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Old 01-31-2013, 09:01 PM
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Ok so I know I'm always going to have Koolies and I adore their size, crazyness and everything about them. BUT as much as Kaylee can drive me nuts I really love having a bigger dog to cuddle with and just have. So, I'm trying to figure out what larger breed of dog would mesh well with me.

Wants:
*70ish lb and up
*Not DA or SSA
*Shorter fur is better but not a deal breaker
*Relatively healthy breed
*Cuddly/Affectionate
*Shadow dog
*Happy, I like happy dogs. I don't mesh well with overly serious dogs.
*Doesn't have to be affectionate with strangers but I want to be able to trust him/her out in public with me.
*Easy going would be really nice

Energy: Ok, so I really love my crazy energy Koolies but having a nice couch warmer that's willing to meander with me would be nice. A dog that didn't need the amount of exercise that Traveler and Didgie do but that is still athletic enough to go hiking with me.

Biddability: Overly biddable isn't necessary really.

Umm, that's all I can think of right now. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:14 PM
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Berner? I know every once in a while a high energy one crops up, but I don't think that's the norm. At least of the ones around here.

They are usually super adorably cuddly and happy happy happy!

Their fur might not be the best for what you are looking for though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:23 PM
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Big sighthound.
BORZOI!!!! PLEAAAAASEEEE! Puhleez.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:39 PM
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I seriously want a sighthound one day but would they fit my cuddly criteria? Because that's a must!
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I seriously want a sighthound one day but would they fit my cuddly criteria? Because that's a must!
Oh Sighthounds LOVE to cuddle.
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I seriously want a sighthound one day but would they fit my cuddly criteria? Because that's a must!
Expect this from a sight hound. Kaia is a champion snuggler. I get pics of one of her daughters almost daily on facebook doing major snuggles with everyone. lol.


Seriously though, a greyhound, zoi, or ibizan would all fit really well. Beezers tend to be way more bouncy/goofy overall. You can find individual zois and greys that are like that too.

Smooth collie is a good choice too. The Moxie Collies all mug my kids and smother them with their butts when we go over. Especially Logan's mom. She takes her job as a baby sitter very seriously.
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The Moxie Collies all mug my kids and smother them with their butts
So the "butt-smother" trait runs in the family
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Big sighthound is my suggestion too! A rescue greyhound or something.
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A Swissie? AB? BIG Boxer? Doberman?
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