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Old 07-14-2012, 07:01 PM
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Let's play a game. This game is called, "Help Lyz find Dog #2". I had a similar thread up looking for breed suggestions, but now I'm looking actively for our next dog. I personally fail at this game. I fail terribly. And DH isn't much better. So we are looking for more directed help. Casting the net wider, so to speak.

Very few rules to the game. I have so many possible-fit breeds in mind that it's really come down to individual dog or breeder at this point. Possible breeds have been GSD, Malinois, Malamute, Chinook, GSP, Border Collie, Aussie, Beauceron, ACD, several different sighthounds, so on so forth.
  • Intelligent, extremely active, personality, indifferent/polite with strangers. Medium to large. I'm leaning more towards hard dogs than soft dogs. Vocal is a plus.
  • No die-hard aggressive tendencies(trainable and socialized are fine). No wire/scruff coats. No "omg everyone is a friend".
  • Preferably (but none required) female, young(ish), able to be registered, and slightly more on the biddable/human-oriented side. I'd like to get into events, shows, competitions, but it will be family dog first. So some potential would be nice.
  • Excluded breeds are Akitas, Dobes, Sibes, Chows, Rotties, Pits, etc.
Breeder or rescue/rehome. Breeders and rescues must be open to military and young families, because that is what we are. I'm in Montana now, but will be in Italy in March so the search as far as breeders go can go overseas. I really, really need something to do. It's illegal to for me to get a job in Italy. So, perfect time for a new dog, yes? I'll have PLENTY of time for playing, training, and all sorts of stuff for 3 years. Not to mention I've been looking for #2 for the last 7 months or so.

You play by suggesting breeder/rescue, discourage/encourage certain breed, breeder, rescue or even certain available dogs. Personal experiences also count.

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So, let the games begin!
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:05 PM
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If sibes are excluded what will you do with your boy? (I know, OT)
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:19 PM
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If sibes are excluded what will you do with your boy? (I know, OT)
Zander was grandfathered into our current military lease as a "husky"(loophole). And he's quite big enough to pass as a Malamute if there are issues with future military leases. It's likely he's part Malamute anyway, so there's no harm, foul, or problems as far as I can see.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:26 PM
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Redbones would fit most of the criteria you mentioned. Not sure exactly how many things you'd have to do with one in Italy though, and they're a breed that really should be worked. Rhodesians fit quite a bit of those too, but some of them can be fairly dog aggressive.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:31 PM
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I've sort of fished around with the idea of an RR, but I don't know much about them. Any info?

As long as I can self-teach and freestyle tracking and faux hunting, those breeds should be fine. We'll be in the northeast portion of Italy. Fairly rural and from what I hear very hunting/tracking dog breed friendly. Lots of spaniels, apparently.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:35 PM
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Maybe a weim?

I'm thinking high energy hunting dog that will be a fair guard dogs.

Chessies are tough, hard to handle and can be overtly aggressive, but they make awesome hunting, high energy companions and good guard dogs if that is what you're seeking.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:44 PM
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Hunting dogs is optional. I'm not specifically seeking out a hunting type dog, but if they fit the bill then it's obviously not a problem.

Some amount of protectiveness would be nice. As is, I'm home alone most of the time and Zander's no help in that department. But it's a fine line, because I don't want to actively give the impression of an aggressive/dominant dog, y'know?

Never really thought about Weims. They always seemed more insane-active then intelligent-active. I'll do more research on them. Chessies, too. I had a chessie foster once...he was a player, though. Local stray who went house to house when he got tired of wandering the streets. Then when he was done being a family pet, he'd take off again. I'll look into them, too.


Again, any specific breeders or rescues would be welcome at this point.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:00 PM
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typos galore and accidentally deleted trying to fix images. nice.
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