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Help me pick a breed of dog! =D

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Baby Bordie, Jul 1, 2009.


  1. Baby Bordie

    Baby Bordie PetForums VIP

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    Hi, i have kind of chosen the dog i want which is a beagle, but i was wondering what other breed of dog there is which is about the sme size as a beagle!?

    Thanks James.

    P.S Photos would help :p
     
  2. Nicky09

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    There are a lot of dogs that size other hounds, a few terriers and some others. Any idea of activity level you want, grooming, friendliness etc. We need a bit more information first.
     
  3. Baby Bordie

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    Well i want it to be active but not over exitable.... I want one with shlortish hair, or a dog that doesnt molt loads of hair everywhere! I also want it to be very friendly with kids, and i dont mind how noisy it is! :D
     
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    Thank you for that, My dog came at a beagle with 97% I guess it is destiny! :D
     
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    Yeah and they pretty much fit all your criteria too short haired, not crazily active and they love children.
     
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  8. Baby Bordie

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    Any other ideas? Now my only thing is it needs short hair....
     
  9. Patterdale_lover

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    I've already mentioned a few to you but here goes...again :p
    Patterdale smooth coat -http://www.rarebreed.com/breeds/patterdale/patterdale2.jpg
    JRT smooth coat - http://www.jackrussell.net/mcr599sf.jpg
    Pug -http://cdn-www.dailypuppy.com/media/dogs/anonymous/spanky_pug04.jpg_w450.jpg
    whippet -http://i40.tinypic.com/t0215z.jpg
    Staffy -http://media.photobucket.com/image/staffy/jorange2/MVC-013S.jpg
    Cross breed -http://media.photobucket.com/image/staffy/jorange2/MVC-013S.jpg
    Daschund - http://www.strangezoo.com/images/content/101667.jpg
    French bulldog - http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UlL8-f_JC...Pk/6_m5gluaytQ/s400/FinneganFrenchBulldog.jpg
    Bulldog-http://www.iwannapet.com/bulldog.jpg
    Boston terrier -http://www.thriftyfun.com/images/petguides/Boston-Terrier300x401.jpg
     
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    Thanks for all those, will look through them.... :D
     
  11. Ducky

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    my beagle moults a lot. just to let u know.
     
  12. danielled

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    How about a Labrador? I love labrodors.
     
  13. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    What about a bicheon freise, they dont moult and are good with children and not yappy, my mate have got one and she is lovely. xxx
     
  14. Baby Bordie

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    Does s/he? :eek: i thought they dont moult that much...?
     
  15. Deerhounder

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    When the short coated breeds moult they tend to leave sort of fine pin pricks of hair everywhere. I can't think of any other way of putting it. I find this more difficult to clean up than the fluff left by dogs with longer coats.

    With my Pug and Whippet I usually use a hound glove when they are moulting and wipe them over with a damp cloth that has been in a mild solution of eucalyptus oil and water. This helps to remove excess hair.

    Beagles are great dogs and seem to be just what you are looking for. A Staffy would also fit the bill.
     
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    I've got 10 whippets and to be honest the only ones that I notice when they are are the ones that are predominantly white. The brindles and the fawns I rarely see hairs of them. Saying that my dogs are bathed regulary as they are show dogs.
     
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    working cocker spaniel :D ours loves the kids, and dosent moult much :D
     

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    I love my working cocker too but I wouldn't get a pup if youve got younger children - they are quite mouthy and the play biting does get quite rough sometimes :( my husband has the scars to prove it! if the kids are older and will take instructon on how to manage the biting, then a working cocker would be a good choice :thumbup1:
     
  19. Deerhounder

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    Piaffe La Strada my Whippet man is white and brindle. I wear a lot of black. Strada likes to snuggle. I might have to change the colour of my wardrobe.:D
     
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