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I Want a New Puppy... What kind Should I Get?

 
 
squinney
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 07:44 am
Bella Dea wrote:
squinney wrote:


But, Bear reminded me that Boxers drool. Can't deal with drool!


Zoe and Bailey both only drool when there is food they want or right after drinking.
It's no big deal at all. They aren't as sloppy as a lot of dogs with big floppy lips.


Hey, that's the same as ME! Laughing
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 07:48 am
squinney wrote:
What compelled you to post that?

Rolling Eyes


just that you work constantly and Seth is in school all day... didn't mean to offend and don't know why that would be offensive.... why the rolling eyes?
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Debacle
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 11:34 am
I like all sorts of dogs, purebred, mixed or mutts. If anything, I'm a bit partial to poodles simply because they're so confounded smart.

And I'm nuts about cockers, too.

One thing to consider, I think it's pretty well established that, pound for pound, smaller dogs have more longevity.

But that said, sometimes the little ones are harder to keep track of.


http://file040b.bebo.com/6/large/2008/03/13/17/14092128a7140774478l.jpg
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 11:38 am
Consider miniature poodles. They get a bad rap because little old ladies put ribbons in their hair and paint their toenails.

They're smart, playful, roughhousing dogs, and cuddly too. And no hair shedding problems though you'll have to give them a haircut now and then. The miniature is about the size of a cocker spaniel. The toy is much smaller, just a lap dog.
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squinney
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 12:44 pm
I don't mind poodles, but no way my son is taking one on a two mile run. Very Happy
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mismi
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 12:46 pm
I love poodles...had a miniature named Cinnamon when I was growing up...she was a shaggy little ball of fur - and sweet - she was a precious dog. Broke my heart when she died at the ripe old age of 17 years. We just have to have big dogs because of my three rough boys....I fear for little dogs around them.
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julztiger2010
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 08:54 pm
I would go with a chihuahua!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13926858@N05/2041054655/
http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/13926858@N05/2043729005/
Or a shitsu!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63407186@N00/406976436/
Or even a Papillon!
http://www.gotpetsonline.com/pets-images/papillons.shtml
http://kennels.co.uk/Toy/Papillon.htm
~Julz~
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 09:05 pm
How about a Jack russell terrier.

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images8/Jack_Russell_Sophie.jpg

This is a BIG dog in a little dogs body. The owner needs to be as strong-willed as they are, or this little guy will take over. With the right owner this little dog can really excel, but is not recommended for those who have not had prior experience with terriers.

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/jackrussellterrier.htm
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 10:35 pm
jack russells don't do well alone... they become desturctive
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 11:04 pm
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
jack russells don't do well alone... they become desturctive


Whos F****ng dog is this Bear.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2008 11:16 pm
not mine... but thatdoesn't change the truth...and squinney and I had a jack russell and she knows they're destructive.... so take that bitch Laughing
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 14 Mar, 2008 03:23 am
I'm just following this thread for the pictures, Squinney. :wink:
So many beautiful dogs to choose from - it is really going to be hard for you to decide!

Yes, I really like the idea of checking out a shelter - with a fairly clear idea of the type of dog you're after - otherwise you could end up with many dogs!

Have you considered the idea of slightly older dog? (as opposed to a pup who'll need lots of training.) I'm no expect on "shelter dogs", but I can tell you that cats from shelters can be the most loyal & loving creatures. I've had many. My current cat is an absolute delight & she was 3 years old when I adopted her. It'd be hard to find a more loyal, home-body-ish critter than her. The thing is, these critters are often over-looked when folk choose a pet at the shelter. And they seem SO grateful & happy when you do choose them! Very Happy
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Mar, 2008 04:01 am
Heres a site with just about every breed known (and a few that arent known). DOG BREEDS
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squinney
 
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Reply Fri 14 Mar, 2008 05:52 am
Dadpad - Sassy was a beagle / jack mix that we rescued. She was the only one left from a litter, found on the side of the road next to her siblings remains after coyotes got them. Sassy was the best name for her! She's the one that pee'd on Bears foot cause she wanted his attention while we were talking. Laughing She also had an underbite, so she was always smiling. She was great. I'd be willing to go with a Jack Russell or mix of one again. She was a feisty gal!

Msolga - I love the pictures, too. Farmermans link has some great pics. I'm definetly going to the shelter, not a breeder, and any age will do as long as they aren't too old to keep up with Cub. It will really be his dog, so it has to be one I like and he loves. I'll fall in line no matter what the breed, as long as it isn't a rot/pit/chow kinda dog I can't trust. Yeah, being at the shelter will be dangerous for me knowing we have to pick just one.

Farmerman - Thank you for the link. A stroll through that website was a great way to start my day!
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squinney
 
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Reply Fri 14 Mar, 2008 06:09 am
Okay, try not to say "Awwwww!"

Bet you can't do it!



http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images15/ShiranianPuppy1205thru0206024.JPG

The Puppy to Dog Comparison pictures are an eye opener. Loved the borador's (Border/Lab mix)
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 14 Mar, 2008 08:19 am
Sassy was hands down the smartest dog we ever had... I missed her when she ran away... I liked the way she used to jump clear across the room to get in my lap...Jay has three of them...
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squinney
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 08:36 pm
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2276/iggybq1.th.jpg

Iggy Mia wants to say "Hi."

She's Black Lab / Shepherd mix supposedly. That wasn't ringing with me for some reason. Finally dawned on me she looks more Black Lab / Chow.

She had a good check up today. Vet said it is hard to tell at this age (2 months - born 2/04/08) but could be either mix... Her tongue is pink though.

She's sweet as can be and has the best puppy breath!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 08:39 pm
Awwwwwww.

Is she yours now?
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squinney
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 08:39 pm
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/8271/iggymialittlegirltr5.th.jpg
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 08:42 pm
I'll take that as a yes.
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