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Old 03-07-2007, 09:56 PM
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Good topic! I would imagine most people prefer whatever breed they have Supposedly the top 3 companions are Pugs, Poodles, and Spaniels. (According to a google search) Growing up we had a Springer spaniel who was your best friend and eager to please... unless that nose got a scent of water! The other 2 breeds im not too terribly familiar with.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:56 PM
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There is something unique, I have found, in the companionship of Filas.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:43 PM
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The "best" companion really does depend on the person. For me, the best companion is the Shih Tzu. I would find a lot of breeds (especially the herding and sporting) to be more of a pest than a pet because of their exercise needs and being a little too emotionally needy. What I love about Shih Tzu is that they usually want to be near you or sitting on your lap, but more in a catlike way. They're quiet, adorable, don't need a lot of exercise, non-shedding, and a small size- so for ME they're the perfect companion.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:47 PM
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Interesting question. I think it definitely depends on the needs/lifestyle of the owner. To me, a lab or other sporting dog is the best companion (and yes, I have one ). I love that he is willing and able to go out and swim, hike, play fetch, etc. because I am very active as well. I wouldn't do well with a dog that just wanted to sit, although Riley has his times when that's what he does too. Isn't that the great thing about dogs though? So many breeds that can fit into so many different lifestyles.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:49 PM
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I would have to say a Chloe
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:04 AM
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Dobermans - especially the boys. I've never met a breed so devoted to their owners (I'm not basing this just on our Dobe, but on all male Dobes I've ever met/know). After them I'd have to say most of the herding breeds, but especially Border Collies.

I think almost all dogs and breeds are excellent companions though.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:53 AM
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I agree with everyone who has said that it really depends on the owner. For me my perfect companion is a Duke

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Old 03-08-2007, 01:00 AM
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I'm going to say Aussies, just cause.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:26 AM
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I don't think any breed is the king of companionship. Companionship means different things to different people and they choose the breed that fits that mold accordingly. The best companion dog I ever had was my Great Dane. Forever loving and willing to lay down his life for me protective.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:33 AM
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Papillon... they were bred for it and they are superb at it. You'll never go anywhere alone and if you are in the same room, they're sitting on top of you.

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