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post #46 of 3618
What's the shaggy dog--a Puli, maybe?
post #47 of 3618
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What's the shaggy dog--a Puli, maybe?

Maybe.





lefty
post #48 of 3618
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Bonny, pure bred California Coastal Farm Dog


FUCKING AWESOME DOG.
post #49 of 3618
I wish I had a yard, so I could have one of the following:

Catahoula Cur


Australian Shepherd


maybe not a full blood Staffie - how do Staffie-Lab mixes work out?
post #50 of 3618
Apparently they're cute as hell

post #51 of 3618
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I wish I had a yard, so I could have one of the following:

Catahoula Cur



Very cool dogs.



When I saw my first puppy about 20 years ago I offered to buy her on the spot and I never do that. Jan knows a few things about them.


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Australian Shepherd



Nice, but I prefer the Australian Cattle Dog which also comes in a merle:




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maybe not a full blood Staffie - how do Staffie-Lab mixes work out?


Like any mix breed ... the best of both parents/lines or the worst of both parents/lines. Or a mix of the two. Crap shoot to some extent, but if you find a dog you like get him.

lefty
post #52 of 3618
I recently investigated the possibility of getting a Catahoula. I gathered from the breeders that they are an extremely high drive, high energy dog that really needs a job of work to do if they are not to become neurotic and destructive. They said that my proposed walking the dog 4 miles a day would be quite inadequate. The dog would be barely getting warmed up. So, I scratched the Catahoula from my list. A pity, as aside from their striking looks, they have many physical charateristics I like--medium size, smooth coat, no exaggerated features and a considerable degree of toughness.

I still maintain that it is damn hard to find a better dog than a well bred APBT or AmStaff if you can manage the dog's propensity for dog-aggression. I regard pit bull crosses as rather dicey. Some are very nice dogs; others may have the pit bull's innate aggression without its innate inhibition against attacking humans. I have long suspected a lot of these cross-breeds, many of which are impossible to differentiate from a pure APBT, have been responsible for a large percentage of those horrible maulings and killings that have give the APBT such an evil (and mostly very undeserved) reputation.
post #53 of 3618
Catahoula's do have some striking looks.

Apparently some are adept at climbing trees.
post #54 of 3618
australian cattle / border collie mix, he's 13
post #55 of 3618
In the realm of a 'real' dog, what would y'all recommend for apartment living? I figure my schedule allows for a half-hour walk in the morning and an hour in the afternoon/evening minimum (most days I'll have more play time available in the afternoon), not too stubborn training-wise, preferably short-haired?
post #56 of 3618
greyhoud rescue ^^ they're calm, sleep a lot if you give them some decent exercise twice a day and you'll be giving a nice dog a home
post #57 of 3618
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In the realm of a 'real' dog, what would y'all recommend for apartment living? I figure my schedule allows for a half-hour walk in the morning and an hour in the afternoon/evening minimum (most days I'll have more play time available in the afternoon), not too stubborn training-wise, preferably short-haired?

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greyhoud rescue ^^

they're calm, sleep a lot if you give them some decent exercise twice a day and you'll be giving a nice dog a home

The Greyhound is a nice breed and I believe an easy keeper. There are some socialization issues with retired racers, but you should be fine with the amount of exercise you've indicated. That said, I would find a way to let your dog run down and kill a squirrel once in while. This may be a little tough in the city, but the breed was born to run and to hobble it would be a shame.



As Jan points out, the pitbull is a good choice, but there are all kinds of implications with that breed so you have to be prepared. I recommend going to a dog show (one of the few times I will) to see as many breeds as possible and narrow your search down. Then decide puppy or adult. If adult try the rescue organizations. Puppy? Start calling breeders.

lefty
post #58 of 3618
do NOT get a herding breed. they are a ton of work, require CONSTANT attention and exercise, and their attention is a huge detriment to a first time owner
post #59 of 3618
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I never fancied Rottweilers. Not sure why. But when I see a handsome fellow like this I'd give one a shot.

Voss du Clos Lenka Sch3,AD,ZTP




lefty
post #60 of 3618
I've met some Rotts I'd like to own. Of course, you have many of the same problems that you do when owning an APBT--homeowner liability, that kind of thing. And a fair percentage are human aggressive and even owner aggressive. One dogwise friend of mine said he thought a mild-bloodline Rott made the best "scarecrow" dog possible--i.e., one that would deter potential home invaders without really being a dangerously aggressive dog.

A friend of mine sold a mild-bloodline Rott--an extremely nice dog who had once been a visitor in my home--to a fellow who owned a nursery (for plants) who was having theft problems. He continued to be ripped off. My pal suggested he replace Tonka the Rott with a Bandog from a breeder we know. After encountering those Bandogs, the nursery owner wisely concluded they would be wa-a-ay too much dog for him. Those are the same Bandogs I found so scary. I don't believe all Bandogs are that intense.
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