What is your favorite kind of dog?

My dog Maxxx - Here is picture of Maxxx saying hello to everyone.  Isn't he just the loviest baby?
@kbkbooks (7028)
Canada
November 19, 2006 2:28pm CST
I am definitely a dog person so I am going to ask this instead of a question about cats. I have four cats and one dog, but the cats really belong to my husband, except the one who wiggled his way into my heart in the pet shop. Fortunately, Skoooter, that's his name, doesn't have a clue that I hate cats and he lets me cuddle him and love him up all the time, and he purrs loudly and constantly. So, back to my question: What breed of dog do you like? My favorite is definitely bassett hound. I had one as a little girl and would like another someday. My second breed of choice is Golden Retriever. They are so handsome and smart. Right now I have a Golden Retriever mixed with Stupid. His name is Maxxx and he was adopted from the animal shelter. He is about four years old. I don't know what the Stupid part of him is, but in any case he is very very loveable and does have intelligent moments. Only moments though, there is no lasting intelligence in this dog. I still love my doggie very much though. Of all the breeds though, for a family pet, I still choose a mutt adopted from the animal shelter, as long as its healthy and good natured. Most mutts have the nicest personalities...or "dogalities". I have to admit that my mutt Maxxx (Golden plus Stupid) does have a very pleasant nature.
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@thefox (670)
• Italy
19 Nov 06
Two of my dogs - two of my dogs
I have 3 dogs and 3 nobody is of race, two are half-caste (boxer, setter) and one a foxy
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
19 Nov 06
I am sure they are all beautiful. Thank you for responding.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Charlie - My dog Charlie.
My favorite breed of dog is black labs. I too had one pass away about a month ago. His name was Charlie.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
19 Nov 06
Thanks for your response. What a gorgeous dog. I love black labs. So sorry about your loss. I hope you will consider getting another pet soon because all the love you have to give has to go somewhere and your new pet will understand your emotions and be a great comfort.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I have 4 other dogs but Charlie got one of my females pregnant before I had a chance to get her spayed. So I may keep one of the puppies because it will be a part of Charlie.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
What a sweet sad sentiment and a beautiful tribute. I know its not really the same thing but I used to raise hamsters. I had one beautiful female whom I loved dearly. She eventually came to the end of her beautiful life but I was able to keep one of her babies and I eventually fell in love just as much with baby as with Mom. The Mother was named Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The baby was named Emily Dickinson. Emily lived longer than any other hamster I had. I didn't breed her as much since she was my pet. She lived well over a year instead of just months like most I had. She eventually developed an absess in her cheek from a cut caused by an oat grain. It got so bad I had her euthanized at a pet store that specialized in birds and rodents and was equipped to perform this service humanely. I later researched this and found out it is really bad to feed hamsters oats because of this very peril. If you have hamsters it is better to feed them bird seed mixed with rabbit pellets because most commercial hamster food has oats. I used to buy seed and pellets in bulk after that and mix them myself. Tip: If you do this mixing it is important to make sure there is dry corn kernels and sunflower seed in the bird seed or add them as those are two staple foods to a hamster.
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@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
23 Nov 06
My favorite would be a Chow Chow. I also like German Sheperds, Huskies, Rottweilers, and Malitpoos.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
23 Nov 06
Really nice choices. I have known a few chows, and they were nice. I find they are very protective of their family members.
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Yes, Chows are very protective dogs! :)
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• United States
20 Nov 06
I like the fuzzy long haired ones.
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@brrjbk (228)
• United States
20 Nov 06
lol
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
I love them all, except I am not partial to the little yappy breeds. I like a dog that can be hugged and wrestled with and go out in the boys and play. This is not meant to offend small dog lovers, but we have a family joke. When we see someone walking a small or toy breed we say, "Look, it's trying to be a dog!"
@minxy67 (2708)
19 Nov 06
my favorite dog is "chopper" my staffordshire bull terrier cross english bullterrier, he is a 2 year old big baby who has to be covered up at night with a blanket or he cries. he is also scared of moths and birds, but not the postman!!
