Favorite Types Of Dogs - Page 5

kallililly1973

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Cold&warm said:
Isn't she/he lovely?
How do you call her/his name?
Me and my girlfriend had the honors of seeing Stevie at the Mass Mutual building across from the new Springfield Casino and I can definitely speak for both of us if you ever have a chance to see him in your City you will not regret it. Matter of fact I'll reimburst 1/2 the ticket if you think its a lousy show ( not really ) Go see him!
 

Momgoose56

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Okay, at the moment, these two Border collie/aussie brothers at the vet for 3 month shots and a check-up!
 

idk

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Personally I love big dogs - they are the biggest sweethearts!

Rotties and Bernese Mountain Dog are two of my favourite with German Shepards a close third!
 

Doomheadthebetta

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German Shepherds, dobermans, and border Collies. I've never had anyone of them but I think they're some of the prettiest dogs ever. I really want to get a male collie and name him Mr. Pickles :3 But if it's a girl Arwyn. Because LOTR is the best lol
 

kallililly1973

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These r my current favorites a brother and sister rescue true sibling love !!!
Jorjie Beans and Jetty The (tiger)Cub. Guess who is who
 

Sorg67

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I like all dogs. My favorites are mutts.
 

Doomheadthebetta

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Sorg67 said:
I like all dogs. My favorites are mutts.
Mutts are cool I have two. A giant Chihuahua and a lab mixed with something lol
 

Sorg67

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Doomheadthebetta said:
Mutts are cool I have two. A giant Chihuahua and a lab mixed with something lol
I have a 15 year old black Terrierish mutt dog. We think some Chihuahua. He looks like a giant Chihuahua.
 

PascalKrypt

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Sorg67 said:
I have a 15 year old black Terrierish mutt dog. We think some Chihuahua. He looks like a giant Chihuahua.
Pictures? That's something I need to see to imagine.
 

Sorg67

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PascalKrypt said:
Pictures? That's something I need to see to imagine.
Corey the Wonder Dog about 20 lbs

 

PascalKrypt

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Sorg67 said:
Corey the Wonder Dog about 20 lbs

Hahaha, oh my! He looks to have the build of a chihuahua, then the face of a terrier and suddenly those chihuahua ears! I love it

Very handsome for a 15 year old!
 

Elkwatcher

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Momgoose56 said:
Okay, at the moment, these two Border collie/aussie brothers at the vet for 3 month shots and a check-up!
I hope to have one more Border/Aussie in my life, maybe I'll take a Senior or special needs this time. Like the harness.
 

Dennis57

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I have had Golden Retrievers since I was 5 years old. The 1 we have now is 5 years old and hes number 8. Something about this breed I love.
 

Gouramiwhisperer

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My favorite is the basset hound. Love our little guy!
 

Elkwatcher

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Gouramiwhisperer said:
My favorite is the basset hound. Love our little guy!
Look at those wonderful ears!
 

Doomheadthebetta

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Sorg67 said:
I have a 15 year old black Terrierish mutt dog. We think some Chihuahua. He looks like a giant Chihuahua.
Here is a picture of my giant Chihuahua and other children all in one lol I saw the picture of yours he's so cute!! !
 

LeahsTank

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*Announcement: If you post a photo of your pup, you will get a “like” from me regardless of what kind of pup it is.
 

Momgoose56

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River the Border Collie and his 'uncle Oddie' a 5 y/o rescued (we're guessing) Foxhound mix.

Oddie and River (background) at the pond.
 

Crispii

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White pupper.

 

Shika

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This is my delicate flower of a child, Jax. He's a spitz mutt who hates water so much, he once stepped in a puddle and walked home on 3 feet because the forth was wet. And, as everyone knows, you can't use wet feet for anything. He also often sleeps like a pretzel because he has to protect his feet, even in sleep
 

86 ssinit

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Just continuing their active lifestyle.
 

Cold&warm

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LeahsTank said:
*Announcement: If you post a photo of your pup, you will get a “like” from me regardless of what kind of pup it is.
Do you offer free home-delivered eggnog too?
BTW, already a Merry Christmas ..
 

Oak77

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Boxer
 

Abby974

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Border Collies hands down are my favorite breed. Pictured is my border collie Ellie. She herds and does flyball. She is trained for rally, obedience, flyball, agility, and herding(but not trials just the farm).
 

