Dogs - What Kind Do You Prefer?


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Anthony
January 14, 2003, 11:02 AM
Be it 10 pound furry mobile burgler alarm or a 120 pound mauler there is nothing quite like a dog.

What breeds do you prefer and why?

- Anthony

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ruger357
January 14, 2003, 11:04 AM
German Sheperd. Because I have had one for 9 years and she has not let me down once.

dj53
January 14, 2003, 11:24 AM
I prefer my mastiffs. They run 150-200lbs, and are large enough that they can be intimidating without needing to bite. They are intensely loyal and protective, without being overly territorial.

On many occaisions, my dogs have placed themselves in between my wife and a stranger that my dogs didn't like the looks of. They expressed their concern by growling, but offered no intention to run up and bite. They use their great body mass as their defense.

This way, my home is safe, but I keep the lawyers out of my face if one of my dogs should make a "mistake" in judgment!:D

762x51
January 14, 2003, 11:29 AM
Golden Retrievers and all types of Labs. Best......dogs......ever. Have a black lab now who is the best burglar alarm I could ask for. If only I could teach him to reload ammo....:p

Pheonix
January 14, 2003, 11:52 AM
Boxers
This breed is very gentle and a good size to have in the house. On the other hand this breed is big and will agressivly defend your house and family. My 5 yr old can beat on the dog all day and the dog will just play and love the attention. But let one stranger walk past the house or worst yet come up on the porch and the dog will break the door down to get to theme before they get to us! Pheonix is the best and most well behaved dog I have ever seen in my life! He has also never had a day of training. This breed wants to make their masters happy. I can also take the dog to from my house to the park ( I live in the city) without a leash, or let him out in the front yard and he will obay voice commands even with other dogs, cats, birds, sqirrels, rabbits etc which would make most other dogs disappear! A word of advice Iams large breed = very-very bad gas!!
ProPlan- Much better!!

Here is pheonix as a pup...

Pheonix
January 14, 2003, 11:53 AM
And another!

BigG
January 14, 2003, 11:54 AM
Shih-Tzu.

Ledbetter
January 14, 2003, 11:56 AM
I grew up around them, my aunt and uncle always had at least one or two until I was seven or eight. These were guard dogs that guarded their dry cleaning plant, but they were unfailingly gentle and protective of me.

I've like every one I've ever met. Only caveat, when you roughhouse with a young one, they don't know their own strength. :eek:

Ron L
January 14, 2003, 02:28 PM
Yet another vote for the German Shepherd. I've owned 3 over the years and they've all been great dogs, though they tend to shed more than I care for. They're big enough to take care of business when needed and will bark to alert you, yet all theo nes I've ever had were very good when we were kids or towards other kids.

I'd also mention a Doberman. We've had 2 of these as well and, though not as hearty in colder weather and not as generally playful, they're a very good working dog.

If you want something to just sound an alert, Cairn Terriers are very vocal. A friend had one that we used to call Killer (real name was Peaches :rolleyes: ). That danged thing, though not weighing more than around 7 pounds, was fearless and it was annoyingly LOUD.

gun-fucious
January 14, 2003, 03:02 PM
terriers are great
we currently have a jack/cairn cross and an australian

my next pup is going to be a german hunting terrier

ya gotta love a sub 20 pounder that will take on a hog or dominate a Rottie

ajacobs
January 14, 2003, 03:23 PM
I am a huge blue healer fan. They are active and fit my lifestyle well.

ahenry
January 14, 2003, 04:45 PM
I’ve owned (or a family member has) Catahoulas, Boxers, Labradors, Scottish Terriers, and German Short-hairs. No other dog in the world is like a Catahoula.

http://www.catahoulas.org/catahoula.htm

QKRTHNU
January 14, 2003, 04:50 PM
I grew up with Siberian Huskeys. Beautiful dogs, but far to independent for my taste.

My next dog will be an American Pit Bull Terrier. Very "eager to please" dogs.

