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Old 09-25-2011, 02:33 PM
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I think Dalmatians are really neat dogs! Dogs we looked at a long long time ago..but they are too high energy for my family. After yrs of research we landed on the Aussie. They are the absolute perfect dog for our family. And after researching and owning many other breeds ( our current breeds) Ibizan's fit well with the aussie's. the only thing is that they can not be off leash But together they are a match made in heaven.

I would recommend you look into the aussie. They are wonderful active dogs that do have an "off" switch. They do not shed as much as many would think, no where near what our pyr does LOL! We do grooming every other day here, just a quick brush over with the undercoat rake and slicker and do not really have alot of problems with hair
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:13 PM
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IME aussies are higher energy than dals. Dals have more endurance, but less need to 'do' things. If that makes sense. The dals I know are pretty chill when nothing much is going on. (I know some chill aussies, just not as chill)
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:17 PM
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I had a dal when I was very young. I think they were higher energy and sharper than the average lab. I do think they'd be a good match with your husky as far as energy levels.

They do have some very serious health issues to consider if you do decide you want in.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:21 PM
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Are you opposed to a mixed breed? Like you said, tons of breeds have aspects of what you want, so why not find a mix of some of the breeds you like that will be a perfect fit?
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:28 PM
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IME aussies are higher energy than dals. Dals have more endurance, but less need to 'do' things. If that makes sense. The dals I know are pretty chill when nothing much is going on. (I know some chill aussies, just not as chill)
this makes sense, never would have thought of it that way My aussie's are pretty chill, but we are pretty active with them and doing alot of training all the time
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:01 PM
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Dals may be a bit less busy than the herding dogs, but if they get bored, I'm not sure there is a more destructive dog around. They're really similar to pointers in some ways, and they are also known for being very "interesting" if they're under exercised.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:07 PM
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Sorry for the hijack, but I took that quiz and got 100% match on Labrador Retrievers and Vizslas! Sounds like me
I got 100% matches on:

Bearded Collies - Match!
Canaan Dogs - Match!
Old English Sheepdogs - Match!
Afghan Hounds - Match!
Basset Hounds - Match!
Borzois - Match!
Harrier - Match!
Otterhounds - Match!
Whippets - Match!
Boston Terriers - Match!
Bulldogs - Match!
Chinese Shar-Pei - Match!
French Bulldogs - Match!
Poodles (Standard) - Match!
Shiba Inu - Match!
Tibetan Terriers - Match!
Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) - Match!
Retrievers (Curly-Coated) - Match!
Retrievers (Flat-Coated) - Match!
Retrievers (Golden) - Match!
Retrievers (Labrador) - Match!
Spaniels (American Water) - Match!
Spaniels (Clumber) - Match!
Spaniels (Cocker) Ascob - Match!
Spaniels (Cocker) Black - Match!
Spaniels (Cocker) Parti-Color - Match!
Spaniels (English Cocker) - Match!
Spaniels (English Springer) - Match!
Spaniels (Irish Water) - Match!
Spaniels (Sussex) - Match!
Spaniels (Welsh Springer) - Match!
Airedale Terriers - Match!
Bedlington Terriers - Match!
Border Terriers - Match!
Bull Terriers (Colored) - Match!
Bull Terriers (White) - Match!
Dandie Dinmont Terriers - Match!
Irish Terriers - Match!
Kerry Blue Terriers - Match!
Scottish Terriers - Match!
Sealyham Terriers - Match!
Skye Terriers - Match!
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers - Match!
Italian Greyhounds - Match!
Pugs - Match!
Akitas - Match!
Bernese Mountain Dogs - Match!
Boxers - Match!
Portuguese Water Dogs - Match!
Rottweilers - Match!
Standard Schnauzers - Match!

Only a handful of these breeds are ones I would own and some are breeds I would never want. The breeds I do own or have came up as being only 80% and problematic due to activity level or my experience

And how can a Beardie, a Basset and a Canaan Dog all come up as 100% matches anyway
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:14 PM
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Thanks so much to everyone for all the responses!

Maxy, no I'm not opposed to a mix at all. I plan to rescue in the future, I'm just not sure if it will be my first "on my own" dog, or second. By the time I move out, and get a dog, Chloe will be 8-10 years old, and by the time that dog is 2-3 years old, Chloe might not be around any more (I hate thinking about that ) so I'd be ready for another. I hope that makes sense. Basically, I do want a mixed breed dog, but I also want a purebred - I'm just not sure in which order.
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Apparently only 7 breeds matched me, but a few of them are ones I adore !

Bassets (yayyyy), Clumbers, Rotties, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers...
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:49 AM
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Thanks so much to everyone for all the responses!

Maxy, no I'm not opposed to a mix at all. I plan to rescue in the future, I'm just not sure if it will be my first "on my own" dog, or second. By the time I move out, and get a dog, Chloe will be 8-10 years old, and by the time that dog is 2-3 years old, Chloe might not be around any more (I hate thinking about that ) so I'd be ready for another. I hope that makes sense. Basically, I do want a mixed breed dog, but I also want a purebred - I'm just not sure in which order.

Something to think about: If you want a dog that will be larger than Chloe, I'd probably not go for an adult mix due to the size difference. And mixed breed puppies can be total surprises unless you really know their background. If you decide on a breed and there isn't much size difference, then a rescue would be possible but it will likely have to be an adult.
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