SaraCooper

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AJE said:
What is everyone’s favorite dog breed? I currently have a husky, which is why I will probably never have a husky again. I love Lulu but that breed just sheds soooo much! My personal favorite dogs that I’ll probably own later in life are labs and hounds or some other short hair breeds. How about you?
I hate to tell you this but unless you buy a hairless dog, you are going to deal with shedding in your entire life- I have for French bulldogs, no need for short hair. I pull dust bunny slaying sized hair balls out of the corners of rooms on a daily basis!
 

Abby974

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SaraCooper said:
I hate to tell you this but unless you buy a hairless dog, you are going to deal with shedding in your entire life- I have for French bulldogs, no need for short hair. I pull dust bunny slaying sized hair balls out of the corners of rooms on a daily basis!
Yep border Collies have pretty much hair everywhere. It gets on the wall. You look over and there's a tumbleweed of hair. I know plenty of people that prefer the shorter coated breeds of dogs compared to the longer coated dog breeds. It is a big difference imo. Short hair versus long hair acts much different. You don't get tumbleweeds of short hair rolling through your house 2 hours after you clean. You do with long coated dogs that she'd like border Collies and huskies. Along with German shedders. I'm watching 4 short coated dogs right now. The fur is barely noticeable on the ground even though they all shed constantly.
 
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AJE

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SaraCooper said:
I hate to tell you this but unless you buy a hairless dog, you are going to deal with shedding in your entire life- I have for French bulldogs, no need for short hair. I pull dust bunny slaying sized hair balls out of the corners of rooms on a daily basis!
I know all dogs shed but it’s not as big of a problem with shorter haired dogs compared to a husky for example
 

coralbandit

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Abby974 said:
Border Collies hands down are my favorite breed. Pictured is my border collie Ellie. She herds and does flyball. She is trained for rally, obedience, flyball, agility, and herding(but not trials just the farm).
Fantastic !
All of you with boarder collies are either great sales people or those dogs got it going on !
 

Abby974

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coralbandit said:
Fantastic !
All of you with boarder collies are either great sales people or those dogs got it going on !
They are such a versatile breed. They do have cons that a lot of people don't like to talk about though. Since no one's said the cons I will go ahead and list them after being around many. They can be neurotic being a herding breed they can get obsessed with things such as chasing shadows and lights if not given the correct stimulation or bad genetics. Honestly it is horrible watching a dog not be able to chill because it can't stop. They can be one person dogs and generally untrustworthy around many people while this is genetic usually it can happen anyways with good lines or a slight misstep in socializing as puppies. They were bred to be on farms and deal with their Shepherd not others. While they can be good with kids they can be overbearing and too controlling of kids and the movements that kids make. Alot of dogs don't like them because of the way they play and how they look directly into dogs eyes. Generally border Collies get along with border Collies and not many other breeds. It's almost impossible to find a line without seizures in it at some point. They require a lot of physical and mental stimulation. They can be quiet destructive and they shed alot.
I think I listed all of the cons. They are an amazing breed, but after owning the breed and being around a lot of them you start to realize the good and the bad. It's just like golden retrievers are amazing dogs, but are so riddled with cancer.
 

SaraCooper

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AJE said:
I know all dogs shed but it’s not as big of a problem with shorter haired dogs compared to a husky for example
Truth, lol. We had a Keeshond when I was young- I learned to card and spin wool from her sheds!
 

SaraCooper

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Abby974 said:
Yep border Collies have pretty much hair everywhere. It gets on the wall. You look over and there's a tumbleweed of hair. I know plenty of people that prefer the shorter coated breeds of dogs compared to the longer coated dog breeds. It is a big difference imo. Short hair versus long hair acts much different. You don't get tumbleweeds of short hair rolling through your house 2 hours after you clean. You do with long coated dogs that she'd like border Collies and huskies. Along with German shedders. I'm watching 4 short coated dogs right now. The fur is barely noticeable on the ground even though they all shed constantly.
Mostly true- but I guarantee four frenchies produce more shed than you think. I vacuumed yesterday, and can see clouds under the sofa already!
 