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

Jim March
January 14, 2003, 05:22 PM
Ferrets :p.

Not real tactical, 'cept they will actually try and defend you against attacking dogs even when outclassed in weight 30:1 or more. Often with success. The craziest example I've heard of involved a 1lb teensy female ferret up against a 120lb Great Dane. The ferret won, and ended up in her owner's arms happily chewing on half a dog nose :D. Note to dog: do not advance on some lady growling and then when her ferret bounces around at your feet growling and hissing, stick your nose down there to take a closer look. Very bad idea :eek:.

They'll happily try and get along with just about anything: cats, dogs, rabbits, horses(!), whatever. Share food with anything, no problem. I knew a guy had a mouse problem in the house, he assumed the ferrets would deal with it, until he spotted a mouse run up to a ferret having dinner. The mouse got up on it's haunches. The ferret picked up a single piece of kibble and dropped it in front of the mouse. The mouse took it and ran off. The ferret went back to dinner. :rolleyes:

The absolute best "protective dog" I ever heard of involved a family that was walking through the woods in Wisconsin and came across an abandoned wolf puppy. Cute little thing, they took it home, raised it on formula in a bottle and then dog food, and it did just fine...and turned out to be *really* friendly, not at all what the books say on wolves. Really affectionate, playful, harmless around little kids, the works. Only problem was, it was kinda "mis-shapen", like it had birth defects or something. So when it was around a year old and 80+ pounds, they took it to the local vet to have it checked out.

The vet was absolutely shocked. "It's FRIENDLY!?" Yup, it was licking his face as he petted it. At which point, he says "well that's a really nice WOLVERINE ya got here!" :scrutiny: :p

Whoops :D. Most members of the mustelid family tame really well, including river otters, sea otters, fishers, badgers and skunk. And of course the ferret and his close relatives the European and Siberian polecats. Turns out wolverines are the same way, despite their rep in the wild.

Can you imagine what would happen if somebody attacked a member of that family while the pet wolverine was nearby? :what:

Kcustom45
January 14, 2003, 08:51 PM
I have to give another vote for German Shepherds. My family has had 2 over the years and both were great dogs. Both loved children and were very protective of our family. The one we have now is very protective and even doesn’t like people she has met before. You can ask Cordex about that. Every time he comes over she watches him closely and often barks to let me know when he is getting up or moving around. She is a great watch dog like that.
Although I have two ferrets and see where Mr. March is coming from. It hurts like hell when the bigger one bites me on my foot or leg.

p35
January 14, 2003, 09:26 PM
I've had an Akita for 14 years now. Doesn't move far from his spot in front of the fireplace now, but he's earned the spot. Sweet tempered, gentle with my kids, and very protective. No one in their right mind will bother someone accompanied by a 120 lb dog. Drawback is that they have a mind of their own and will go out of their way to fight any other dog they see, which means I've never trusted him off the leash in public. My German Shepherd, OTOH, follows me everywhere and never wants to be far from me, and doesn't start trouble. Makes him a lot easier to have around. I love my Akita, and I'm dreading the day I will have to have him put down. In future, though, I will stick to GSDs- Akitas are just a little too much dog.

JeepDriver
January 14, 2003, 09:52 PM
A Black Labrador

We have a 5 1/2 year old that has been the greatest dog I could has asked for, They are smart and loveable. I bought the dog for me and she is almost totaly my wifes at this point

SW9mm
January 14, 2003, 09:55 PM
mutts any kind but i got a german shepard /coon hound mix. she is the best dog. calm and protective. i don't need an alarm. if they get past my dog and me they can have anything they want.

Ron L
January 14, 2003, 10:35 PM
Since Jim mentioned a non-dog, I have to add that we have a Guinea Pig (no, not in the "death awaits you all with sharp pointy teeth" fashion) that is a good noise maker. If anybody comes into the kitchen or back door, they get a good whistling at. You can usually hear it through most of the house.

