Do you have a favorite?

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Current dogs, Gabby without a doubt. She is fun and easy and great. Bailey is difficult but I try hard to make sure she leads a good life. She's a lovable nut job.

And yet, I still compare every dog to Buzz. And I have a feeling I always will. He was the bestest.
 

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Oh ya. I totally rank mine from favorite to least. Zinga is the favorite because she's rotten and a challenge. The easiest dogs tend to be my least favorite for whatever reason. The high maintenance ones are always near the top of my list.

Zinga
Famous
Zuma
Zip Tie
Taboo
Kickass
Mighty
Envy
Edgar
 

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The easiest dogs tend to be my least favorite for whatever reason. The high maintenance ones are always near the top of my list.
YES.

Kimma
Jari
Pentti
Bubbles

I love them all dearly, but Kimma is constantly challenging me in so many ways. Without her, I would not be a trainer for sure. Jari's actually turning out to be pretty consistent and since he doesn't have the issues Kimma has, will hopefully turn out to be an awesome competition dog. Probably "better" than Kimma in terms of titles and stuff. But that little girl just has my heart. Pen and Bubby are so easy LOL. Everyone picks between those two for their favorites :p
 
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Chomper is and will forever be my favorite dog, but like others, doesn't mean the others are loved or cared for any less. Chomper is just the perfect dog for me, and the dog I needed, but the others are great in their own way even if not exactly my type to the fullest. :)
 

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If you were to ask other people, they would almost all say that Glitch was their favorite. A small but vocal group would claim Gambit, since he makes them feel so special when he likes them. Probably no one would say Gimmick. Good thing he has Mommy to love him
 
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I used to think Bayleigh was my heart dog, my favorite. More and more, my bond is growing stronger with Pirate. I like the way someone put it once. Bayleigh might very well be my heart dog but Pirate is my soul dog. Together, they are perfect. I couldn't ask for anything more than these two. A favorite among them, it's hard to say. I'll just chose them both as my favorites. They are very comparable in temperament and they way they learn. Both are quick learners, Bayleigh being quicker. I don't know any other way to say it. I just love these two so much and they make a great pair.

I fell like I need to add my disclaimer too. I love my other dogs. Penny and Gremlin aren't even mine - technically. I owe a lot to Em as she taught me what it means to be a responsible dog owner. I learned everything with her. I love them all for different reasons. They're all very special to me.
 

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Rhys is my favorite by a narrowish margin. He is truly my dog. I waited for two years for him to be born, and from the moment I knew he was mine I was hooked. He's a challenging dog but he's very, very special to me, and definitely my heart dog. He is so loving and attached to me, so fun to work, and such a neat dog in general that I'm pretty obsessed with him. I consider his temperament to be pretty fantastic and typical for his breed, which I love.

Henry is my very special guy. We share a very deep bond. He is a very easy dog and quite low maintenance, but he is so incredibly sweet and gentle that he wins hearts wherever he goes. He's really bonded with my husband the last few years although his deepest loyalty still appears to be me. My husband, who is not really a dog person, shares a very deep and loving bond with Henry. They are really sweet together.

My two boys together just melt my heart. They compliment each other well.
 

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I don't think I have a favourite - maybe if I had 3 or 4 dogs one would take the lead, but with just the two (and really technically I just own 1 dog - but Ned might as well be mine) I just love them both in different ways.

Ned is definitely the easier dog of the two - after dealing with Quinn's reactivity it's incredibly relieving to have a dog I don't have to worry about with other dogs. He's much more handler oriented and biddable than Quinn. He's also an incredible worker and I love working stock with him. He has the biggest heart and the most try of any dog I've met. The biggest reason I love Ned though is because he's hopelessly in love with me and I am the centre of his universe - he loves nothing more than to be with me and make me happy, and pines when I'm away. He makes me feel so incredibly loved, and he has this beautiful, kind soul that makes me happier than anything.

Quinn is so much more dog than Ned. I've been in tears countless times over her. Between her reactivity and stubbornness and how hard she can be, she can be really trying at times. She's not as easy as Ned - I won't take her places where I know there will be many dogs and I avoid peak times at our hiking spots for the same reasons. She is not always a very pleasant dog - whereas Ned always is. Ned looks up to me, whereas Quinn I think sees herself as an equal partner.
That being said, I feel like Quinn and I are so deeply connected. She was my first not-a-family-dog. She has changed my life and has changed me as a person, for the better, and has a massive part of my heart. Quinn is an animal I really truly admire - she is very perceptive, and thoughtful, and scary intelligent. She does everything for a reason and there are so many sides to her.

I honestly can't say I have a favourite - I love Ned because he is my steady eddy, has a heart of gold and who looks at me like I hung the moon, but Quinn I admire and I feel like she is my other half.
 

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I don't think I have a favourite - maybe if I had 3 or 4 dogs one would take the lead, but with just the two (and really technically I just own 1 dog - but Ned might as well be mine) I just love them both in different ways.

Ned is definitely the easier dog of the two - after dealing with Quinn's reactivity it's incredibly relieving to have a dog I don't have to worry about with other dogs. He's much more handler oriented and biddable than Quinn. He's also an incredible worker and I love working stock with him. He has the biggest heart and the most try of any dog I've met. The biggest reason I love Ned though is because he's hopelessly in love with me and I am the centre of his universe - he loves nothing more than to be with me and make me happy, and pines when I'm away. He makes me feel so incredibly loved, and he has this beautiful, kind soul that makes me happier than anything.

