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    Hey ya'll,

    Many years of pestering and constantly going over to my neighbours to walk their dog, and pick up its poo, and feed it have convinced my mum and dad that a dog *would* be an alright idea. so when we move, we'll be getting one some time after my sis's wedding.

    I've pitched whippet, daschund, french bulldog, sammoyed n such. They don't seem TOO keen on any of these breeds. But their criteria is as follows

    Not much fur, medium sized, can be an outside dog, not yappy,...


    Any suggestions? Also, personal experience with any breeds that would suite is good. Thanks in advance!

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    A stuffed toy? LOL

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    ...? thats really how you treat new people on the forum?

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    Sense of humour anyone?

    You said they didn't like any of the dogs you mentioned and they want a dog to be outside, have little fur and not bark.

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    Have a look here Get a dog | PEDIGREE there are breed profiles, so you find something which might be suitable then you can research the breed further.

    Also read this, make sure you buy from a registered breeder. http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...now-about.html

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    Australian Kelpies fit that description quite well, although they do shed, and need loads of exercise. Dont get a kelpie unless you are prepared to exercise it. Kelpies are medium sized, hardy dogs and cope very good outside, My kelpie does not bark much, only when a strange car pulls in the driveway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    Australian Kelpies fit that description quite well, although they do shed, and need loads of exercise. Dont get a kelpie unless you are prepared to exercise it. Kelpies are medium sized, hardy dogs and cope very good outside, My kelpie does not bark much, only when a strange car pulls in the driveway.
    umm u can get kelpies that bark all the time

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    Are you a first time dog owner?

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    Kelpies are absolutely awesome, but they needs heaps and heaps and heaps of exercise, and they will bark if they are bored and full of energy.
    Probably not a breed for you

    As Pugger said, its gonna be very very difficult for you to find a breed that fits your criteria perfectly. For example, if you want an outside dog, then they are going to have a bit of fur, so they are going to shed.
    All dogs shed at least once a year(my JRT X Maltese and Kelpie X BC all year round)
    Most dogs like to be with people(being pack animals) but you will find one or two(my Kelpie X included) that prefers being outside, but its very sad to banish a dog to being away from the family.
    My dogs will bark if they haven't been for a walk/run or the walk/run wasn't long enough, its them saying they're bored. I think thats why a lot of little dogs are always barking, people don't realise small doesn't equal no exercise/stimulation required.

    Heres a list of dog breeds for beginners;
    Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Pekingese, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Silky Terrier, Australian Terrier, Tibet Spaniel, Norfolk Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Westie, Pug, Shih Tzu, Basset, Dachshund, Scottish Terrier, Papillon, Whippet, Sheltie, Havanese, Mini Pinscher, Border Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Welsh Corgi, Bichon Frisé, Cairn Terrier, Toy Poodle, Tibet Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Bedlington Terrier, Mini Schnauzer, Collie, Samoyed, Bearded Collie, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever.

    Suggest these to your parents. Do lots and lost of research on your favourite breed from the list. Find out their health issues, how much grooming and exercise is required, training etc. And THEN find your closest RSPCA or shelter and check their websites regurly, go in every few weeks and have a look at the dogs, spend time with them, but ALWAYS with a few breeds in mind, don't impulsivly chose a cute puppy.
    You wouldn't believe how many people come onto the forum and into my work(vet) saying their once cute puppy is now an adult and they can''t handle it, please help me rehome it.

    From your preferred breeds, I think Whippet would suit you, but they either need to be inside or heavily coated. Also, you will need to find a registered, responsible, reputable breeder, as there arn't many in shelters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    umm u can get kelpies that bark all the time
    and you can also get ones that barley bark at all...
    in my opinion, i doesn't matter what the breed, any dog can bark a lot, or not, it depends on its personality!

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