Favorite Dog Breed

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Sep 19, 2015 1:34 AM GMT
    My first choice:

    1. Golden Retriever
    2. Siberian Husky
    3. German Shepherd

    If I had room in my place, I would have one of all three breeds. What is your favorite?

    The video below is pretty cute.


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    Sep 19, 2015 1:43 AM GMT
    Mutts.
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    Sep 19, 2015 2:09 AM GMT
    Siberian Huskies
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    Sep 19, 2015 2:28 AM GMT
    Some people (a lot?) think that the only difference between the breeds is their appearance.

    But there's a big difference in their temperaments and what they're good at.
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    Sep 19, 2015 2:36 AM GMT
    People should say why they like a particular breed and what breeds they've had experience with.

    A lot of times we like a particular breed because that's the breed our family had when we were growing up. Or the only breed we've ever had.

    I've had some experience with German Shepherds (Alsatians). Also with corgis and with pugs. Corgis and pugs are friendly, pugs are very friendly. What I don't like about pugs is that I don't like breeds that have been bred to be ugly; smashed noses, bug eyed, etc. Shepherds are smart and have nice temperaments. But they're also more of a one man dog; not particularly friendly with strangers.

    The breeds I've had are goldens and Labs; many goldens (8 or 9 depending on how you look at it; some were golden + Lab crosses) and 1 Lab. The Lab was by far the smartest, but also more stubborn.

    Goldens in my opinion have the best personalities and temperament. They love everyone, they're gentle, and they're not stubborn. The downside to goldens is their fur; giving them a bath takes at least half a day, unless you have a drying cage.

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    Sep 19, 2015 2:47 AM GMT
    My first dog was a pit bull. Pits are smart and very even tempered. They are easily trainable as they are eager to please their owners. Which is sadly why so often they're used as fighting dogs. They aren't naturally like that at all though and are wonderful family dogs.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 19, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
    Setters. English and Irish. They're sweet, sporty, beautiful, would rather hang with you than run off, hair doesn't need washing often, don't smell when wet, friendly, good dogs.
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    Sep 19, 2015 5:57 PM GMT
    Dog breeding is immoral. True animal lovers don't breed or purchase dogs. They're not an accessory.
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    Sep 19, 2015 6:05 PM GMT
    Radd saidDog breeding is immoral. True animal lovers don't breed or purchase dogs. They're not an accessory.


    Which is why when I have space for a dog I will adopt a rescue pit. I like them because they have a bad rap and are hard to place. Mostly they end up getting destroyed. A lot of the rescues are pit mixes anyway. I would NEVER pay thousands of dollars for a 'purebred' of any kind when there are so many dogs being put down for lack of a good home.
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    Sep 19, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    For big dogs, I like Labradors. Had one when I was younger. They are loving pets and also very protective of their owners. They make excellent guard dogs. For smaller doggies, I go for a Pekinese. They are so cuddly and cute with their little flat noses.
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    Sep 19, 2015 7:06 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    Radd saidDog breeding is immoral. True animal lovers don't breed or purchase dogs. They're not an accessory.


    Which is why when I have space for a dog I will adopt a rescue pit. I like them because they have a bad rap and are hard to place. Mostly they end up getting destroyed. A lot of the rescues are pit mixes anyway. I would NEVER pay thousands of dollars for a 'purebred' of any kind when there are so many dogs being put down for lack of a good home.



    Exactly. Glad someone gets it. They breed Pit Bulls like mad down here in the ghetto so our SPCA is full of homeless Pits that need homes. They can be such sweet dogs too.
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    Sep 20, 2015 12:19 AM GMT
    Radd saidDog breeding is immoral. True animal lovers don't breed or purchase dogs. They're not an accessory.

    +1000

    I have a mutt of rottweiler + lab + something else, all black and awesome!! Best companion ever
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    Sep 20, 2015 1:27 AM GMT
    I'm the only one man enough here to admit poodle. Standard poodle.

    The longest-lived large dog (15 years plus).

    Second in intelligence only to border collies, which are generally too unmanageable and hyper as pets.

    No shedding or dog hair all over one's house and clothes.

    Hypoallergenic.


    Incredibly fast and agile (mine are THE alpha dogs at every run they're in).

    Not prone to hip dysplasia.

    Btw, I liked my last dog too - a DOBERMAN.
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    Sep 20, 2015 1:44 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI'm the only one man enough here to admit poodle. Standard poodle.

    The longest-lived large dog (15 years plus).

    Second in intelligence only to border collies, which are generally too unmanageable and hyper as pets.

