Which breed to buy

@kudeshi (529)
India
June 28, 2007 9:39am CST
I would love to buy a dog. Which breed do you people suggest ?
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@jzerbini (97)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I have always been a fan of German shepards. But to be completely honest I will have trouble ever getting anything but a mutt. I have had numerous pure bred dogs but all of them just seem to be nuts or have something wrong. Every mutt I have ever had was a excellent dog. If you look up species of dogs usually each type has a problem that comes along with their breed whether its a physical problem as they get old or temperament. This isn't to say you can't get a great pure bred, but if you just want a pet look into mutts alot of time they are just as good if not better......and cheaper. Right now I have a mix between a German Shepard and a border collie and he is a very intelligent dog.
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@Lecaro (1105)
• Romania
28 Jun 07
My english bulldog :D - he is very funny
i have an english bulldog and is so funny... he makes so many faces... and has a very funny character... and he doesn't need so much walcking because he is lazy...
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
Maybe you should do a bit of research before buying a dog, there are different breeds to suit different lifestyles and certain breeds that first time owners should not have...But just off the top of my head I would think a Labrador or Greyhound.
• United States
30 Jun 07
for a greyhound, you better have a HUGE yard and a fence. if your greyhound gets free...most likely youll never see it again. their instinct is to run ...and just keep going. they most likely wont try to find their way back home. as for labs, not a good time first pet unless your VERY active. i work at a groomin salon and about 75% of the labs be get are just way to hyper. you cant even control them. if you can take them running and have lot of time to train them, and are very patient, they can be great pets!
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
30 Jun 07
Well considering I have known people with greyhounds for over 20 years, they are not like that at all, they are the most loyal pets to have, they have to be urged to exercise they become lazy very quickly. And are quite happy being a couch potato. And for labs which I have trained for the guide dogs for many years are very easily trained without any trouble what so ever, they are playful in their playtime, just like any other dog. Hyper I think comes into it just being a puppy.
27 Jul 07
I prefer bull terriers. They are small, funny and big enough to defend them selves. Truely a born clown. Although they are hard dogs, they become soft as clay in the owners' hands. Good with children as well, though they might have to go to puppy training when small.
@rachel83 (101)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
i have two pups, one is a maltese poodle and the other a maltese shitzu, the shitzu is a really yappy dog...so i wouldn't suggest that much! (but she's cute!) the maltese poodle is very smart, easy to train and doesn't shed, but her fur gets pretty wild so shes needs alot of grooming. i think they all have good and bad points no matter what you go for? :-)
• United States
29 Jun 07
It all depends on you and your personality. You want a dog that will match your personality/needs. If you are an athletic person that would be able to take your dog on a jog everyother day than you should get a Lab or Golden Retreiver. Both have GREAT personalitys. If you want a dog that can protect your I would recommend a german shepard or a rottweiler. But get these as young as you can so you both can grow to trust eachother. If you want another dog that is protective but VERY lovable you should def. look at getting a Great Pyrenese. They are large dogs with thick coats so make sure you can brush it everyday. These breeds love to have something to protect. If you want a small, lovable breed I would recommend a cocker spaniel, beager or basset hound!
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Depends on where you live... If you live in an apt. you may want to get a small dog that doesn't shed much like a Shitsu. If you live in a house and rent you may want to get a Medium dog that doesn't shed like a Schnauzer. If you live in a house you own depending on the size of the house and yard you can get just about anything you want.... what kind of dogs do you like big - med- small. I persoanlly have a Black Labrador and a Med to small mutt (part dachsaund and part Gorgi)- we have a small back yard - not much roon for them to run but we walk them everyday and take them swimming in the summer....they need lots of excersize. Please make sure if you get a dog that you are ready for the commitment- there is nothing worse then adopting a puppy or dog and then not wanting it later when it grows up or does something bad- it is just like having a child you need to be responsible and prepared for anything- messing in the house, vet bills, dog sitters, etc. The joy that my boys bring me outway all the bad stuff- I love my guys (see my profile for photos) and I treat them like my children.... do not adopt one if you are not completely sure you can handle it.