If your dog can't or won't sink its teeth into someone, they should at least let you know someone is trying to get into the house.

stevesmith7
January 14, 2003, 10:36 PM
Well, I own firearms for protection and a dog for friendship.
We'll never be without a Corgi for the rest of our lives. It's
great to have a friend who's always happy and never demanding.
Makes a darn good doorbell as well.

Steve

cordex
January 14, 2003, 11:01 PM
You can ask Cordex about that. Every time he comes over she watches him closely and often barks to let me know when he is getting up or moving around. She is a great watch dog like that.
Proof that dogs know more about the intents of humans than other humans can see.
:uhoh:
Hey Kcustom45 ... where's your 629?

Cal4D4
January 15, 2003, 12:20 AM
I know, shouldn't let it up on the couch. By the way, "Tammy" was named 7 years ago, no offense to any moderators or such.

Bruz
January 15, 2003, 01:56 AM
I like Shih-Tzus also, when your done playin with em you can clean up by using them as a mop! :neener: Sorry my brother raises them, he used to raise Pit Bulls so I gots to tease him.

Dobermans...have had 4 in a row, and they all were the most friendly, playfull dogs I have ever seen. They have never hurt another animal and have never even barked at a human, but for some reason nobody comes in our yard without an invitation!

yorec
January 15, 2003, 05:39 AM
Redbone Coonhound - if it don't hunt, its just a poop machine... (dnag, I've got one of those too!)

My Redbone is not much of a weapons as far as dogs go - too loving. Makes a great alarm though, very aware and sesitive. I'll leave the weapon portion up to the boxer/heeler mix...

Kahr carrier
January 15, 2003, 05:51 AM
I like Labs myself and they are good with kids.:)

JMLV
January 15, 2003, 03:44 PM
and never a problem 120 lb of fun. they can be a bit over protective through. So after I put my last girl down (due to severe illness) I changed breeds - i WENT TO SAINT BERNARD RESCUE AND ADOPTED A BEAUTFUL FEMALE SAINT. these dogd are for the most part very mellow and still of a size to be reconnonded with (120-200 LB for a big male) My megan weighs in at about 125lb. More likely to head butt you than bite when she growls she does get your attention. I also have a rescued Pitbull that just appeared in my year one fine cold Jan morning 3 years ago a puppy under a year old she took to me and my other dogs well. Holds her own with the bigger dogs even through she only weighs in at 50lb. See pic below

Ol' Badger
January 15, 2003, 08:15 PM
In a stew with onions and potatos and served on white rice! Korean chick served me that once and I loved it and her even after she stabbed me in the groin with a ball point pen.

Okiecruffler
January 15, 2003, 09:50 PM
Without a doubt, the most fierce dog I've ever had is my pug. I keep a PB&J sandwich by the door, and if a BG breaks in I shove it down his pants. Then he's nothing but pug meat.

Byron Quick
January 15, 2003, 10:03 PM
Raised Rottweilers and Dobermans for years. Love both breeds. However, if you decide to get either, be careful. Both breeds have suffered from popularity. People who shouldn't be allowed to breed themselves have bred many substandard specimens of each breed. Unless you are very familiar with either breed, buy from a reputable, established professional breeder. Really, that goes for any popular breed.

I had a Doberman that would hold point on birds. That sounds strange until you see one with unclipped ears and tail. There's a lot of hound in that breed's background. She took off after a deer one day. The deer would bound over a fence and she would bound over it close behind and closing. The deer just made it to some thick scrub.

PeacefulWarrior
January 15, 2003, 10:25 PM
German Shepperd beyond a doubt !!

One of the best all around breeds.Good temperment,good with kids and bad for the bad guys.

Coltdriver
January 15, 2003, 10:26 PM
I got a good belly laugh out of your post. Thanks for the chuckle:D

I had a Shepard that was an incredible companion. The most obediant and the smartest dog I ever had. He was a German German Shepard (not a typo) as opposed to an American German Shepard. He had incredible blood lines back to some of the top dogs ever produced by the German Shuntzhund system.

