help me pick the right breed

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  1. niels

    niels New Member

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    I am looking to get a dog and i have a few breeds in mind but i thought it would be good to get some other suggestions first.

    Type of dog I am looking for:
    -An active dog with plenty of energy (i actually love the hyper dogs)
    -An independent/Intellignet dog
    -Small-Medium (nothing too small but nothing over 75 lbs)
    -Preferebly not long haired
    -I like the challenge of training dogs too!


    The two breeds i am currently looking at are the Dalmatian (which i love) and the jack russell terrrier.
     
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    stevinski Int CH - $uperBitch

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    border terrier
    smooth collie
     
  3. LabBreeder

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    Labrador Retriever :)
     
  4. suzanne118

    suzanne118 Dog Crazy

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    Vizla was my first thought. Too high energy for me, but I've really liked every one I've met, and they fit your listed needs quite well.
     
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    bubbatd Moderator

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    Go to Petfinder.com --- I've bred and have have pure breds for 60 years... yet now have a pal for my life through them.
     
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    Quite a few of the terriers would be small, but not too small, and high energy.
    Fox Terriers are high energy and a great size.
    I found my terrier mix on Petfinder.com, too.
     
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    Border collies were my first thought be they have long hair. A dalmation sounds good but they are really hyper- not sure how much hyperness you wanted. An Alaskan husky isn't that hyper but they have energy. Also an American Foxhound. I don't know these breeds to well but I have heard a few things so correct me if I am wrong, which I probably am. Australian Cattle dogs have energy. Now do you want a stubborn dog since you are looking for the challenge because the ACD and husky aren't all that stubborn. I agree with the smooth collie too.German Pinscher- Doberman too.
     
  9. niels

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    I love very hyper dogs. I have trained two dogs a yellow lab and a shiba inu and both were very easy to train (though the shiba inu was hard at times) and i loved it so now I want a dog that is more challenging to train.
     
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    thanks for the suggestion. I plan on having 2 dogs and I will adopt one from a shelter. Thanks for the link I have been looking at http://adopt-a-dog.1-800-save-a-pet.com/ but that site looks just as good! I am highly considering adopting a greyhound from a shelter because I personally think they are adorable and fit my lifestyle very well.
     
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    Kudos for you for looking into rescues! I think a Border Collie would be a nice fit!
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    What about a Corgi?
     
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    A greyhound is not a hyper dog. To be honest, I also though Vizsla. They are fantastic!
     
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    I know someone with a greyhound and it is a couch potato and not at all hyper or all that active. Could lay around all day. I always thought they were very active dogs till she told me about hers.
     
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    have u every considered a smooth collie, there like general collies just without all of the fur
     
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    tempura tantrum Shiba Inu Slave

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    Greys are pretty chilled out dogs. They've earned the nickname "fastest couch potatos in the world," for a reason, LOL. If you're looking for a really energetic, "hyper" dog, then a retired racing grey may not be the best match. Of course, this doesn't mean that they won't be thrilled to join you for some exercise, just that while they're at home, they're quite content to relax.
     
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    Thanks everybody for more advice this site is great! Well i only want one hyper dog I don't know if i could handle two and having a greyhound would be nice because it could run with me
     
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    A Boxer sounds like a good fit.
     
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    iheartsammy ME+DOGS=CRAZY

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    I would think Fox Terrier or a Jack Russle? they seem good to me :)
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Smooth Collies fit the basic description, but there are a few drawbacks. They shed a lot and bark even more! I have them, and don't care about these things, but many people do and need to be aware. They are a challenge to train, not because they are stubborn, but because you must vary your methods. You cannot train a Collie by rote - no walking in circles, repeating the same thing over and over. You've really got to be on your toes or they will take over the house (in a nice way - aggression isn't an issue).

    If you do decide that you are interested in the breed, PM me and I'll give you the long drawnout info. :p
     

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