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Old 12-14-2004, 09:30 PM
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I really hope you'll consider adopting an adult dog. It's a great way for a novice dog owner to end up with a wonderful dog. You know how big the dog's going to be, you get a good idea of its temperament and they just know you've saved them. All of my German Shepherds except for my first one (a gift from my grandmother) have been rescues, and Bimmer is the first rescued GSD that I did not get as an adult. He was about 5 months old when I got him.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:37 PM
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Renee, i havnt even thought of getting a puppy. I know that this would not be wise as a first dog, so i will definately be getting an adult rescue.
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:46 PM
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Ahh...if only all new dog owners were as thoughtful and responsible as you, Chiquitita. It makes me happy that you have done and are doing as much research as possible!!!! You are going to make a great dog-parent!
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:58 AM
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Good for you, Chiquitita! You're going to be a great companion for a lucky dog!
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:54 PM
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As with all mixes, it just really depends. Some Lab/Borders might be really active, others more mellow. I have a Lab/Rottie/GSD/Australian Cattle Dog mix and you'd think she'd be really work oriented, wouldn't you? Well, she acts more like a sight hound than a working breed! She likes to hang around and is sensitive, but she needs her running time! If you are getting mixed breed, I would just say, bag what mix it is and if you like its temperment, GET IT!!

(I'm really glad you are going to rescue!! There are so many dogs out there that need homes and I'm sure they will thank you for a 2nd chance in life!)
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