What breed of dog should I get?

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#1  Edited By SuperTide

Not looking for anything in particular in the dog. Completely open to any breed. Thanks.

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#2  Edited By Mercy_
@SuperTide: How much room do you have? Do you have a preference between large and small dogs? Purebred or mutt? Any small children/babies around? How much time are you willing to devote to training? How about walking? 
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#3  Edited By Cezar_TheScribe


You need to watch Dogs 101.

 

I suggest either a German Shepard or German Shepard/ Labrador mix.

 

Siberian Huskies are good as well.

 

Dogs 101 : Animal Planet

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#4  Edited By SuperTide
@The Dark Huntress said:
" @SuperTide: How much room do you have? Do you have a preference between large and small dogs? Purebred or mutt? Any small children/babies around? How much time are you willing to devote to training? How about walking?  "
I have a ton of space on my land. I'd prefer purebred and large. No children/babies at all. I have at least 2 hours per day for training/walking. I own several restaurants so have quite a bit of free time.

@Cezar, thank you. I'll look into those suggestions.
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#5  Edited By Mercy_
@SuperTide: I'd go for a Husky or Malamute. They're both great breeds. Labs are awesome, but they eat everything and I mean everything. Shepherds are awesome, especially if you have a lot of land.
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#6  Edited By lagoon_boy
A Jack Russel Terrier. They're awesome!
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#7  Edited By mantoidx

I've had multiple Australian Shepherds and they were/are great dogs for the outdoors.

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#8  Edited By SuperTide

Thank you ma'am. I'd kinda like to get a Whippet because I've heard they're very fast but I also heard they are high maintenance.

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#9  Edited By Project_Worm
@SuperTide: 
Pit-Bull nuff said
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#10  Edited By GreenParrot

Coonhound.

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#11  Edited By Cypher's Gambit

This, but I don't know what bred it is.

Maybe Half Saint Barnard.

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#12  Edited By SuperTide
@Cypher's Gambit said:
" This, but I don't know what bred it is.
Maybe Half Saint Barnard.

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I'd rather have the woman. heh
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#13  Edited By Bestostero

Pekingese :)

They are VERY easy going and not loud at all. I loved mines very much

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get a Great Dane puppy and call it Scrappy

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#15  Edited By TheGoldenOne

German Shepherd

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#16  Edited By Metro_Man

I don't know why people are saying German Shepards, that is the only dog I have been attacked by. They get nuts as they get old. I would say, a Saint Bernard (Large Dog)  English Setter (Medium Sized Dog), or  Pomeranian (Small Dog).
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#17  Edited By mikethekiller
   
Rottweiler
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#18  Edited By Hoboseid

Get a Mongrel, less expensive and sadly there are so many issues with pure breeds.

 

@Metro_Man said:

"I don't know why people are saying German Shepards, that is the only dog I have been attacked by.. "



Sounds like the owners messed up but be glad it wasn't a Pitt, when owners screw up with this dog and they bite the only way to end it is by shooting or stabbing the damn thing....and I hate to stereotype but the majority of Pitt owners are low income, no brain morons. Don't bother hitting off a mauling Pitt with a big stick, they won't even feel you try to hit them off. When the Pitt sees red the only thing that stops them is a fatal shot.

Pitts... One of the few times I support extinction in the animal kingdom.

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#19  Edited By _Sojourn_

Totally a Chocolate Lab

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#20  Edited By Icarusflies  Moderator

 Black Lab
 Black Lab
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#21  Edited By Outside_85

@Icarusflies:
Aww...old...tired...and well fed :)

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#22  Edited By Daydream

Golden Retriever. 
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#23  Edited By castleking

get a wolfdog and tell everyone it is husky mix or german sheperd mix.

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With gas prices rising, I would invest the money in a horse.

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#25  Edited By goldenshot80
A big ass dog like the German Shepperd
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#26  Edited By PowerHerc

Get a Labrador Retriever (any color) or a Golden Retriever.  You can't go wrong with either of these breeds.
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#28  Edited By BiteMe-Fanboy

From my experience black labs are the most loyal, loving, and smartest dog.