We'd walk through the woods and if a squirrel would run in front of us Harley would bolt, but if I just said stop - he would. If I said heel - he would. If I said eat em, someone was in big trouble. He would walk through a crowd with me, no leash, bumping his shoulder into my knee. He loved kids and tolerated all kinds of kid treatment. At 120 pounds of pure muscle he was an exceptionally large Shepard.

I trained him to get between me and any stranger at the door until I gave him the signal. Then he'd go lay down. He'd walk behind me in the woods or in front of me if I told him to. He would heel with me and if I tensed my leg, he would growl.

I will get another one when I move to my next house. They have to have a little room to run and you have to exercise em. Now that I am back in the Rockies I am going to have a blast with my next one.

If you have the space and the time, a serious German Blood line Shepard is an incredible animal.

Bruz
January 15, 2003, 10:42 PM
That sounds strange until you see one with unclipped ears and tail. There's a lot of hound in that breed's background.

I did not crop any of my Dobies ears either, I think that could put a dent in a dogs psyci...once had a "fawn" colored one with long ears and tail, kinda looked like a Wiemerimer.

DillHarris
January 16, 2003, 11:50 AM
Man, all these dogs really look great. You can't go wrong with any dog (as long as you treat it half decent).

Phoenix, great lookin boxer. I found one once and got to spend half a day with it until I found the owner, strong, big and super friendly. I also gotta say Shih Tzus are cool too. Ours (he passed away a couple years ago) would just want to sit at your feet and be with ya. Pitbulls are really nice too (I mean personality wise). The few I've been around have been total teddy bears.

I guess you can tell I'm pretty much a dog person, love 'em all. If I had to pick one though it would be weiner dogs. Ours is a total wuss, but overall the breed is really intense. They were bred to go IN badger holes. You have to respect that. My in-law's doxie will run german shepherd size dogs out of their yard on a regular basis. To quote an old NPR bit:

"Nothin' will go through a sack of live rats faster than a dachshund."

BigG
January 16, 2003, 12:07 PM
My Shih-Tzus are household pets and they just like to sit at your feet and be near you as Dill said. I keep mine clipped so they're more doggie looking than the classic dustmop variety. A very rugged little breed, if you ask me. :)

JMLV
January 16, 2003, 12:49 PM
Have you seen the new sprint cell phone commerical? A rancher has a corral full of weiner dogs seems he ordered 200 Oxen and they sent 200 doxen instead<vbg> You have just got to see the "stampeed" its a real laugh! and the two weiner dogs sitting in the yoke to puill the wagon are cool too. Great commerical.

JShirley
January 16, 2003, 09:06 PM
I've wanted a black Lab for years.

I had a beautiful li'l American Eskimo that I loved dearly. She made a great alarm, was always affectionate to those she knew (and liked), and obedient and eager to please.

Derek Z was kind enough to take her (http://www.zeanah.com/star/images/DSC00173.jpg) when I joined the Army.

Don Gwinn
January 17, 2003, 11:00 AM
I have two mutts. Orey (short for Oreo) is a Black Lab/Chow/??? mix. She's about 80 lbs, black, with a white stripe down the center of her face, painted tail and paws. Got big brown lab eyes. She had a curled-over Chow tail for a few weeks as a puppy, but you can't really find any Chow features now. She bays like a beagle. Nobody messes with her. Unfortunately, she's dumber than a bag of hammers, but she's very loveable.

The other one, Ginger, is much smaller than Oreo but about twice as fast. Maybe 30-40 lbs of pure muscle. She's supposed to be a Black Lab/Red Heeler mix, but she looks and acts as much like a fox as a heeler. Almost the same markings as Oreo but she's a bright sandy red. She's a thief.

Unfortunately, they're both idiots who can't stay inside the couple-thousand-dollar fence I built for them, so they're feeling a bit confined at present because they only get to go out one at a time chained to the back door. I hate doing that to them, but I can't get them trained to stay in the fence no matter what I do.

