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Old 09-10-2008, 04:35 PM
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Well, that depends on what you think pitbulls are supposed to look like.
Good point ... there does seem to be an awful lot of variety in appearance of Pits. They're very popular lately and so perhaps being overbred? The shelters in my area are absolutely chock-full of Pits and Pit mixes. Not a whole lot of other breeds but plenty of Pits.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:56 PM
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Real ABPTs are never smooshy (love that word!) faced. Neither are they 100 lb monsters or bowlegged. Many of the so-called "pit bulls" you see nowdays are simply generic bullies, mixed with many other breeds to make them larger and more like bulldogs than terriers.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:13 PM
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Up until recently I would have said a resounding NO to both beagles and eskies. Since then I've gotten to know a fantastic eskie cross that stole my heart. i'd take him in a heartbeat.

Then we get beagles in all the time. Most are totally obnoxious and really my least favorite of the dogs we get. Well, we got the sweetest two beagle girls in. Totally different and one is very very smart! Neither bays all day and night like the others. Both are gorgeous, though they still are both nose to the ground every time we take them out. I don't think I'd seek one out but I wouldn't totally oppose a beagle now, provided they were like the two we have now.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:03 PM
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Apologies to Melanie, but Chows are on the list of breeds I wouldn't own. Too much hair, and when we're talking about the ones that have all the heavy wrinkles and poof around their face, I find them hard to read. I also prefer a dog that is actively outgoing. (The hair and reserved personality are also the reasons I opted not to go with Akitas, even though I like that breed a lot.)

My short list that sadly rules out much of the canine kingdom:

Chows, Sammies, Poms -- too much hair
Chis, Affens, Tibbie Spaniels, MinPins, any breed under 30 lbs -- too small, also dislike bulging eyes
Danes, Mastiffs, Swissies, anything over 80 lbs -- too big
E. Bulldogs, Pugs, Frenchies -- don't like facial wrinkles
Coonhounds, Beagles, Bassets -- too vocal
Labs, Goldens, Cockers -- too PC (yes, I said that)
Wire-haired terrier breeds -- not down with hand-stripping
Most livestock guardian breeds -- always been fascinated with Anatolians, but like my dogs outgoing
Poodles, Bichons -- Curly hair nice to touch, but not for me
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:14 PM
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^^^^ boy !!! Not much left !! LOL!!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:19 PM
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^^^^ boy !!! Not much left !! LOL!!!
Yeah, I know. That's why I defend the breed I've picked so savagely. LOL
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I worked as a pet sitter for a few years; all the dogsters I met were wonderful!! From the labs, to the cocker spaniels, to the mutts and the poms and everything in between. The only biters were a mini-dachshund for whom there were no excuses, and a way abused greyhound who had all the excuses in the world. When I gave birth to my son, our spoiled Shih-Tzu was sent to live with an Uncle because this particular Shih-Tzu couldn't adjust to the new member of the family.

My own Aussie-girl, (RIP) sweet girl, was a bit of a nipper but that comes with herding breeds, and a better dog never was. We miss her loads.

That being said, I'd stay away from those three for sure!
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:52 PM
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why you don't wanna own a Siberian Husky? i think they are one of the most beautiful dog breeds in the world.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:26 PM
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A chow is the only breed I will never own, handle, foster, rescue, or have in my house. This includes most chow mixes.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:28 PM
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I didn't want to post any , but I agree with a Chow . I must meet a sweet one some day as I am a lover of big dogs . I'll leave the toys for others !!
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