Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by totalysurfers, Apr 17, 2013.
There are may dog breeds to choose from, which is your favorite and why? :cheers:
which is your favorite- Labradors
why-Their goofy personality, their zest for life, and that they mentaly stay puppies almost all their lives.
Seriously, what's not to love about a dog who lets you do this to him?
And still looks at you like this?
Such a cutie!
Those eyes.. So adorable!
American Cocker Spaniel
My favorite is the American Cocker Spaniel.My family used to have 5 of them in our house. They have this doe eyes, that can melt your heart away. They are very sweet and playful. I terribly miss them. They remind me of my childhood days.
I've met some really sweet Cockers over the years. They're eyes get me every time. I grew up with Norwegian Elkhounds, so understand your sentimental feeling towards Cockers. I would love to have another Elkhound at some point in my life (as well as another Siberian Husky), but, Labs will always be my first choice.
I love Mick. You know, even though a Lab wouldn't really be 'my' kind of a dog, I have a soft spot for them. Once they hit a certain age, I usually love all the Labs I've ever been around. Just something so .... sweet about them.
When they're under 2, I am usually like ackkk omg NEVER want a Lab! hahaha and then I meet an awesome adult, and think how much I love them. haha.
You need to post more Mick pics!
As for the OP, I'm not sure I have a 'favorite' breed.
I don't know that I have found "my" breed yet, I still searching :rofl1:.
There are a few breeds I still want to own someday, Bouvier Des Flanders, Standard Poodles and someday perhaps and Irish Wolfhound. I also really want another Shih Tzu one day, oh and a giant doodlemutt one day too, if I came across one that needed a new home at the right time, ok this list is endless, LOL.
As of now, "my" breed is collies. particularly smooth collies (seriously, if I ever breed them, I don't see myself keeping a rough unless it was SPECTACULAR...may even try for homozygous smooth lines if I ever breed). I just don't do well with all the hair. Heck, the one thing that would make smooth collies better is if they had more of a hound coat, like Gavroche has :rofl1: :rofl1:
There are so, so many reasons why. Logan is my first collies, but I have just fallen completely in love with the breed.
I get the feeling if I don't say papillon she will smother me in my sleep.
No really I love papillons.
Malinois. Pit bulls will always have my heart but my favorite breed is the Belgian shepherd, particularly the Malinois variety
Terriers!! Okay, so it's a group, not a breed. But Terriers!
I could say JRT if I knew they were all like Siri
GSD's are my favorite breed. My last one (mix) passed last year..I am sure another is in my future somewhere. After GSD's would be Pit Bulls.
GSD's I love their intense loyalty and devotion. I love a dog smart enough to challenge me but willing to let me be the boss.
Pit Bulls, what's not to love? There is something great about having dogs around that live to love and please.
I do not like this question now that I have Journey haha. I feel torn. My brain tells me to scream "Toller!", because they were my favourite for a very, very long time and I felt like I'd found 'my' breed. I think I was wrong, though. I've totally fallen for Aussies and my heart tells me to say that Aussies are now my favourite.
I really love both breeds, though. But I feel like Aussies fit me just a little more perfectly, and I feel like they're a fraction more my favourite than Tollers are now. Which is not a bad thing, just unexpected. I truly didn't think I'd find a different breed that I enjoyed just as much if not more.
As for why I like these breeds?
Tollers: They're goofy, full of life, fun, eager dogs. In kind of a spastic, frantic way lol. But still, IME, easy to live with. They can be naughty and hard headed, a little selfish (in that they really don't have a strong desire to please - mine anyway has a very "what's in it for me?" attitude) and bratty, but I love watching Dance's little sneaky wheels turn in her head. She's just a happy, joyous little dog that never fails to make me laugh, even when she frustrates me, and I just get a lot of joy out of being around her and doing stuff with her. Also, I like that Tollers are (or should be) natural retrievers and that I didn't have to teach it. Big perk there for me and the games I like to play with dogs!
Aussies: I've only had one so far, but again, I love the zest for life and doing stuff. Be it learning, games, whatever. Journ gives me her all and then some with a big "what are we doing next, mom?!" smile plastered on her face, and at the same time she's also very focused and together and serious. I think that's what I love most of all: How unbelievably happy and full of joy she is but also with just the right amount of seriousness to balance it all out. And bouncy! What's not to love about a dog that thinks she's part bunny? And I don't know if this is a breed trait or just a trait of the dogs Journey comes from, but omg snuggly! I love how snuggly and cuddly she is, without being pushy or needy about it. And she's absolutely brilliant. The rate at which she learns amazes me, as it's been many years since I've experienced such a trait in a dog. She's such a little thinker and catches onto stuff so quickly and I love watching her offer me things with so much enthusiasm. I just love everything about her and could go on forever. I guess that answer might more be the answer to why I love Journey rather than Aussies as a whole, but the few other Aussies I've gotten to know share many of the traits that I love about Journey, too.
Squashes. Squashes are my favorite breed.
ETA: yes I stole that nickname from maligators. But it fits.
I am a lover of many breeds, but Chows are my fave...I some times joke it's because we are so much alike in temperament and personality [Perhaps I was a chow in a former life], but it's mostly because we just connect and make sense together. It's difficult to find that in most relationships with people, so it's something I appreciate even more.
My last chow was socialized fairly well, and he did well with all most every one he met having an easy going attitude. But with me, he gave his love and devotion. To have a dog that will be respectful to all, but show just you the secrets he hides inside is the most amazing gift you could imagine.
I wanna meet Siri! She seems like my total 'ideal' JRT if I were to ever have one. Most I meet around here are so nasty.
I think you mean Caleb. Mick was the Lab/English Setter mix that we had before Caleb.
That's a fairly normal reaction. In fact, we had the same reaction to our friend's Golden (we spent a lot of time babysitting him). As much as we loved him, we decided the house we were living in at the time was just too small for a retriever full time. By the time we found Mick at an adoption day, Rocky had matured, and we decided the "pay off" was well worth a couple of years of "retriever craziness". LOL
Well.. I looooove my mutt but I loooooove my GSP too.
I'm smitten. He's our first, but we already talk about our second
Devoted, loving, energetic, naughty, mischievous, snuggly, full of character.
What's not to love????
It's funny when people think he's hard work, because we don't see it at all. Like when I asked the vet if he was going to be groggy after his op, and he replied, why do you want him to be?? Lol
We'd be bored with a placid quiet dog
And I think they're soooooooo good looking. Just aesthetically pleasing to me