I thought I had it figured out and they hadn't been out for weeks, and then one day I got a call from the dog catcher. By rights she could have fined us $150 each time this happened, so I'm treading lightly.

They are great with the kids, though, and I was worried about that since we had two six-year-olds move in all of a sudden. Oreo keeps trying to sleep with the boys at night, but until I can train her not to chew their toys to bits I have to keep chasing her out.

KMKeller
January 17, 2003, 11:03 AM
Mutts. Loyal as the day is long.

Edward429451
January 17, 2003, 11:21 AM
Cause the BG's see 'Police dog' and everyone else sees 'Family dog'. Very loyal and good with kids.

Edward429451
January 17, 2003, 11:29 AM
We used to have a shep/Lab mix that would wipe its feet before coming in the house, and stand in the corner nose to wall when bad! Gotta pic around here somewhere, If'n I can find it I'll post it!

When the kids were little and in trouble, we'd yell at em and make em stand in the corner...The dog seen this and when he'd get yelled at for being bad, he'd just go to the corner...:D

David Roberson
January 17, 2003, 03:00 PM
I agree that Dobermans are great. Byron, I had a red Doberman female (also uncut and uncropped) who once caught and killed a small deer and proudely drug it, still warm, up into the yard to display to her people. She's gone to dog heaven now, but I still have two Dobers and probably always will.

Sean Smith
January 17, 2003, 04:06 PM
http://www.thedogplace.com/library/china25.jpg

Chinese Shar-Peis rock. Get one of the "bone mouth" variety (like on the right in the picture), not the cutesy "meat mouth" dogs that you see on greeting cards. Actually, the "meat mouths" aren't bad dogs or anything... but the "bone mouths" were bred as Imperial guard dogs, and their behavior really shows it. Very alert, protective dogs... not in the least bit vicious, but if they decide something needs to die (e.g. wild animals that enter your yard), then look out. My parents had a runty female tear a gutter off the house to get at a squirrel. Good girl! :D

It's always fun to watch one just stare at visitors and follow them around to make sure they don't step out of line. I grew up with one that looked like 70 lbs of black death on wheels, really creeped people out.

:evil:

You've got to watch out for bad breeding out there since they were "in" in the 1980s, but good examples of the breed can live a LONG time. Ven, AKA black death on wheels, lived to 16 or something before he got cancer. The runty female is getting old and hasn't slowed down a bit... just a wrinkled knot of jaw muscles and big teeth. :cool:

JimP
January 17, 2003, 06:56 PM
Here's Jack-the-wonder-dog to lend some dignity to this uncivilized discussion:


http://www.itsallaboutjack.com/images/pig.jpg

Derek Zeanah
January 17, 2003, 10:20 PM
http://www.zeanah.com/star/images/DSC00173.jpg

Gotta be an Eskie. I'm spoiled. Neighbors have one of the same breed, and they're a little quirky but have a lot of plusses.

cowdawg
January 17, 2003, 10:35 PM
Howdy Howdy, I grew up raising and training aussie shepards, but the first time I saw a heeler I WAS IN LOVE Been raising and training them for 24 yrs now. I do love my heelers.

JShirley
January 17, 2003, 10:51 PM
Don't make me cry, Derek. I'm just glad she's with good folks.

makdaddy03
January 18, 2003, 02:07 AM
I have 3 dogs they keep watch over me and my family night and day.
I have one German Sheperd, one Chinese Chow (MEAN DOG) and a German Spitz well atleast he barks at the sign of trouble

jar
January 19, 2003, 11:08 PM
http://www.fototime.com/E8BD762A9DABA59/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/38520A2809AC791/standard.jpg

cardboardkiller
January 20, 2003, 02:05 AM
I don't have any pics of mine, but check the link.

www.canecorso.org

'nuff said.

JShirley
January 20, 2003, 02:40 AM
jar,

that is the ugliest dog I have ever seen. He must be reallllllly sweet.

