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Old 04-28-2013, 11:34 PM
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Honestly, I don't know. I've tried to answer this thread for a couple of days now. I don't tend to be attracted to breeds with an obvious standout trait that I know I wouldn't enjoy. I guess Dobermans would be my exception to that... I could list a bunch of things as to why they're not a good fit for me (along with things I do like about them), and yet somehow I have two of them anyway lol.

But Leonbergers and St. Bernards come to mind. I love both of these breeds, but they're SO big. I don't know if I'd actually like living with a giant breed. Even Doberman size is too big for me sometimes. But on the other hand, it's usually the combination of size + high energy that gets on my nerves, and giant breeds usually aren't super energetic. But even without that, the drool (for St. Bernards) and the hair would be a lot to deal with. I groom my dogs so often and I can't imagine grooming a hairy giant breed (or even a short coated Saint) as often as I do my current dogs. I think I might try fostering a giant breed/dog one day just to see if I'd enjoy one or not. If I ever do go for one of those breeds, it'll be a very long time from now.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:44 PM
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I've had so many breeds just ruined for me, seeing the same problems in them over and over again. To be fair, many of the dogs I see are not all that well bred, but I still have knee-jerk associations for many breeds.

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:26 PM
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The biggest one for me would be DA in ACDs, I adore everything about them and they are perfect for me in just about every way aside from the high chance of DA, which I do not want to deal with again.

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:28 AM
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GSD's, except they are just a big big and lack a bit of agility. I'm surrounded by them atm, half the trainers I know have them and I adore them but when I watch them chasing balls they just don't compare to how Quinn moves when she flattens herself out after a ball.
I get my fix pretty much everyday though atm anyway. Hopefully this year a friend of mine is getting a pup from an excellent working line, I can't wait to watch him grow up.

Labs except the "OMG I LOVE EVERYTHING- YAY!!!!"
That said, this is what makes them one of my favourite dogs to demo with during class. Nothing enjoys its release word like a labrador.

Poodles ecept for the "LA LA I'm a poodle! Nevermind you"
Grooming I've met plenty I don't like but 2 trainers I know have them (1 a standard and 1 a mini) and I love these dogs. The one that I see nearly everyday likes to blow me off like I maybe don't exist untill this week when he relised Quinn was coming in season. She's staying at home now and suddenly poody man thinks I am his best friend because I am the bringer of the girlfriend. lol.
The standard I know is gorgeous, I loves him. He's a nice allround dog but probably not enough "dog" for me.

Most breeds I like come down to that if I had room for another dog, I would want something higher on my list. (Which gets more exclusive by the day)
I love Rotti's and GSD's but if I wanted a dog like that I'd probably get a Mal. I love Collies and GSP's but if I wanted a dog like that I'd go a kelpie, BC or maybe a working line Springer.

Exception to that rule. Greyhounds and Borzoi's. I'm just going to have to make room for them on my couch one day and except they will take a space without being any sort of competitive.
I can't wait...

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:00 AM
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Pit Bulls. I <3 them so hard but the short coat drives me bonkers. It sticks to EVERYTHING! If they had a double coat that was a spidge longer, I would have many.

Aussies - I have become so intrigued by this breed and would love to try one some day - but I don't like the bunny butt, a tailed Aussie would be very hard to pass up.

ACD - SSA makes me nervous, but I really want to try one someday perhaps.

Chessies - I also want one of these SO BAD someday, but I wish the males were just a bit smaller/more athletic - I don't know if I want to try doing agility with an 85 lb male but I also don't really want a female.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:45 AM
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Cara is also hurt at all the dislike for aussie bums. I'm the complete opposite, I love the nub.

I'd have a Leonberger aside from their size.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:37 AM
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:48 PM
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I absolutely ADORE out friends Bulldog... But OMG the gas!!! You literally can be watching TV and he'll fart and drive you out of the ROOM!! It's one reason I looked at Frenchies.... Figured smaller versions can't stink as bad? Right? LOL
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by lauraleigh View Post
i absolutely adore out friends bulldog... But omg the gas!!! You literally can be watching tv and he'll fart and drive you out of the room!! It's one reason i looked at frenchies.... Figured smaller versions can't stink as bad? Right? Lol
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