Quinn is so much more dog than Ned. I've been in tears countless times over her. Between her reactivity and stubbornness and how hard she can be, she can be really trying at times. She's not as easy as Ned - I won't take her places where I know there will be many dogs and I avoid peak times at our hiking spots for the same reasons. She is not always a very pleasant dog - whereas Ned always is. Ned looks up to me, whereas Quinn I think sees herself as an equal partner.
That being said, I feel like Quinn and I are so deeply connected. She was my first not-a-family-dog. She has changed my life and has changed me as a person, for the better, and has a massive part of my heart. Quinn is an animal I really truly admire - she is very perceptive, and thoughtful, and scary intelligent. She does everything for a reason and there are so many sides to her.

I honestly can't say I have a favourite - I love Ned because he is my steady eddy, has a heart of gold and who looks at me like I hung the moon, but Quinn I admire and I feel like she is my other half.
Holy geez, replace "Quinn" with "Trent" and "Ned" with "Siege" and (barring some minor details), this is exactly how it is with us.
 

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Favorite is such a complex term, too.

Milo isn't the dog I wanted, and neither is Benji. Benji is horribly annoying to be around 95% of the time, and Milo is either a lot of fun or a train wreck, and if he's not a train wreck it's because of a whole lot of training and work and tears that got us nowhere far due to circumstances beyond our control. He's medicated, which makes him safer to be around and in some ways more enjoyable, but less fun and charming and likable. Taking him places is too hard, stressful, and dangerous, and he can't be around my children without restraint on someone's part. If it was my choice, honestly, I'd probably have PTS, but he's legally my parent's and they refuse.

He didn't only change my life, he saved it. I honestly believe I'd be dead without that dog. It's not that I wouldn't be the same dog owner - I wouldn't be the same person. At the height of his improvement before I went to college, I loved him more than my human family and friends. He will probably always be one of my favorite, and hardest, experiences owning a dog. But I don't know that I'd call him my favorite dog. Depends on what you mean by the word favorite. The one I like the most? Hell no. The one who's been the most important in my life? Absolutely.
 

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I don't think I have a favourite - maybe if I had 3 or 4 dogs one would take the lead, but with just the two (and really technically I just own 1 dog - but Ned might as well be mine) I just love them both in different ways.

Ned is definitely the easier dog of the two - after dealing with Quinn's reactivity it's incredibly relieving to have a dog I don't have to worry about with other dogs. He's much more handler oriented and biddable than Quinn. He's also an incredible worker and I love working stock with him. He has the biggest heart and the most try of any dog I've met. The biggest reason I love Ned though is because he's hopelessly in love with me and I am the centre of his universe - he loves nothing more than to be with me and make me happy, and pines when I'm away. He makes me feel so incredibly loved, and he has this beautiful, kind soul that makes me happier than anything.

Quinn is so much more dog than Ned. I've been in tears countless times over her. Between her reactivity and stubbornness and how hard she can be, she can be really trying at times. She's not as easy as Ned - I won't take her places where I know there will be many dogs and I avoid peak times at our hiking spots for the same reasons. She is not always a very pleasant dog - whereas Ned always is. Ned looks up to me, whereas Quinn I think sees herself as an equal partner.
That being said, I feel like Quinn and I are so deeply connected. She was my first not-a-family-dog. She has changed my life and has changed me as a person, for the better, and has a massive part of my heart. Quinn is an animal I really truly admire - she is very perceptive, and thoughtful, and scary intelligent. She does everything for a reason and there are so many sides to her.

I honestly can't say I have a favourite - I love Ned because he is my steady eddy, has a heart of gold and who looks at me like I hung the moon, but Quinn I admire and I feel like she is my other half.
A lot of this compares with Jackson and Lola too. Perfectly worded.
 

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Zoe is my favorite of all my pets, not just my dogs. By far. She is my heart, and my first dog, and has taught me so much in so many ways. My introduction to dog sports, and all the friends that have come with that. We are so connected and she is everything I wanted and everything I didn't but learned because of it (her reactivity.) Everything I will ever be for every future dog is thanks to her.

I took Rook in as an emergency foster, and while I fell in love and I adore her, she isn't what I would choose in a dog. Zoe I chose, and I think we've saved each other since I was just a 20yo who was clueless what she was getting into. I really connect with the bully breed temperament, which she has no matter what her mix is, and as much as I want to not worry about DA, I'm not sure I can go without a bully breed again.
 

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LOL My mom would like to switch dogs with your mom please. Trent is the opposite and it drives her crazy - I brought him home at the end of my sophomore year of high school, and it took us a couple years to really bond and figure each other out.

Then I had to leave for college and my mom was the one feeding, walking, playing, and all around spoiling him. I'd only get to visit every month or so, but OMG the excitement every time I come home. Except that also included him being terrible to my mom every time I was around (mostly guardy behaviors that we've worked on). I was always worried that he'd forget me or that things would change, but he remained my dog completely and my mom started resenting me (jokingly, of course) when I came home. And that's when I realized where I stood in her mind :rofl1:

Ironically, he never cared when I left...
LATE REPLY IS LATE LMAO

Trent is an interesting character... bahah. I'd feel very special though if I had Trent. I also like his type of nonchalance though, in a way. Overly emotional or sensitive dogs can also get exhausting, because it just BREAKS YOUR HEART. :S BLARGH

I honestly feel kind of betrayed by Rara, HAHA... but then again, in a way not betrayed? Because she reacted so intensely when I first left, my presence (or absence) obviously affected her a lot, so I guess she has good reason to pull that on me. I don't blame her for being an emotional rollercoaster. *SHAKES FIST*
 

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