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Old 03-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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I think I have chosen the kind of dog I would like next. But I am uncertain with myself and wonder if it maybe isn't the best match, so I thought I would post here and see what suggestions you have. Best case scenario you suggest the dog I am looking at, worst case scenario I have some new breeds to research, so its a win/win.

First, about me:
- I am an extremely active outdoorsy person, looking for a running/hiking/activity partner plus a dog to do disc dog/tricks/maybe agility with. I can provide 1-2 hours of exercise a day, a lot more on weekends.
- I do work 8am - 3pm.
- I do live in an apartment (where dogs are allowed).

Things I am looking for in my next dog:
- Medium sized, but less than 50pounds (per apartment rules)
- Biddable, eager to please
- Medium to high energy with an off-switch. I am looking for a dog who is always ready to go when I am ready to go, but can chill/cuddle too.
- Handler oriented (can be friendly with strangers or aloof, but I don't want a dog to ditch me for their new never-met-before best friend. Velcro is awesome)
- Not too barky (alarm barking is ok, but I don't like incessant barking or barking-to-hear-my-own-voice)
- Loves to play, play, play, especially chasing a ball/frisbee or tug
- Not too much prey drive (needs so not obsess over my cockatiel in her cage)

That's basically it. What do you think?
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:11 PM
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Well that sounds similar to what I'm looking for, and I've chosen a Cocker Spaniel
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:12 PM
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Maybe a Mini Aussie?
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:29 PM
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Well that sounds similar to what I'm looking for, and I've chosen a Cocker Spaniel
This. lol
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:55 AM
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Probably a Border Collie, maybe an adult rescue so you can make sure of getting one with an off switch.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:41 PM
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Lots of adult/young adult mixes fit that bill in rescue, especially a medium sized herding or sporting type mix.

American Eskimo came to mind, as did a poodle although I don't know how you feel about grooming, or some terriers, but they do tend to have some prey drive. Breeds like border terriers, some westies, and Norfolk terriers can have a lower prey drive, so the right breeder or an evaluated adult rescue dog might work for you
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:56 PM
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I was going to suggest a mini aussie as well.

I have two aussies, both 21", and age is 13 & 12. The show no signs of slowing down.

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