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Help-What Breed of Dog will suit us?!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by smyla, Feb 27, 2008.


  1. smyla

    smyla PetForums Newbie

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    Hi There!

    My fiance and I are looking to get our first dog together. Both of us have grown up with Dogs, mine a labrador x irish wolfhound and a jack russell. We are both very active and sail etc... Unfortunatley my fiance works at sea, so we're looking to find me a companion and for him when he's home. We're looking for a chilled out dog-one who can relax when we're chilling out in the evenings. A dog who is good with water as well. We also want a dog who can be well socialised and can sit in a pub.

    We live in a smallish home(2 bedroom) but have a good sized garden!! We don't like small dogs(Westys, Jack Russells, Cocker Spaniels etc...)

    Can you suggest a good bread or cross bread for us?

    Any suggestions welcomed!!!

    Claire
     
  2. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

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    Immediately the thought is golden retriever - laid back will live in a smallish house loves the water good companion and will go walking running with you as well
     
  3. englishrose943

    englishrose943 PetForums VIP

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    Labrador sounds good to me. ;)
     
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    andrea 35 PetForums VIP

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    Hi ive got two female golden labs both very chilled out but do have their moments lol . if its a water dog you want these are your dogs cant keep ours out of it lol . they are easy enough to train to whatever level suits you and are eager to please. or if its a cross you want try a lab cross springer , slightly smaller a bit more frisky . Or as said before golden retriever only i would be a bit tempted to go with the lab as there coat isnt as long as the retriever .
     
  5. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

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    Only downside with the coat on a lab is it penetrates the pile on the carpet golden coat sits on top LOL
     
  6. andrea 35

    andrea 35 PetForums VIP

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    Not if you have OCD and a dyson lol
     
  7. bullbreeds

    bullbreeds PetForums VIP

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    Thank the lord for Dyson hoovers! :D
     
  8. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

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    We had a kirby once Dyson was far better
     
  9. bullbreeds

    bullbreeds PetForums VIP

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    I luuurve my dyson. They last ages too.
     
  10. AJ

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    Our Dyson was absolute crap! We got an Electrolux pet friendly thing after and that was even worse (lasted maybe 3 months)! We now have a Vax and it's brilliant! Had it 8-9 months and its still as good as the day we bought it!
     
  11. karen

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    It's energy levels you need to consider. Look at your life, how energetic you really are! everything. then decide what energy level you are. Labs are medium to high energy and require lots of exercise. If you can't give a large dog two hours a day your asking for trouble. You sound like you want a lap dog that's big!!! they don't exist. besides even lap dogs need exercise. Do you work, will the dog be left alone, will you exercise it daily or just let it out in the back garden? I would sugest you visit the dogs home and get an elderly grey hound. They love their comforts, don't require too much exercise and can be very loving. There's too many abandoned and you'll be giving one a peaceful life.
     
  12. karen

    karen PetForums Junior

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    Although not sure they like water though!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!
     
  13. Boleyn

    Boleyn PetForums Junior

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    Its a shame that you only have a small home because a newfoundland would suit you perfectly, mine is snoring at my feet as I type.:)

    I think though that only you can decide which breed suits you really.
    Good luck with your search.
     
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