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Your favorite breed?

100%doglover
October 12th, 2006, 08:43 PM
So I have a question for you, what is your favorite breed? I know it's difficult to pick just one so you can name your top 3 if you want to! I just find it entertaining to see what different characteristics we look for in our dogs.

For me it would have to be:
1) German shepherd
2) Bernese mountain dog
3) Great dane

Ooooh, it's so hard to narrow it down to just 3 with all the wonderful choices!

meb999
October 12th, 2006, 08:46 PM
1) BOXER (definetly waaaayyyy at the top of the list!!)
2) Great dane
3) mastiff (I like almost all mastiffs, so I won't specify!)

Hunter's_owner
October 12th, 2006, 08:49 PM
1) Labrador Retriever
2) Beagle
3) Difficult to pick one......maybe Golden Retriever, but its close with many others:)

List
October 12th, 2006, 09:03 PM
1) Bullmastiff
2)Newfoundland
3) and I love my mixed puppies !!!!

Frenchy
October 12th, 2006, 09:05 PM
It would be easier to pick 3 that I don't like :shrug: favorites ; 1.goldens/labs 2. big dogs 3. even bigger dogs :D just re read my post and it seemed like I didn't liked the breeds I listed!

Prin
October 12th, 2006, 09:16 PM
1. Newfs
2. labs and labby mixes
3. pointers and pointer mixes
3. Danes and dane mixes...

what? :shrug:

Lukka'sma
October 12th, 2006, 09:23 PM
1. Caucasian Ovcharka
2. Tibetan Mastiff
3. Sarplaninac

hazelrunpack
October 12th, 2006, 09:43 PM
What's a Sarplaninac?:confused:

technodoll
October 12th, 2006, 10:01 PM
1. akitas (duh!)
2. mastiff-type dogs
3. greyhounds & afghans (whoda thunk it?) :D

Frenchy
October 12th, 2006, 10:20 PM
1. Caucasian Ovcharka
2. Tibetan Mastiff
3. Sarplaninac
yes please,i would like pics and infos on all the 3 ! :o

Frenchy
October 12th, 2006, 10:22 PM
3. greyhounds & afghans (whoda thunk it?) :D
Really ? Afghans are rare these days,could you image bringing one in the woods? With that long hair picking up everything :eek:

technodoll
October 12th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Afghans are rare these days,could you image bringing one in the woods? With that long hair picking up everything

i know... not practical :D but i find them sooo beautiful! :o

rainbow
October 12th, 2006, 10:44 PM
i know... not practical :D but i find them sooo beautiful! :o

They are all beauty but no brains. :D

Frenchy
October 12th, 2006, 10:46 PM
I know! We should start a thread about dogs we would like to have but can't ! I try to not adopt dogs that weights more than a 100 pounds.Kinda hard to help them into the car and when they get old and need help,how do I manage a 150 pounds St-Bernard? :eek: And more $ to feed. But if I could,the bigger the better! One of each bigger breeds!

rainbow
October 12th, 2006, 10:48 PM
1. Siberian Husky
2. Siberian Husky X
3. Labrador Retriever
3. ANY other large breed

Frenchy
October 12th, 2006, 10:51 PM
Rainbow,you cheated ! :frustrated:

technodoll
October 12th, 2006, 10:56 PM
she's just imitating prin :D

100%doglover
October 12th, 2006, 11:02 PM
Hey hey hey, what's with all the cheating!?! ;)

100%doglover
October 12th, 2006, 11:13 PM
What's a Sarplaninac?:confused:

Sorry for jumping in here, I'm sure Lukka's ma will have more valuable input, just had to scan this beautiful pic from one of my books. My good friend has been drooling over this breed for a long time so I've accompanied her to look at a few. They are just gorgeous big dogs! They can be quite protective though so it's not a dog for everyone....

wdawson
October 12th, 2006, 11:17 PM
my three

pitbulls\pitx
beagles
and a toss up between an irish setter and a newf.

hazelrunpack
October 12th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Ooooo...I think the Sarplaninac just jumped way up on my list! They sure are beautiful dogs. Thanks for the pic and info :)

Lukka'sma
October 12th, 2006, 11:53 PM
I took this one of Lukka today. Her first look at snow.
Yes they are very protective.

hazelrunpack
October 13th, 2006, 12:00 AM
Lukka is a gorgeous puppy! Thanks for sharing.

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 12:36 AM
she's just imitating prin :D
Hey you cheated too!
3. greyhounds & afghans (whoda thunk it?) what's with the & if it's one breed?!? :D

Those are pretty, Lukka'sma. Umm.. what's the diff between them and leonbergers?

mona_b
October 13th, 2006, 12:41 AM
GSD(of course....:D )
Great Dane
Bouviers

They are all beauty but no brains.

Not this baby....;)

This is a very close friend of the families Afghan,Cash(also a Champion)Georges sister also raised a Champion.

He's got both beauty and brains.....:D

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 12:42 AM
So FURRY! :highfive:

mummummum
October 13th, 2006, 01:45 AM
I am very partial to the Four-Legged breed. :D

Seriously, there aren't any dawgz I don't like. Lots I know I could never live with (my hat goes off to all you Jack Russell people). I've met squish-faces I thought were foul-tempered OOOgly critters and I've met squish-faces who just have "Love me Alllll Over" in invisible ink on their foreheads. Though I do swear up and down in my next life, NO MORE HAIRY DAWGS (unless they can operate a vacuum and pay for their own grooming:D ).

I love Great Danes ~:cloud9: especially harlequinns:cloud9: and I adore Glen of Imaal's. Jeepers a 3rd out of all the possibilities? Nah...I can't, I love them all.

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 01:59 AM
Glen of Imaal's? What are those?

rainbow
October 13th, 2006, 02:16 AM
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/glenimaalterrier.htm

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 02:34 AM
ahh... I'm not really a terrier person, so that explains that.
Thanks rainbow.:o

mummummum
October 13th, 2006, 02:47 AM
Me neither Prin, I've only ever met one ... and fell in love. One of the places I lived many many moons ago, had Scotties. I wore earplugs alot.

