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Old 08-30-2008, 12:25 PM
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I really dont have a list of breeds that I would never own. If a dog came along with the right personailty, and could fit right into my "doggie herd" then it would def. be a part of my gang.

I dont particulary like small dogs, or dogs with alot of coat.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:41 PM
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I never like to say "never" ... LOL.

But I would not actively search out any of the "bully breeds" ... Pit Bulls, Bull dogs, Staffies, etc. They just don't appeal to me. I would also not actively search out any dog with a breed "standard" that includes surgical modifications (ear cropping, tail docking, etc.) because I don't agree with those practices. I neither want to encourage those practices nor be in the position of constantly having to explain why my Dobbie or Mini Schnauzer does NOT have cropped ears! So I simply choose not to own those dogs.

Other than that I'm open ... little dogs, big dogs, hairy dogs, short-haired dogs, purebreds, mixed breeds, etc., etc.! Temperment is more important to me than breed though, so it depends on the individual dog.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:20 PM
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melissa, why would you never own a cocker spaniel? I'm thinking about getting one....
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:10 PM
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I am pretty sure that will never own a terrier, or most likely any small breed. Nor a poodle (though I have known some fabulous standard poodles) or "designer" dog.

I'm almost positive I'll never own a Border Collie or an Aussie, though I can see why they are so popular on the forums.

I love pits and other bully breeds, dobies and rotties, but I don't think I'll ever own any of the three. Oh, or a husky or malamute, though I think they are gorgeous dogs too. I don't think any of these breeds is a good fit for my life (or my life isn't a good fit for them!).
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:01 PM
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Ok first of all I don't want to sound offensive or snobby but here's my list.

Akita - I can't put my finger on it, but I just don't trust them.
Italian Greyhound - Too nervy.
Weims/Vizslas/Boxers - I think they are absolutely beautiful, but too high energy to suit me.
GSD - Too hairy, plus I'm really not keen on their shape. Sorry!
Border Collies - I appreciate for people that are suited to them then they can be amazing dogs, but just not for me.
Lab/Golden - Too common, which isn't really a very good reason so I apologise
Husky - They seem too much training wise for me to handle.
Anything too small. I love Staffies, and they are pretty small, but they are an exception because they don't seem small.
Anything hairy.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:01 AM
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Oh, I am SO proud of you guys! I only saw "chow" listed a few times and I think that was mostly done by newbies .. *LOL*

I LOVE my incredibly sweet, friendly, fuzzy, loving chowkids!

For me, if I were going to pick dogs by looks, I just adore naturally upright ears - so that would leave out a huge number of breeds. I love the big ears of my shepherds and the soft fuzzy ears of my chows. I know, silly reason, but it's MY reason .. *L*

I can't see myself with any breed from the sporting group. They just don't click with my personality, and unfortunately my chows have been attacked numerous times by labs and goldens. I've met a lot of wonderful labs and goldens, but they just don't seem to like my chows (who are completely non-aggressive). The last golden to attack one of my chows was a dog with obedience titles and owned by an instructor at the training club.

The other breed that seems to take big offense to my chows is the border collie - again, more than one attack and almost all the attacks were done by obedience BC's - some with OTCH's! My poor sweet girl didn't even snap back. I could never see myself with a BC. Most of the ones I've met have been very temperamental.

I doubt I'd ever have a giant breed - the short life span would be too painful to me - and at this point in my life I'd avoid any extremely active breed (my 15 month old working line GSD is enough to drive me crazy!).

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Old 09-09-2008, 12:23 PM
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Hmm. There's a lot that I would never actively seek out, and they would have to pretty much fall into my lap for me to keep them.. but thats unlikely.

Poodles (any size), Bichons, Shih Tzu's, Peke's, Chihuahuas. Well, just gunna say that I the ONLY toy dog I would consider are papillons and pomeranians.. because I love those breeds. And Schipperkes, but they aren't toys. Labs, goldens, Portugese Water Dog, most spaniels however I do have a soft spot for Springers and the English Cocker. No terriers.. although maybe one day I might consider getting a Pit Bull.. however thats waaay in the future. Nothing wire hair, except wire hair in a Ibizan. Also no smushy faced breeds.. pugs, boxers, bullmastiffs, bulldogs.. etc.

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Old 09-10-2008, 02:17 PM
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I might consider getting a Pit Bull..
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Also no smushy faced breeds.. pugs, boxers, bullmastiffs, bulldogs.. etc.
No smushy-faces but wanting a Pit Bull seems a little strange .... not as much as some others but Pits do have smushy faces.

That's what turns me away from any of the bully breeds ... any dog I have ever had sleeps in it's own bed on the floor right next to my bed. I'm a light sleeper and so couldn't deal with the snoring caused by the smushy faces on those dogs!

Also, perhaps not all drool but the bad droolers among the smushy faces would gross me out. One of my friends had a St. Bernard named Bonnie, sweet and very friendly dog who loved to lay her head in laps. But she always left a huge slimy drool spot ... ewwww.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:58 PM
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No long/thick coated breeds for me, or small breeds (besides a patterdale).... and even though I own one right now, I won't own another hound
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:47 PM
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No smushy-faces but wanting a Pit Bull seems a little strange .... not as much as some others but Pits do have smushy faces.

That's what turns me away from any of the bully breeds ... any dog I have ever had sleeps in it's own bed on the floor right next to my bed. I'm a light sleeper and so couldn't deal with the snoring caused by the smushy faces on those dogs!

Also, perhaps not all drool but the bad droolers among the smushy faces would gross me out. One of my friends had a St. Bernard named Bonnie, sweet and very friendly dog who loved to lay her head in laps. But she always left a huge slimy drool spot ... ewwww.
Well, that depends on what you think pitbulls are supposed to look like..

Like the lovely dog Lil Bit.. ( )
http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...light=gamedogs



Or some gotti line bulldog look alike.



However, pitbulls would be far off in my future.. DA is a issue for me. However, out of any bully breed or terrier.. I'd get a pittie.
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