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Do you have a "breed"?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Horse and Hound, Mar 28, 2011.


  1. Horse and Hound

    Horse and Hound PetForums VIP

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    Some people I know have had a certain type of dog their entire life, but for me I thought I'd find that boring. I've always wanted a JRT as my first dog as I've always grown up with them, ended up with Roo.

    A staff wasn't one I'd considered but my OH adores them, so Harvey was a great second dog...but now I actually doubt I'll ever be without an evil, killer staff. I'd love a pure bred, blue one but I feel that there are so many of them in rescue that I'd like to make sure at least a few of them have a loving home with me for their final years or lives before we considered a pup.

    But thinking ahead, got my two little muppets for a good few years yet.

    I'd also love to own a Saint at one stage, and I will get one!

    I just wondered how many people were like me. I actually enjoy owning 2 different types of dogs, but from now on I think it will always be a staff plus....whatever?!

    Anyone else been converted completely?!?! :blink:
     
  2. jenniferx

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    No I don't think so. It's hard to know how you'll feel until they've gone. With my last dog I felt very strongly that I would never have another of her type- in fact I wanted the polar opposite- in spite of adoring patterdales.

    Now I have a Chihuahua and it would be hard to imagine not having one- but what I am really saying is that it is hard to imagine being without Henri. So who knows. When he is gone I may not want another anything like him, like I did before.

    I've also had a lot of heinz 57 very unique mixes, so I couldn't "replace" them even if I wanted to!
     
  3. metaldog

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    No I adopted my dogs from the free ads when their owners didn't want them any more.

    I do have a particular fondness for black and tan mongrels.
     
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    I have had other breeds in the past and will likely get other breeds in the future but now I have found my cavaliers I will def always have one.:p

    My first dog when I was 3 was a yorkshire terrier called Rosie had her for 14 years till she died of old age :(
    Then I had a black lab from a rescue which stayed with an ex :( (Bully! :mad:)
    Then I met my husband who had 2 Rottweilers called Tia and Tiegan. They both died from a tumour on the leg. :( They were so gentle like big teddy bears :tongue_smilie:)
    Now we have the children we researched into what dogs would suit us all the most and so we have our Cavaliers. ( great decision even if I do say so myself!);)

    RIP Rosie, Mollie, Tia and Tiegan.
     
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    Hmmm, never considered it that way. My mums dog, Timmy, he was a corgi x heeler, and she swore down after he died she wouldn't want either of those breeds.
     
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    My brothers Blue :)
     

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    Horse and Hound PetForums VIP

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    AWww he is gorgeous!!! :D
     
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    My brothers Blue :) He is gone now sadly :( but he was great little dog too :)
     
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    I want Gordon setters as my breed and will probably maintain that

    Although I can see me getting other breeds too throughout my lifetime.
     
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    If I am totally honest I think it's something to do with the guilt of getting a new dog. I have never really discussed it before but I felt a strong sense of guilt that here I was enjoying my life with a new dog when my little love had passed, that idea of replacement? That you've 'moved on' and found another kind of thing...

    Even though it's not what I was doing I found it hard to shake that feeling and part of what made it easier was to go for something that wasn't at all like her..... if you know what I mean.
     
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    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    No, I get it. ANd maybe I will think that way when the unthinkable happens, who knows. But I do understand.

    And Cinamontoast, ignoring your post!!! :tongue_smilie:
     
  13. Rolosmum

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    Me too liver and white springers all the way, although maybe one day will see a black and white one to take my fancy (although not getting another dog, two is enough), cos would like to call one 'Kernow'!
     
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    There are some breeds I'd love to own.

    But if I'm honest now that I have two poodle crosses don't think I would like to own a pure breed now. Think for me now it would be a poodle cross or a mongrel.

    With a mongrel in particular a real scruffy dude :D just love their individuality and quirkiness.
     
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    The Bernese is my heart breed, I'll always have a Bernese in my life, and a Greyhound or two. Other breeds are subject to change though, whatever takes my fancy or needs a home at the time!
     
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    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Sorry!:eek:


    I always wanted a liver and white, so my FIL sourced a mixed litter for us for the original two. We were replacing Jake with the new pups (that sounds awful!) so the OH wanted b/w and I must say that it would be hard to beat Bear in terms of looks: everyone says he's beautiful.
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  17. Horse and Hound

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    Like this:

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    attitude or what?!
     
  18. Souris

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    I grew up around quite a mix myself, including shelties, springers, terriers and a lurcher.

    But, I have to say, I can't see myself without a sheltie now, and we've already got a second in the planning stages. :eek: I do love my Mum's terriers, however they're just not for me, although looking after them is always fun! (Jack's fourteen and can still run half way across the field at a startling rate after a rabbit, as I found out earlier this year!) I quite like sight hound dogs as well, although I don't think I'd want to own them, my Mum does however so I'm sure I'll get my sight hound fix from her at a later date!
     
  19. Cockerpoo lover

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    Horse and Hound : Yep I'd have him :D
     
  20. Terrier Fan

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    JRT's for me and since getting my boys Yorkies :)

    2 years ago i would never have considered a Yorkie because i believed all the bad things i had heard about them, but through owning them they are great dogs.

    As you can tell i have a thing for terriers and will never be without one.
     
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