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Old 03-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #11 
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #12 
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I love standard poodles.

What would be a good dog breed to go with rats? I know all terriers are out. I absolutely adore my rats, as much as I could love any dog, but one day I would like to own both. :)
Im sure you can train any puppy to get along with your rats :)
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #13 
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To the most extent I agree that you can train any dog not to hurt your ratties.

I had pet rats when I lived in my apartment and they are great! So smart and personable.

As for dogs with your rats, yes, terriers are a bit of a challenge, or any dog with a high prey or play drive will be a risk. These drives are individual in the dog itself, but are probably somewhat influenced by breed.

My SPoo boy had an insanely high play drive as well as prey drive, and it was a trip to watch him suddenly spot one of his stuffies and then move across the room to pounce on and "kill" the evil stuffy.

I wouldn't concentrate so much on "breed" as I would on the drive of the individual puppy or dog. Then you should NEVER leave the two together without supervision.

No matter how much you trust your dog, it is my belief that they are still animals and instinct may override any training when presented with a small, fuzzy, moving target.

BTW, when people would ask me if my dog "bites" I'm the type of person to answer "he's never bitten anyone yet" rather than simply saying "no." This is because of what I said about instinct. A dog is still a dog, and anything can happen in this life.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:14 PM   #14 
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I love standard poodles.

What would be a good dog breed to go with rats? I know all terriers are out. I absolutely adore my rats, as much as I could love any dog, but one day I would like to own both. :)
If properly trained almost all breeds can get paired well with your rats. My golden was great with my guinea pig.
They were inseparable. My piggy used to groom her hair.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #15 
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Zoey is so cute
is she a dachshund?
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:35 PM   #16 
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Love seeing pictures of the dogs people have on this site. Here's mine. After a walk, this is where you will find my two lazy dogs :)

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Love seeing pictures of the dogs people have on this site. Here's mine. After a walk, this is where you will find my two lazy dogs :)

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #18 
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Zoey is half pug, half dauschund
so she's stocky, kind of long, makes snorty noises, and has a cute boxy face ^-^

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:22 AM   #19 
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Zoey is half pug, half dauschund
so she's stocky, kind of long, makes snorty noises, and has a cute boxy face ^-^
You could call her a" Pugchund", she is very cute though, I would take a mix like that anyday.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #20 
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My Xena, Blacklab Pitbull mix, she will be 16 years old this spring.Love her to death. Kringle my beagle whom I had to have put down in Feb. 2011, at 14 years old , miss him dearlly
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