KribensisLover1

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86 ssinit

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Funny thing with border collies. Was at a dog park with my first 2 boxers with about 15 dogs playing in about a 2 acre park. 1 border collie. Dogs all over the park and there owners bsing. Well in about 15 mins he had all the dogs in a group in the middle of the field. And bitting at there ankles if they tried to leave. It was a site to see cause the dogs didn’t know what to do .
 

potter

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I love Shihtzu had one that was very laid back. Currently have a yorkie. While he's very cute and intelligent and I love him lots, he's very high maintenance and lots of genetic health issues.
 

coralbandit

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86 ssinit said:
Funny thing with border collies. Was at a dog park with my first 2 boxers with about 15 dogs playing in about a 2 acre park. 1 border collie. Dogs all over the park and there owners bsing. Well in about 15 mins he had all the dogs in a group in the middle of the field. And bitting at there ankles if they tried to leave. It was a site to see cause the dogs didn’t know what to do .
That's funny ! I used to go to my dog park everyday ..Their are personalities to some breeds .
A Shetland sheep dog is the only dog in my life [not mine ] to ever bite me [ another notorious herder ] ! Let me into customers house no problem and bit my calf on the way out ! Attacked from behind ..I won't forget ..
When I let the customer know she said ," yea sometimes when we come in the kitchen Jake has the kids in the corner ! He doesn't hurt them .."
 

LurkingontheReg

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American Bulldog/Great Dane mix because that's what I have. She has shorty, wiry type fur and it gets everywhere. Not only that, but it seems to just stick.

A few weeks ago while leaving Petsmart I saw some kind of Collie mix. Was a gorgeous puppy and I wanted to take him. Unfortunately, his owner seemed pretty attached.

Huskies have always been a breed I adore and I've always wanted one, but it would probably have to be shaved every single day to withstand the heat here.
 

KingJamal2

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AJE said:
What is everyone’s favorite dog breed? I currently have a husky, which is why I will probably never have a husky again. I love Lulu but that breed just sheds soooo much! My personal favorite dogs that I’ll probably own later in life are labs and hounds or some other short hair breeds. How about you?
Dachshund. They’re so fat! I love their little legs on their fat bodies
 

Abby974

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86 ssinit said:
Funny thing with border collies. Was at a dog park with my first 2 boxers with about 15 dogs playing in about a 2 acre park. 1 border collie. Dogs all over the park and there owners bsing. Well in about 15 mins he had all the dogs in a group in the middle of the field. And bitting at there ankles if they tried to leave. It was a site to see cause the dogs didn’t know what to do .
Yeah a lot of dogs don't take to kindly to that. Mine is trained to only care about me at a dog park because she doesn't like the crappy behaviors other dogs display. She won't even give a dog a glance and just wants me to throw the ball hundreds of times. That sounds like that's a disaster waiting to happen if a dog gets tired of being bossed around and nipped.
 

MrFishkeeper1

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Momgoose56 said:

River the Border Collie and his 'uncle Oddie' a 5 y/o rescued (we're guessing) Foxhound mix.

Oddie and River (background) at the pond.
He looks like a Foxhound and Staffordshire Terrier Mix.
 

Momgoose56

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MrFishkeeper1 said:
He looks like a Foxhound and Staffordshire Terrier Mix.
You think? We should do DNA. He's an awesome dog and really smart -but his sense of smell is terrible lol! He weighs 90 lb.
 

Roger121

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Prairie dogs
 

SM1199

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Abby974 said:
They require a lot of physical and mental stimulation.
This is the part (applicable to many working breeds) that most people don't understand, and it can make for a very tough life for both dog and owner. Any dog that was bred to have a job should have a job, even if that job is just retrieving sticks for hours. People go "that husky/collie/shepherd/boxer puppy is so cute, I just have to take it home!" and bring it back to their 1 bedroom apartment in the middle of the city and expect it to do fine with a 10 minute walk once a day. It's very frustrating and very sad to see this happen. The dog isn't happy without stimulation, the owner isn't happy with their destructive nature. They can also be some of the hardest to socialize properly and might become aggressive to others in such a situation, especially with all that pent-up energy. Just like with fish, people need to do their research before buying or adopting a puppy!
 

jkkgron2

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I own a labradoodle but they sometimes have wacky genes and mine ended up being double the size he was supposed to be!! He’s also double the destructive.....So I guess my favorite is poodles
 

KDS

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My current dog is a wirehaired pointing griffon. She’s awesome!
 

