(Closed) What kind of dog?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have a pit bull! He is the sweetest most loving and loyal dog in the world! I grew up with a black lab and he was awesome. My Fiance wants a german shepard as well but Im not huge fans of them because I dont think theyre that cute. But they are very very smart.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

We have a cocker spaniel/chihuahua mix and a lab/german shepherd mix – I’ve ALWAYS wanted a german shepherd! He’s such a sweetie, and he’s very smart! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it really depends on what type of personality you want your dog to have. I have a Shiba Inu Mix and love her to death. She’s relaxed and very laid back (though I know some people have different experiences with Shibas) I’ve also had great experiences with Beagles. A beagle is one of the most loyal loving dogs I can think of and we’ll strongly consider this breed for our second dog. Another dog I absolutely love though they definitely can be troublemakers is a shih tzu

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Definately do research.

We have a Goldendoodle.

It can be a handful to get two dogs at the same time.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We have a welsh terrier. He’s a handful but so full of personality! We plan to get a second dog in a year or 2, and we really want a basset hound. I’m not sure I can handle the shedding though, so we might get another welshie 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

 i have a Chi Mix

and Two rotties love them to death!!

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Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

bailey is our beagle terrier and she’s a sweet, sweet people-lover. she’s a mix so she doesn’t have the beagle howl which is a bonus!

buddy is our yorkie, he is fiercefully protective and super energetic… he’s not a small one either, weighs 12 lbs.. so the perfect size for our Bailey who is 16 lbs.

i wouldn’t recommend a yorkie for anyone with kids, or not enough time to train… as they are high maintenance if not properly trained.

are you looking for a big dog? a lab mix is my go to answer!

for our third (if we ever make it to that) i told Fiance that i want a cinnamon colored golden retriever… but Fiance says he can’t handle bigger than Bailey’s size… so we are thinking of a cocker spaniel (mix)… we’ll see

anyway, so excited for you! i def suggest you do some reading on the diff breeds, they really are differently natured and have diff needs!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a newfoundland dog. But It really pays to research the heck out of breeds, I researched for 18 months before deciding on a breed (reading, going to dog shows, talking to hundreds of pet owners, veterinarians, groomers, and dog trainers). Also patience is key, I waited for almost 2 years on a waiting list for a puppy to be available from a top breeder.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

We just adopted a pure bred lab, he is champaign color. I have only had labs growing up, they are a handful for the first 2-3 years but are so loyal, personable, great around people and kids…I don’t know how to attach a pic, otherwise I would show off my little Cooper!

Just through personal experience too, male dogs seem to be more calm and laid back than female…but I have had both and love both!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have always had and will always have mixes.  I love that they are unique and look like nobody else’s dogs and have fewer genetic health problems. 

Are you planning on getting two dogs at once?  We got two puppies at the same time when I was growing up and it was very challenging!  If you do get two dogs at once be aware that sometimes they bond more with each other than their owners, especially if they are littermates.  At  the same time, this can be helpful because they are less likely to have separation anxiety.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I would strongly suggest you do some breed research and find one that will fit your lifestyle.  Both you and the dog will be MUCH happier if you take the time for that.  Keep in mind the high-demand dogs like Germans and Golden are the most prone to genetic issues – so if you do decide to get one, do your bloodline research and be capable of paying high vet bills when the time comes.

I know some around here are all for shelter dogs as well, I personally went with a breeder for our Golden – we did our research and know he isn’t a sure thing but it was worth it to have that breed.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@rosie- i’m sure you were just kidding but i did cringe a bit at the “take a beating from a 2 year old” bit…. pleeeeeeease teach your children now to treat animals. 🙂

Anyways, I think you need to just figure out what breed fits your lifestyle. 

I have a corgi. He’s perfect for me because he has big-dog attitude (and bark), but he’s only 30 pounds. Corgis are extremely loyal to their owners, they’re good with strangers, great with children, but they do have a little wander-lust because they have a tendency to run after whatever is moving. They’re also very smart so you need to be good about training them. If you’re not careful, they’ll train you. 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have a King Charles Spaniel mix.  He’s the best dog anyone could ever have.  His only goal in life is to sit in your lap and snuggle.

We recently adopted a boxer/beagle mix.  She’s a puppy and pretty hyper.

I, personally, would recommend getting an older dog.  They’re usually trained and don’t need the extra time that a puppy requires.

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