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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I'm more of a markings person than anything. I just really don't care for merle at all in any breed. Not sure why but it just doesn't appeal except on very certain dogs. I really like the less flashy colors like tri or black and white. But as long as I have variety I'm good. I need markings on my dogs. I like the fact that I've had 7 papillons and none are marked the same.
     
  2. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    ^this, pretty much word for word, but stick an 'r' in the middle of Mia's name :p. And with Mira at 5-6, Kim and Web still won't be in double digits. Oh, and K & W are no where near retirement either lol.

    The one possible exception would be if we ("we" being Mira's co-owner and I) decided to breed Mira at some point but even then...
     
  3. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I think Sumemr may be done with training. She's starting to act a bit arthritic. :( Might try something easier on her joints like rally. I should get her into the vet to see what's going on. She's been sore acting all week for some unknown reason. :(

    Kind of sucks because we were SO CLOSE to being ready to compete in agility.

    Sorry for OT. :eek:
     
  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    I looooove merles and blue eyes. I think either of those traits instantly make any dog that much more awesome looking lol. But I don't think I'll ever stumble upon a merle BC. I'm not all that excited about black & white (maybe because I already have 2 B&W dogs) but red & white is starting to grow on me. But eh, at the end of the day I can overlook that. I don't like Juno's color.... but I don't dislike her. Most of the time. :lol-sign:

    And since the subject is kind of headed in that direction.... I have puppy fever in the worst way right now. Argh.
     
  5. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    It is like puppy heaven at work right now. OMG!!

    This past week I saw:

    Keeshond puppy, mini poodle puppy, sheltie puppy, maltese puppy, about 5 whateveroodle puppies, a lab puppy. I was fine until I picked up the lab and got a big wiff of puppy breath. OMG I want a puppy NOW!
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    Won't be happening anytime soon though :(
     
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    Leave for three weeks and it's impossible to catch up on everything! Finally a thread that I can easily reply to, LOL. So, here is my current list, which constantly changes a bit.

    1) Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever... always. In fact, at this very moment, I kind of feel like I only want Tollers, haha.

    2) Rottweiler... more and more I find myself wishing we had Rottweilers still. I loved them. I could do without the constant panting in the summer, but there were so many fabulous things about the breed I really truly miss.

    3) German Shepherd Dog.... all the different types and lines totally confuse me, and honestly, liking GSDs is relatively new to me. But I've met a few recently that have blown me away, and if I could find a nice one, I think they'd be a great fit for me.

    4) Siberian Husky... what's not to love? I even find the undesirable traits endearing overall. I love them.

    5) Dalmatian.... not sure if realistically I'll ever own another or not, but I've adored them for as long as I can remember.

    6) Shikoku... not really realistic at all, but they sure are gorgeous to look at. I'd love to meet some.

    7) English Shepherd... not only are they some of the prettiest dogs I've ever seen, but on paper they sound nearly perfect for me. I need to meet some.

    8) Doberman Pinscher... not sure if I'll own another or not, but I love mine (most days lol) and I do love the breed as a whole. I have really enjoyed experiencing living with Dobermans for the past 6yrs.

    9) Australian Shepherd... they've been on and off my list for the past 6 or 7 years. I'm very picky about them, but there are a lot of traits I love about this breed and I think I would like to have one someday. They have a tendency to constantly lure me back again and again. We shall see!

    10) Belgian Shepherds (mainly Groenendael, but I like them all)... first of all, I love the way they look. They're very, very pretty. Temperamentally, I really like them as well for the most part. But, having met a handful of very drivey dogs combined with not very stable temperaments (IMO -- they were very nervy) has kind of turned me off a bit/made me leery of ever personally owning one. I need to meet some more nice, solid temperaments.
     
  7. colliewog

    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    I was always this way my entire life - never had a solid colored dog before. But that will be changing this weekend, with a black (or possibly bronze) Patterdale. Totally out of my lifelong requirement for white markings! lol I guess that means there's still time to change your mind. ;)
     
  8. AussieAshley

    AussieAshley love herds

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    I have a top twenty or so that I flip between

    1. Collie <3 Always on the list I fell hard for this 8 month old gal but the time was not right
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    2. Australian shepherd, this varies from day to day depending on how much of a pain Desoto is being. A red tri girl would be nice

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    3. Australian Cattle dog (love them but the DA scares me having dealt with it)
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    4. GSD the lines confuse me and I have met so many I am not fans of but if I could find one like I had growing up through a rescue I would scoop it up! Bonus points if it is black and has minimal angulation
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    Those are usually my top four the next few frequent the list often

    5. Cocker spaniel. I keep telling myself to save them for a little later in life, own my 'drivey' breeds now....then I come across a chocolate or chocolate parti and I crumble
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    6. Golden retriever (nothing sweeter than an old golden, I would love to adopt one! I would also consider strong working lines pup)
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    7. Chihuahua
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    8. Standard poodle (big and black)
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    9 Westie

    10. Newfoundland
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    Others include papillions, most mastiffs, st bernards, pyrs, cardigans (along with pretty well all other herding breeds:eek:)
     
  9. Kootenay

    Kootenay Active Member

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    Is it ok to dig up a post this old?? I just found it and had such fun reading through everyone's top choices, so interested to see what people like!

