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What Dog Breed Is Best For Me?
So I’ve decided to get another dog in the next one or two years, but I don’t know what breed to look into. The online dog breed selector tests aren’t any good, and my family is giving me mixed answers on to what dog breed I should get. My older sister wants me to get a GSD, my mom thinks that a Norbottenspetz or a Pyrenean Shepherd would be pretty cool, my teacher wants me to get a Wire-haired Pointing Griffon, my dad doesn’t care, and my friends think that I should just get another Cavalier. You guys will probably give me better answers than the internet or my family will (aside from my teacher, they don’t know much about dogs.)
I’m a fairly active person, and I’m looking to do agility and/or flyball with this dog. Currently I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It isn’t that I don’t love him, but he isn’t really a dog that loves to race down a track to press a button to get a ball (he does like agility, but he isn’t the greatest at it). I want to compete in agility with this dog, and my Cav doesn’t really love it enough to be a top competitor.
I have a 3 year old sister, who will be four or five by the time I get the puppy, but I have even younger cousins, and this dog needs to be good with them.
I know I can handle a dog that is as big as a lab, but I would be hesitant of getting something bigger.
The dog would only be alone for 1-2 hours at a time, I take my dogs most every where I go, so I’m not really concerned with how long the dog will spend alone. Even so, I do have two other dogs that could keep it company.
I would like a dog that is smart, and easy to train.
I have suggested some breeds to my parents already that they have already vetoed. The first dog I brought up when I asked them about it was a Border Collie, and that idea was instantly thrown into the garbage. I love Borders, but my mother and my extended family has had some problems with snappy ones. The Papillon was another breed my mother didn’t want anything to do with, so something bigger than them is probably a good idea.
So I’m looking for a small(bigger than a pap that is) or medium sized dog. I would like one that is smart and easy to train. A dog that is known for it’s achievements would also be a plus too.
I currently have two ferrets, and my sister has a very old cat, so due to the ferrets, I don’t really want a dog that is going to have a strong enough prey-drive to kill them. It isn’t like they would be alone together, but I want to be careful.
I do really like the looks of the Pyr Shep, though I’ve heard that they love agility a little too much, missing contacts left and right. If anyone knows anything about them, please tell me. A GSD would be great too, but its the size thats stopping me. I’m a little person.
So, what breed do you think would fit me?
My parents did used to train and show GSDs, so I’ve had a bit of experience with them, but our last one died when I was 6 or 7.
I don’t live with my teacher, and I’ll probably be getting the future dog after my older sister goes to college, but my younger sister, and my parents will be in the same house.
Also, while my parents would be contributing and possibly signing the breeder’s contract, most of the purchase price of the dog and further expenses would be paid by me.
Answer by bells3011
I would recommend a GSD. Its one of my favorite breeds. Females are usually smaller than males, if you are worried about the size. They are very intelligent and trainable. Agility and Flyball would probably be good for them.
Answer by Jillian.-Jiggz.-
i think that the best dogs for you…an active person…is a german shephard, a golden retriever, golden lab, or black lab.
they are all really reliable. they become your best friends really fast. they are very active and gentil. they wont harm anyone or anything. they might be a bit fussy when they are puppies. but when they get older, they are amazing!
my neighboor has a black lab, and it is soooooooo obedient! it doesnt go off the grass.it barely barks, and it is really fun to play with!
Answer by Bree says PEACE OUT
If you are a little person (not midget but short) and you want a dog that is athletic, but is small enough to sleep on your bed and is easy to train, then get a golden retriever. They are loyal,live for a long time, when you say “No cat!”or”No ferret!” They are smart enough to know that they shouldn’t disturb them. If you dont believe me just go to http://www.akc.org/index.cfm and look at the breed and maybe find another breed you like better!
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