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Old 06-27-2006, 10:11 PM
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Thanks everyone! I'm glad people are recommending breeds I didn't think about. I know a very sweet chi/terrier mix. Does a Rat terrier have a similar personality to a chi or are they completely different? Whenever I see one I think of chi's but they're probably completely different. I've never really had a chance to meet one.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:14 PM
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I just found out that there is a flyball team in my town. I think that would be a lot of fun to get involved in. Is that something that most breeds would have a lot of fun with?
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:46 PM
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Ever think of a Clumber Spaniel?







just search google for more pics and info.

They are the largest type of spaniel and small but sturdy dog
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:03 PM
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I've met a few Brittany Spaniels. Personally, I love them and I know they suit my lifestyle and if it weren't for my love for Tollers, the Brittany is what I'd have. They're friendly, outgoing, intelligent, etc. I know 2 Brittanys that excel in agility, one of them tried Flyball also. The dog loved it, but the owner didn't which is the only reason they didn't continure with that sport. They're extremely devoted dogs. Energetic, but not hyper/high strung. The ones I know are very eager to please and are highly trainable, but just like any breed, they do need consistancy. By the description you gave, it sounds like the Brittany may suit you. I don't really have any other breed suggestions and no nothing about Springers, so I can't help you there. Good luck deciding on a breed though!
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:47 PM
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How about a Boston Terrier? They're a nice size. They have squishy face like a Boxer, but not as squished in as a pug's. They're active. Some of them do agility, etc. They have that love-of-life, happy-go-lucky terrier attitude, but they're one of the few terrier breeds that the breed books I looked at recommended for first-time dog owners.
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:57 PM
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Balto, I showed the pics of clumbers to my bf and he said they were UGLY! What does he know? lol! I did a quick search for breeders in my area and couldn't find any. I love all spaniels, but I guess since my bf will be living with the dog too he should at least like the breed.

Thanks Toller, it's nice to know more about the personality of brittanys from people who have met the breed.

mjb- My mom had a boston as a kid and I think she'd steal him if I ever got a boston, lol! I've heard that they really like to play with tennis balls, that's definitely a good suggestion. I guess I could hide him from my mom.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:02 AM
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Why not keep an eye out for a rescue dog on Petfinder.com?
Plenty of young dogs who need good homes. Sometimes are pure sometimes are a mix.
The smartest dog I have ever owned was a cocker spaniel mix. She was put down at the ripe old age of 17 or 18 years old.

Just a thought
Also not having a fenced area will make it harder to adopt or buy from a reputable breeder as most adoption agencies and reputable breeders will require a fenced in area for the dog. Might look into getting a kennel run. That will be all you need if you plan on keeping your dog primarily inside and doing the exercise you plan on giving it. The kennel is just in case
Whatever you choose remember that the initial cost is the smallest amount of money you will pay for your dog.
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Georgygirl, I was also thinking of a Boston Terrier! I love them, and I've seen a lot of young Bostons (1-3 years old) in rescue around the Midwest, on Petfinder.com. Might as well check it out? I have 2 Bostons on my Flyball team, they are awesome height dogs and they just love playing! They're both quiet, great with all people, and all other animals. They're also pretty much the cutest things known to man. =)
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Old 06-28-2006, 03:07 PM
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You can take this quiz to help you out:

www.dogbreedinfo.com/search.htm

or pick the perfect "mixed breed" at your local shelter.
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