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    Today I was thinking about my other thread, and i was wondering what attracted you to your breed? was it their looks, or their temperement or was it just chance?

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    I wasn't sure about the breed as I wanted a larger dog as that is what I had before (Weimararner) but my fiance wanted an Amstaff, I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her face tho

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    Prior to my Newfoundland, I had always had GSDs. I was born into them, so to speak, and continued with that breed for most of my life.

    My life is different now, though, and following a very unpleasant experience, I chose to change breeds at this stage of life.

    What attracted me to the GSD? Their looks, their intelligence, their strength, their gait, but above all else their natural genetic instinct and ability to guard and protect.

    What attracted me to the Newfoundland? Their size (love big dogs) their temperament and sweet disposition, their usually inherent ability to perform in water, and their ability to act as an exceptional guardian without aggression.

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    Chance meeting of a family friend who has english mastiffs. Been besotted by them ever since.

    Always loved bigger dogs aswell.

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    .........because............they are the best! GRIN.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    .........because............they are the best! GRIN.gif

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    Mine was a visit to the RSPCA with a friend, She was looking for a pet for her autistic son, i went along for the ride, i was wandering along, got bored and was looking in pens, seen Pepsi at the far end on her own, looking very sad, asked if she was down there because she was aggressive, answer was no, she was an adult dog with little chance of being adopted, so she was going to be PTS.....i played with her for about 10 minutes, called my OH.... showed them some photos of our backyard on my phone....paid my money and took her home that afternoon.

    she is the sweetest little teddy bear dog, far softer in temperament than any other dog i have ever had! but perfect for me....i firmly believe that she was sent into my life at that time for a reason.

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    I don't really have a particular breed as such, and it's hard to even list a top 3 but I am partial to poodles (toy and standards), greyhounds (duh!), and sydney silkies.

    With the silkies I think it's their temperament - they can be nasty little sh*ts! Or as I prefer to say, they have lots of "attitude". I love their spunk and don't mess with me character, they are super intelligent, and tend to bond with one person only. Which of course means you have to be extra careful when out walking etc. I always supervised mine, as I don't find it funny when a little dog tries to go you.

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    My dad bred Kelpies, so that was a no brainer

    With the Gordon I went to look at the English Setter at a Setter Show where all of them were on show.

    The English, Gordon, Irish and Red and White.

    One of the other Instructors had an English and a Gordon Setter and I loved the laid bay temp of the English, but when I went to the show I didn't like the look of their weak rear and my husband thought they looked "wishy washy" (his words).

    But my eyes kept being drawn to a particular young Gordon dog, very beautiful, I asked if they were thinking of breeding him and they told me he had been used at stud over another bitch. I got to see the bitch that day too. The rest is history.

    Good friends of mine who also bred Kelpie's had, or I should say still have a 16yo whippet who I was always drawn to. Again the rest is history.

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    Working dogs.
    Always love Kelpies.
    But when me and OH talking about getting a dog, we decide to get a ACD.. I love the breed now..

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