    No shedding or dog hair all over one's house and clothes.

    Hypoallergenic.




    The hypoallergenic dog is a myth. There is no true hypoallergenic dog, because the thing that causes the allergic reaction is common to all dogs. All dogs shed skin cells - or dander - even if they don’t shed fur. The allergens are also present in these skin cells, as well as in saliva and urine. Dog dander is extremely small, like a micron of dust, and it can linger in the air so people can breathe it in without knowing it. Dog urine and saliva particles can adhere to a dog’s fur after they lick themselves, as well, so petting a dog could also lead to a reaction.
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    Sep 20, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    Radd saidDog breeding is immoral. True animal lovers don't breed or purchase dogs. They're not an accessory.


    ^^
    This!

    My Beagle is a rescue, and my Alsatian was found on my property during Super Storm Sandy.

    There are too many dogs and cats that are murdered each day in animal shelters. icon_cry.gificon_mad.gif
  • venue35

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    Sep 20, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    I like dalmations king charles spaniels and pugs even though people say they are ugly
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    Sep 20, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidMy first choice:

    1. Golden Retriever
    2. Siberian Husky
    3. German Shepherd

    If I had room in my place, I would have one of all three breeds. What is your favorite?

    The video below is pretty cute.




    Mine was sort of a rescue in that I had to rescue him off of the northbound 405 in the valley after someone had slowed down ahead and push him out of their car. He ran into the center median and I pulled off to the right shoulder, not thinking what I would have to do to get across to get him out of the center and get back across the road .... alive. This was back the day (1980) when there was a grass median instead of a concrete divider on the 405.

    Prince was a wonderful pal to me for 17 years and had to be one of the greatest dogs ever.

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    Sep 20, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    This is so cute

    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/09/16/watch-the-worlds-saddest-dog-beg-for-forgiveness-in-the-cutest/21237015/
  • FRE0

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    Sep 20, 2015 9:10 PM GMT
    My late dog, Bowser, was of unknown ancestry. His mother was a wild dog; it was impossible to get within 20 feet of her because she was afraid of people. She gave birth to five puppies in my compound. Although Bowser did have a mind of his own, he was very coöperative, friendly, learned easily, and was very healthy. There are a few pictures of him in my profile.
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    Sep 20, 2015 9:40 PM GMT
    Radd said
    eagermuscle saidI'm the only one man enough here to admit poodle. Standard poodle.

    The longest-lived large dog (15 years plus).

    Second in intelligence only to border collies, which are generally too unmanageable and hyper as pets.

    No shedding or dog hair all over one's house and clothes.

    Hypoallergenic.




    The hypoallergenic dog is a myth. There is no true hypoallergenic dog, because the thing that causes the allergic reaction is common to all dogs. All dogs shed skin cells - or dander - even if they don’t shed fur. The allergens are also present in these skin cells, as well as in saliva and urine. Dog dander is extremely small, like a micron of dust, and it can linger in the air so people can breathe it in without knowing it. Dog urine and saliva particles can adhere to a dog’s fur after they lick themselves, as well, so petting a dog could also lead to a reaction.

    I stand corrected.

    Standard poodles DO shed dander. But monthly, not daily like most breeds. And, of course, they also salivate. But basset hounds they're not.

    The closest large dog breed to hypoallergenic - except maybe for Portuguese water dogs.
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    Oct 02, 2015 12:23 AM GMT
    Yellow labs. hands down!
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    Oct 02, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
    willular saidYellow labs. hands down!

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  • metta

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    Oct 02, 2015 1:18 AM GMT
    ;)

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    i don't have to feed it, take it to the vet, clean up it's poop or other messes, worry about it destroying the yard or house, don't have to give it daily walks several times a day, I don't have to worry about the liability from it possibly biting someone or another dog/animal, and having to give it constant attention, etc. Funny thing is I don't want children for almost the same reasons. icon_wink.gif

    I like petting other peoples pets. icon_smile.gif

    I will say that I do like labs but don't want to own one...at least...not right now....well, I don't want one bringing me dead birds either.

    But I will say that dogs are way better than cats

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    Oct 02, 2015 1:25 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidMy first choice:

    1. Golden Retriever
    2. Siberian Husky
    3. German Shepherd

    If I had room in my place, I would have one of all three breeds. What is your favorite?

    The video below is pretty cute.




    rescue dogs are the best...we have a border collie lab who is sweet and super smart
  • Apparition

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    Oct 03, 2015 7:05 AM GMT
    a miniature doberman is cool.

    I want a chihuahua/HalequinGreatDane Cross.
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