I miss my dog Champ. -sniff sniff-

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#29  Edited By SuperTide

Thanks a lot for all the suggestions. I think I'm leaning towards getting a chocolate lab but not sure yet. Have a lot of land/space so I might get 3 or 4 puppies.

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#30  Edited By Spiderpig23
@SuperTide:
Get a puggle.  
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#31  Edited By spartan92

go to nearest pound and rescue a dog

 

 


 

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#32  Edited By SuperTide
@Spiderpig23 said:
" @SuperTide:
Get a puggle.   "
Good suggestion. I worked at a vet years ago and loved those when they came in. What would you say are the advantages and disadvantages of that breed?
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#33  Edited By cpt_linger

Get a mix between a Bulldog and a Shitzu. So then you can call it Bullshit xD

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#35  Edited By SuperTide
@weaponx said:
" @SuperTide   A BEAGLE!!! "
Heck no. They howl all night. :)
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#36  Edited By Mumbles

chocolate lab

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#37  Edited By cpt_linger
@Mumbles said:
" chocolate lab "
labs are nice, some people say they're dumb but they're really emotionally intelligent.
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#38  Edited By weaponxx
@SuperTide:  not true! I have had three different beagles over the last 15 years and they don't howl all night. The breed in general does, but it is how you train them. Get them while they are under 1 year old and it will be fine. 

 
   

  

Come on, how can anyone resist?? 

:D
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A Rat. They are more reliable then dogs.

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#40  Edited By Mumbles
@cpt_linger:
huh?! when ever i read a top 10 smartest dogs list, labs are always on the list. being a lab owner myself, my dog is to smart most of the time.
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#41  Edited By comicdude23

Get a Border Collie. I have one, the breed is pure awsome. Their smart, playful, loyal and handy.

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#42  Edited By cpt_linger
@Mumbles said:
" @cpt_linger: huh?! when ever i read a top 10 smartest dogs list, labs are always on the list. being a lab owner myself, my dog is to smart most of the time. "
Yeah they're rated for their emotional intelligence. Very protective but they're the sort of dog that runs into a glass sliding door, but knows exactly how to push your buttons.
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#43  Edited By Wise Son
Why not just try a dog breed selector to narrow it down a litte?
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#44  Edited By weaponmaster


You should get a dog that fits your lifestyle. If you are an outdoors person and enjoy cross-country runng then a Rhodesian ridgeback would be idea, but if you are a homebody then the ridgeback would be a bad choice as they love to run and walk long distances and like to be outdoor a lot.

 

research the various dogs and their temperament and personality types. They vary greatly from breed to breed.

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#45  Edited By Hi I'm New

either a boxer or a harlequin great dane   I suggest female either way because males can be real bastards as in they are hard-headed, difficult to train, and think they run everything unless you are really strict (which can take some of the fun out of owning the dog) Oh yeah  weimaraners are also really smart, easily trained, and incredibly loving but really really really really really don't get a male.

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#46  Edited By castleking

get a vicious, strong smart dog... like i said a wolfdog and if you cant get one a jack russell terrier :)

mini versions of a hellhound

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#47  Edited By Darkseid Elite


Pitbull

German Sheperd

Lab

Beagle

Spaniel

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#48  Edited By drkhwk2001

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These are my three dogs: Rat Terrier, Pit Bull/American Bulldog mix, Boston Terrier. All great dogs.
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#49  Edited By SuperTide
@weaponx said:
" @SuperTide:  not true! I have had three different beagles over the last 15 years and they don't howl all night. The breed in general does, but it is how you train them. Get them while they are under 1 year old and it will be fine. 

 
   

  

Come on, how can anyone resist?? 

:D
"
ohok My bad.
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#50  Edited By SuperTide

The most selfish breed I've ever known is the cocker spaniel. Anyone agree or disagree?