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Old 01-07-2007, 10:53 AM
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Well I have been looking for a new dog or puppy for a few months now and I cant seem to find one that would really fit my lifestyle. I want a dog 35 pounds or under, I live in a small house with 3 cats and a 7 year old black lab mix. I plan on taking the dog on daily walks and I have a medium sized fenced in yard. I really need some examples on nice dogs, that will get along with my other animals. Any advice would be great..


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Old 01-07-2007, 11:16 AM
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Have you looked on petfinder?
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:20 AM
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Good Luck in your search!
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:24 AM
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a shelter can match out with a dog that is perfect. they see the dogs every day and know what personalities they have. and you would be saving a life.

as for pure breds, have you read about shetland sheepdogs?
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:15 PM
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Default is also a good place to get an idea of what breeds might suit you, so that you can either look for a purebred or a mix with that breed in it.

But keep in mind, sometimes the best dogs are those "Heinz 57" ones that you have no idea what's in them!
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:14 PM
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Agree with all ^^^^^ ! Whenever I do those comes up Golden or Lab Retreivers !
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:10 PM
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any of the spaniels could be good, cockers are a great small/medium breed usually tidy indoors and dont usually bother cats...mabe adopt an older pup a young pup might be too much for your lab...

id also suggest rescuing, a heinz 57 could be great, check out your shelter, see if theres anything that catches your heart!

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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Old 01-13-2007, 10:13 PM
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For what your situation sounds like a Miniature Schnauzer would be great! Mini's are wonderful, they are great with children
(as long as the dog does not feel threatened) , they have a great temperment, they are very affectionate, cuddly, and intelligent.They have a life span of 12-15 years. If you do not want to house-break them you should get a older dog. You can get them in black and silver, salt and pepper, black, and white.

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Old 01-13-2007, 10:40 PM
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Zoom, that test is good but look

If you choose the first choice, you will be limited to tiny dogs as they are the only dogs that need little or no training

Wow I got 46 Breeds to match me

Here are a few....

BC, Dachshund, Aussie, Belgian Terv, Poodles(Mini, Toys and Stand.), Golden, Irish and Gorden Setter, Cockers, Papillons, Wheaten, Yorkie, and Chi!

Wow! That test is so cool!

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Old 01-13-2007, 10:51 PM
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Yeah, that part has always bothered me. ALL dogs need training; just because you can pick them up when they're being bad doesn't mean they shouldn't learn how to behave in the first place.
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