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Old 07-27-2011, 09:17 PM
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I will often do that. Though I can go for long periods of time not thinking of any other dogs.

But today, I was thinking of a breed that I never would have imagined I'd ever own before. I was grooming a black femal lab that I fell in love with. Not that I didn't like labs in the past, they just never were a breed I'd ever thought of owning, except for today. She was a sweety!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:30 PM
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Kind of.

I mean, I know my next dog will be a BC.

I just have a hard time deciding where I stand with boxers. On one hand, they're what I've grown up with; I know them best and I love them... but then, there are SO many breeds I want to experience. Boxers don't necessarily fit me the best, they're just the most familiar and it's hard for me to picture not having one. So I know I'm going to come to a point where I have to decide between breed X and a boxer.

In a weird way I almost feel guilty for it, because I loved Molly SO MUCH, and she is the reason my friends, family, neighbors etc have been turned onto the breed... so "getting away from" the breed just feels wrong.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:32 PM
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I never question the Dobermans, but you know what we've gone through regarding corgis... and you know that we've settled on a mutt as our next dog. We couldn't find a purebred that was "like a corgi, sort of, but without X, Y and Z."
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:12 PM
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We couldn't find a purebred that was "like a corgi, sort of, but without X, Y and Z."
Pretty much. I really want a corgi with legs, and Frodo has longish legs for the breed. I worry how far the long back and short legs thing can be taken. There is a breeder in Texas who has some really nice sport corgis, they may be the route I go. There is a woman here who has two of their dogs, I need to meet them. They have the confo I want at least.

The hair and the barking, well, they certainly aren't going to stop me from getting another one. I can tell you that all puppies are getting used to forced air dryer from here on out though

As far as the potential for reactivity, if I am really honest about how much it affects my life, the answer is not that much. I can still take Frodo for walks and to Petco and to classes. If I start Control Unleashed type work with a puppy, even if they are dog selective, they should be able to be fine in public. And I think if you get rid of the **** and vinegar attitude that corgis have, you also lose what makes them so fun to work with.

If I could hand Frodo's leash to Ryan and send them out on the town, he'd be **** near the perfect dog for me. I love my dog
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:34 PM
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Ah see that's why you lurve Z - she's a not-corgi corgi. LOL DH calls her a corgi with a lift kit.

Now that I have a malinois, I've checked off my one "must have just to see what it's like" breed, and while I toy with other breeds, I'm pretty sure that we'll continue to be a herding breed family, probably primarily ACD and maligators from here on out! I have been looking at Hanging Tree Dogs recently, tho.... LOL
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:49 PM
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I want an American Pit Bull Terrier as my next dog.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:15 AM
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When my first border collie passed away, I swore I would never get another (he had some obsessive tendencies).... Then after having nothing but giant, slow (mentally and physically) beasts in my house, I ended up with a very border collie like border collie x. Some breeds you can try to move away from, but they suck you back in.

Same with danes. I doubt I'll ever be a dane only house again, but I will always have a dane. I've learned to stop looking at breeds first, but rather figure out what I want the dog to be able to do and then choose the individual dog based on that. Despite that, I have my list of NEED to own breeds still.
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I've learned to stop looking at breeds first, but rather figure out what I want the dog to be able to do and then choose the individual dog based on that.
The problem with this is that there are a LOT of breeds that can do agility, tracking, nosework, and obedience/rally. And corgis tend to be able to do all of those things fairly well
Plus, I'm pretty sure Frodo's vote for next dog would be a corgi. We spent the weekend with 9 dogs the other weekend, one of them was a corgi. Frodo followed Lance A LOT during the weekend, he even humped him! He is also the only dog that Frodo didn't get super snarky with on Sunday (we slept over and it was a little much for Frodo).
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:51 AM
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The problem with this is that there are a LOT of breeds that can do agility, tracking, nosework, and obedience/rally.
True, but there are a handful that EXCEL at those things. Great danes CAN do agility (Classic can even do it very well) but lets be honest, it's not a breed I would choose if I wanted to be competitive. For me, I need a dog that will excel at sports, hence why I went back to the BC x.

Not saying everyone chooses their dogs this way, just the way I will from now on!
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:06 AM
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My next pup will definitely be a Border Collie, though the litter that I was supposed to get a pup from is not happening now. (Woe!)

After that, I'm really up in the air about breed. I'd like something smaller, I think, but I don't know what.
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