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    I never see any posts here about dogs, although muuser's avatar is of a good-looking pooch. I love dogs. Right now we have two: A 14.5 year-old mixed breed (Chow and Shepherd, a mix that produced the sweetest-natured dog I've ever known) and a 2.5 year-old Australian Shepherd, an energetic working breed that is scary smart. And lovable.

    Who else loves dogs around here?
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    Id love to get rid of my dog. Its a really cute Jack Russell. He is annoying and my wife is really, really allergic to him, but she wont let me get rid of him. He has been getting better lately though. I think he see the writing on the wall. I noticed lately he is getting glaucoma in one eye, or has some damage. There is a small grey spot in the middle of his eye.

    The cute yorkie I got my wife as a valentines day present was killed by a dog from up the street. The owner had him in the field behind the house chasing rabbits and it saw my little yorkie who had gotten out into the front yard somehow. Anyways, it saw him and it jumped from the bed of the truck it was in and took him out. It was a sad day.

    I really do love dogs, it just never works out.

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    When I was married we used to show Bull Terriers. Been to a lot of dog shows. I don't miss it.

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    We had to put our first and only dog down a couple of years ago. Since then my kids have been begging for a dog. We just finished some landscaping and as soon as a get a fence put up I've told them we will get another. Not sure yet what we will get.
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    Isn't there some kind of alt.sex.doglovers forum you sickos can take this to?

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    I'm a dog person. They make the greatest pets because of their loyalty and fun-loving nature. Our lab is about 18 months now and she is a great dog.
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    Our current dog is a white miniture schnauzer, so we were told. We don't have papers or anything. We got him from the pound. All the dogs we have had have come from there or the humane society.

    He's a likable little thing. He loves to walk! To him there is no such thing as a bad day for a walk

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    Allergies.

    Keep them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefytee View Post
    Allergies.

    Keep them away.
    Two words - Labra Doodle.

    The Labra part makes for a great family pet.

    The doodle part makes it tolerable for an allergy sufferer to co-exist with a pet.

    Ours is about 2 years old and has been a great dog. He is active enough to go on a 10 mile run with me or my wife, yet he is calm enough to not tear the house or yard apart when left unattended. The kids would be crushed if anything happened to him.

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    I love dogs. I have only went through a 1 1/2 year stretch of my life without a dog. That being said, raising a young family with a wife that absolutely cannot stand my dog (and to be fair the dog hates her as well) and me being out of the house for 80-95 hours a week, it is a hastle. I think the right dog would be an asset for her, in helping with the kids, and also a source of protection. My dog that I have now was around before I was married. She still thinks that she comes before my wife and kids and that has been 7 years! When she passes, I will get another dog (I know you are reading this, Sweetie!) and I think the situation will be completely different. That is my story and I am sticking to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN Phat View Post
    I love dogs. I have only went through a 1 1/2 year stretch of my life without a dog. That being said, raising a young family with a wife that absolutely cannot stand my dog (and to be fair the dog hates her as well) and me being out of the house for 80-95 hours a week, it is a hastle. I think the right dog would be an asset for her, in helping with the kids, and also a source of protection. My dog that I have now was around before I was married. She still thinks that she comes before my wife and kids and that has been 7 years! When she passes, I will get another dog (I know you are reading this, Sweetie!) and I think the situation will be completely different. That is my story and I am sticking to it!
    You'll be fine. My wife disliked dogs too until we finally got one (a stray puppy that showed up at our house over 14 years ago) and it became totally attached to her and the kids. That dog's been part of the family ever since and we are all steeling ourselves for her passing, which could happen any time at her age.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    Two words - Labra Doodle.

    The Labra part makes for a great family pet.

    The doodle part makes it tolerable for an allergy sufferer to co-exist with a pet.

    Ours is about 2 years old and has been a great dog. He is active enough to go on a 10 mile run with me or my wife, yet he is calm enough to not tear the house or yard apart when left unattended. The kids would be crushed if anything happened to him.
    Great, great breed. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastal Ute View Post
    This is the old girl:



    I'll have to hunt for one of the youngster.
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    Staffies. 2 of them. One hates water and the other loves water but is built like a tank with no body fat so sinks like an anchor. So, also keeping my eye out for a small, adult rescue dog that loves to swim in the lake. We need a 4-legged wakesurfing companion.

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    My walking companion - Otis the dog
    Sometimes I'm really not sure who is walking who

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    This thread makes me itch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    This thread makes me itch.
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    I like dogs, but not enough to have one around full time. It's such a bother if you want to leave for a weekend trip and a bigger bother when you go on vacation for a week or two.