Though if I had to pick a 3rd it would definitely be an Irish Wolfhound...cause they're so darn goofy and happy.

erykah1310
October 13th, 2006, 07:05 AM
Mine are basic,
1. Rotties
2. Cocker spaniels ( american)
3. and a toss between Boxers and Danes

phoenix
October 13th, 2006, 08:14 AM
1. Boxers, are high high on top of the list. I plan to stick with them! I have to admit that I am a boxer-stalker (if I see one, I have to go meet 'em!)
2. Danes
3. Mastiffs

(If I were to *have* to get a small dog, I think I'd try a boston terrier). And I find it very hard to resist american cocker spaniels.

Rottielover
October 13th, 2006, 08:22 AM
For me the choice was easy
# 1 ROTTWEILER
#2 Dogue de bordeau
#3 english mastiff
Unless I get too brittle to train a rottweiler, I will never own another breed again. Def not a dog for everyone right erykah1310

jessi76
October 13th, 2006, 08:56 AM
my fav 3 would have to be

1 - basenji
2 - boxer
3 - dobe

100%doglover
October 13th, 2006, 09:24 AM
Lukka is gorgeous! She's an Caucasian Ovcharka right? Are they generally bigger or smaller then the Sarplaninac? All the pics of the Ovcharkas look so different in my dog books, you'd hardly think it's the same dog! Lukka has the best colouring of all that I've seen, really nice coat!

And yes you're absolutely right, they are very protective and NOT a dog for the inexperienced! They'd take over I'm sure and you'd have a big problem on your hands otherwise.

Lukka'sma
October 13th, 2006, 09:46 AM
Lukka is a Caucasian Ovcharka. The size is very much on scale with the Sarplaninac. Lukka'a daddy is 163lbs. and her mom is 130lbs. Lukka is the true bear type Caucasian from the Georgian Republic.

mona_b
October 13th, 2006, 09:48 AM
Lucca is just absalutely gorgeous.:thumbs up

As for the size difference in the two,the Ovcharka is just slightly bigger,about 2"(not really noticeable)

Met my first Ovcharka about 9 years ago at a dog show.And there is a Sarplaninac(Teddy) in my area.

100%doglover
October 13th, 2006, 10:02 AM
Lukka is a Caucasian Ovcharka. The size is very much on scale with the Sarplaninac. Lukka'a daddy is 163lbs. and her mom is 130lbs. Lukka is the true bear type Caucasian from the Georgian Republic.

That is one big beautiful dog :D

Lukka'sma
October 13th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Those are pretty, Lukka'sma. Umm.. what's the diff between them and leonbergers
Well Prin I don't really know anything about Leonbergers.
Have never learned too much about that breed. Comparisons between the breeds doesn't really matter to me, however if it is important to you I suggest that you google them.

happycats
October 13th, 2006, 01:33 PM
BIG dogs!!

I love BIG dogs, and especially the flock guardian breeds!

I have to say though, I have never met a dog I didn't love!! I love them all!:love:

Although I think small/toy breeds are cute, I don;t think I would ever have one......sorry to all the small/toy breed lovers. (I guess they are to much like cats, and I already have 5 of those)

Melei'sMom
October 13th, 2006, 02:10 PM
My Fav?

Big dogs, little dogs, furry dogs, not-so-furry dogs, happy dogs, funny dogs, ummmm and I guess...dogs:dog:

Never met one I didn't like...a few owners I could do with out, but dogs...never:D

oops...edited to do it properly...3 right?

1. my dog(s)
2. your dog(s)
3. all the other dogs
I guess that about covers it ;)

100%doglover
October 13th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Umm.. what's the diff between them and leonbergers?

I'm not an expert but I'd say the temperament is REALLY different. You really have to have great control over your Sarplaninac because pretty much all line (unless I'm mistaken) are closely related to working dogs in the former Yugoslavian region. They are very protective of their property and the sheep they herd. They are also naturally independent and are used to taking action if something threatens their property. The dog standard varies quite a bit as they truly are used for working and temperament is therefore much more important....

I'd also say the Leonberger's coat is much more reddish. The sarplaninac is often more gray/silver or even white/creamy (I've been told a lot of them in the region are white/creamy). If you were to see them side by side, I think it would be very easy to tell which one the Leonberger is!

Please correct me if I'm wrong Lukka's ma (or anyone else for that matter), I'm sure you might know better...

Anyway, I'm happily scanning away more pics from my dog books, I have just too many of them :D Shhh don't tell the copy right people though :p

100%doglover
October 13th, 2006, 02:44 PM
And one last one of a slightly less heavy dog...

normag
October 13th, 2006, 08:16 PM
I guess Im with Melei's mom I dont think ive ever met a dog I did not like
but,
shiba inu would have to be my 1st, seeing as I have two of them.

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 08:22 PM
Thanks for that 100% doglover.:)

technodoll
October 13th, 2006, 08:25 PM
funny to see so many people listed "great dane" yet... how many actually own one? :rolleyes:

c'mon... akitas are soooooo amazing!

http://members.aol.com/TokiOakita/billy1.jpg

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 08:29 PM
Danes aren't in rescue as often as black labby mixes.:shrug:

Frenchy
October 13th, 2006, 08:52 PM
Danes aren't in rescue as often as black labby mixes.:shrug:
I've seen Akitas in rescues lately :sad: But not as beautiful as TD's. They were not as fluffy.

Frenchy
October 13th, 2006, 08:54 PM
I took this one of Lukka today. Her first look at snow.
Yes they are very protective.
OMG what a beautiful dog,makes me want to go lie down next to and cuddle!

phoenix
October 13th, 2006, 09:44 PM
funny to see so many people listed "great dane" yet... how many actually own one? :rolleyes:

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you don't have to own em to love em!