John

sm
January 20, 2003, 03:04 AM
I currently don't have any dogs. Dogs take to me for some reason. I have/had the pleasures of hunting with some fine Boykin Spaniels, Labs, Retrievers, Setters, beagles...

At one a Lab/Collie mix and a Golden Retreiver/? mix were part of the family.

Later a Cocker Spaniel with a pure pedigree longer than my truck really surprised me. Nick was purchased by my ex for her son when she went through her divorce from a family that couldn't keep due to a medical/financial hardship. Nick and I hit it off, just a pet to them, but I saw the hunting instinct, smart , intuitive, loving, hardheaded, protective. When I came into the scene--Nick forgot about them and became attached to me, minded me, did tricks--even jumped into the tub for me for a bath!! Surprised the kid and his mom--he just needed someone to appreciate his pedigree. Would actually attract my attention to reloading area and try to drag my gear out to the truck. And forget about break in--he is the one that barked at the wife until she grabbed the pistol after barking about the stranger in the yard one night while I was away. He refused to let her leave the bedroom without it.

I miss Nick, never really gave Cocker Spaniels a thought till I had one--I'd consider one again for sure.

JShirley
January 20, 2003, 04:31 AM
...and I was just saying to a friend that Cockers weren't any good, since they aren't used for hunting anymore...

Fed168
January 20, 2003, 09:20 AM
Black labs. I have two that are sisters, different litters. The baby was just diagnosed with hip displaysia (parents are papered for it, no real guarantee), but she doesn't let it get in the way. They are my kids.

Of course, I am still planning to mate a bulldog and a shiz tsu....

CatsDieNow
January 20, 2003, 12:34 PM
My mutt pup hiding under my Camaro. She didn't seem to want to move after I started it up, so I got the camera instead.

My dog is now about 35 lbs, and way too friendly for her own good. Apparently her policy is that all people are okay as long as they pet her, but any animal must either be barked at all night or chewed on all the next day.

DeltaElite
January 20, 2003, 01:44 PM
Stuffed ones, I don't like dogs. Too needy and annoying. ;)
I do like cats though, but they aren't worth a damn for home defense, unless you get a really big one, like a Bengal Tiger. :D

CatsDieNow
January 20, 2003, 02:16 PM
I like cats too. Would you care to trade recipies? :p

My dog lives on a farm and is quite self-sufficent (not like those city dogs).

matis
January 20, 2003, 02:43 PM
Doesn't anyone here know what a real dog is?

Mine is a 117# male Alaskan Malamute. Now that's a man's dog!

Gorgeous to look at, owns the sofa, snuggles on the bed with us -- and hides behind me when trouble threatens. :rolleyes: :uhoh:


Matis

Okiecruffler
January 20, 2003, 05:22 PM
The Wife said that if Iput my pig dog on here I had to post her annoying little obsessive, neurotic stretched out rat here too.

Shadowman
January 20, 2003, 05:31 PM
Pugs

Quartus
January 20, 2003, 08:20 PM
buy from a reputable, established professional breeder. Really, that goes for any popular breed.


I'll double AMEN that! Don't buy from the puppy farms! And that includes your local 'pet' store, in most cases.


I had a great mastiff/chocolate lab mix. Nothing my toddler could do would get even a hint of a growl out of her. But come into my yard without me and you were in trouble! If I (or my wife) bring you in, no problem, she'll just watch you. No training - just instinct. <sigh> We moved. Strange surroundings, kids left the gate open, she found the road, and the cars found her. :(


But my next dogs will be FILAS!


http://fila.org/filatalkmagazine/index.html


I like a dog that gets up in the night just to check on the family! :D

Bruz
January 20, 2003, 08:35 PM
Stuffed ones, I don't like dogs. Too needy and annoying.
Thats like saying ya don't like kids! Whatsamatta wit chu! :fire:



I do like cats though
Me too...they are fun to play Frisbee with! When your done you can use them for third base. :neener:

DeltaElite
January 20, 2003, 08:55 PM
LOL
I do like kids, live ones. ;)

I like how cats are aloof.
The look of, "I don't need you, unless I want some food", and the "Hey, I meant to do that", when they do something stupid is priceless.
I guess I am just a cat person. :neener:

matis
January 21, 2003, 12:53 AM
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buy from a reputable, established professional breeder. Really, that goes for any popular breed.

