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Old 02-24-2013, 02:06 PM
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Default Breed suggestions for my dad?

My dad currently rents an apartment but he's planning on buying a house about an hour away sometime this year or early next year. He told me that he'd like to get a dog once he finds a house because he works from home (he's a sales manager for an engineering company in Ontario) and would have the time for one. Plus, his girlfriend loves dogs even more than he does and she's relatively "dog-savvy".

Here is what he told me:

- Bigger (ie: fifty to sixty pounds, or in the medium-large spectrum)
- Low grooming maintenance (ie: a quick daily/weekly brushing, not too much shedding)
- Moderate energy (ie: is up for a hike, trip to the park but is also willing to hang around the house while he works)
- Friendly with dogs/people
- Generally healthy with a longer lifespan

I'm thinking he should adopt a younger adult from the shelter which he seemed on board with, but he also expressed an interest in a puppy when he found Chow/Shar-Pei/Rottie mixes (which I highly doubt was the actual mix due to our area).

So, I'm just wondering what sort of breed/mixes might mesh well with him? I'd love to see him get a bully mix but I'm not too sure of breed legislation where he's going to be living. He loves Moses, our Cocker Spaniel but had various Irish Setters throughout his childhood as well as a Boxer.
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