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Old 11-09-2006, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default When thinking of a new dog...

Do you find yourself going from breed to breed. One week thinking "Oh, I gotta have a Boxer. They're gorgeous, athletic..."

The next: "Gotta have a Dobie. Smart, lovable, scary (to strangers) without being dangerous..."

Then: "Gotta have an [any toy breed] - they're so cute and fit in a lap and..."

I went through that until I realized I wanted a rescue dog and that meant it could be anything from a purebred to the gorgeous mutt I now own.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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I like to think with a mutt that your gonna get the best from different breeds... I have a Rotti/mix...he looks like a rottweiler... sorta..and I don't know what the mix part is....but he's lovable through and through...he is a gentle giant that loves to lay in your lap....soooo maybe other part would be...poodle...haha..just a joke......don't have a clue as to the mix part.. . But I also understand why somebody would want a specific breed.....My dream dog to own would be a mastiff.....someday...when I have a bigger house!!
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But I also under why somebody would want a specific breed.....My dream dog to own would be a mastiff.....someday...when I have a bigger house!!
Oh, I'm not questioning if wanting a specific breed. Not at all. Hubby wants a GSD. I just was struck by the thought of "oooh, that's a lovely boxer (CiCi), I want one. whiiieeennne" and recalled how many times I went down that path. Before I got my Dal, Bayta back in '94, I wanted a Great Dane (Harlequin), then a Dobie (red? is that the right word?) and eventually came around to Dalmatian (at the time, I thought I knew what I was doing.) Instead I fell in love with this funky Shar Pei/Lab/Mastiff/whatever mix.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:39 PM   #4
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Well I think..when talking to people on this forum...most times it really doesn't matter "what breed"...everyone here seems to like ALL dogs...mutts, pedigrees...what ever's. I think all you have to do is look into their eyes and fall head over heals for them (the dogs)....by the way.....I would take Yo ming from you in a heart beat......lol...I saw his picture yesterday..the one of him in the back yard.....and yes he is gorgeus..easy to see how you feel in love.
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i dont think breed should be a factor, it should be more of the traits of certain dogs, like mellow, or hyper, attentive or aloof, i do know that my next dog wil be a purebred, as i have never owned a true purebred of my own, but i have narrowed it down to either a pure rhodesian ridgeback or a german shorthair pointer., i have always loved hunting dogs and hound dogs and have always had my heart set on one.
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I grew up with Weims. When my wife moved east to join me, and brought her cats, I promised not to have another dog until the cats were gone. I had no idea it would be 18 years. Once I was able to have a dog, again, I thought I would want a Weim, but we considered others, too. My wife went through a Vizla phase. Then we found Greyhounds. Now, my wife, formerly a cat person and now a dog fan, has gotten into obedience, and wants a Welsh Springer. But I doubt there will ever be a time when I don't have at least one Greyhound in the house.
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My problem is that I will not live long enough to enjoy all the different types of dogs I would love to have. Most of my life was too unpredictable for me to have a dog (and I was traveling 25% of the time anyway). I would love to have a Greyhound, a Water Spaniel, a Spitz, a Keeshond, a Rottie,........
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I love all dogs but I'm owned by a Boxer there so clever funny and that face so expressive and there so strong and powerful definatly the only breed for me. I like the bigger breeds too like Newfoundlands St bernards and the Neoplitain mastiff have you noticed the simalarity all got that big baggy face oooh gorgeous
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I desperately wanted an Akita, but ultimately decided that the breed would not suit my lifestyle requirements so turned to other breeds (mixes as it turns out). I need my dogs to be able to mix with strange dogs off lead and the Akita's reputation for tending to be dog-aggressive was very offputting to me. I still think they are gorgeous though, and drawl over them when I meet other peoples.

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I always wanted an Irish Wolfhound, but, being on a fore-shortened earning and physical capacity, I knew I could never "befriend' one.

Instead I go to the local shows and admire them, as I have always done.

To me they are dogs.

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