    My son just got a Border Collie that is about three months old. He's stopped in for two weekends since he got the dog, but the dog is fine staying outside, at least this time of year. Other than the long hair when they get older, a Border Collie might just be one of the best dogs around. They're very smart, but don't get into things quite like a Jack Russell would and they don't run off, they stick around protecting your property. And they love to play fetch. Even as a puppy, his dog will chase frisbees, sticks or balls and bring them right back and drop them at your feet, over and over and over. Most dogs never learn how to do that.

    We had a Chihuahua - Lhasa Apso mix for quite a few years that looked like pure Chihuahua except she weighed about seven pounds instead of the typical four. She was a very loving dog, but barked a bit too much and shed hair as wall. She liked everybody within a few seconds of meeting them, but she also barked at everybody as they were coming towards our house, including all of us. Unfortunately when she was about ten years old she got too close to a St. Bernard and was killed right in front of my grandchildren. I don't know why people want big dogs like that.

    When I was a kid we had a Cocker Spaniel that was a better dog than most of that breed seem to be, then an English Springer Spaniel that was also a good dog. He was much more obedient before I left on my mission than when I got back, though.

    If I ever get to the point where I can't travel I'll consider another dog. Something under 50 pounds, but I'm not set on any one breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    I like dogs, but not enough to have one around full time. It's such a bother if you want to leave for a weekend trip and a bigger bother when you go on vacation for a week or two.

    My son just got a Border Collie that is about three months old. He's stopped in for two weekends since he got the dog, but the dog is fine staying outside, at least this time of year. Other than the long hair when they get older, a Border Collie might just be one of the best dogs around. They're very smart, but don't get into things quite like a Jack Russell would and they don't run off, they stick around protecting your property. And they love to play fetch. Even as a puppy, his dog will chase frisbees, sticks or balls and bring them right back and drop them at your feet, over and over and over. Most dogs never learn how to do that.

    We had a Chihuahua - Lhasa Apso mix for quite a few years that looked like pure Chihuahua except she weighed about seven pounds instead of the typical four. She was a very loving dog, but barked a bit too much and shed hair as wall. She liked everybody within a few seconds of meeting them, but she also barked at everybody as they were coming towards our house, including all of us. Unfortunately when she was about ten years old she got too close to a St. Bernard and was killed right in front of my grandchildren. I don't know why people want big dogs like that.

    When I was a kid we had a Cocker Spaniel that was a better dog than most of that breed seem to be, then an English Springer Spaniel that was also a good dog. He was much more obedient before I left on my mission than when I got back, though.

    If I ever get to the point where I can't travel I'll consider another dog. Something under 50 pounds, but I'm not set on any one breed.
    Border collies are a lot like Australian Shepherds - smart working dogs, very protective of their homes, around 50 lbs. Our Aussie won't leave our property unless we invite her to. We could leave the gate open all day and she would not leave.

    You're right, dogs require some time. I'm not sure we'll get another one after our current youngster is gone. (When I say that to my wife, she laughs. She knows I'm a sucker for a smart, loyal dog.)
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    This is kind of interesting:

    Inside the science of how dogs think
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    My walking companion - Otis the dog
    Sometimes I'm really not sure who is walking who

    We have the same dog but ours is a girl.

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    I grew up under the watchful eye of our beloved Samoyed who has long since passed away. Don't have a pic of her, but here's the idea:



    The perfect dog for growing up in semi-rural Idaho, where the dogs stay outside year round and love it. This dog loved to roam around at night and hunt mice, porcupine, and all manner of varmint in the summer, and play with us in the snow in the winter.



    Oh, and Samoyed pups are so cute you almost sprout ovaries playing with them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Oh, and Samoyed pups are so cute you almost sprout ovaries playing with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    We have the same dog but ours is a girl.
    About six months or so ago, someone stopped my during my walk and started asking me about Otis; how old he was, what breed, etc, It turns out he had a female white miniture schnauzer that was about 2 yrs old and wanted to know if I would consent to having Otis father some puppies. I had to respectfully decline, mainly because Otis is an it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastal Ute View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Border collies are a lot like Australian Shepherds - smart working dogs, very protective of their homes, around 50 lbs. Our Aussie won't leave our property unless we invite her to. We could leave the gate open all day and she would not leave.

    You're right, dogs require some time. I'm not sure we'll get another one after our current youngster is gone. (When I say that to my wife, she laughs. She knows I'm a sucker for a smart, loyal dog.)
    I grew up with an Australian Shepard. It was a great working dog (cattle). He almost never left the property either (twice he ran away to our property 4 miles away to visit a dog in heat). Good natured dog. My friends loved the two different colored eyes.

    My wife wants a dog like crazy right now. It just seems like too much work and too much responsibility for me right now. She says I won't have to worry about it cause she'll handle it all... I don't believe it.

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    Our new(ish) dog. We're going out to see if we can't scare up a few birds this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landpoke View Post
    Our new(ish) dog. We're going out to see if we can't scare up a few birds this morning.

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    English Setter?
    Springer.

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