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Old 10-02-2013, 09:11 PM
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Default Breed suggestions?

I am looking to add a new addition relatively soon... I do have a couple of breeds in mind, but nothing set in stone yet. I am curious to hear what you guys would recommend.

Here's what i'm looking for:

-Less than 50 lbs
-SAR and/or bite sport prospect
-Highly biddable
-Highly handler oriented
-Aloof towards strangers
-Dog tolerant
-Low maintenance coat
-High energy... a decent off switch would be nice but I won't hold my breath, lol. I can do without it. I am very active outdoors and future dog will need to keep up on long (and at times strenuous) backwoods hiking trips and whatever else the day may bring... swimming, camping, biking, kayaking, etc.

...that's all I can think of for now, any suggestions?
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:29 PM
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You know you want an ACD .

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:32 PM
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:03 PM
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The right ES might be a good fit! You could find a female under 50 pounds quite easily. Biddabilty - ranges from dog to dog but overall a fairly biddable breed. Easy care "Teflon" coat and most are fairly indifferent towards strangers. I've never heard of an ES doing bite sports but know a few active SAR dogs.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:10 PM
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I guess it depends on how serious your interest in bite sports is. If you're pretty serious about it, it can be kind of limiting to find many breeds to pick from under 50lbs. Even my smaller Belgian boys are over 50lbs, although not by much.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:03 PM
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A nice pit bull might suit you, it's not an easy list, but the right border collie may as well.

Probably an ACD, too.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:20 PM
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In case you need more convincing, it seems to me a lot of ACDs are doing bitesport overseas. I haven't seen too many US based, but they are definitely used in Finland/Denmark/Germany for that.

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:34 PM
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I ditto crazedACD. The first breed that came to my mind was an ACD.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:55 PM
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How set are you on your size requirements? If you can be flexible up to like, 55 lb, a Mal bitch would work and it would be pretty easy to find one that hits all your marks.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:45 PM
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ES or ACD for sure. What about Staffy Bulls? are they bitesport prospects? theyre typically smaller than APBT
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