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
Maxxx says hello. - Maxxx is part golden retriever mixed with an unknown breed.  He is the most loving, happy, friendly dog who wants nothing more than to eat, sleep, play, WALK and be loved.
My Maxxx is a huge baby too. He is cautious of noises that are unfamiliar and moving objects which he has never seen. He thinks he needs to police the entire neighborhood and barks at ever car that passes our house as well as pedestrians within one hundred yards, especially if they have dogs. He barks at strange cats but not at our own. As for the mailman, he is one of Maxxx's favorite people. Maxxx knows the sound of the mail truck and gets excited from the moment he hears it on our block which can be as much as 15 minutes before it actually gets to our house. When he sees the mailman he barks and dances. The mailman usually doesn't touch him but he always smiles and talks to him. If Maxxx is in the house, at any time of day, if we say Maxxx! Mailman! he gets all crazy and runs all around the house barking.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
I forgot to add, my dog Maxxx loves to sleep with his head on a pillow. He has ownership of the couch with his choice of pillows, and he likes to lie on our bed sometimes claiming my spot and my pillow. He often sleeps between hubby and me, down around our feet or over on one lower corner all curled up in a "circle of dog". It's totally adorable when he tries to look small. He does weigh about 80 lbs and comes mid thigh high on me, I'm about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, so he's not too small at all.
• United States
19 Nov 06
My dog King is a english mastiff and comes close to 200 pounds and still growing. Hes my little baby. Even being that big hes the super gentle with my children. Just love him and could not have asked for a better dog
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
19 Nov 06
All dogs are big babies. Just like men. Hahaha! Thanks for your response
• United States
20 Nov 06
ha ha i agree 100% on that one
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19 Nov 06
mine is a jack russell, meg , she is gorgeous, faithful and our families best friend, your dog seems cute too
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
19 Nov 06
Hey, I have been seeing you around. I am a disney freak too! Wanna be my friend? Thanks for responding to my post.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
Hey Steve, it's me again. What up? I have been meaning to comment on the fact that your dog is a jack russell. They are wonderful dogs. I have never had one but I have met a few. There used to be a children's educational program called Wishbone. Wishbone was a Jack Russell. It was live action filming and the dog was assigned a human voice. The dog loved to read, and would then convey many classic stories to children by acting them out, and he was always the main character in the playacting. The dog in this series was dressed in many different costumes and followed many directions and obviously had much training. In a way it seemed maybe a little abusive treatment of the animal but at the same time one has to admit this animal was very intelligent and patient. He always appeared healthy and well groomed. I used to watch faithfully with my kids.
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
i like rottweiler dog.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
My kids just got a rottie mixed with golden retriever. My friend had rotties. Nice breed. Not nearly as scary as they are made out to be by some. Along the same lines as dobermans.
@_Greeneye_ (1526)
• India
16 Dec 06
my fav is great dane
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
I like great danes, but I have never known any of them face to face. They seem like they would be friendly.
@R3fl3XioN (3215)
• France
16 Dec 06
I love cockers & dobermans. I love dogs ! They are my best friends. Who don't like dogs ?
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
Baby kitty - Baby kitty Skoooter smiling in his sleep.
My husband claims to hate dogs but he is quite friendly with my Maxxx on occassion so I don't really believe him. He says he hates dogs. On the other hand I say I hate cats and I just love my Skoooter. He's such a sweet baby kitty. He's actually well over a year old but he's still my baby kitty. He doesn't know that I don't like cats.
@mcbota (2126)
• Romania
16 Dec 06
Favorite animal?Hard to say exactly which one from the multitude of animals I like it much but I have to say that one of my favorites are dogs.Doesnt matter what kind of dog but to be a real dog(to look like a dog not like a cat!LOL)I like Carpatians from Romania
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
Carpatin - Romanian Carpatin - sometimes used as a sheepdog.
