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Old 01-06-2006, 08:47 PM
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im looking for a decently sized dog. 60-115 lbs. since i have 2 cats it needs to be good with them. i want it to be freidnly to strangers. and NATURALY not dog agressive. the dog agressive thing really isnt a big issue because i work at a dog kennel and will socialize it at puppy hood. i want a high strung dog that i can wrestle with and will play with me. i was thinking of a black lab and golden retriever but everyone i know has gotten so fat. im maybe thinking about a white german shepard but i hear they have alot of health problems.. what do you guys suggest?
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:16 PM
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Boxer rings a bell in my head.

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Old 01-06-2006, 10:21 PM
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Australian Shepherd? I have two, one is 16 so he isnt so much for playing. The other one however is going on 11 and is still just as spunked as he was in late puppyhood. He also likes fetch and wrestleing.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:03 AM
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I have to go with Ash47 here.... what you want certainly sounds like a boxer to me. My boxer mix (Tusker) is supposed to mature around 85-95 lbs, and he has a LOT of boxer in him. Always willing to play, wrestle, box, whatever you want. And as for people, he can't get enough. If someone walks by and doesn't pay attention, he does a little bark just so they know he's there. Kind of like "hey! Hey! Look at me! Pet me!". Then his whole butt wiggles and he is perfectly content to lick them to death or just get petted.

So... yeah, I have to say a boxer. Hope this helps a bit!
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:50 AM
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:40 AM
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Not that Grammy's bias or anything.
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:52 AM
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boxers are nice dogs.. im just really not a fan of there looks. they are a little ugly in my opinion.
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Old 01-07-2006, 12:03 PM
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Normal black and tan German shepherd is perfect.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:38 PM
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Male boxers can be a little touchy about meeting strange male dogs but otherwise I would say they fit your requirements quite well. I've never met a dog that loved to wrestle so much as a boxer.

Re: dog aggression.. I've seen Pit Bulls that are great with other dogs thanks to training, and I've seen dogs whose breeds are supposed to be very pack-oriented and dog-friendly causing trouble in the household due to lack of training. If you don't mind extra socializing and training for a dog that has the potential to be a little snarky with other dogs, a female Bullmastiff might be a good match for you.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:52 PM
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How about a hound? A coonhound would be neat. Or a blackmouth cur, like my dog. But how high strung would you like your dog to be? Hounds are active and love to play, but are not hyper, like labs and boxers can be.

I personally think that a lab or golden retreiver would be great, if that's what you want. They won't get fat if you watch their food.
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