I want a dog as a pet ! Labrador or Fox Terrier ?What would you choose?

@icelexy (236)
Romania
January 29, 2007 11:57am CST
I started thinking of taking a dog as a pet a few monts ago.I like both labrador dogs but i would also like a fox terrier.I really can't decide what dog to get.What would you choose if you were me?
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@kc_159_98 (144)
• United States
29 Jan 07
All I can do is tell you what I know about labs. I have a 4 month old black lab/walker mix. The only real walker is in his body shape, everything else is lab. He's going to be a big boy. I wouldn't doubt him being a full 70 or 80 pounds by the time he is full grown. He is very smart, but very stubborn also. He wants to do what he wants to do. He is also very very active and needs a lot of attention (more than some other breeds). Even with all that, I wouldn't trade him for anything. I know once he grows out of his puppy years (about the time he's 3) he's going to be one of the best dogs I've ever had. I don't know much about Fox Terriers though. Sorry I can't be of much help with them.
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@icelexy (236)
• Romania
29 Jan 07
I know that labs are very intelligent dogs,that is why i was considering as taking one for a pet.I hope your puppy will turn up into a splendid dog,good luck with training him!
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
It really all depends on your lifestyle and how the dog will fit into it. They are two complete different types of dogs. Maybe research each breed a little deeper and find out what suits you and your lifestyle. Labradors are cool, calm and collected, Foxies are boistrous and never stop.
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• Portugal
29 Jan 07
If I were you I choose a labrador, I love that dog.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
A lot will depend on your lifestyle. Labs are very good "people" dogs when they are older, but that take 3 years to really mature and tend to me very exuberent and clumsy during that time, they can also be slower to learn; but, they calm down a lot as they get older. Terriers are very high energy dogs all there lives and often need more structure and excersise to keep them from getting bored and destructive. They will usually learn better at a younger age though. Also, take the size of the dogs into account, if you live in apartment, you may not be allowed to have a dog over a certain weight (and labs get pretty big). Good luck!
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