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Old 08-19-2008, 06:14 PM
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Default Border Collie, Brittany, Red Heeler. whats the best for a new puppy owner

I am the son in a family of five. We are looking for a mid-sized dog that isnt too hyper but will fecth and run around/play with us. Three dogs we are looking at right now are the Border Collie, Brittany, and Red Heeler. We have a good sized yard that is fenced in. We would really like any feedback about these breeds or others that would make a good match.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:19 PM
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Hm. Honestly, I would say none of the above. If I had to pick out of those though, it would be a brittany, though they are known for being hyper.

There are definitely breeds that could match what you are looking for better then the ones you posted.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:22 PM
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All three are very seriously active dogs who need a pretty intense amount of exercise, both mental and physical. What about looking for an adult mix with some herding dog in it?
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Or a retriever or retriever mix? Plenty of labs in shelters that would fit the bill perfectly.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:26 PM
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Yep Lab X or GSD X from a shelter would be a great fit. Probably could even find a puppy of that description if your family wants to go the pup route.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:27 PM
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So far agree .... what are your ages , do your parents work , and will this dog be a family ( inside ) dog . Maybe some one can post the site that tells you the best suited dog . I've done it many times and still come up with a Golden or Lab as my best choice !! Tell us more !
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:55 PM
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Im sixteen, i have two sisters 14, and 10. My mom works part time and my dad has his own construction buisness. We want a family dog. We really dont want a big dog though.
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And we want a really young puppy so we can raise it
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:02 PM
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Why not a big dog ???
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:03 PM
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then you REALLY don't want any of those breeds!! You would likely have hard time convincing a good breeder of any of those breeds to sell you a pup.

I agree with labs, they often love to fetch and run, but as long as you don't get a field lab they shouldn't be to active.
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