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For whatever reason, this website has gone years without any form of thread dedicated to man's best friend. Shame on us.
So here's a thread just for humanity's longest running eugenics experiment, timeless companion, hunting partner, loyal confidant and lounge buddy: Canis lupus familiaris.
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Melanie and I LOVE dogs. In our minds, dogs > most people. We just moved into an apartment in a dog friendly neighborhood and plan to get dogs next summer. We're interested in getting two dogs, but we aren't sure if we want to get puppies or 'rescue' dogs. Greyhounds, Labrador Retrievers and Boxers are the breeds we are looking at, I refuse to own small, obnoxious, none working dogs ie: Chihuahuas, pugs, etc.

Recently I've been fascinated with Greyhounds. They're incredible animals; among the most ancient of dog breeds they can run nearly 45 mph (25 kmph?) Surprisingly, they are couch potatoes and have no problem sleeping and lounging most of the day.They don't require a huge amount of exercise, can adapt to most environments and are friendly, if not, reserved. They have no undercoat, which means they are less likely to have the 'dog' smell and both people allergic to dogs. Strong possibility we'll get two.

Labrador Retrievers, who doesn't love these dogs? Friendly, energetic, adaptable, athletic, lovable and so much fun. Labs are the quintessential dog. I've had good experiences with labs and love'em to death. Always an option.

My favorite dog is a Boxer and I would love to have two versions of her to call my own. Energetic, intelligent these dogs shake their whole butts to compensate for their stubs. However, they can be stubborn, males especially and require lots of exercise.

What kind of dogs do you have and what recommendations, concerning breeds, food, etc. do you have?


19 Aug 2014, 21:50
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I recently got two german shepherd pups, a male & a female whose names are Willie & Riley. Me & Kristin are training them & we plan to eventually breed the male to make a extra buck.

They're a great breed.

I also have a male lab/golden retriever (who strangely hates water), a male sheltie doberman & we also have a cat that we found in our wall around six months ago.

So yeah, we're packed when it comes to animals.

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Oh wow, you're house is packed. What's the Sheltie Doberman like?

German shepherds are great dogs but alas, this neighborhood has breed restrictions and they are on the list. I find that strange though, if they are good enough for and preferred by law enforcement and the military the one would think that they'd be acceptable elsewhere as well. Any dog can be a good dog regardless of breed, it just depends on their upbringing.


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We have russian hound. It hunts foxes and raccoon dogs.

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We have russian hound. It hunts foxes and raccoon dogs.

I used to see plenty of red tail foxes(scientific name Vulpes Vulpes) where I live, but alas I have only seen one in the past few years.

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This is my grandma's jack russell Miša

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She's very friendly and loud.

I find a jack russell pug mix super cute

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I'd like to have a dog somewhere in the near future, though I'm not sure about the where, the when, the how, et cetera. A lapphund looks awesome, maybe a husky. No idea. As long as I can name my dog Dog, I'm fine with it.

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Any specific kind of Husky, like a Siberian or Malamute? They're beautiful creatures but stubborn and aren't that bright generally though they can be trained obviously. I pity the majority I see, living in warm places where it does not even snow. They're miserable in the summer time with such long coats. :/

Totally understand your desire to name the dog, I have a long running list of potential dog names. More than once I've kept Melanie awake at night with suggestions.


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My childhood pooch is 14 now, he's a ***** and he's staying with us this week. He's a beagle and has a lot of lumps and no respect for my couch or Adam's laptop :cry:

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He looks ready to take my GMR turn...DON'T TOUCH IT, YOU'LL **** MY WAR PLAN UP YOU SON OF A *****.
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