(I'm boxer to the end tho I think. )

technodoll
October 13th, 2006, 09:58 PM
oh, phoenix i know that :D but still... life is short... if you love a breed so much, wouldn't you try to own a specimen at least once in your life? i know i plan to! :cloud9:

rainbow
October 13th, 2006, 10:44 PM
My Fav?

Big dogs, little dogs, furry dogs, not-so-furry dogs, happy dogs, funny dogs, ummmm and I guess...dogs:dog:

Never met one I didn't like...a few owners I could do with out, but dogs...never:D

oops...edited to do it properly...3 right?

1. my dog(s)
2. your dog(s)
3. all the other dogs
I guess that about covers it ;)


This is the best answer yet. :thumbs up

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 11:09 PM
I've seen Akitas in rescues lately :sad: But not as beautiful as TD's. They were not as fluffy.
No, but as soon as they get good food, they will be fluffy and beautiful too.:)

oh, phoenix i know that but still... life is short... if you love a breed so much, wouldn't you try to own a specimen at least once in your life? i know i plan to! Well, yeah. But the dane breeder I found that passed all the tests just failed them all miserably all of a sudden.:sad: :rolleyes:

And I still haven't found a good newf breeder.:(

erykah1310
October 13th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Unless I get too brittle to train a rottweiler, I will never own another breed again. Def not a dog for everyone right erykah1310


For sure Rottielover! But great dogs all around if it is the breed for you..


And I still haven't found a good newf breeder.

They are magnificent dogs arent they!!!! There was one at my camp when i was a kid and his name was Big Ben. He had the most mesmorizing eyes. so soft and full of life.:cloud9: But he was a stinky boy!!!!

technodoll
October 13th, 2006, 11:37 PM
But the dane breeder I found that passed all the tests just failed them all miserably all of a sudden.
And I still haven't found a good newf breeder.

you still have your life in front of you, it'll happen someday :grouphug:

Prin
October 13th, 2006, 11:45 PM
I don't know... The further I get in, the further I seem away from thinking anybody is a good breeder at all.:sad:

Frenchy
October 14th, 2006, 02:41 AM
oh, phoenix i know that :D but still... life is short... if you love a breed so much, wouldn't you try to own a specimen at least once in your life? i know i plan to! :cloud9:
I don't think I will live long enough to adopt all the different breeds I like ! And I'm such a sucker,when I look at petfinder,it's always the dog's sad story that makes me want to adopt him/her. (before Clara,I never tought about adopting a Rott)

mona_b
October 14th, 2006, 10:22 AM
funny to see so many people listed "great dane" yet... how many actually own one?

I actually had thoughts of getting one when I lost my first GSD.But since I grew up with this breed and learned so much about it owning "my" own at 17,I decided to stick with the GSD.

I had the pleasures as a child having been able to spend my summers and long weekends with 5 of them at my Aunts farm.This is where the love of the breed came from.Along with those five,she had a St.Bernard and a Newfie.And I tell you,having these 7 dogs around you as a child was better then candy....:)

mastifflover
October 14th, 2006, 10:46 AM
I bet you find this shocking Mastiffs, Great Danes or any giant breed and Pits and Staffs. The bigger the better more to love .....and drool and hair :yell:

Nausicaa
October 14th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Actually it's
1. standart shnauzers.
My family owned one when I was a child and it was very loyal and very bold dog. I sort of respected him.
2.GSD's
I always wanted to own one :)
3.Airdale terriers
My grandparents had one when I was a baby and I learned to walk holding on to it's tail ;-) Actualy my mother said I was the only person he suffered to be so familiar with him :) Also I really like how they look. Generally I like terriers...
Well, now I have a Husky :) But I wouldn't call it my favorite as a breed :)

marjrc
October 15th, 2006, 09:18 AM
I don't see many small/toy breeds on the lists of faves.... but I do love:

1 - Havanese (since we just got our first!)
2 - Great Dane (never will own one, but I do love them)
3 - Setters

hazelrunpack
October 15th, 2006, 09:31 AM
Hey, marjrc! Love those setters! :) But I'm biassed...

1) English Setters
2) Black labs
3) Flat-coat retrievers

RaYne
October 15th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Hmmm, let's see...

1) Saint Bernards.. That's a given since I'm owned by 2.
2) Dogue De Bordeaux..I sooooo love them and plan on owning one some day. Technically a Mastiff too.. but oh well.
3) Mastiffs... My favs are Neos, I love the wrinkles. LOL

OntarioGreys
October 15th, 2006, 06:48 PM
I enjoy and love a lot of breeds but for different reasons. though I like certain breeds a lot realize they are not for me as a pet

I love the shepherd for it's ease of training and picking up commands.


I enjoy many of members of the sighthound family for quiet and easy going natures and love the beauty and power of their speed, if could I would love to adopt a saluki for their graceful looks a sloughi and Azawakhs which I find to be beautifully built more angular than a greyhound, or the Peruvian Inca Orchid, which I know will never happen, as there are only around a 1000 in existence which is a hairless south American sighthound http://www.puppydogweb.com/gallery/peruvianincaorchid/pio_hollingsworth.jpg
http://www.puppydogweb.com/gallery/peruvianincaorchid/perincorchid_hana.jpg


And though the Chinese crested is not a sighthound it was the peruvian inca that got me into looking at chinese cresteds and that lead to the adoption of Winnie ;)



Sighthounds like the afghan are often referred to as being brainless, but the its the criteria we use to measure intelligence that causes them to score low It would be much like us going to university for 5 years to study biology and then be given a test in relativity, we are not going to score high because that is not what we were trained in


the intelligence ratings are based based on the ease to train and follow commands which most working breeds will score very high , but sighthounds were not bred to work hand in hand with man they were bred to work independantly and think for themselves to do their job without any human intervention, so using the criteria of following commands is going cause them to score low, because if they see no purpose or end benefit to themselves they will reason it is not worth doing so they simply give you the dumb confused look and walk away , that does not make them stupid, if fact it makes them much more like humans in that regard , because they are not going to do something simply to make us happy there has to be something in it for them as well.

