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Old 06-26-2014, 06:24 PM
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Lab?
Maybe Thanks for the suggestion! If I ever get a lab I see myself with a field bred lab, rather than the show ones.
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Maybe Thanks for the suggestion! If I ever get a lab I see myself with a field bred lab, rather than the show ones.
Since it seems like you prefer protective vs. uber friendly...obligatory Chesapeake suggestion. If you prefer more reserved to brash, a Curly Coat would also fit.

But I still think a shepherd is your cup of tea.
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TO me that list reads pretty broad. I think some of the sporting, larger herders, and some working breeds would fit that.
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Since it seems like you prefer protective vs. uber friendly...obligatory Chesapeake suggestion. If you prefer more reserved to brash, a Curly Coat would also fit.

But I still think a shepherd is your cup of tea.
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TO me that list reads pretty broad. I think some of the sporting, larger herders, and some working breeds would fit that.
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A kuvasz also fits most of those things. The two points they might miss is the off leash and the biddability. I had a kuvasz living here for several months and she would have been absolutely perfect for what you're looking for. However, her owner did a freaking amazing job socializing and training her so she as an individual was very responsive, biddable, and reliable off leash.
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A kuvasz also fits most of those things. The two points they might miss is the off leash and the biddability. I had a kuvasz living here for several months and she would have been absolutely perfect for what you're looking for. However, her owner did a freaking amazing job socializing and training her so she as an individual was very responsive, biddable, and reliable off leash.
Thanks for the suggestion! I've never met a Kuvasz in person but I do admire them from afar, as they're beautiful dogs
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German Shepherd because...they're the best

We have 5. You described them to a T. Working lines. House pets. IPO dogs. Awesomeness.

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Ignore those off breeds
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English Shepherds can come in over 50lbs depending on the breeding, and a good chance if a male.

Can I interrogate you a little? Lol
Do you want serious dog or goofy dog or...?
Are there any dog looks you can't stand, like helicopter ears or something?
Does the dog have to be good with kids?
Groomers are out but can you deal with the shedding factor?
How do you want them to act with strangers on your property? Aloof but very tolerant? Alerting? Guarding instinct?

Apologies if you already answered these!
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I should mention that what might be downside to English Shepherds is that they can/do like to police other dogs, so your other dog may not appreciate this new tattle tail, :P

But there are ES people on here who have way more experience and can tell you more than I can.

But I also don't think German shepherds sound like a bad match.
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German Shepherd because...they're the best

We have 5. You described them to a T. Working lines. House pets. IPO dogs. Awesomeness.

Pack of 5 by Falon167, on Flickr

Ignore those off breeds
I absolutely love your pack! With the amount of GSD suggestions I'm now 99.99% sure nextdog will be one.

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English Shepherds can come in over 50lbs depending on the breeding, and a good chance if a male.

Can I interrogate you a little? Lol
Do you want serious dog or goofy dog or...? Not really that important, honestly
Are there any dog looks you can't stand, like helicopter ears or something? No brachycephalic breeds, um... that's all I think.
Does the dog have to be good with kids? Well, youngest sibling is 12 so, older kids, yes.
Groomers are out but can you deal with the shedding factor? Shedding is ok, considering I already have a massive shedder
How do you want them to act with strangers on your property? Aloof but very tolerant? Alerting? Guarding instinct? Alerting and barking when someone is at the door is okay, but I'd prefer they either be aloof/uninterested in guests or friendly, not guarding. Of course, the dog will be socialized a lot, and I know socialization can mold the pup a little bit.

Apologies if you already answered these!
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I should mention that what might be downside to English Shepherds is that they can/do like to police other dogs, so your other dog may not appreciate this new tattle tail, :P

But there are ES people on here who have way more experience and can tell you more than I can.

But I also don't think German shepherds sound like a bad match.
Policing could be a maybe with Crystal

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'm most likely going to get a German Shepherd, now that everyone has convinced me of it.
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