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Old 09-06-2013, 02:27 PM
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Smaller standards are on the borderline of where I want to be, I think, and I DO want a female, so I figure if I either rescue a smaller adult who has a good personality or get a female from a smaller line, I can probably stick within my weight range or within 5 lbs. I can always lift a few weights for 5 lbs of extra lifting power, but 10 lbs or more would be too much.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:43 PM
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Having had two DRTs, both were from a hearing dog program (kennel clearing due to a divorce), I recommend them and can answer questions if you have any.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:48 PM
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Standard Poodles are any Poodle over 15", however most from Standard lines are going to be bigger to much bigger. For your needs and wants, I'd probably look more at larger Minis and less at Standards. A nice medium sized Poodle I think Minis have better overall health, SPoos are sadly, often not a very healthy or long lived breed.

I'm afraid a corded Poodle would attract LOTS of attention LOL. Of course with Poodles, one benefit is your dog can go from fancy to looking like some kind of pointer mix or terrier mix or a Kerry Blue or...or... with just a hair cut.

Shelties are known for barking and yeah, shyness and weirdness about stuff can be pretty common, so probably not LOL
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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Standard poodle is definitely one I'm looking at. They're not my favourite in terms of head shape, but I do like their coats and I've always wanted to dread a dog.
What about that middle size? Not the minis, but the mini/standard mixes? I can't think of the name - Midi, maybe? My understanding is that it is a recognized subset in many countries, but not the US. There are however breeders here. We have one in our agility club (with her tail! I love it!) and she's a super size - probably 18" and I'd guess about 30 lbs? Maybe even a bit under. She's Meg's height, but lighter and leggier in build. Very cool dog (and a smoking fast agility dog).
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I like mini poodles in agility more than the standards. Or at least the ones I've seen have been faster and seem to jump smoother.

Shelties are great dogs but can be rather soft. Shyness is not uncommon. It depends on the individual and line really. There are some very bold dogs out there for sure. My first two Shelties were absolutely not shy or timid at all. But they both had awful awful barks.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:40 PM
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What about that middle size? Not the minis, but the mini/standard mixes? I can't think of the name - Midi, maybe? My understanding is that it is a recognized subset in many countries, but not the US. There are however breeders here. We have one in our agility club (with her tail! I love it!) and she's a super size - probably 18" and I'd guess about 30 lbs? Maybe even a bit under. She's Meg's height, but lighter and leggier in build. Very cool dog (and a smoking fast agility dog).
I think they are called kleins or moyens, depending on where you are. And yeah I agree they are such a nice moderate size
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The klein Poodles would be the size you want.

Or you could just get a Border Collie.
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Moyen is the term I had heard. Where the heck did I get Midi?
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:38 AM
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I'm not opposed to a poodle, but they're definitely not my favourite. I really don't like taking dogs to groomers regularly--I never even remember to get my own cut. I get my hair cut down basically to a short pixie and then get around to getting it cut when I can put it in a ponytail. That's part of why I'd pretty much have to dread it. Once the cording is done, it's relatively easy to maintain at home. But it *is* a lot more flashy than I want. I'm definitely interested in more animals with coats like the rat terriers. Does anyone know if a Viszla would be appropriate, it's a breed my partner had mentioned?

DRTs are definitely a strong contender.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:18 AM
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Vizslas aren't 20-40lbs and they ARE stunningly beautiful...
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