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Old 03-03-2013, 08:58 AM
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So this is mostly just for fun, but some day might actually be useful. My roommate wants to know what breeds would fit her well.

She wants a medium to large sized dog
Must be a good running partner
Must like swimming (and she thinks she might do dock dogs...not sure how easy that is to find)-Swimming is one of her most important requirments
No professional grooming or really long fur
Must be good with other dogs
Preferably something that can be reliable off leash
It will be her first dog so nothing too difficult to train
No slobber

From how I've seen her interact with her family dogs it should be pretty tolerant, she likes to dress them up, lift up their front paws to "dance", pretend to sit on them, etc. So something you'd consider really good with kids.

So, what do you think?
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Lab was the first thing that popped in mind lol
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:03 AM
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Lab was the first thing that popped in mind lol
That was my immediate thought too. There's a reason they're so popular
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Young adult lab or lab mix from a rescue who has their dogs in foster homes.
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Toller, Aussie, Lab, Golden...
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:19 AM
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Yeah, labs are what her family has now and it's not unlikely that she'll end up going that way. She doesn't know what other breeds are out there though, she wants to know all of the possibilities. We watched a dog show on TV and she liked the Curly Coated Retrievers, how would they be? She will most likely end up going the breeder route as she wants a puppy.
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I'm thinking a Labrador. Great friend and great dog.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:45 AM
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I'm going to go with the general consensus here and say a Retriever. Labs are super friendly (kind of slow to train, even breeders will admit they're not the smartest but they are great dogs), Goldens wouldn't be good because of grooming requirements, I'd recommend a Chesepeake Bay Retriever if you can get one, maybe a Poodle or Curly Coated Retriever.
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