technodoll
October 15th, 2006, 08:38 PM
very true OG! the same can be said of akitas... they are superbly intelligent but *not* very trainable as other working breeds, ie they are quick learners but doing the same repetive tasks bores them and, being stubborn, often shuts the door to them having "jobs". they were bred to hunt in pairs, away from humans, so independant thinking and autonomy are bred deep into the genes. you throw a ball and they will fetch it once, twice, maaaybe three times... and they they look at you and go "well that's pointless! YOU go fetch the ball!" :p of course there are exceptions, some akitas are avid retrievers, some have Obedience titles, many do well in agility, tracking, etc, but in general... nope! but don't let that fool you, eh? akitas are creepily smart :eek: and most have a wicked sense of humor, LOL! :D

rainbow
October 15th, 2006, 09:20 PM
TD, you just described my current Siberian Husky and the two previous :rip: ones I had. :D

Esaunders
October 15th, 2006, 10:27 PM
If I HAVE to pick only 3:
1) English Setter (go figure)
2) Bearded Collie
3) Wheaten Terrier X Bearded Collie (my sister has this mix and he's AMAZING)

Of course, I'd also like to add Aussies, Border Collies, Rotties, Whippets, Boxers, Goldens, Westies, Cairns, Am Staffs and many many others to the list.

There's so many good beautiful dogs in the world, its hard to really choose.

rainbow
October 15th, 2006, 10:51 PM
There's so many good beautiful dogs in the world, its hard to really choose.

I so agree with that. There isn't one dog breed that I don't like. The owners, on the other hand, are a different story. ;)

Prin
October 15th, 2006, 10:54 PM
There isn't one dog breed that I don't like.Really? Not even one?:o

mummummum
October 16th, 2006, 12:47 AM
ooo...I forgot to mention my Article 1, section i., subsection a/ (:D ~ hey, there's no reg's against subdivision...) breed choice : beagles. I luvvvv beagles.

And I agree with Rainbow, I can't think of a breed I dislike. Lots I couldn't handle though...

greaterdane
October 16th, 2006, 01:05 AM
I can only pick 3?? :D

1. Great Dane :) owner and lover!
2. Doberman
3. A big ol pittie baby :) I just love the wiggle bums!

So many dane lovers out there! Need a fix lol...here yah go!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/lickinlizard/IMG_1180.jpg

Prin
October 16th, 2006, 01:07 AM
Cool! How many danes do you have? (can you have more than one? :o)

mummummum
October 16th, 2006, 01:15 AM
So many dane lovers out there! Need a fix lol...here yah go!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/lickinlizard/IMG_1180.jpg

Ohhhhh...What a sweet, goofy face! There is a big boy my neighbouhood that's brindle. Pleeeeez post lots of pictures ALL the time...I can never get enough of Danes.

rainbow
October 16th, 2006, 03:19 AM
Really? Not even one?:o


Nope. Although, I do admit, I "prefer" the bigger ones. :o

100%doglover
October 16th, 2006, 12:06 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/lickinlizard/IMG_1180.jpg


Ooooooh, I'm drooling over here :D Just gorgeous!

SnowDancer
October 16th, 2006, 12:12 PM
Mini Dachshunds - with Super Alpha (but benevolent) temperaments.

(No offence meant to our current pup, a wonderful American Eskimo - but my heart belongs to mini Dachshunds)

100%doglover
October 16th, 2006, 12:12 PM
Really? Not even one?:o

I love all dogs but could just not see myself owning some of them.... I'm very much a BIG dog person, the bigger the better! I hate to say it but some smaller breeds are just not my cup of tea. I'd sooner see myself with 3 danes (aaaah, you can always dream, lol), rather then a tiny toy breed. Not that they aren't wonderful dogs :sorry: , don't want to offend anyone, just not for me!

greaterdane
October 16th, 2006, 01:24 PM
Cool! How many danes do you have? (can you have more than one? :o)


Danes are like potato chips, you can not only have more then one, you need more then one!

Only one dane boy here, the other baby is a sensitive subject that I will be able to talk about one day.

Prin
October 16th, 2006, 03:25 PM
I'm sorry, Greaterdane.:grouphug:

Lukka'sma
October 18th, 2006, 09:43 AM
yes please,i would like pics and infos on all the 3 ! :o
Well Sars and Caucasians are cousin flockguards, performing similar functions in different countries. I prefer the Caucasian character from the Sars I've seen.

Leonbergers are a modern mixed breed of Great Pyrenees and other breeds, developed for companionship. They do not guard.

LibbyP
October 18th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Okay I've been away for the weekend so I missed this post altogether, this is really quite a hard one, I like many breeds but I do not ever see myself owning some of them, but unlike the rest of you there are some breeds I would never own. Here are my likes
Big ones first:
1) I of course LOVE mastiffs, that's just a given but if I had to 'pick' just one of the many different - Black Adronicus Mastiff (I've never owned a blk dog before)
2) Smooth coated Saint Bernard
3)and yes add me to the list of Great Dane (Boston/Mantle, Blue)

I think if maybe I'll break the rules with the little ones though, because smaller means you can have more - right?;)
1) French Bulldog (some day:fingerscr )
2) Pug
3) Chi's (love them)
4) Boston Terrier
5) Beagle
I just love them smooshy faces, the more wrinkles the better

Angies Man
October 18th, 2006, 03:33 PM
you don't have to own em to love em!

(I'm boxer to the end tho I think. )


Saw a really pretty boxer the other day. Sitting calmly in the back seat of a car at the grocery--waiting patiently for his/her person and watching the world.

I've had two Great Danes in my life. One was a wonder dog, the other wasn't, never bonded and I rehomed her. My male was one of those dogs who bonds so closely that his life literally revolves around his person--he was easy to train and control, totally trustworthy in the home and with children, and a joy to be around. He was the best dog I've ever had or probably will ever have. I've said it before in this forum, the only bad thing about Danes is that they are shockingly short lived. They are in their prime to about age 6 and at 7 start to decline into old age. At 10 or 11 years, they're gone, it's heartbreaking!


