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Old 07-14-2011, 08:59 PM   #31 
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Yeah I don't think I'd mind any of that lol. In the end the family we'll still have a good companion. :)

So if we are able to have 2 dogs in the future, what smaller breeds would you guys recommend?

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #32 
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A boxer... probably at least an hour. With Bella a few 15-30 min exercise or training spurts throughout the day.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:26 PM   #33 
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WOW!!! I wrote you up a HUGE thing about breeds I'd recommend and then it shut out >_>

So in a nut shell, I would recommend the standard Manchester Terrier, Lowchen (they can have full coats in "puppy cut" form), and the Pharaoh Hound. Boxer can be good for you, too.

Manchester Terrier in standard size is about 18lbs, Lowchen about 15lbs, Pharaoh Hounds around 45-55ish I believe.

http://www.akc.org/breeds/lowchen/
http://www.akc.org/breeds/manchester_terrier/
http://www.akc.org/breeds/pharaoh_hound/

Videoes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdGj_V4gMuE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb8s8-lKPl8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJG4Q...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_laPaKSssLg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K6RPT9Uels

If you want more info on one specific one, I will give it to you, I just don't want to type it all up again! (Lazy day!)
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:30 PM   #34 
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Lowchens enjoy 1-2 walks a day each 15-20 minutes, and some fetch! If you want a jogging companion, a short walk in the morning and some jogging at night plus some play time will be alright. They need just very moderate exercise, nothing extreme.

Manchester Terriers do not need specific exercise, they'd rather go with you and spend time with you. They'd like to go to the lake with you, go jogging with you, going out to eat, etc. Some nice walks/jogs and going around with you, plus some running around off-leash will do well for them. Again, nothing fancy/extreme. So a short walk in the morning, a jog in the evening, and some play time.

Pharaoh Hounds need moderate exercise, but would rather run. So 30 minutes of jogging and running around off-lead (perhaps with other dogs or playing fetch) for 20-ish minutes would be fabulous for them.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:31 PM   #35 
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Boxer;
A goof ball! GOOF! They'll never ever ever grow up. This is good and bad. For one, you have a playful puppy companion for life, but you will never have a quiet, relaxed companion. These guys are totally ADD, so training you must keep them focused. They like to wrestle and be rough, it's how they got their name. They are even active indoors. Need moderate exercise daily, mostly through fun mentally stimulating play. Also very sensitive to things like anesthesia.
Bahaha, I can attest to that! There's a white (possibly albino) boxer at the animal shelter, and he's a ball of energy. Whenever we walk him and let him off the leash in the enclosure he bounces off the fences and jumps up every chance he gets. He's so goofy, and he's probably four years old.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:35 PM   #36 
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Bahaha, I can attest to that! There's a white (possibly albino) boxer at the animal shelter, and he's a ball of energy. Whenever we walk him and let him off the leash in the enclosure he bounces off the fences and jumps up every chance he gets. He's so goofy, and he's probably four years old.
I love to watch them play, but I would NEVER own one. Never. I just can't stand that, LOL! I don't want my dog to be 7 years old and still jump around like a maniac, Even if you teach them not to jump on people, they'll jump around on the couch, jump around on the bed, bounce of walls/fences (literaly), and go nuts! Just too much for me to handle! I like a playful dog in certain instances, say outdoors, not a dog who is crazy indoors, too. I'd like to keep my ceilings intact!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #37 
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My point exactly, LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD7YtIMn32w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hly0v...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vvSH...feature=fvwrel

I can just see them saying, "Yuh wanna be my freeeen?!" Cuties, too much playful energy for me! he he C:
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:49 PM   #38 
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I am no way trying to start an argument but, I feel an APBT, Staffie or any mix of them are a great dog for a responsible owner and I would recommend to anyone responsible enough to own a dog. They just get a bad rap from media outlets. Just like the Staffie you have in the early 1900's it was known as the nanny dog. My first dog was an APBT and, everyone said I was nuts for getting one. I had no problems with him and he had his CGC by the time he was 2 years old.
Dude, we just said the same thing lol How is that starting an argument? I'll never be the type to say "OMGOSH! I have a pit bull and you should get one too!" because... not everyone should have them, therefore I don't advise people to get them. If someone wants a Pitbull, they don't need to be told about them haha I've been researching the breed for 8 years, my girl is severely dog aggressive so I live with a Staffie that has issues. I know all about it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:56 PM   #39 
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I would just like to point out there are huge differences between American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, and American Staffordshire Bull Terriers...

These dogs are not always dog friendly, sometimes have issues with small animals (depends on the lineage, breed, and how they were raised), and need a lot of varities of physical outlets. In my experience, walks don't satisfy them. Tugging, pulling, running/jumping do. And because of this tugging/pulling, they need a very specific owner who knows how to direct it properly and set boundries for them so they know when it is appropriate and when it isn't.

Love APBTs and Staffies, not so much AmStaffs.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:35 PM   #40 
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Rundown on Basset Hounds: Energetic when they're younger, like any puppy. They mellow when they get older though. Molly matured around 2 years old. Until then she was an absolute nutter. Anyone who calls a basset lazy hasn't had one. :P

Even mellowed, they need walks daily. They're good ramblers and will happily walk with you over long distances. They LOVE it. They should always be on a leash. They're 90% nose, 10% the rest of their brain. They'll follow their nose before listening to you.

Stubborn to a fault and can be willful. Mine won't do a trick if she doesn't see a treat in your hand. :P This stubborn nature can make you laugh, though, as long as you don't let it get out of hand. There are things I won't let her get away with (chewing anything not hers, chasing the cat) and things I just have to chuckle at (the trick thing just makes me laugh). The strange thing is they are also mired in routine. We call Molly tick tock because she knows when everything is supposed to happen and relies on routine for her day.

They love people. I have never had a dog that loves people as much as my basset. And people LOVE them back. I've had people tell me that Molly made their day brighter. There's something about those droopy faces and long ears that makes people trust them.

They smell. Mine farts. A LOT! They have a houndy smell. You don't notice it much after a bit. Mine is raw fed and I noticed she doesn't smell as much. They also drool a lot if they smell something yummy.

Basically, they are loveable, smelly, clowns who are small enough to live in an apartment or condo yet big enough to mow you down when they play. My husband calls them big dogs on a lil chassy.

My Molly

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