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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    My Cousin's Husband is a custom officer and he got a beagle..
    Mmmm, yes, a close friend of mine runs the dog training program for Quarantine, and another friend works in a facility developing a vaccination for ticks, and both work closely with Beagles. Beagles are really cute, and I think they may possibly be the cutest puppies on the planet... but as a house pet, I'd want to find one with not a shred of working DNA (like finding a flying pig, methinks).

    That said, I have watched (via youtube) a lady working incredibly hard with her Beagle in a training program and her results are absolutely amazing and her dog, Daisy, is a super dog (not just a super Beagle)... but she works darned hard at it... training my Dobes is a doddle in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Villain & Flirtt View Post
    I'm not overly fond of the Spitz breeds; Husky, Malamute, Akita, Samoyd etc... mostly because I like dogs with a little less independence, lol. That said, there are Finish Laphunds come into the kennels and they are enjoyable boarders... just not a breed I would want to own. I'm also not partial to the SWF's of the world... and unless I end up working for Quarrantine or Customs, Beagles are off my list entirely! Again, nice dogs, but IMHO really best suited to working applications.

    That said, when I am too old for big dogs, I reckon Manchester Terrier or Mini Pin will suit nicely... (everyone gasps with surprise!!)
    Min Pins really are a huge dog in a small package!


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    I do like most dogs, but there are some breeds that would not fit my lifestyle -- don't like cleaning up a ton of hair for instance. And don't appreciate a lot of drool! The only breeds I am almost 100% sure I would not own are:

    Labs
    Huskies
    Mastiffs (except perhaps a Tibetan... swoon )
    Bulldogs, Boxers or any brachial breeds like Pugs, Havanese, etc
    Sharpei
    Beagle
    Dane
    Chihuahuas
    Border Collie (would love an Australian Shepherd, though!)


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    I know V&F. They're all black and tan with the same sort of frame, thats all

    I think people don't 'dislike' Dobermans because they arn't a hugely common breed, so I don't think any(or much) physical damage have been done to them like the Pugs face or the Labs build(both reasons I dislike those breeds).
    I've never met a Dobe I haven't liked, and if I had to chose one thing, it would be that tail! I've been given welts by excited happy Dobes!
    They arn't a breed to excessively bark, I rarely see overweight ones, they don't slobber, they are usually very gentle and sooky(much like Pitties) and I've seen an 14 month old Dobe submiss to a Maltese in the waiting room(verrrrry cute) and... they're beautiful
    I would own a Doberman.


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    I see too many fat Beagles, and I don't like the feeling of their fur or ears(petty reason, I know).

    I just want to confirm, I don't dislike any breed per se. I would never ever say I hate that breed, or even I don't like that breed. More just characteristics and/or qualities about the breed I don't like. Im sure I could find things I do like about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Villain & Flirtt View Post
    That said, I have watched (via youtube) a lady working incredibly hard with her Beagle in a training program and her results are absolutely amazing and her dog, Daisy, is a super dog (not just a super Beagle)... but she works darned hard at it... training my Dobes is a doddle in comparison.
    You can't possibly be referring to Daisy the Evil Beagle

    That's very nice of you to say Jo. I think everyone who commits to that kind of training program works very hard, you have to get the results you want.

    I've always wanted a dobie.

    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I see too many fat Beagles, and I don't like the feeling of their fur or ears(petty reason, I know).
    But their ears are so softtttttttttttttt

    I ran into two fat beagles the other day. Mine is kept nice and lean so of course I couldn't help but comment on their weight. It's the same with labs - I see so many obese ones.

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    My sister's boyfriend's family has one seriously overweight, aloof, beast of a Beagle... He has known too much of the good life and it's sad he will probably stroke out or have a heart attack well before his time.

    I do think that properly trained ones are great to watch...but few and far between.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    I do think that properly trained ones are great to watch...but few and far between.
    I definitely think that really comes down to the owner. On paper my beagle sounds like the least likely dog to be trained to even a semi-decent level competition wise but we do ok.

    YouTube - Daisy's first mock trial (novice)

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    Smeagle, their ears just feel really thick and...not nice

    I would own every single breed if they were all fit, healthy and well trained. Its just some breeds attract people they shouldn't be with that ruin it for me. Sorry Hyac, but the ACD is another one. I love Frosty though,(yes, I've stalked your photos). She looks very lean and healthy
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    She looks great, smeagle! That is exactly what I meant. Working line Beagles are a real treat to see in action, but seeing the average pet Beagle that responsive and attentive is awesome!


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