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Old 09-24-2013, 11:47 AM
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Hey everyone.

The idea of adding a second dog this year is still swimming around in my brain, I can't seem to drop it. With the idea of moving to a different city next year for school, Duke will lose his BFF Boomer. The only thing that is causing me to pause is that Duke is a bit of a curmudgeon. He takes awhile to warm up to other dogs (read - actively dislikes strange dogs) but still does enjoy his close friends. He loves all my friends dogs now despite wanting nothing to do with them in beginning, so he does come around eventually. I have this nagging feeling that maybe he'll never warm up to a new addition. While unlikely, it's the only thing kinda halting me.

Anyways, I'm weighing which breeds would be best suited. I would really like another lab; a black female preferably. However I don't think that would be the best choice because finding a place with one large dog is hard enough. Two large dogs might be even harder. So I think a dog under 25lbs would be ideal. Here's a quick list of what I like in dogs:

-Again, under 25lbs.
-No intense grooming needs. I don't like curly coats, period. I don't in general like wire haired dogs.
-No husky-type shedding
-No DA/DR
-Not prone to being shy, loves people.
-Active and handler orientated.
-I like goofy dogs, ones who don't take themselves too seriously.
-I don't mind barking, as long as it's validated. (playing, guard barking) Not because the fridge made more ice cubes.
-Preferably not a "soft" dog.

I think those are the main points. Thanks for your time everyone!
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:23 PM
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Boston maybe?
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:48 PM
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Boston was my first thought too.

Or possibly a Yorkie would fit the bill if you get it shaved.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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maybe a long haired whippet?
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:28 PM
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Boston, frenchie, or beagle?
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:41 PM
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Bostons and Frenchies came to mind immediately. Though I've met a lot of Bostons who... I wouldn't say were necessarily DA but most other dogs seem to not like Bostons in my experience. Their play style is very different. But a Lab would probably do well with one. They're pretty tough for small dogs.

I was also thinking Havanese, minus the grooming needs, but if you keep them shaved short, they'd fit the bill.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:48 PM
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Beagle or beagle mix!
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:50 PM
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I'm surprised to see Bostons and Frenchies recommended so much. IME there's fairly high incidence of DR and DA in both breeds, which makes sense given their origins.

A beagle does sound just about perfect, I have to admit.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:56 PM
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Beagle!!! I have a Lab mix and a Beagle....quite the pair and they mesh well together.
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Bostons in my experience can have some dog-dog issues but not so much as most terriers. Mostly they're just somewhat rude to a lot of dogs but the ones I know get along well with other boisterous dogs. My grandad always had 2-3 Bostons at a time. Other than that though they fit.

Beagles aren't exactly my idea of handler oriented.
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