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Old 08-28-2006, 07:08 PM
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My mom is terified of dobermans and my dad got bit to near flesh ripping levels by one...meh
I think its a very good reason to have a doberman. Your mom is afraid of dobermans. Now think of it in this way! Let's say you are afraid of the wolf but if you have the chance to keep a wolf under your feet; won't it be nice? A loyal and loving wolf? or say you are scaed of going to a friend cause she has a big guard with her. wouldn't it be good for you to have that guard serving you instead? Dobermans are very loyal and loving if you keep one for yourself. They are extremely versatile; athletic and playful and arr aggressive when required!

And for your Dad; it will be a good reason to keep one so he can forget the bad experience by enjoying with this one!
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:09 PM
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Jynx put it wonderfully . . . My Border Collie will play with other dogs, but he's more into doing his job than goofing off. It isn't that he's unfriendly, he just prefers to pay attention to me . . .

A Doberman could work, too, but I think it's important that all members of the family want the dog as much as you do. Otherwise, there can be a lot of tension. My dad does not like my Papillon, and it's definitely not easy to constantly keep Ripley out of his way.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:15 PM
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lol its spelt chihuahua
Thanks!
I'll try to remember but probably won't. Too many u's and a's and h's. Not good considering it's my favorite breed.
Oh, and it's spelled spelled. j/k...
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:18 PM
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By dominant I meant dominant to other dogs. I want the top dog in the family
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:35 PM
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Like I said, dominant is not a breed thing. Or a size thing. It's an individual dog thing. And probably no way for you to know in advance how things will play out (my 4-month old chihuahua is looking to challenge my roommate's 1-year-old samoyed for rank! who keeps saying small dogs are automatically submissive??)
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:28 PM
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I'd look into breeds the site suggests......I personally find it pretty darn accurate .... don't forget ALL of us here love our breeds !! Some are lucky with " exceptions " ...even when you decide , you have to carefully look into the breedings. Please stay away from the internet at this point and seek out breed clubs in your area. As much as I've been put down for stating it ... Good breeders may have web sites, but would never sell over the internet ! Breeders want to meet you and you them . Any good breeder I know may have a litter every other year. ANYONE who sells puppies twice a year is a Puppy Mill. Sorry , I was proud of my line , and my breeding .... Yes, had I had internet in my day , I would have had " Hawthorn Hill " pedigrees ... with stories and pictures ... but I would NEVER sell a pup on line !!
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:31 PM
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hrmmm....

What about a husky? You won't find too many dogs that have more energy then a huskie...you just have to have tolerant neighbors and alot of land.

Or, a retriever...after reading your posts I immediately thought, "Well bred Labradore Retriever!"

Labs I think would be a GREAT fit for you...they're active, a bit pushy, love to please, great with kids and other dogs, and fairly easy to train. However, please note that its hard to find a good Lab breeder. I suggest Karen Bell if you are going that route.

Terriers are high energy, but very prey driven. MOST (notice I said MOST not ALL) terriers are not good with cats or other dogs. Some terrier breeds are notoriously hard to train, while others take easily to it. They definately have heart, and are not quitters.

I would suggest a keeshond, but I don't think they're really what you're looking for, simply because you want a super high energy dog. I mean...they CAN be, but they definately don't have the energy level of a collie. They are smart, but very very very stubborn.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:34 PM
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ANYONE who sells puppies twice a year is a Puppy Mill.!
Grammy, most of the time I agree with you, but on this one, I don't. I think a good breeder can have up to three litters a year if spaced well apart. I also think it's all about what that person is trying to accomplish.

My breeder has about two litters per year. She shows her dogs every single weekend, and takes her puppies with her when she goes. I know for a fact that she's great at what she does, and all of her dogs are titled and two have been featured in "Keeshonden" our breed club magazine.
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Good breeders may have web sites, but would never sell over the internet !
Couldn't of said it better myself!

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ANYONE who sells puppies twice a year is a Puppy Mill.
I think having more than one litter a year is fine as long as each bitch only has a litter oncer per year max. I wouldn't jump the gun and say anyone who has 2-3 litters per year (especially with small breeds) is a puppy mill, as long as they aren't with the same dogs.
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:11 AM
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Couldn't of said it better myself!



I think having more than one litter a year is fine as long as each bitch only has a litter oncer per year max. I wouldn't jump the gun and say anyone who has 2-3 litters per year (especially with small breeds) is a puppy mill, as long as they aren't with the same dogs.
Exactly. My breeder has several dogs (a total of 6, I think) and she rotates breeding them. Then again, my breeder is retired, and her dogs are her WHOLE life, so she has time for the puppies she breeds.

There is also an excellent west coast kennel (Windrift Keeshonden) and they have a pretty good website up. Also
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