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Old 07-28-2008, 10:22 AM
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Honestly? I used to say scent hounds were completely off my list, and now I have a hound mix.

There are some dogs I would avoid as they don't suit my lifestyle (super active, high drive dogs), and those I tend not to prefer as they're just so common (labs, goldens etc.) but I've also learned NEVER say never

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Old 07-28-2008, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Paige View Post
Generally I wouldn't come home with a conformation Border Collie. Not my cup of tea.
Oh definitely. How could I forget that one?

I'd love to get a Border Collie one day, when suitable living arrangements allow me to do so. I'm going working lines all the way.

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:10 AM
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In my list of least wanted breeds are all dogs heavily dependent on veterinary care and too sensitive to climate and weatehr conditionas: English Bulldog, Chinese Pug, all hairless breeds and those groomers delights like the Afghan Hound (show dogs) and other breeds, which are hard on scissors. My favorite breeds are so-called primitive aboriginal breeds; the Saluki and Laikas are among them.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:45 AM
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The older I get the smaller my dogs get. Started off with a Great Dane..then Aussy...then BT. Now I have 3 that are under 10# and one that is 18#. I see a difference just in those few pounds.

So anyone thats under 10#. Is not DA, DR or yippy.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:10 AM
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not a breed.


I have three of them in my yard as a favor to a recently deceased family friend. After this, no more. Ever.

hopefully I won't have them long and can find them a good place to be. The Pit Girls hate them and I trust my dogs.

Wolfdogs are trouble.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:20 AM
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I wouldn't want a shiba inu. I used to love them, but after having had a few come in through boarding that put a bad taste in my mouth, I can't say I'd ever want the breed anymore. One acts the way a shiba should - catlike, and very independent thinker, but it's just not my type of dog. The other is just a spaz with no personal hygiene. So even a well behaved, typical shiba wouldn't be the dog for me.

shelties, and other really barky dogs

Jrts. Way too much terrierness.

Nothing so tiny it's breakable:
chis and little breeds (under 12-15 or so lbs)

Wouldn't want a dog with a wolfy personality:
primitive breeds

Wouldn't want a dog with a coat that needs extreme maintenance - longish coats are fine... but no cords (komondor, etc) or full length Lhasa type coats.

I wouldn't want a dog that is notoriously hard to housebreak:

No dogs that aren't going to accept a friendly stranger in the home without protest when introduced.
Fila, Waayyy too much dog.
Also leaning against other naturally dominant home guardian breeds.

Wow, what a long list. Of that list, the only breed that I dont want just because it doesn't appeal to me at all is the shiba. Others are just because of breed characteristics, but if for some reason I found a dog without that breed characteristic, I may reconsider. For example, a quieter dog in one of the notoriously yappy breeds. Or a less territorial home guardian.

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:25 AM
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Anything that requires more than basic maintenance on a coat or is a big shedder... so no poodles, long-haired breeds, corded breeds, most shepherds and retrievers. Probably not a hound just because of the bark, though they are beautiful dogs. None of the herders, they're too high energy for me.
Old lady dog Cheza, silly midlife deaf dog Lyra, the mother Nel, and her baby, SQL.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:34 PM
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Pit bulls, akitas, and any breed with a high instance of dog aggression. Dog aggression is something I hope I never have to deal with.

JRTs, greyhounds, whippets, huskies, daschunds, and any breed with a high instance of prey drive (with regards to small animals.)

Italian greyhounds and anything else notoriously hard to housebreak. At one point I was considering them because they're the one sighthound small enough not to be a threat to my kitties. Then I went to a breeder's website (a responsible breeder) and read, "Some IGs are never housetrained, no matter how much you work with them." BZZZT.

Pekingese, shih tzus, Old English bulldogs, and anything else with a flat face.

Chihuahuas and most other toy dogs.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:54 PM
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I find that my choices may change as my life changes. I pretty much am intrigued by all breeds--but know that any dogs entering into this house are looked at as individuals, not necessarily breeds (if that makes any sense!)

Having said that--I dont' see myself with JRT, schnauzer, bully breeds, or overly large (mastiff size) breeds--all for different reasons.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:07 PM
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This is as a general, bc individual dogs always vary

Any toy breed->not a fan of small dogs.

Bully breed or Mastiffey type dogs(with the exception of rotties and Danes(some people count them as a "Mastiffey type dog"... I don't but just making sure!))-> They tend to not know their own strength(and they have a lot of it), and I just don't find them pleasing to look at.

Chows-> I just don't like chows

any breed with corded hair-> grooming in terms of going to the groomer once a month and brushing regularly is ok with me. I don't even mind shedding. I would have no idea what to do with cords!

Terriers-> TOO much energy.

and any other breed with high DA-> I'm around way too many dogs on a regular basis. My lifestyle just doen'st work with that, and I would hate to have to leave my dog at home because he can't play nice with the other kids.
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