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Old 08-31-2012, 05:27 PM
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Chihuahuas and Sighthounds.
Chihuahuas, I used to think were snobbish and ugly, but now I have grown to love their small size. I'll still always be scared that I'll sit on them, lol.

Sighthounds, I used to think they were 'fragile' and too 'aloof'. But I've grown to love their grace and beauty, and I absolutely love their temperament. I definitely plan on owning at least one in my lifetime.
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of the top of my head i'm thinking chiXdeerhound or staghound
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:27 AM
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Also, Whippets. I thought they were all like show-bred whippets but I recently found out there are racing bred Whippets too and now I'd really love to get one.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:47 AM
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JRTs. I really hated the idea of getting Scamp evade I thought they were all yappy, DA, snappy, digging little monsters. To be fair Scamp has fulfilled all of those expectations apart from being snappy. But I love him and always want another
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:06 AM
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I used to hate hairless breeds, but in the last few years I've fallen in love with the standard sized Xolo...funny because I actually dislike coated Xolo, they don't even look like a breed more than the average pariah-type street dog.


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Old 09-02-2012, 05:12 AM
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I grew up with an amazing GSD who saved my life. I always wanted one as a child. It seems like as I grew up the breed changed a lot. After having many horrible experiences involving GSDs at the dog park and working at a dog hotel/daycare for years I was turned off completely. I hated dealing with the most mentally ill, physically crippled (hock-walkers/sloped backs/hip dysplasia) untrained, barking non-stop, neurotic, rude, annoying GSDs who diarrheaed everywhere I was like "nope."

Then I met a few AMAZING GSDs from good breeders/owners and raised my friend's GSD who reminded me so much of my childhood dog. And it reminded me of how absolutely magical this breed is! Everything I want in a dog. The faithfulness, the intuition, the nobility, the love for their people, the ability to be serious one moment and goofy the next. It reminded me of the fact that bad owners and breeders can really tarnish a breed's reputation. GSDs are the #2 most popular AKC breed! And it's a drivey, intense working dog! That fact alone makes me surprised that I don't see MORE awfully bred, unstable Sheppies. Once I get to know even the most ill bred ones I can't help but love them.

Collies are another that I didn't particularly like before. I thought they had beady eyes and pointy noses and were boring. Then, I met a few regulars that came to the hotel, and they just melted my heart!!! Wonderful, happy dogs with such a good sense of humor. I was notorious at the hotel for sneaking into the rooms of the Collies and giving them free ice cream and cuddling them. Their personality makes them gorgeous to me. I have not met one who isn't well adjusted, friendly and easy going. It shocks me that they aren't more popular, but I'm happy that they aren't as popularity usually equates to lots of poorly bred dogs.

I used to be so annoyed by Huskies. I thought they were dumb and bitchy. But, owning Fozzie and working with them, I've discovered that this is one of the smartest, most inventive, fun breeds! It's just that traditional & compulsive methods that work well with a Lab make a Husky go - "f*** off." Huskies who are owned by people who appreciate and understand the breed are some of the coolest dogs I know, they're just plain cool! They don't annoy you or demand attention, but they can be the sharpest working dogs in the world if you work with them as a partner rather than a slave. They just bask in their own glory & are generally super friendly to all kinds of people and other dogs (as long as they don't look like bunnies). There is something special about them, their love of self, and their independently thinking minds. This is a dog who is "street smart" and I admire that so much!
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:23 AM
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Border Collie. lol
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:13 AM
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I have recently became very interested in long hair whippets. I don't know if I will ever get one, I've never owned a sight hound but I'm interested in them now and would never have thought twice before.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:22 AM
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I can't say I ever really considered any of the fluffy Belgians before, but that's what I'm getting next. Honestly, I just laid out the criteria of what I was looking for and what time frame, and it seemed like an obvious choice.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:56 AM
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I use to say I'd NEVER EVER EVER own a small dog. I'll be honest they kind of scare me. Most of the ones have met are super one person dogs or totally untrained and nippy and that wasn't something I really wanted. I also want a dog that can go out and do stuff and keep up.

But after being on here people like Jacksonsmom and Laurelin have really changed my mind with their threads about everything their dogs do and all the stuff they take them to do and I could definitely see myself having a small dog now.
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