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Old 07-26-2006, 04:37 PM
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I am looking to get a dog and i have a few breeds in mind but i thought it would be good to get some other suggestions first.

Type of dog I am looking for:
-An active dog with plenty of energy (i actually love the hyper dogs)
-An independent/Intellignet dog
-Small-Medium (nothing too small but nothing over 75 lbs)
-Preferebly not long haired
-I like the challenge of training dogs too!


The two breeds i am currently looking at are the Dalmatian (which i love) and the jack russell terrrier.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:17 PM
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cavalier king charles spaniel
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:02 PM
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Vizla was my first thought. Too high energy for me, but I've really liked every one I've met, and they fit your listed needs quite well.
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Go to Petfinder.com --- I've bred and have have pure breds for 60 years... yet now have a pal for my life through them.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:46 PM
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Quite a few of the terriers would be small, but not too small, and high energy.
Fox Terriers are high energy and a great size.
I found my terrier mix on Petfinder.com, too.
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Border collies were my first thought be they have long hair. A dalmation sounds good but they are really hyper- not sure how much hyperness you wanted. An Alaskan husky isn't that hyper but they have energy. Also an American Foxhound. I don't know these breeds to well but I have heard a few things so correct me if I am wrong, which I probably am. Australian Cattle dogs have energy. Now do you want a stubborn dog since you are looking for the challenge because the ACD and husky aren't all that stubborn. I agree with the smooth collie too.German Pinscher- Doberman too.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:18 AM
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Border collies were my first thought be they have long hair. A dalmation sounds good but they are really hyper- not sure how much hyperness you wanted. An Alaskan husky isn't that hyper but they have energy. Also an American Foxhound. I don't know these breeds to well but I have heard a few things so correct me if I am wrong, which I probably am. Australian Cattle dogs have energy. Now do you want a stubborn dog since you are looking for the challenge because the ACD and husky aren't all that stubborn. I agree with the smooth collie too.German Pinscher- Doberman too.
I love very hyper dogs. I have trained two dogs a yellow lab and a shiba inu and both were very easy to train (though the shiba inu was hard at times) and i loved it so now I want a dog that is more challenging to train.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:22 AM
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Go to Petfinder.com --- I've bred and have have pure breds for 60 years... yet now have a pal for my life through them.
thanks for the suggestion. I plan on having 2 dogs and I will adopt one from a shelter. Thanks for the link I have been looking at http://adopt-a-dog.1-800-save-a-pet.com/ but that site looks just as good! I am highly considering adopting a greyhound from a shelter because I personally think they are adorable and fit my lifestyle very well.
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