Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > The Dog Breeds


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-03-2013, 09:58 AM
Maxy24's Avatar
Maxy24 Maxy24 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,809
Default Breed Suggestions for Roommate

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?
__________________
~Erin~



Thank you ~Dixie's Mom~ for my awesome siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-03-2013, 10:02 AM
Brattina88 Brattina88 is offline
treehugging clicker freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: OH
Posts: 12,849
Default

Lab was the first thing that popped in mind lol
__________________

Maddie CGC .:. Cocker Spaniel .:. 12 y/o
Bailey CGC .:. Shetland Sheepdog .:. 5 y/o
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-03-2013, 10:03 AM
CaliTerp07's Avatar
CaliTerp07 CaliTerp07 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 7,652
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brattina88 View Post
Lab was the first thing that popped in mind lol
That was my immediate thought too. There's a reason they're so popular
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2013, 10:08 AM
stardogs stardogs is offline
Behavior Nerd
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 4,594
Default

Young adult lab or lab mix from a rescue who has their dogs in foster homes.
__________________
Erin, Ziva, Kestrel, Aerten, and Snipe
Always in our hearts: The Amazing Maggie Mae


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-03-2013, 11:30 AM
Julee's Avatar
Julee Julee is offline
dogstrong
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kent, CT
Posts: 3,021
Default

Toller, Aussie, Lab, Golden...
__________________
If it makes you happy, and makes you proud, it's a pretty good investment.



Equinox Shadow Of A Hero CGC "Shadow"
Equinox Ain't No Rest For The Wicked CGC "Embyr"
Equinox Play Me Some Mountain Music "Copper"
Equinox Don't Feed It After Midnight "Bloo"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Maxy24's Avatar
Maxy24 Maxy24 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,809
Default

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.
__________________
~Erin~



Thank you ~Dixie's Mom~ for my awesome siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-03-2013, 12:41 PM
Kat09Tails's Avatar
Kat09Tails Kat09Tails is offline
*Now with Snark*
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Upper Left hand corner, USA
Posts: 3,352
Default

I think really just about any of the retrievers except maybe golden would fit.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-03-2013, 01:11 PM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is offline
I'm All Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 29,785
Default

I thought lab too.
__________________
Mia CGC - (5 year old Papillon)
Hank - (approx. 10 month old Spotty Dog)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (10 year old Papillon)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-03-2013, 01:41 PM
yv0nne's Avatar
yv0nne yv0nne is offline
Vizsla mom
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Breton
Posts: 1,081
Default

Vizsla?
__________________
It's wonderful to be a human in a Vizsla world!
*Copper& Chaos agility blog*
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-03-2013, 02:15 PM
*blackrose's Avatar
*blackrose *blackrose is offline
"I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 6,304
Default

I looked into Curlies briefly when I was considering various breeds. I am not fond of curly coated dogs and I just couldnt get passed their look, although I tried. From my understanding, they are much more reserved than a Lab, more of a one person dog. They are social, but they just don't really care for anyone that isn't immediate family. Very intelligent and also trainable, but less "push button" than Goldens or Labs. To me, they seem to be the happy medium in temperament between a Lab and a Chessie, although I think they are much more.prone to being too reserved/shy.

I honestly really liked what I heard about them. I contacted a breeder and she was VERY helpful and more than happy to answer any of my questions. Honestly, if it wasn't for the fact that I also thought Chessies would be a good fit for what I want and I just had a really hard time finding the curly coats appealing in any way, I probably would have gone the Curly route and not the Chessie. Still might happen some day, especially if I can get over the curly hair look.
__________________
Cynder, Daddy's girl Little Lab muttly and Abrams, Momma's boy Chesapeake Bay Retriever
~*~ DOB 1/28/2006 ~*~ DOB 4/11/13 ~*~

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site