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I find the dog to be intimidating.

The irony. shog[1].gif

I used to have a poodle and Maltese mix so from my limited experience with various other dogs it seems to be a 'huge' jump in breed. A beagle maybe in the picture too. They have a lot of energy from what I read, but don't come with the size.
As far as space there is plenty in the front and backyard. Will probably have to raise the fences and gate though.

But even before getting into breed specifics I may visit the local dog shelter a bit and consider adopting before anything else.
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Thread Starter 

Honestly, they may one of the least intimidating dogs I know. Beagles are okay, but be prepared for a long chase if they get off lead.

 

Go to a shelter and check out the dogs. Don't bring kids the first time unless you are prepared to walk away with a dog.

 

Put down a general list of characteristics you like - size, hair length, activity level, colour, etc., as well as breeds you like (husky, beagle) and I'm sure people will offer suggestions.

 

lefty

post #3078 of 3753
i love huskies. so pretty. i feel that owning them in VA is kind of cruel though frown.gif i always see them just suffering during the summer.
post #3079 of 3753
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I find the dog to be intimidating.

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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Honestly, they may one of the least intimidating dogs I know. Beagles are okay, but be prepared for a long chase if they get off lead.

Go to a shelter and check out the dogs. Don't bring kids the first time unless you are prepared to walk away with a dog.

Put down a general list of characteristics you like - size, hair length, activity level, colour, etc., as well as breeds you like (husky, beagle) and I'm sure people will offer suggestions.

lefty

I've adopted beagles several different times from a specific, somewhat local shelter. This shelter suggests taking the dog home for a week or two before everything is finalized. Of the two beagles we adopted, the first one, Mac was absolutely the best dog ever. The second one, Cooper, is giving Mac a run for his money. Both were perfectly trained and very gentle. Mac had more of a proclivity to run out the door, but he always returned.

Unfortunately, Mac had liver cancer and passed away a brief 14 months after he was adopted. Cooper has been with us nearly three years now and rules the roost! I heartily recommend beagles, but you're going to adopt, please try the dog for a week or so to make sure you get along.
post #3081 of 3753
beagles are very sweet.
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Originally Posted by Big T View Post

I've adopted beagles several different times from a specific, somewhat local shelter. This shelter suggests taking the dog home for a week or two before everything is finalized. 

 

In SanFo they want you to move into the shelter for a week.

 

lefty

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I just bought my dogs some expensive, supposedly healthy grain free dog food and they seem to hate it. The food bowl will eventually empty, but not nearly as quickly as I'm used to. Never thought of these animals as picky.
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I just bought my dogs some expensive, supposedly healthy grain free dog food and they seem to hate it. The food bowl will eventually empty, but not nearly as quickly as I'm used to. Never thought of these animals as picky.

Just mix some week old cat shit in with it. Problem solved.

@ the Husky question: As far as I can see people love those dogs around here. Frankly, I think it is in part because people are stupid and think "fluffy" means "would not ever harm a fly and is mellow as a rock," not because of any real understanding or appreciating of the breed or its traits.

Still, I feel the Husky love and don't think it would be a problem as long as you understood your dog.
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I just bought my dogs some expensive, supposedly healthy grain free dog food and they seem to hate it. The food bowl will eventually empty, but not nearly as quickly as I'm used to. Never thought of these animals as picky.

What brand?
post #3086 of 3753
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What brand?

Castor and Pollux. I misspoke, not actually grain free, but no corn, wheat or rice. It does have oats in it.
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Milo makes his SF WAYWRN debut... Wool knit argyle sweater from Chilly Dog.
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Castor and Pollux. I misspoke, not actually grain free, but no corn, wheat or rice. It does have oats in it.

You bought them a dog food brand named after characters in the movie Face/Off?

Also try Blue Buffalo Wilderness.
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Milo makes his SF WAYWRN debut... Wool knit argyle sweater from Chilly Dog.

 

That dog is waiting for you to go to sleep before he kills you for putting him in that sweater.

 

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You bought them a dog food brand named after characters in the movie Face/Off?
 

 

Dude...

post #3090 of 3753
I know, I was just look for an excuse to reference Face/Off frown.gif
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