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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:33 PM
it'spuppylove it'spuppylove is offline
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New around here...

Hi everyone,

I'm new here so does someone mind explaining how this works?

I'm looking for a dog but I also want to hear all about members pets and the tips and tricks they've learned over the years
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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What kind of lifestyle do you have , you should try to find a breed that fix in your lifestyle.

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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:08 PM
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hello and welcome
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:24 AM
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I Agree with Barkingdog big time on the lifestyle match.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Once you know what breed of dog suits your lifestyle and what health concerns are prevalent in the breed my tip is to either rescue from a shelter or go to a reputable breeder who does all the breed club suggested clearances, proves the dogs in some way and offers a good health guarantee. Please, no pet stores or BYB.

Have you had a dog before? If not, it's going to be a bit like learning a new language. But such fun, welcome.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:26 PM
it'spuppylove it'spuppylove is offline
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Thank you guys for such a warm welcome

I live a some what lazy lifestyle with about an hour of activity a day but not one of those athletic personalities that are constantly on the go. I'd also like a some what smaller dog, not everyone in our family is in agreement about the size of the dog (if it was up to me I'd go with a German Shepherd) so around 20-30lbs is about as big as we're okay with. So knowing that... does anyone have an idea of a breed that would suit these needs?

I completely agree with Longblades which is why I'm looking for a rescued dog because there's so many amazing dogs out there who need a second chance.

I haven't had a dog before but I've always wanted one. I don't know how to describe WHY I want a dog so much but as fellow dog lovers I'm sure you all understand my reasons without needing to describe it.
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