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Old 12-12-2011, 07:55 AM
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Everyone else has done one, so I want to

Criteria:

I don't like long hair, heavy shedding or lots of maintenance. Wash and Go is a must. BUT must be warm and waterproof within reason - swimming in the river is a regular activity here. Other half hates wirehaired breeds (I don't so much, but meh).

Medium to large, but not giant.

Reasonably intelligent. Doesn't need to be a mastermind, but don't want a walking log either.

Lots of personality. I like fun dogs which join in with the games.

Doesn't need to be a good guard dog, but a loud bark might help

Likes long walks, playing ball, fetch, and possibility of other dog sports for fun. But has an off switch when we come home.

Snuggler I love my puppy cuddles, I'd hate an aloof totally independent dog. Need a smidge of velcro in there.

Nice to look at. I like a well proportioned dog that looks capable of doing something, and it's not a must, but interesting markings always catch my attention

Available in the UK!!!!




Think that's it. We're looking at GSP's which seem to fit all the above and is the breed we'll probably go with. I wanted a rescue, but think that will be the next dog now
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:01 AM
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I think GSP sounds wonderful!
They are BEAUTIFUL dogs, oh gah.

I can totally agree about your markings statement, I like dogs to catch my eye as well. And I like looots of color on my dogs to. Which is why when I am looking for a dog, they must have white/brown or white/black or tri colored. The splashier the better lol
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:17 AM
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A Lurcher sounds like it would fit nicely
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:16 AM
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I hear staffies are in high need at shelters there. I bet you can find any color/markings set you want.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:28 AM
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I hear staffies are in high need at shelters there. I bet you can find any color/markings set you want.
They are indeed, but I don't think they have the hiking ability that I want, and they're a bit small.

Plus, the other half doesn't want to rescue
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:52 AM
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So... I know you've hated labs before but, lol, they sure would fit your description...
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:16 AM
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How about an airdale Terrier? really, who cares if your SO does not like the coat ha ha.

But they would make an awesome hiking dog.

Oh, Oh what about a RR. They were a breed I was looking into for a hiking partner for Tyler.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:06 PM
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I do like rr, they just strike me as a bit serious... Lol
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:58 PM
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A vizla

They a wonderfully fun and sweet!
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:51 PM
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So... I know you've hated labs before but, lol, they sure would fit your description...
I'm just not keen on labs! They're cute, but just not 'me'!!
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