Danes are among my favorite dogs.

I love my Standard Poodle, there are no negatives to having Standards around.

I guess my third favorite is the "mongrel." Mixed breeds are no less wonderful companions than the fanciest of pedigreed breeds. I know (and have known) mixed breed dogs that I'd adopt in a New Yawk minute. I guess any happy, healthy, friendly dog (no matter what size) is a joy--and that's what it's all about.

Angie got groomed again yesterday and Jimmy the Corgy/Pom mix was there--one of my favorite 'someone elses' dog! Such a character!:dog:

jessi76
October 18th, 2006, 03:44 PM
I just love them smooshy faces, the more wrinkles the better

the basenji wrinkles get me every time.

hazelrunpack
October 18th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Look at those innocent basenji eyes! :cloud9:

meb999
October 18th, 2006, 04:19 PM
(I'm boxer to the end tho I think. )

Ditto!
I think if Nic would let me have a dane, I'd get one though....maybe an older one in rescue (there's one on petfinder I'm absolutely in love with!! Plus one of her pictures, she's lying down with a boxer :cloud9: )
When we decided to get a dog, Nic gave me a coupon that said 'GOOD FOR ONE DOG!' and one of the conditions, types reeeeeally small at the bottom of the coupon was : 'this coupon is not valid for danes, newfs, st-bernards, or any other dog that poops bigger than Nic' :D

Prin
October 18th, 2006, 06:24 PM
lol that's funny. I'm glad I didn't get one of those. I don't want it anywhere in writing that I'm only allowed one (or two) dogs.:D

~michelle~
October 18th, 2006, 06:39 PM
oh wow... i used to have an answer to this but i used to say i hate small dogs (now i want a pom, but hey have big attitudes so it makes up for their size) but i love all dogs (except jack russels....they're adorable when their someone elses!) im really a mutt lover, and if i get another puppy it will be one that makes my heart flip just like braxton did there was just that moment when it clicked (now if only relatioships were that easy) but ok ill try to make a list....


1. small dogs
2. medium dogs
3. big dogs
** oh and dogs that give you lots of kisses

100%doglover
October 18th, 2006, 06:45 PM
the basenji wrinkles get me every time.

Aaaawww, now how could you resist that?

newflover
October 19th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Newfoundland ! I have had several other breeds, but this is the second Newf for me both were the BEST.:pawprint:

Prin
October 19th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Have you posted pics of your newf yet? :o :pray:

LibbyP
October 19th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Oh crap, can I add two more little dogs to my list pls????
6) Papillon
7) Brussels Griffon

Oh and one more to my big list???
4) American Bulldogs

Dobb
October 22nd, 2006, 07:50 AM
I just read through these posts and can't believe no one mentioned shih zu's. These have got to be the best little dogs, they don't shed, don't bark, just want to be cuddled and with you all the time. You can dress them up and do there hair up in a ponytail and make them look pretty. I guess everyone has their own tastes and mine happens to be shih zu's. They all should recieve the love they get from the people on this forum, some of the stories of abandment are heart wrenching. Here's a pic of Beauty who passed on last winter,,how could you not love her. Dobb

100%doglover
October 22nd, 2006, 08:50 AM
Here's a pic of Beauty who passed on last winter,,how could you not love her. Dobb

Awwww, what a little cutie!

You can dress them up and do there hair up in a ponytail and make them look pretty. Dobb

Lol, I just had to laugh! :D I suppose having a shepherd that's not what comes to mind! But that's why it's so interesting to see everyones choices, we all love dogs :thumbs up and value different characteristics!

Golden Girls
October 22nd, 2006, 02:09 PM
I too love big dogs but haven't met a dog I didn't :love:

(1st Golden's :) ) and maybe one day :pawprint:
1. American Bulldog
2. Pit bull (AST #1, APBT #2, SBT #3)
3. Boxer, GSD, Rotties, Huskies

Nausicaa
October 27th, 2006, 10:10 AM
But remember that Huskies shed! You may not really understand how much before you own one :-)
And regarding adoption of a grown up dog - it may have many hidden problems and costs. I adopted a Husky and although she appeared healthy till now I paid tons to her veterinarian (she had various illneses, some being just infections probably aquired in the shelter and some she had before). A grown up dog may have behavioral problems which are much harder to correct than these of a puppy and may have been a victim to abuse. So think twice before you adopt, although it's a great thing to do :)

Golden Girls
October 27th, 2006, 11:29 AM
:confused: I would just have to take my chances ... I'm only interested in adopting one from a shelter or rescue.

meb999
October 27th, 2006, 12:26 PM
If you ever think seriously about adopting a boxer here's a link you should check out : http://www.boxerrescuequebec.com :cloud9:

papillonmama
October 27th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Wow. I am really really late adding to this one. Just three...

1) Pittie
1) Bulldogs English and American
1) Any Giant Breed ( Neopolitan Mastiffs, Great Dane, Elkhound......)
2) Portuguese Water Dog
2) Bearded Collie
2) Standard Poodle
3) Papillon
3) Briard
3) Komondor

There are lots more but, since there's only room for three.:D eh hem

I love all dogs, when I was a kid and all the other girls were reading books about ponies and princesses I was reading about dogs, researching breeds, researching everything really, I remember being about ten and learning from a book how to perform CPR on a dog.... :o

goldengal
October 27th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Suppose, while I love all dogs, I would say the 3 breeds we have now:

1. Bernese Mountain Dog
2. Golden Retriever
3. Leonberger

The Leonberger originated in Leonberg, Germany around 1864 I believe, and was a mix of Newfoundland, Saint Bernard and Great Pyrenees. They can vary from quite light in colour to a deep red gold and resemble a Lion once their mane develops. They are a very friendly breed, and harder to train than say the Berner. Savannah gives the best kisses and isn't stingy with them either.

At some point in time, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Newf join this household as my daughter already has a name picked out, and they just love BIG dogs.

