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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:47 AM
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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.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 06:05 AM
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Mine are basic,
1. Rotties
2. Cocker spaniels ( american)
3. and a toss between Boxers and Danes
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:14 AM
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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.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:22 AM
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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
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:56 AM
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my fav 3 would have to be

1 - basenji
2 - boxer
3 - dobe
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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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.

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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:46 AM
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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.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:48 AM
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Lucca is just absalutely gorgeous.

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.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:02 AM
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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
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Old October 13th, 2006, 12:20 PM
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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.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 12:33 PM
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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)
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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:10 PM
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Big dogs, little dogs, furry dogs, not-so-furry dogs, happy dogs, funny dogs, ummmm and I guess...dogs

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

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
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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:42 PM
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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 Shhh don't tell the copy right people though
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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:44 PM
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And one last one of a slightly less heavy dog...
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:16 PM
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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.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for that 100% doglover.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:25 PM
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funny to see so many people listed "great dane" yet... how many actually own one?

c'mon... akitas are soooooo amazing!

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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:29 PM
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Danes aren't in rescue as often as black labby mixes.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Danes aren't in rescue as often as black labby mixes.
I've seen Akitas in rescues lately :sad: But not as beautiful as TD's. They were not as fluffy.

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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:54 PM
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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!
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:44 PM
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funny to see so many people listed "great dane" yet... how many actually own one?

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(I'm boxer to the end tho I think. )
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:58 PM
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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!
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:44 PM
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My Fav?

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

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

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.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 10:09 PM
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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.

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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:

And I still haven't found a good newf breeder.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 10:16 PM
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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..


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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. But he was a stinky boy!!!!
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Old October 13th, 2006, 10:37 PM
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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
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I don't know... The further I get in, the further I seem away from thinking anybody is a good breeder at all.:sad:
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Old October 14th, 2006, 01:41 AM
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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!
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)
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Old October 14th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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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....
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Old October 14th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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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
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