    Here are mine. My next dog is almost certainly going to be one of the first three for sure, but the others are in no particular order, and are all dogs I'm interested in, or possibly would like to own some day...

    1. Malinois
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    2. Dutch Shepherd
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    3. Working line GSD
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    4. Rough Collie (another one, maybe someday...but I really prefer the more "old style" look like this dog here)
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    5. Beauceron (really like the merle!)
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    6. Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (again, maybe another one someday...)
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    7. Czechoslovakian Vlcak
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    8. Australian Cattle Dog
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    9. A mid content or possibly really selectively bred high content wolfdog (big MAYBE here...I admire them from afar and have loved the ones I've met but would have to be in a very particular point in life to go there...)
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    10. Shetland Sheepdog (if I ever got a small dog it would definitely be a Sheltie!)
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  10. Linds

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    It's neat seeing how much my answers would change if I did that right now!

    And Kootenay, you definitely have a theme going with yours!

    Also, DOGS HAVE TWO EARS!!! TWO!! I hate that it keeps telling me that's wrong.
     
  11. Shai

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    My list then:

    Flat-Coated Retriever
    Border collie
    Golden Retriever
    Koolie
    Belgian Malinois
    Pyrenean Shepherd

    My list now is pretty much the same, though I'd drop Pyr Sheps and maybe Mals off the list.

    Apparently top 10 was too many for me to name then and now lol.
     
  12. Kootenay

    Kootenay Active Member

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    You should do yours again!

    Yeah, I guess I really do have a bit of a theme going on...

    It doesn't let you say 2 ears? I think I've always gotten away with that one! How many ears does it think dogs have?!
     
  13. sassafras

    sassafras mushinois

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    Here's my old list:

    German Shorthaired Pointer
    Brittany
    Standard or Miniature Poodle
    English Setter
    French Bulldog
    Foxhound (English or American)
    Greyhound
    Flat-Coated Retriever
    Rottweiler
    Alaskan Husky

    My new list is pretty much the same. I cared for a Pug in my home for several days and couldn't take the chainsaw snoring, so sadly for my future sanity I'm going to have to cross Frenchies off the list. And morph the "Foxhound" into "Some variety of Foxhound or Coonhound". And add Siberian Husky.

    And move Alaskans to the top of the list. :p
     
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    Then:
    Koolie
    Saluki
    Border Collie
    Whippet
    Dogo
    Kelpie
    Lurcher
    English Shepherd
    Catahoula

    Now:
    Koolie
    Greyhound
    Kelpie
    Border Collie
    PyrShep

    10 is too many!

    It takes the answer '2' NOT 'two' and it makes me angry!
     
  15. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Sloan is offended. Backup would be but he's busy running into walls.
     
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    1) Shelties
    2) Paps
    3) Border Collie
    4) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    5) Toy/Mini Poodle
    6) Aussie
    7) Toller

    Sort of kind of (As in: I really really like but wouldn't get with my current dog)
    8)Alaskan Husky
    9) German Shepherd
    10) Belgian Terv
     
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    Except for Sloan. She is the exception.

    Backup can only blame himself :p
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    My list:

    Malinois
    Dutch
    Groenendael
    Tervuren
    German Shepherd dog
    Border terrier
    Saluki
    Sloughi
    Borzoi
    Peke

    Ha! I made 10.

    Reality, it stops at four, but I would consider the rest. Lately I am super intrigued to learn more about Mudis, after meeting several at the barn hunt, but not in the "want" sense.
     
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    sassafras mushinois

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    Maybe you should put a helmet on him.
     
  20. Sit Stay

    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    My Spring 2011 list was:
    1) English Shepherd
    2) German Shepherd
    3) Australian Shepherd
    4) Border Collie
    5) Australian Koolie
    6) Havanese
    7) Chihuahua
    8) Belgian Shepherd
    9) Borzoi
    10) English Shepherd

    English Shepherds and GSDs definitely still top it. My list would look more like this now.

    1) English Shepherd
    2) German Shepherd
    3) Border Collie
    4) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    5) Chihuahua
    6) Whippet
    7) Koolie

    I can't really think of an 8-10. Borzoi could still stay on there, but it wouldn't be anywhere in the near future!
     

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