We have also had in the past a Rough Collie and an American Cocker Spaniel and loved them all.

Melei'sMom
November 2nd, 2006, 03:29 PM
I just read through these posts and can't believe no one mentioned shih zu's. These have got to be the best little dogs, they don't shed, don't bark, just want to be cuddled and with you all the time. You can dress them up and do there hair up in a ponytail and make them look pretty. I guess everyone has their own tastes and mine happens to be shih zu's. They all should recieve the love they get from the people on this forum, some of the stories of abandment are heart wrenching. Here's a pic of Beauty who passed on last winter,,how could you not love her. Dobb

I would have listed shih tzu as #1 (have a cross) but I hate being limited :)

I really thought about it for a while before I answered what I did and realized that I don't have a favorite breed...fav dog? yes breed...no....love them all too much to pick a fav.:dog:

jesse's mommy
November 2nd, 2006, 05:59 PM
I haven't answered this thread because, like a lot of others, I cannot decide on just one breed. I love all dogs, but my favorites are the ones that give the biggest, wettest, sloppiest kisses. :cloud9:

Angies Man
November 12th, 2006, 12:32 PM
The more I think of it, the more I know I'm a Standard Poodle fanatic. It wasn't an obvious choice for me, I'm a mid 50's, well educated, alpha male type. Past dogs have been a couple of Great Danes, a shepherd mix, a golden retriever, smooth coat collie, an eskie, and almost had a male newfie (he died of parvo at the shelter before I could bring him home.)

I've had two Poodles. Angie's my current best friend. Here's what make them so wonderful for me. First, they are incredibly clean--they don't have fur so they don't shed (their covering is considered hair,) the poodles I've had-had very little oil in their skin, and no dander. They don't smell doggy.

They are very smart and they hard bond to their people--Angie follows me around and comes to rest wherever I am. Angie is mostly very well behaved--my sister has a new Std. Poodle (Willie,) too, and he is pretty much the same way. Yes, they can push the envelope a little--chewing and having accidents--but once they know the rules, they don't generally make the same mistake more than once. My experience has been that there's very little defiance and really good response to rewards (praise works really well with Angie.)

They are very affectionate--but demand affection, too.

Angie has grown into a very pleasant, elegant dog. When we're out doing leash work, her posture is almost military straight, and when she walks, it's a trotting bounce, like a show dog. Fun to watch--when she's walking, you can see the complete soles of her feet at the top of the stride.

Finally, while elegant, they are not delicate. Off leash and playing, they play hard and have a lot of stamina--my little dog runs circles around my bro's 5 yr old GSD--and wears her out. Angie shows signs of wanting to hunt--she's taught herself to retrieve toys--chase after them and then bring them back and drop them at my feet. I'm considering asking the local hunting dog trainer (in the next valley) to help me train her for upland (chukar, quail, partridge) hunting and field trials. Lot of work, but I think we'd both enjoy it--and the novelty of a Std Poodle in Field Trials would be so much fun. She's a willing swimmer. Loves to go for rides and loves to go to the pet store and Lowe's or Home Depot (or wherever she's allowed to come in.)

Yeah, I know, I'm totally besoted.

ItsMurphy'sLaw
November 17th, 2006, 05:55 PM
I love all breeds but if I had to chose
St. Bernard
Newfoundlands
Labs

Three is not enough....I feel guilty because I want to name sooo much more

LynLyn
November 20th, 2006, 01:17 PM
1)MinPins
2)Newfs
3)Golden Retrievers

But i have to agree with everyone else. I have yet to meet a dog I don't like

mich28
November 25th, 2006, 01:15 PM
labs
chihuahua(smoothcoat)
english bulldogs
french bulldogs
pugs.
they aren't in real order but these are the breeds i'm in love with and i only own one.a black lab with i think pitbull in her big suck.

cpietra16
November 25th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Labs
Rough Haired Collies....my very first rescue (RIP Sable)
and I hope that one day, when i get a bigger house I will rescue another one. I love how they talk. Sable always had something to say. He taught Winnie how to play and talk at the same time.:D

TMac
November 25th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Really ? Afghans are rare these days,could you image bringing one in the woods? With that long hair picking up everything :eek:

Frenchy, you have goldens right? Dontcha find they pick up everything on their fur as well? We can't go near a bush without Toby getting burrs everywhere!! :shrug:

My top three would probably be:

1. anything 'retriever'
2. german shepherd
3. bernese mountain dogs

If given a 4th, I would say beagles - they're so adorable but I can't take the hound noises! The only 'noisy' breed I have had so far is the Malamute we fostered. She only sang for her walkies. :cloud9:

dogcatharmony
November 25th, 2006, 04:50 PM
well let's see..........#1. my dog (chow/elkhound) #2. great dane #3 pug

Daisy2943
December 27th, 2006, 07:48 PM
1. GSD - i think they are gorgeous but i don't know if i can handle so much dog
2. Papillon - my mom has 3 of them and my grandma has one they are the most gorgeous little dogs with diva attitude
3. Cocker Spaniels - I will always have a cocker spaniel they are the sweetest dog easy to train and easy going they make my heart melt

I'm biased though lol

Odieandmaggiesd
December 28th, 2006, 10:04 AM
my favs are first and foremost the Staffie...I just love the personalities they have...super loving, committed, gentle, caring...that's why I hate this breed ban deal...I can only myself living with two other breeds...Boxers and boston terriers...with any luck the ban will be lifted and i'll have staffie for the rest of my life..otherwise when Odie and Maggie go to the rainbow bridge I'll be looking for a boxer and or a boston :)

paula383
December 28th, 2006, 10:38 AM
since owning a greyhound x and a saluki x id have to say greyhounds and saluki`s but i do like pugs and if i get a 3rd dog i think thats what i would get.

Angie J
December 28th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Well, number 1 would be Newfs of course!

My favorite dog has to have 3 qualities:furry, smart, gentile..... wait 4 qualities LARGE!!!

I also loved my Collie and would bet another any day of the week. They realy have it all. They're not as big as I like, but a decent sized animal.

