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Old 04-06-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I was wondering whether some of you would take the time just to give me some advice on different breeds of dogs. Basically we are looking to get a puppy.

We have already decided we would like a small dog (would love a lurcher however our house just isnt big enough), these are the ones we were thinking about:

- Westie
- cairn
- Bassett
- Border
- crossbreed

Can someone inform me of the good/bad points of these breeds? We have a medium sized garden and a 3 bedroomed house - it will be left for 4-5 hours every week day.

If there are any other breeds people can think of then please we are open to suggestions. We would just like a laid back easy going breed.

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Just to add a few breeds -

Beagle
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (not sure how common these are?)
Schnauzer

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The only two breeds I have any contact with are Beagle & Bassett ... both great dogs but out of those two, I'd choose the Beagle as they're not constant howlers. I've known a few very loud, very howly Bassetts ... but they surely were adorable.

I had a Beagle when I was a child & she was a fabulous dog, great family pet, not too high energy (but was very active) and was easily trained to do most things. These little cuties are well suited to sit at home & cuddle ... and then go run through the muck. A very well-rounded breed ... but I'm a little biased.

I'm not well-matched with most terriers so I'll refrain from giving advice about what doesn't suit me. I'm very compatible with some of the bully breed terriers but not the little ones & haven't had much contact with them either.
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Are you getting a registered or adopting?
If you get a purebred and aren't showing I'd contact a breed rescue and inquire about any they have that appeal to you.

A thing to tell you-
Terriers are very active. You probably know that, but maybe it would be better to get a puppy that may be more laid back? For example, a beagle would be a better choice than a jack russell.

I recommend the smooth fox terrier. They are extremely intelligent and require little grooming. My uncle has one

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/smoothfoxterrier.htm

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Well we already have a large yorkie and we are wanting to getting a puppy as a friend for him. My Yorkie is very laid back and loves people and dogs. I am afraid tho that we might not be able to afford the £500+ for a beagle/basset hound puppy -I have been searching the net and thats how much they seem to cost. Would that be about right?

We are seriously considering a Schnauzer.

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Schnauzers are so cute and loving. Good luck on the breed you get.
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Wink cairn

we had a cairn. he was soo loving and cuddly, yet full of energy at times. he never met another dog or human he didn't love. gave lots of kisses. a wonderful breed. very loyal and wants to please.

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