Need help choosing breed!

Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by Stose, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    I second this. the Wheaten is very near and dear to my heart :)
     
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    Pomeranian Kills 6-Week-Old Girl

    My pomeranian bites. My pit bull however, does not. Interesting concept.

    I second, or third, or whatever, the pit bull recommendation
     
  3. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    as a dog groomer I see many breeds come in.

    its not the pits that get you (yes have many monthly pit clients)

    its the chihuahuas, schnauzers, scotties, pekingese, Lhasas, and poms that get you!
     
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    Sigh. I was going to post some stuff, but then I remembered some posters aren't worth the effort.

    So, to the original poster, I think people are right that you need to share more information to get a clear idea. How much do you really plan on exercising the dog year round? Do you like training and playing with the dog daily, or do you want a dog who can just sort of "blend" once it's older and finished basic training? Do you want a dog that can go hiking off-leash, or do you not care if it has to stay leashed all the time when outside of a fenced in yard?
     
  5. JustaLilBitaLuck

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    To the OP: I definitely recommend looking at PetFinder, especially focusing on groups that foster their animals, as opposed to a shelter. Many foster homes are family settings with kids (as opposed to one single person or an adult couple) and they will have a good idea of how the dog is with children and what ages, and if he likes them or just tolerates them. They'll know exactly what the dog is like in a house setting, how active he is, whether he can be trusted alone and for how long, etc.

    They'll also be able to tell you how much the dog sheds. Breeds are a general guideline (for example, a Collie will shed more than a Poodle), but the individual dog also goes into consideration. I mean, most cats in general shed. Mine sheds very little. There is no noticeable hair on my furniture or clothes - you can only tell if you look VERY closely. When I brush her, I get very little hair on the brush. So, it does depend on the individual animal.

    Good luck!
     
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    that had to be photoshpped, EVERYBODY KNOWS you can't teach a terrier to sit stay they are tooo crazy to learn basic obedience that makes hunting dogs better handling in the field.
     

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