I've always wanted an Irish Wolfhound. A friend had one when I was a kid and I always loved it! I don't realy know if it was smart, since they werent required to do much but eat, sleep and intimidate strangers, but I've thought about getting one.

PS. Does Newflover have any pics?

Angie J

twisten
January 15th, 2007, 05:06 PM
Wow,:eek: I'm amazed at how many like the large breeds more than the small toy breeds.
My favorites are 1. chihuahua 2.maltese or ****zu 3.pomeranian.
If I could add to the list then it would be min pins, papillons and generally all other breeds large or small. While the GSD isn't one of my favorite breeds, Summit my GSD is definitely one of my favorite dogs and I love her dearly.
As you can tell I definitely favour the toy breeds. The rest of my family though like the larger breeds. While I can't name a breed of dog I don't like there are definitely dogs that I don't like.

x.l.r.8
January 15th, 2007, 05:35 PM
After having a wolfhound mix I would love to have a full size wolfhound :D , I really like the wire hair fox terrier but I know they are strong willed and I want an easy time of training next time. I love the look of shih tsu/poodles on petfinder and they all look so very different. My opinion varys all the time, probably because I'm a sucker for rescues and the variety of mixed breeds/mutts/hienz 57 or however you want to put it.

AnnieKay
January 15th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Mine would have to be Bloodhounds!

vel
January 15th, 2007, 11:08 PM
I love the large breeds
Partial to my 1. Leonberger and
2. Newfoundlands
3. Great Pyranees :dog: :ca:

Purpledomino
January 17th, 2007, 09:28 AM
1. Bullmastiff
2. Minpin
3. Great Dane
Yes I currently own all three, and there is really no order to my preferences, although esthetically I am drawn to the bully...(don't tell the others). I love them all for very different reasons, and appreciate their qualities that specific to their breed. Bullmastiff (stoic guardian) Great Dane (scaredy cat goofball) Minpin (energetic busybody) Plus, its real fun to walk a Great Dane and a Minpin together :)

Bushfire2000
January 17th, 2007, 10:15 AM
I just read through these posts and can't believe no one mentioned shih zu's. These have got to be the best little dogs, they don't shed, don't bark, just want to be cuddled and with you all the time. You can dress them up and do there hair up in a ponytail and make them look pretty. I guess everyone has their own tastes and mine happens to be shih zu's. They all should recieve the love they get from the people on this forum, some of the stories of abandment are heart wrenching. Here's a pic of Beauty who passed on last winter,,how could you not love her. Dobb

I thought this was an old thread or you would certainly have heard from me.

Shih Tzus first a hardy good family dog sweetest temperment imagionable.

Caviler King Charles Spanial I've never had one but I just love their looks.

Cocker Spaniels (even though Lacey was attacked by one I still like the breed)

Thats my top three although I due have a weekness for Chinese cresteds and Papilions.

DayaXaron
January 27th, 2007, 08:44 AM
1 Irish Wolfhounds
2 Great Danes
3 Deerhounds

And yes i like all of the gentle giants.

Mom_Of_Two_Dogs
January 27th, 2007, 05:18 PM
So many . . .

Scotties and Shibas of course, and all the bully breeds, all the mastiff-type dogs (I'd be here all night if I listed the breeds), Shih Tzu, GSD, Rottweiler, poodles (especially the standards), Cavalier Spaniel, Brittany, all the sighthounds, the herding breeds. So, really, all sorts :D

breeze
January 27th, 2007, 05:21 PM
first one bernese :dog:
second leonbeger :dog:
thrid great dane :dog:

i_have_too_many
February 14th, 2007, 02:28 PM
There certainly are a lot of BIG dog lovers out there. I am not a fan of small dogs, I am always afraid of steppping on them, or loosing them on our property. But my pick would be...

1. Vizsla
2. German Shorthaired Pointer
3. undecided, maybe a Springer Spanial, or American Cocker, but I dont like grooming, takes too much time, something I never have enough of.

Since attending shows I have seen and met a lot of really interesting looking dogs, and everytime I go I think maybe someday I would like one of those, but I think I will ALWAYS be a HUGE Vizsla lover.

Pauls
February 14th, 2007, 09:17 PM
1. Pugs of course
2. British Bull Terrier
3. O.E.B
4. Neopolitan Mastiff
5. Dandy Dinmont Terrier
6. Chinese Shar-Pei
All of these are some of my favourite breeds! But all dogs get the same love no matter what!

HunterBaby
February 16th, 2007, 02:47 PM
1. Dalmation
2. German Wirehaired Pointer
3. Whippet

technodoll
February 16th, 2007, 03:12 PM
hmmm. everybody loves my beanies yet not one single person has mentioned "akitas" as being in their favorite dog breeds... or is the breed just not common enough? (which i really don't mind at all, LOL)

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/technodoll/beanie-1.jpg

breeze
February 16th, 2007, 04:27 PM
I think we just like yours the best hehehehehe

technodoll
February 16th, 2007, 06:45 PM
LOL! and neither is a very good representative of the breed, maybe THAT's the trick! :D :laughing:

breeze
February 16th, 2007, 06:46 PM
with that face and faces who cares we love them

breeze
February 16th, 2007, 07:27 PM
seriously, imo a lot of people love the looks of certain dogs, the way they are kept their beauty, size, magnifecent but are not the right dogs for them. your dogs ARE magnifecent and people love to look at them.

technodoll
February 16th, 2007, 07:35 PM
well they're a hard-to-handle breed, definitely not a dog for most people... but so are great danes, mastiffs, malamutes etc and people LOOOVE them, ha ha! :o

on the other hand, haven't seen alot of irish wolfhounds on the list :cloud9: or afghans, rhodesian ridgebacks, african boerbeols, argentine dogos... all on my favorites :crazy:

breeze
February 16th, 2007, 07:37 PM
there are soooo many can we have one of each?? can we can we ?

technodoll
February 16th, 2007, 07:39 PM
yes. we. can. :goodvibes: :dog:

breeze
February 16th, 2007, 07:41 PM
I think we will need a bigger house :laughing: and an other job and more collars and leashes and of couse food, did I forget anything I have plenty of love !!

heidiho
February 16th, 2007, 07:42 PM
1. Gsd 2. mini dachshund 3. Rottweiler That is hard to say,i do love em all,but i will be honest here,one dog i just dont think i could ever own would be a poodle,my ex roomate had one and they are just not my style.But i do love em all....