Would that be a carpatin?
• United States
4 Dec 06
Chiquita my chihuahua - This is Chiquita my chihuahua
If I had to choose a favorite breed of dog then I would have to say that my favorite dog breed is the Golden Retriever. They are gorgeous, loyal and also very loving. I own a chihuahua and yorkie however, because I do not have the space for a large dog. But I still love my dogs very very much.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
I have known some yorkies and chihuahuas. I don't like that they are so nervous but I understand why some people do like them as pets. Thanks for your response.
@Deeanna (318)
21 Nov 06
I looove golden retrievers, labradors and chow-chow. But all dog are cute...
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
I agree with you on all four points. They are all lovely creatures.
• United States
20 Nov 06
i love dogs too they are so many breeds that i love so mucha and would love to have..my dog is part newfoundland and lab and hes just the most beautiful and sweetest gentle baby ever was..love him but they are pobably not another like him in the world..he would be my pick ..but if not..a cocker spaniel would be next always loved those clumber spaniels they are soo adorable to me
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
23 Nov 06
Thanks for responding. I definitely agree. I have my fave breeds, bassett hound and golden retriever. But I love ALL dogs. I have a way with them so that even if I meet a "fierce" dog...I can get them to act like babies.
@burgoonster (3761)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
A Lab
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
I like labs too. Thanks for joining my discussion.
@leanette (3003)
• India
20 Nov 06
dalmatian - dalmatian
though i prefer cats to dogs but i used to have a dalmatian, she used to be a darling and i loved her a lot. she got lost bout a yea ago..:(
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
Thanks for joining in this discussion. I used to know a couple that bred dalmations. They didn't have 101 but at one time I remember going to their home and they had almost 20. I remember all these puppies and the parents running around the yard and house, and not being kenneled. I was just a little girl, so this was quite overwhelming, but fun. A few years ago a friend of mine had a lovely dalmation named Walter. Wonderful dalmation name, I think. He was a nice dog but he got jealous when she got married and babies arrived on the scene. He wasn't even that old, but apparently he turned vicious so they had to get rid of him. It was extremely sad.
• United States
20 Nov 06
I love a lot of different kinds of dogs.. The Blue Heeler and Red Heeler are really sweet dogs, I actually will be getting a Red Heeler next week...
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
Can you add a picture here of a Heeler. I never heard of that. I would be interested to see it. Thanks for responding.
@econtent (34)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I love all dogs...but I'm partial to huskies--Alaskan, Siberian, and mixes. But my favorite kind of dog is a rescued dog. :)
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
Thanks for your response. I once had a Siberian Husky. We adopted him from a kennel that bred them. He was only a year old and he once won Best Puppy In Show at a huge dog show. The problem was after the award, it was discovered he had cataracts and had to be retired from breeding stock and show. He never did get to stand at stud. He was a real pet, very expressive with deep brown eyes, grey with classic Husky markings except he had unusual racoonlike rings around his eyes. At a little over three years old, he accidentally got loose because he smelled a female in heat somewhere. He walked into an oncoming car he didn't see. The driver saw him and tried to stop but was unsuccessful. Poor dog. The driver was very apologetic, but really there was nothing that could be done.
@CatVegas (711)
• United States
19 Nov 06
My favorite breed of dogs is Mini Schnauzers...I had one who lived to be 18 years...Now we have another one who is just as special as the last. His name is Buddy and what a love. They are so easy to train. He is now 4 years and so full of Love and still willing to learn...
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
I have always been impressed with Schnauzers. My friend had one that was excrutiatingly obedient, a close match for the intelligence of the classic Lassie.
@geokat (103)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Best dogs I have ever had were mixes. However I have have to say I have worked with some GSD's that were amazing and also known some Aussies and Vizlas that were wonderful dogs.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
19 Nov 06
Thanks for your response. Love your picture. I agree, mixed breeds are the best. Some of the purebreds are really pretty though, you have to admit.
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