Any dog breed you wouldnt own, and which breed would you love to have

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  1. May 12, 2018 #101

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    Yeah. There are certainly breeds that have more problems. But there’s a lot that don’t, such as huskies.
     
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    Huskies, however, don’t make good family pets unless you can give them the attention and exercise they need, which most people can’t. I just think, unless you have a working dog there is no need for pedigrees, they cause more problems than they are worth.
     
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    Maybe. But people should still have the right to get them if the want. I have a husky and she is definitely more difficult than other dogs, but she’s still a good companion.
     
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    I’m not saying to outlaw them, just people very often choose dogs based on how they look rather than on their needs. That’s why a lot of dogs end up in shelters because people realise they can’t handle them. Not saying that’s the case for everyone and I’m sure your husky is a sweetheart :D
    And the comment about pedrigeees is more geared towards most pedigrees having genetic problems, and cross breeds generally being healthier.
     
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    I currently own two pups, a Catahoula hound and a Fox Terrier/coyote hybrid. Both are wonderful dogs and get along fine with my small pets. The hound will run from my bunnies, or when I had my hamsters out to play, but loves the cats, and adores babies and toddlers. On a side note, if the bunnies get to playing too rough, he will referee them and calmly and gently push them apart if needed. We had him 6 months before we first heard his voice, we were beginning to suspect he was mute, but now he's as vocal and talkative as a teenager on the phone with her girlfriends. My coyote hybrid is a great hunter outdoors, but knows the difference between wild rats, mice and moles and "mommy's" pets. I won't leave her alone if a hamster was out of it's cage, but she has done fine with my bunnies (although I have made sure they have a safe space to go if needed). She has helped me raise two litters of kittens and a bottle baby bunny (her mother died giving birth to the second kit and the owner was just going to let nature take its course), as well as bottle goats and a lamb. She also successfully fought off a full coyote twice her size protecting our chickens. She loves babies, wanting to mother and protect them, doesn't care for toddlers as they pull ears and tails and poke eyes, but then enjoys them again when they get a little older and are more willing to play and cuddle. She rarely barks, but when she does it's more of a yip and it's for good reason. She does not excessively yap.

    As far as my future K9 children, what I want most is a dog that when you look into it's eyes, you see a gentle soul seeking a family that will return it's freely offered love. (You know when you see it.) A dog that has hope for a brighter future, a spark for fun and adventure and although may currently be broken mentally and/or physically, will be forever grateful to you for choosing them over so many others in that same shelter as they, too, wait to form a special connection and bond with their new families (hopefully). It doesn't matter what the breed, purebred or mutt. All that matters is that it needs a home and we seem to connect, forming a bond that will help us make it through the troubles and frustrations, and make the adventures, excitement and achievements all that more special. I will feel it in my heart and know when I find another perfect dog that I want. It's been working for me and my dogs so for, so I see no point in fixing a system that isn't broken.
     
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    I really want one of these breeds (all of them are my fav!)
    I like big dogs!!!
    Golden retriever, Great Dane, husky, Dalmatian, Newfoundland, border collies, German shepherd and St. Bernard’s. Any big fluffy slobbery breeds are just my perfect wish dogs!
     
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    Huskies,too much prey drive and I could not give it enough exersize.poodle my favorite breed.have had several.
     
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    ...and don't forget Great Pyrenees! We had one of those when growing up. Great dog! Big, fluffy, and slobbery!
     
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    There are two types of Jack Russell long and short legged.the short legged ones are not hyper.some groups are trying to get them registered separately.ours is short legged and very laid back and not aggressive to small animals.this was in amagazine article too.
     
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    I love pugs,too cute and don't have a small dog attitude.
     
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    I probably won't want to own any small dogs since I am a big fan of big dogs.
    I own a boxer right now and I love boxers.
    I would probably want to own a Cane Corso, great Dane, Rottweiler, GSD, Doberman, or English mastiff. I love very muscular and powerful dogs.
     
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    I'd never own a pug or a beagle. Not because I think they're ugly or annoying, I have just never felt anything for them. I wouldn't turn down any other breed.
    I'd love to own a Black Russian Terrier, Pomeranian, Bull Terrier, Borzoi, Cocker Spaniel, any size Schnauzer, any size Poodle, Isabella Doberman, Dalmation.. I don't know, i don't have a consistent 'type' I like. BRT is definitely top of the list, they're so majestic in my opinion.
     
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    Our dogs are - two Afghan Hounds, Longhaired German Shepherd and an English Cocker Spaniel...

    The dog breeds that we wish to have in the future, are - Havanese, (have had two previously), Rough Collie, (have had two, also), Australian Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dog, Irish Setter and a Sydney Silkie Terrier, (one previously)...the size of a particular breed isn't relevant, but I couldn't share my life with a breed that drools constantly...also, I don't believe one breed it 'better', than another - all dog breeds/mutts can suffer from behavioural issues, if not correctly socialised and taught basic commands etc...these animals are our faithful companions for many years, so my only advice to folk who want to have one in their lives is to spend time researching the breed, or if they want a mutt, the possible breeds in its 'make-up'...'cause it is heartbreaking to see the many dogs in shelters, or are passed around, abused and/or, that are euthanised due to wrong choices.
     
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    We'd have a Doberman, Dane, or Bull Mastiff--the 2 smartest dogs I've had in 5 decades were a Doberman and a Bull Mastiff. Just loved the bull's gigantic face.
     
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    I've always had mutts personally, they were all so different, but all so great.
    However, a few breeds I would never get are: Pug Carlin, French Bulldog, English Bulldog.

    Breed I would love to have, but won't because they are too much for me: Australian Shepherd, Groenendael Belgian Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute.

    Favourite breed: Welsh Corgi Pembroke, I actually could do well with one as well, which is great.
     

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