in texas, lol. This sucks, it was the only dog we agreed upon.
     
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    Have you considered a toy poodle? But as far as far as the owner living in another state, sellers often shipped dogs via airplane to other states. I don't know if that helps any.
     
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    Too much of a hassle. My dad likes to meet the breeder and the dog also, Texas is a long drive for us. We live in San Diego. I tried searching for Foxhound breeders, (I am trying to get the biggest dog possible that my dad will allow) but had no luck. I am just going to settle with a Harrier.
     
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    Why do you want a dog "as big as possible"?
     
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    Does your Dad agree because of it being unusual ?? I'm not familiar with the breed.
     
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    I love big dogs, don't know why. I love Greatdanes, Mastiffs, German Shepherds, Dalmations, all that stuff. Ofcourse, I love a lot of small terriers and toy breeds (my grandparents own two chihuahuas), but I prefer big dogs.
     
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    Doesn't a foxhound fill the bill ?? 2 inches and 5 lbs. for a good breeding ? Good luck and keep us posted !!!
     
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    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Oh, I understand. I love big dogs too, I was just curious Thanks :)
    I hope you find a wonderful doggy :)
     
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    lol, no. He likes it because it's of medium size and has short hair (he doesn't want my dog to shed). We both didn't know much about the breed I just picked it because it seemed like such a nice dog. The Hamiltonstovare in the book had a sweet, adorable face.
     
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    How about a Beagle? One of my personal fave breeds.
     
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    I understand..... know where you're coming from. If you Dad decides on this breed and it sheds like all dogs do, he can't blame you !! Good thinking !
     
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    Huh? Sorry, I don't understand what you are saying.
     
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    He wants a bigger dog....why is your Dad anti Lab , Richie ??
     

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