Abby974

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SM1199 said:
This is the part (applicable to many working breeds) that most people don't understand, and it can make for a very tough life for both dog and owner. Any dog that was bred to have a job should have a job, even if that job is just retrieving sticks for hours. People go "that husky/collie/shepherd/boxer puppy is so cute, I just have to take it home!" and bring it back to their 1 bedroom apartment in the middle of the city and expect it to do fine with a 10 minute walk once a day. It's very frustrating and very sad to see this happen. The dog isn't happy without stimulation, the owner isn't happy with their destructive nature. They can also be some of the hardest to socialize properly and might become aggressive to others in such a situation, especially with all that pent-up energy. Just like with fish, people need to do their research before buying or adopting a puppy!
That's the reason I listed all the cons. Not to mention all of the bad genetics you see. Horrible temperament s and everything.
 

PascalKrypt

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LeahsTank said:
*Announcement: If you post a photo of your pup, you will get a “like” from me regardless of what kind of pup it is.

Do lots of puppies count? This is a litter we had back in 2010, two of puppies pictured are sitting next to me on the couch right now, and two others were sold to friends and stay with us several weeks a year when the owners are on holiday Their mother, also sleeping on this couch, still runs back and forth in the meadows out front every day at twelve years old. She's a very sweet, strong girl.

Abby974 said:
They are such a versatile breed. They do have cons that a lot of people don't like to talk about though. Since no one's said the cons I will go ahead and list them after being around many. They can be neurotic being a herding breed they can get obsessed with things such as chasing shadows and lights if not given the correct stimulation or bad genetics. Honestly it is horrible watching a dog not be able to chill because it can't stop. They can be one person dogs and generally untrustworthy around many people while this is genetic usually it can happen anyways with good lines or a slight misstep in socializing as puppies. They were bred to be on farms and deal with their Shepherd not others. While they can be good with kids they can be overbearing and too controlling of kids and the movements that kids make. Alot of dogs don't like them because of the way they play and how they look directly into dogs eyes. Generally border Collies get along with border Collies and not many other breeds. It's almost impossible to find a line without seizures in it at some point. They require a lot of physical and mental stimulation. They can be quiet destructive and they shed alot.
I think I listed all of the cons. They are an amazing breed, but after owning the breed and being around a lot of them you start to realize the good and the bad. It's just like golden retrievers are amazing dogs, but are so riddled with cancer.
This really goes for every breed though, it's pretty bad practice for people to keep quiet about the downsides. Goldens can be very stubborn, for instance, and Labs can be clumsy and hyperactive and overly fixated on food. There is no such thing as a perfect breed (or mix) really, it depends on each person's or family's preference and lifestyle. Bit of a rare thing, but I've also seen smaller, less active dogs being a poor match for people that wanted to take them on long hikes and overly busy environments. Plus some of the smallest breeds and be the nastiest in terms of biting, possessiveness and barking.

SM1199 said:
This is the part (applicable to many working breeds) that most people don't understand, and it can make for a very tough life for both dog and owner. Any dog that was bred to have a job should have a job, even if that job is just retrieving sticks for hours. People go "that husky/collie/shepherd/boxer puppy is so cute, I just have to take it home!" and bring it back to their 1 bedroom apartment in the middle of the city and expect it to do fine with a 10 minute walk once a day. It's very frustrating and very sad to see this happen. The dog isn't happy without stimulation, the owner isn't happy with their destructive nature. They can also be some of the hardest to socialize properly and might become aggressive to others in such a situation, especially with all that pent-up energy. Just like with fish, people need to do their research before buying or adopting a puppy!
This, so much. So many people have huskies that really shouldn't have one.
I've seen a young family with several kids under 10 years of age that bought a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. In the beginning it was great, and then the dog grew into its skin and the parents got scared of letting it run loose because it wouldn't listen (vicious cycle - they were scared to try and so didn't, and the dog built up too much energy to behave on leash) so all it got were 20-30 minutes of leashed walks on the asphalted lanes that drove them mad because the dog was pulling so much. After a couple months the hyperactive oversized young dog bit a playmate of one of their children. They promptly vanished from doggy classes soon after, I think I can take a guess as to what happened to that dog...
 

LeahsTank

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PascalKrypt said:

Do lots of puppies count?
Puppies absolutely count!
 

EmiliyaCossack

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Karelian Bear Dog! I do NOT recommend the breed if you don't have a lot of acreage or aren't committed to doing lots of exercise with your dog, and they're really stubborn, but amazing dogs! I have a Karelian/Sheltie mix named Rifka, she is incredible and very mindful but that's the Sheltie coming in strong, haha.
 

juniperlea

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I don't care as long as it weighs more than me and is willing to spoon with me in bed.
 

fabienne

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pitties are my favourites. gentle giants.
 

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