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I'll double AMEN that! Don't buy from the puppy farms! And that includes your local 'pet' store, in most cases.
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Yes, Do buy from responsible breeders. Discourages inhumane conditions found at puppy farms and ensures you'll get the breed qualities you're looking for.

But there's another way to accomplish this and save a ton of $$ AND save good dogs, as well.

This way was already mentioned by a poster above: get a purebred dog from a rescue organizaton. There are rescue groups for just about every breed, they're experts and it's rare to get a bad dog from them.

They maintain contact with their local pounds and save their breed from euthanasia, if at all possible. Most rescue groups are stretched thin and usually near broke. but they love and save the dogs.

My Alaskan Malamute was two yrs old when I got him. The group communicated with me by email, phone and they sent a video of the dog.

They WILL check you and your quarters for suitablility, but they're not unreasonable. I loved what I saw in the video, sent them $130 (I sent an extra $30 to cover the video, food sent with him, etc.) and a few days later I picked up a gorgeous dog from air freight and took him home with me. $1000 dog for $130 and the best dog I ever had.

(Course each dog I've had has been the "best dog I ever had". Somehow, it just works out that way.)

None of this is probably news to you guys, but I thought I'd put in a plug for breed rescue. It's all win-win when you do it this way.

Matis

Crimper-D
January 21, 2003, 01:27 PM
The BIG wolf/sheperd mix weighs 130 lbs. Dumb as a blond, but the Border Collie does the thinking for em both;)
Quite a team = anyone tries to get in the place, the BC won't let them in and the wolf won't let them leave (whole):uhoh: :D

s&w 24
January 21, 2003, 02:32 PM
a good tempered rodisian ridgeback is tops in my book. My good friends one was a good tracker,protector, and a good buddy.

JMLV
January 21, 2003, 02:41 PM
ever get a dog again. Probably pure bred or crosbred due to my size requirments (i like dogs over 100 LB if possible).
Below is one of my previous rottie's Gypsy.
A great dog who died due to brain malfunction.

Smoke
January 21, 2003, 03:53 PM
I'll never own another breed. (Yeah right, just like I'll never buy another gun)

But I have owned more Australian Shepherds than any other breed and prefer them to most.

No one can drive with in 100 yards of the house with out the loudest commotion you ever heard.

My male will pee on every tire of anyone that dares to intrude.

One of my females will attempt to lick you to death and the other female will spin in circles while trying to stay just ahead of where you are walking. A very effective tactic to trip you and make you hit your head. (I know first hand)

One of my females is the babysitter too. I can let the kids (1yr & 3.5yr) and she will keep them within the boundaries that SHE has detrmined. If they try to go out farther she will walk along side of them and gently push them the direction she wants them to go.

Some people are intimidated by the blue eyes as well.

Oh and don't try to get a beer out of my cooler....let me get it for you.....

http://users.htcomp.net/RogerParks/pete_II.jpg

JShirley
January 21, 2003, 10:07 PM
Good to see you, Smoke.

Spectre

Quartus
January 21, 2003, 11:44 PM
A great dog who died due to brain malfunction.

