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    My hubby said for our anniversary we can get another dog

    All the dogs we've ever had have been rescues, and now I'd like to get a purebred.

    *Needs to get along with our other dogs (staffy mix, pittie mix and mutt)
    *Preferable long coat
    *Size doesn't matter
    *Gentle, very smoochy
    *Not too pricey

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks Devils_Advocate for the idea to start a thread.

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    Golden Retriever. They are gentle, aren't they? Usually. Longish coat, but not too much work. A great overall family dog I think.

    Border Collie maybe.

    If you buy a puppy, he/she can be introduced carefully to your other dogs. Won't be an issue for the pup. The issue will be whether your other dogs are dog-friendly etc.

    Aw, I'm brain-dead, more than usual. Lol. It's late, that's my excuse. You'll get heaps of suggestions come tomorrow.

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    I know its not long coat but I have a soft spot for boxers...

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    I do believe there are rescues for purebred dogs.

    I don't know what you mean by "not too pricey". The best purebreds do tend to cost a lot more than rescues - like times 3.

    Gentle with long hair, any size. Sigh. Golden retriever or cocker spaniel - but as far as I know gentle depends on how the dog was brought up. So if you get a puppy and do right by it, you should be able to get gentle most times with any dog.

    Not sure how a long coat would go with the other dogs you have. It might be you have one hot dog when the others feel fine and one warm dog when the others are freezing. Also do you understand how much fluff is involved with a dog like a golden retriever?

    Most long haired dogs I know get clipped on a regular basis to keep them cool and get rid of grass seeds.

    There's also schnauzers, airdales, poodles, bedlington terriers, and the hounds borzoi and saluki (very pretty) and if you like bonkers - the setters, red, irish, english etc. And there are some long haired german shepherd like dogs.

    I found this pick a dog thing very good. It is american though.
    Choosing a dog ? dog breed selector | Dog Time

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    I agree with Hy about Cocker Spaniel. They are lovely, and most I have come across are very affectionate.

    bear in mind though, any breed with a long coat is going to require either clipping regularly, or general up-keep continually, Jessicat.

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    me being biased, im gonna say shih-tzu.

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    Have been looking into the cocker spaniel and the shih tzu...Hubby vetoed the shih tzu as he believes it is too small to be with our other dogs..

    Looking at English Cocker Spaniels, and I'm really interested in what I see. They seem to embody everything I've been looking for in a breed.

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    Well if you're looking at the Cocker Spaniel, you could also consider the Springer Spaniel, or any spaniel breed for that matter.

    Cockers are so cute though.
    Last edited by Devil's Advocate; 03-01-2010 at 06:56 PM. Reason: Atrocious typos!

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    Springer Spaniel..I think Google may be my friend.

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    a Newf?

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