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Old 01-12-2012, 05:46 PM
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do you have a favourite 'type' of dog? based on appearance, use, whatever!

i think this thread goes here?


ETA: by types i mean things like Lurchers, Bandogges, farm collies, etc etc
i know there's a lot i don't know the names of. it seems every region has a type of dog unique to them, using various breeds to obtain the perfect whatever-it-is they need!
or just type in general if you don't have a favourite 'breed'.
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i am on a sighthound kick lately (thank you to Dekka and SarahHound for fueling this). i have always admired Lurchers of a particular look.

the wispy hair is just so hilarious, i love it


and also these guys are so striking:



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Old 01-12-2012, 07:05 PM
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i am on a sighthound kick lately (thank you to Dekka and SarahHound for fueling this). i have always admired Lurchers of a particular look.

the wispy hair is just so hilarious, i love it


and also these guys are so striking:



That particular blonde dog was at the same rescue centre one of my previous greyhounds came from Not cat friendly though

I'm also a tall skinny type.
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Collie type/Collie family. I know that sounds weird since I have spaniels. I like spaniels quite a bit but really can't see myself with most of them. And paps are the weirdest spaniel anyways.
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Collie type/Collie family. I know that sounds weird since I have spaniels. I like spaniels quite a bit but really can't see myself with most of them. And paps are the weirdest spaniel anyways.
Are they spaniels? I didn't know that!
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Are they spaniels? I didn't know that!
Yup. The little red headed step child of the spaniel family but are most closely related to breeds like Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and English Toy Spaniels. The dropped eared variety look a lot more spaniel like.





There's probably some other types (I've always heard spitz) crossed in somewhere.
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Mid-sized, easy-to-care-for-coat, all purpose athlete type dogs. Light but not wispy. Generous but not overdone angulation -- balance above all else.

"...power without lumber and raciness without weediness."

I want a dog whose body can support and compliment the type of drive and activity I seek.
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I don't know why, but I'm SOOO beyond attracted to this face!

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I saw a "Japanese" Akita inu in a vehicle in a local parking lot, and really questioned getting one seriously for a short while. I do love this look-




But, in the end I really made the conscious decision that their temperament and character was not suited to what I wished to own in a dog. I admire them for what they are, but I stuck with my original breed decision, one made on temperament over looks, I did still have some control on the looks side, and opted for cropped ears-

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Well built, solid herding/protection type dogs. I don't typically go for lighter boned dogs, not because I think it's unattractive (because I don't at all) but because I think they look fragile. Exception to the rule would be the Malinois just because personal experience has embedded that deep, unwavering knowledge that those dogs can take on anything.

I like dogs without any extremely distinguishable features in the sense that they look more "natural". Moderate muzzle length, moderate tuck up, etc.

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There really isn't a set look I prefer. I do LOVE the "generic, medium-sized, street mutt" look. A nice, lean, muscular dog is my weakness.

hodesian Ridgebacks, German Shepherds, Huskies, Malamutes, Koolies, Dogo Argentinos, and APBTs are my favorite breeds, looks wise.

I guess what I'm getting at, is I prefer strong, handsome/beautiful dogs, rather than "cute" dogs. But that's subjective in itself, so...I don't know lol
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