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Old 04-04-2012, 11:30 PM
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Yeah, it was the GSP that inspired the phrase a tired dog is a good dog.

So incredibly insane. Every one I've ever met for more than 5min. Pointers in general are made to run. My uncle had a half GSP and owned 3 acres. I was maybe 15 when this dog was young, and in a 8 hour day could not tire that dog out.

Of course, I do want one, but I want ready access to pheasant cover first!
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ~Tucker&Me~ View Post
What constitutes high maintenance is different to different people.

Watson and Menchi are low maintenance as far as coat care... but Menchi needs to be watched more carefully health wise as far as coat and skin are concerned than many other dogs.

Watson needs a lot of one on one attention training wise and emotionally. Emotionally Menchi is wise she requires focus but not the intense work that Watson needs from me.

They both need a fair amount of exercise and stimulation.

I have had a far as grooming is concerned he was high maintenance, but other than that he was easy.

I think it is all in what you want, what you are ready for, and what you can and are willing to invest
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:38 PM
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I think Cavs are some of the easiest dogs I've ever met...don't need much exercise a walk or two a day, feed, love on, they're the happiest creatures on earth. Not prone to DR/HR/DA/HA and rarely any temperamental problems, the only ones are health related.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:40 PM
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Uhhhh, why aren't bulldogs in the top like.. 3?! This dog couldn't get any more high maintenance lol
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:52 PM
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I wouldn't say Nog is high maintenance...he loves attention, yes, but is also happy to go curl up somewhere. Right now he is in a laundry basket
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ~Tucker&Me~ View Post
What constitutes high maintenance is different to different people.
The top 2 "high maintenance" breeds (BCs and Aussies) are some of the breeds I find easiest to get along with. (Well, I have met some BCs bred for flyball/agility that are insane- far more trouble than any true working bred BCs IMO, but that has to do with variances within the breed, not the total of the breed.)
And even as far as coat maintenance, I'm even split within that. I LOVE big fluffy coats like rough collies, Aussies, shelties, etc., I don't mind brushing, I don't mind shedding, but I couldn't live with a dog with a coat like poodles and Bichons.
I don't know. It just depends on each person.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:04 AM
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Ok I get why BCs would be on the top of that list... but man my dogs are so LOW maintenance. In like, every way. They are so chill and don't require grooming very often. My sister's Pug is SO much more high maintenance because she is so demanding about attention. For some reason even though I am personally pretty lazy... Border Collies are pretty much the only dog breed I can own. I've had other breeds and I just never clicked with them like I do BCs.

I think the problem with this list is that everyone has different opinions on it. Personally I would put Labs and Goldens on the high end of that list because I hate grooming them and they are too clingy for me.

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:09 AM
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Depends how you define high maintenance.

Personally I'd take energy over long hair, grooming etc any day.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:58 AM
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I'd take Cavs off the list, move Labradors WAY UP, and add American Pit Bull Terriers

Steve is very high maintenance. Not grooming-wise (though he does require more foot care than any other dog I've had), but energy level and exercise-wise.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
Depends how you define high maintenance.

Personally I'd take energy over long hair, grooming etc any day.
Me too. Do not want high maintenance coat!

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