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    Default Hwat Breed is Suitable for Me?

    I been trying many dog breed quizzes but nothing compares to real people. I would like a medium sized dog with medium coat but does not need much grooming. I would love for it to be active because I have a large backyard and big park nearby.Also very loving and friendly to strangers and other dogs. My main concern is that it will be at home for about 7 hours on weekdays. Any suggestions?
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    I think a dalmation would suit your discription, (is that medium?) it has a short not medium length coat though.

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    Default thanks. any other suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    I think a dalmation would suit your discription, (is that medium?) it has a short not medium length coat though.
    thanks. any other suggestions.

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    Me i'll say Staffordshire Bull Terrier, But that's just my option.
    Yea staffy fan here
    Last edited by four socks; 08-27-2009 at 06:41 PM.

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    Airdale Terrier.

    Terriers usually don't mind being on their own. Blue Heelers / Cattle dogs have a strong lazy streak too but are very active when there is work to do. There are lots of short coated hounds too - like german short haired pointer but they don't like being home alone and will nick off to seek company.

    Bedlington terrier - but you have to find a healthy one - a lot are too inbred to be healthy. They don't shed at all.

    Cairn Terrier or Border Terrier - both small to medium sized - very energetic, coats require attention about once a week with some serious coat plucking at change of seasons from cold to warm and warm to cold ie twice a year. Usually extremely friendly.

    Fox terrier... medium sized - two different types of coats (breed variation), very energetic and independent thinkers.

    "Loving and friendly" is what you get when you put some effort into socializing the dog from a young age ie introducing it to as many people and dogs as you can (as soon as all the vaccinations are effective). My puppy dog was quite friendly to start with and I encouraged all her friendly antics and protected her when people or dogs responded inappropriately, so she's extremely friendly now.

    If you don't socialise the dog, it may be loving and friendly with you and your family but anxious and aggressive with strange people or dogs.

    Terriers

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    Setters? English springs to mind. But maybe too big?

    Spaniels? Field Spaniel in particular, or Welsh or English Springer?

    Ummm.... Tibetan Terrier? Maybe too much coat though.

    Golden Retriever? Or Flat Coat Retriever?

    Bedlington Terrier - GORGEOUS! And look great in normal hair - instead of show clip, shaggy little livewires.

    Working breeds I'd be wary of leaving during the day, unless they have company they can be noisy or destructive.

    If you still love working dogs Aussie shep, Border Collie, Shetland Sheepdog etc...?

    Or for something really different - Murray Valley Curly Coated Retriever, unique Australian breed, absolutely beautiful dogs.

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    Schnauzer - they do need clipping - wire haired jack russell - any sort of terrier x from the pound...

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