Frenchy
February 16th, 2007, 08:11 PM
hmmm. everybody loves my beanies yet not one single person has mentioned "akitas" as being in their favorite dog breeds...

I really shouldn't adopt a dog that weights more than me. I would make an exception for a Pyrenee. Or maybe an Akita that doesn't pull on his/her leash :eek:

angeldogs
February 17th, 2007, 02:10 AM
i like all dogs
1.weim
2.mastiff breeds
3.akitas (the 2 on here love those faces)
4.whippets
5.greyhounds
6.german short haired pointer.
so many.and on here see more that i never new of

azaleyes
February 19th, 2007, 12:33 PM
1. Border Collie
Although I am not in the position right now to give that breed the amount of mental/physical exercise they need, I love their personalities and would love to own one in the future to promote in agility and herding trials.

2.Australian Shepherd
Again, another breed that I love for their personalities, in addition to their "looks". I'd want to stick with a puppy from working x show lines for this breed, but I'd love to own one for conformation/agiliy.

3.Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
When the time comes, this will be my next purebred dog. I've actually picked out a breeder already... I love this dog's 'looks', work ethic and temperament. They love to work, but have a definate "off" button.

4. Shih Tzu
The only breed that I own now that I would love to own again - I just love everything about them.

clm
February 26th, 2007, 12:09 PM
There are very few breeds that I don't like, but if I had to pick top 3

1. Keeshond
2. Swedish Lapphund
3. Samoyed

SARAH
February 26th, 2007, 12:46 PM
My all-time favorite, no one comes close, is the HOVAWART in black-and-tan. Not only is it a beautiful dog to look at, it's also a wonderfully intelligent and intuitive dog. Originally bred to watch the farm (hof = courtyard/ farmyard + wart = guard) it would stay home and watch over houses, equipment and people while it's cousin the GSD was out watching the sheep (Schaefer = sheepdog). The breed almost disappeared, but some smart soul managed to get it back up, and I will never ever have another dog as wonderful as Rafal!

It's not a very well known breed, and I can't see them ending up as rescues, but maybe the Hovawart Club has some for rehoming, it is a large dog after all, and some people may not be able to keep one that size for different reason.

Second? Do I have to? OK, the Husky personality is terrific, if they could stop RUNNING AWAY all the time and break their collars, harnesses and leashes!

I also loved my brindle Great Dane, she was adorable.

poodletalk
February 26th, 2007, 12:52 PM
I like every breed of dog and I loves mixes... but my next dog will be a dog that's NOT independent or dominant...I just want an easy going silly goof ball, I don't care what breed it is...

Frenchy
February 26th, 2007, 12:53 PM
I just want an easy going silly goof ball, I don't care what breed it is...

golden retriever....;)

poodletalk
February 26th, 2007, 01:05 PM
golden retriever....

Buzz's Mom swears by golden, but they get adopted so quickly at the SPCA, I was thinking maybe a black lab.

:offtopic:

My husky is only 2, unless there's some type of miracle in her personality where she can get along with NEW dogs not only dogs in her pack, I will only be having one dog in my household for the next 13 years. :mad:

benji'smom
November 8th, 2010, 02:34 AM
GSD(of course....:D )
Great Dane
Bouviers



Not this baby....;)

This is a very close friend of the families Afghan,Cash(also a Champion)Georges sister also raised a Champion.

He's got both beauty and brains.....:D

there also are grey afghans:) our neighbour in toronto had 3 afghans, 2 were white and 1 was grey, they are beautiful dogs:)

my top 3 are:

1. chihuahua
2.shelti
3.Siberian Husky

Kalou
November 8th, 2010, 07:37 AM
1. Collie
2. Keeshond
3. Pomeranian

mastifflover
November 8th, 2010, 07:43 AM
Well of course Mastiffs and Great Danes and any giant breed. But those I said before but I have to add American Bulldogs and English Bulldogs. Those are my smaller breed choices.

DoubleRR
November 8th, 2010, 08:50 PM
Top large--Rhodesian Ridgeback, by far.
Top small--Dachshund, all sizes, all coats.

doggy lover
November 9th, 2010, 03:16 PM
1. bernese mountain dog
2. border collie
3. all other breeds of dogs, I don't think there is one I don't really like:thumbs up

Floppy Dog
November 10th, 2010, 01:26 PM
1. Cocker Spaniels. I love the expresive faces, silky fur (yeah, I know, lots of grooming!) and the way they follow you around the house just to soak up your vibes.

2. German Shepherds. Intelegence, loyalty and beauty, all in one package. My best friend when I was growing up was my GSD, Maxi.

3. Bichon Frise. Who could resist those black eyes and button nose. The name says it all "curly haired lap dog". Une boite de tissue, bien sur!

I guess I'm in the small dog camp. I like to get cuddly with my pets. The GSD was my childhood pet and my parents still have pictures of me as a very little girl taking a nap with my head on Maxi's flank.

the gang
November 11th, 2010, 09:21 PM
its pinchers on my end 70335 brenda and the pins

Jenn~n~Luke
December 1st, 2010, 09:07 AM
Great Dane:D
French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux)
Mastiff/Bull Mastiff

Flicka
December 2nd, 2010, 09:36 AM
1. Leonberger
2. Newfoundlander or Landseer
3. Bernese Mountain

And honorable mentions for english bulldogs :D

Geezer
December 2nd, 2010, 12:55 PM
1. Golden Retriever
2. Norwegian Elkhound
3. Bernese Mountain Dog
4. Sheltie
5. Beagle