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Old 09-24-2013, 03:34 PM
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Most show beagles these days don't seem to have as much... independence from what I've seen. We have many around here that trial successfully in obedience and agility.

Not to say that the owners didn't put in work but, it really doesn't seem to be a huge issue?
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Boston was my thought as well, beagle is another good one.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:59 PM
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IME Bostons and Frenchies are so much terrier in their dog interactions as bulldog-y. Probably Frenchies more so but Bostons can by too.

I couldn't help but think of the little sport mixes I know when I read this but otherwise, not sure what my choice would be.
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What kinds of breeds are in the sport mixes? (Just curious. A lot of the sport mixes I meet are pretty terrier)
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What kinds of breeds are in the sport mixes? (Just curious. A lot of the sport mixes I meet are pretty terrier)
Yeah they usually all have some terrier in them but the ones I have been around are good with other dogs. Of course, they're all in Flyball homes so have been raised in the chaos that is Flyball practice LOL
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I have a Boston and Frenchie. I think either breed could fit your requirement. While yes, they can be DR/DA not all are and many times it depends on the other dog. Jack (Boston) and Rocky (Frenchie) have issues with Casper my very dominant male Dogo. But they coexist most of the time. It tends to be mainly SSA with my 2 and only at other very dominant males. Friendly males, they have no issues with and will play and interact very well with them. And out in public they are fine with any dog we meet.

My Boston is my puppy nanny. He has raised 2 Greyhound puppies and Joey who was smaller than Jack when he came is now over 30" at the shoulder and over 80lbs is still Jack's BFF and they play hard together.

Rocky my Frenchie spent the first 6 yrs of his life in a cage at a BYB's house. And he was extremely dog aggressive when I got him. Now, he is good with most all dogs. He can go the dog beach and run and play. He even engages in play with other dogs at now almost 10 yrs of age.

These dogs are funny and will keep you laughing at their antics. Neither are barkers, but oh lord they do snore, especially the Boston. He is a horrible snorer.

Both of mine go hiking and run in the woods with big dogs, they both can do 5 miles easily even in the FL heat as long as the have water to cool off in. Rocky can swim in calm waters and he loves it, Jack can keep his head above water and prefers just laying in very shallow water.

I prefer big dogs, but for small dogs, these 2 breeds are awesome IMO! If I were to get another small dog, I would get another Boston.
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I thought of Boston a well, but maybe a Rat Terrier? They are great little dogs, and I have a secret love for the "type B" Teddy Roosevelt ratties.

And, I know you said no intense grooming needs or "soft" dogs, but maybe a Spaniel of some kind? Depending on what breed, or whether it is "field" or "show", the coat can be anywhere from A LOT to not so much. And although if they have A LOT of coat they do need to be groomed regularly, you can always buy a pair of clippers and shave them yourself. That being said, I guess most of the spaniel breeds would be above your 25 pound weight range, unless you went with a Cocker; although a field line English Cocker may work!
(^ I say this because when I was considering a smaller breed of dog, a field line English Cocker was on my list. Then I decided to get a big dog, and that flew out the window. LOL)

I'd also say Staffie, but then the DR/DA thing goes out the window.
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Wow, thanks so much guys for all of your responses. I really appreciate it. I'm sorry I'm late with replying but I haven't had a chance to hop on my computer!

I do agree that on paper Bostons do fit the bill pretty well. I have seen some DR bostons but I don't think that generally is the norm, judging off the individuals I've seen. (and I have seen a lot from the daycare/boarding kennel) However, I can't really put my finger on it but I just don't really like them. That sounds really silly but I'm either really neutral or just kinda dislike them.

I haven't actually considered a beagle and that's a really good suggestion. I really love the look of the show side. One of my favourite dogs ever was a beagle. He kinda started me with clicker training and all that jazz. His breeder actually has female puppies available now. I've met a couple other dogs from that breeder too, all very awesome dogs. Things to think about!

I do really like Cockers, my grandma has two and I live with them right now. I really like their hair long, and don't much like them shaved. But I hate the idea of daily brushing. The grooming is too much of a factor for them I'm afraid.


I considered LH whippets before as well. They're great dogs, I've enjoyed every one I've come across, but I don't think they're my type of dog in the grand scheme.
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