Help me pick a dog please

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  1. Brokendreams490

    Brokendreams490 New Member

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    Hello,

    Well I have been looking for a new dog or puppy for a few months now and I cant seem to find one that would really fit my lifestyle. I want a dog 35 pounds or under, I live in a small house with 3 cats and a 7 year old black lab mix. I plan on taking the dog on daily walks and I have a medium sized fenced in yard. I really need some examples on nice dogs, that will get along with my other animals. Any advice would be great..

    Thanks,

    Samantha
     
  2. Julie

    Julie Are You Blowing Me Off?

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    Have you looked on petfinder?
     
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    dogsbestfriend Talk to the Paw!

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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    a shelter can match out with a dog that is perfect. they see the dogs every day and know what personalities they have. and you would be saving a life.

    as for pure breds, have you read about shetland sheepdogs?
     
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    www.k9country.com/perl/dogBreed.pl is also a good place to get an idea of what breeds might suit you, so that you can either look for a purebred or a mix with that breed in it.

    But keep in mind, sometimes the best dogs are those "Heinz 57" ones that you have no idea what's in them! :)
     
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    Agree with all ^^^^^ ! Whenever I do those questionaires....it comes up Golden or Lab Retreivers !
     
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    any of the spaniels could be good, cockers are a great small/medium breed usually tidy indoors and dont usually bother cats...mabe adopt an older pup a young pup might be too much for your lab...

    id also suggest rescuing, a heinz 57 could be great, check out your shelter, see if theres anything that catches your heart!
     
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    Schnauzers

    For what your situation sounds like a Miniature Schnauzer would be great! Mini's are wonderful, they are great with children
    (as long as the dog does not feel threatened) , they have a great temperment, they are very affectionate, cuddly, and intelligent.They have a life span of 12-15 years. If you do not want to house-break them you should get a older dog. You can get them in black and silver, salt and pepper, black, and white.
     
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    Zoom, that test is good but look

    :rolleyes: :mad:

    Wow I got 46 Breeds to match me :yikes:

    Here are a few....

    BC, Dachshund, Aussie, Belgian Terv, Poodles(Mini, Toys and Stand.), Golden, Irish and Gorden Setter, Cockers, Papillons, Wheaten, Yorkie, and Chi!

    Wow! That test is so cool! :p
     
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    Yeah, that part has always bothered me. ALL dogs need training; just because you can pick them up when they're being bad doesn't mean they shouldn't learn how to behave in the first place.
     
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    Hmmm with 3 cats I wouldn't suggest a JRT or JRT X, not unless you would be willing ( for the cats safety) to rehome them. Jrts and cats can get along, but extreme caution must be used and never leave them unattended together.

    Good luck
    Lynn
     
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    I'd never taken this one, but it seems pretty good! Seven of the top ten were all breeds that I would consider owning; and all of the top five.
     
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    Well thank you all for your advice. I went to the animal shelter about 4 days ago and fell in love with this 2 year old English Setter mix. She is a female named Lizzie, very cute and so sweet. Has anyone had any expierience with english setters?
     
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    I would say don't narrow it down to a particular breed. Go to your local shelter or pound or look on petfinder. You can find the perfect dog to fit your lifestyle, usually they know a little about the dogs behavior and temperment around others. PLUS you are saving the life of a dog that doesn't deserve to die or be stuck in a shelter in a cage.
     

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