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Old 01-07-2007, 09:53 AM
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Hello,

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, 10:16 AM
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Have you looked on petfinder?
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:20 AM
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http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/search.htm

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Old 01-07-2007, 10:24 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, 11:15 AM
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www.k9country.com/perl/dogBreed.pl 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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Agree with all ^^^^^ ! Whenever I do those questionaires....it comes up Golden or Lab Retreivers !
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:10 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!
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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, 09:40 PM
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Zoom, that test is good but look

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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, 09:51 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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