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Old 07-09-2013, 04:04 PM
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I can't speak for herding breeds, so others with more experience can help there I do know of several very sporty Mini Poodles. Most are up for anything .not dainty foo foo dogs at all.
I'm just curious because you might have more experience than me:

While the poodles I know are extremely athletic, active, and not too dainty for sports in any way, I've NEVER seen one wrestle with another dog or tug. IME they like other dogs, and will try to "play", but it's never really wrestling or tugging.

Writing this, I'm also realizing the majority of dogs I work with are pit bulls or other large bully breeds, so "wrestling" and "tug" might be a little more intense than other breed's owners have in mind.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:06 PM
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Hey Linds how are your two when introduced to small dogs/animals?
Traveler thinks little dogs walk on water. He absolutely adores them to the point it's probably one of his highest distractions. He lays on the ground and rolls around in front of them, gives them his butt to hump and just tries to love them to death.

Didgie really doesn't act one way or another, she normally doesn't have much time for other dogs unless she's fixated on them moving but she and Siri had a blast together and played great.

Both have been around small dogs at the dog park and never had any issues at all (Unless you call Traveler trying to get them to hump him an issue....)

Small animals, well Didgie and Traveler play fine with my ferrets but ferrets are pretty hardy animals and can hold their own pretty well
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:30 PM
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Shelties would fit in that height range and would be suitable for the energy levels, but of course if you get a nice one with appropriate energy levels you'd be looking at some of the same potential intensity challenges of wild crazy play and running in the house (I let Auggie and Payton chase each other up and down the hall, it drives my dad crazy but I think it's kinda funny.) and potentially jumping the fence. I don't leave my guys outside alone either. Payton could jump the fence at my parent's house if he wanted to, and could jump the front fence and chain link at my house if he wanted to, but since he's not left out alone by himself he doesn't have any inkling to do so. He has however jumped out of an ex-pen if I try to pen him up while I work another dog.
OTOH you then have the hair issue to deal with, which IMO isn't a big deal, but I know some people can't stand dog hair. And they do need some serious grooming twice a year during coat-blowing times, but if you're not picky the way I am (nobody grooms my dogs but me and certainly nobody scissors my dogs but me) you could just have somebody else do it.

Payton barked more than Zinga too. But Sara said "at least he has a nice bark." I'm pretty sure she only thinks that that's because she doesn't live with him.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:06 PM
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While the poodles I know are extremely athletic, active, and not too dainty for sports in any way, I've NEVER seen one wrestle with another dog or tug. IME they like other dogs, and will try to "play", but it's never really wrestling or tugging.
Lincoln (red Miniature Poodle in siggie) plays tug and rough houses with Charlie. Their favorite game is keep away/chase and then body slam into each other. If she doesn't do what he wants she bites his legs (I'm pretty sure he thinks he's a Border Schnauzer because he plays like a combination of the two playfullest dogs).
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:14 PM
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Yeah, Cleo (old lady mini poodle) plays tug something fierce, it's kind of terrifying. She'll only get whipped up enough to play every month or so now, but when she does, it is a sight to behold.
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I'm just curious because you might have more experience than me:

While the poodles I know are extremely athletic, active, and not too dainty for sports in any way, I've NEVER seen one wrestle with another dog or tug. IME they like other dogs, and will try to "play", but it's never really wrestling or tugging.

Writing this, I'm also realizing the majority of dogs I work with are pit bulls or other large bully breeds, so "wrestling" and "tug" might be a little more intense than other breed's owners have in mind.
I don't personally have a Mini, my Standard roughhouses though. And tugs. From what people on the Poodle forum have posted, the minis who are in houses with multiples seem to wrestle/rough house the same though.
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If Rat Terriers are an option but seem too small, maybe a Decker Rat terrier? I think they're a bit more intense than a "typical" rat terrier. Don't know much more about them than that, however.
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My rat terriers, both standard Deckers line, have been *amazing* dogs. It really doesn't get much better for a small, easy going, on/off switch yet tenacious and fun. They retain a guardy behavior but are not yippy. They are confident and primarily healthy. I always think of them as small pit bulls with a less gregarious attitude outside of their family.

I will positively own another some day but I won't likely ever own a "pet" line rat terrier, I have seen a lot of shyness, nervousness, low drive, and quirky touch issues.

My rats were both approx 25-28lb but they can be bigger in some hunting lines.

Hannah is 13 now and still a firecracker, she's the blur trying to get the mal to play.
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