:confused: Sorry about your dog, but I'm puzzled. A brain malfuntion can kill? :confused:


So why is Algore still alive? :confused:


:D

Detritus
January 22, 2003, 06:52 AM
Min Pin

great little cut ups, mine loves to play but, is very wary of folks till they prove their "alright" and i don't mean by giving her food! takes her a bit to warm up to you then she just wants you to play, and youre a new friend. don't have any pics of her uploaded to a photo hosting site or i'd post one.

my wife and i keep joking that when we move to a bigger house we ought to get a red Dobie to match with our Red Min pin. :D I warned her about what would happen, i have a friend that has a Doberman adn a Min Pin, with an older Min Pin in the house "raising" a Dobie puppy. it'd be quite a sight a toysized pinscher leading a full sized :what:

cardboardkiller
January 22, 2003, 12:24 PM
LOL, I have a friend that had a Min Pin and a Doberman, the Min Pin raised the Doberman and a cat!!! Needless to say, you didn't mess with the Min Pin when the Doberman was around or you had his quite large "son" making sure you didn't go too far. The cat adopted the same attitude as the Min Pin and would chase his 90lb Doberman around the yard, I swear that dog would smile the whole time.

igor
January 23, 2003, 05:44 AM
We have a black russian terrier. The breed is very much like the usual service dogs of the world, just exceptionally healthy and weather-proof. Very social, friendly, protective and trainable. The very best of Soviet military research...

Mine spends a lot of time on at my office doorstep being the ubiquitous stress toy for the colleagues.

A pic to give you an idea (not my dog) (http://dogsphotos.com/cgi-bin/photo.pl?id=175)

General info straight from the source in horrible English :p http://www.wdogs.com/eng/black_russian_terrier/index.htm

Schmit
January 24, 2003, 10:37 AM
I like large dogs.

First dog was a Pit-Bull
Second dog was a Wolf Hybred
Current dog is a Rotty
Next dog will be a Cane Carso

cardboardkiller
January 24, 2003, 11:11 AM
Schmit,

So your digging the Cane Corso now, cool. The only downfall I've seen with mine, she's too damn smart!!! These are wonderful dogs and have great tasking abilities. How many dogs have you seen that can knock a ball under a chair with a skirt around the bottom and immediately go to the side of the chair, lay down and get the ball out? You better have good latches or locks on your gates, mine can open anything that doesn't have a knob. They also make a really good house dog, mine will go 14 hours without having to go outside and I don't crate her. They are fiercely loyal and have a strong predatory instinct so they don't mix that well with cats, but mine will let my grandfather's 6.5lb poodle walk all over her.

Pilot
January 24, 2003, 11:32 AM
I like the Shorthair. It can hunt, then come home and be the family pet. Nice, big, good looking dog. No drop kicks for me.

Joe Demko
January 24, 2003, 11:40 AM
Scotties. Also think very highly of ferrets. Parakeets also have their good points. No cats, thank you, unless in the form of gato frito con mole verde.

Schuey2002
January 25, 2003, 04:53 AM
Which type of dog do I prefer?? Probably any one with big teeth and fearsome bark.. A German shepard would be my top choice of K9..

Which type do I own ?? Corgi mix, and they not worth a darn when it comes to the "fearsome" dog role..
They do bark alot... eat alot... poop alot... and sleep alot.

Oh, mine don't like children either. So, if my house is every raided by thieves who are 3 feet tall and under,they are in for a world of hurt. LOL!:D

tex_n_cal
January 27, 2003, 01:34 AM
Only two cats at the moment. For dogs, Rottweilers or German Shepherds have been my favorite. I also like the big boys, Mastiffs and such. I might consider a Rhodesian Ridgeback - sis has one & she's very pleased with him.

Actually, Greyhounds are pretty nice, too, and it's easy to find one that's a retired racing dog. Very calm and loving.

I'm still laughing about that damn Wolverine story:D

Lone Star
January 27, 2003, 09:02 AM
I don't know which dogs I prefer; I've never eaten one. I understand that the Aztecs raised chihuahuas for food, though. Does that help?

Seriously, I detest most dogs. They're usually either craven and desperate for affection, or vicious. Owning one may get you sued if it attacks someone or his mutt or child. They bark and disturb neighbors...like me.

Cats are much more dignified. But they scratch the furniture and wallpaper. At least, they catch birds and mice.

But, if I was a soldier in a war zone, I guess I'd be quite happy to have a dog team out ahead of me, looking for the enemy.

Lone Star

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