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    Currently only one dane is at the house, the other may move here later this year or next year. Spoke to the ranger recently, our property is just under the size limit to be able to have 3 dogs without a permit. What they do is inspect the property once you actually have over the limit to make sure they're being taken care of adequately etc. She said in her time as ranger she's only had to decline one request and that she approves 3-4 per week. So in that respect it should be fine.

    One is male the other is female, female will be desexed once it is a bit older, my mum which owns the male doesn't intend to desex hers, I'm not sure why.

    Two types of Corgi are showing pretty high in the results for the test that was linked. Any thoughts on that o:?

    @Sierra: I've always quite liked Huskies but summers here are quite hot (consecutive days of 40-42C temps on occasion), haven't thoroughly resarched them but have had the impression they're quite active and can be tough to train (smart/independent?). I'll definitely look up those other breeds too, thanks :3
    Edit: oh wow, the finnish lapphund c:
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    It does make adoption hard. In Melbourne there are sadly more pooches that need homes although I do notice a fair amount of staffies and kelpie crosses.

    You know the best pet I ever had was a plastic fish... :P I'm just playing. Though fish can be fun.

    I think waiting sounds like the best option. I'm really happy that you're sensible enough to think all this through rather than buying a dog and then having all these problems. It's gonna be one lucky pup when you get him!

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    Finnish Lapphunds are gorgeous but I'd rate the ones I've met as more "clingy" or people oriented than the Keeshound that I've met. Both have very thick coats.

    Corgis are pretty sturdy. And independently minded - which is what you'd want for a dog that has to look after itself for a while. A lot of the terriers are fairly independently minded (but not the bull terrier types - they like people). Eg Airedale. Friendly enough but could care less if it is on its own.

    Shar Pei are also very independant - I meet a lot via a friend who takes Shar Peis as fosters for the Shar Pei rescue group. But they are not a beginner dog, they have a special needs skin/coat because of the folds and the need to keep those clean, and they don't do so well outdoors all the time.

    PS I like this dog match finder
    http://dogtime.com/matchup/start

    It's American, but it gives reasons why they think a particular breed would or would not suit you and your lifestyle.

    Also before you get your puppy - make sure you know how to avoid puppy mills and pick a good breeder...
    http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-is-a-res...eeder_327.html
    http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-is-a-bac...eeder_331.html

    If you're not sure - post a link here and we will tell you what we think - good or bad or can't tell...

    Read the bit "before you get your puppy":
    http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...ining-textbook
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 01-13-2011 at 10:12 PM.

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    Husky's arn't a breed for beginners.
    Education not Legislation

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    Myf,
    That is for sure, they can run & run & run & as for recall be ready for lots of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Finnish Lapphunds are gorgeous but I'd rate the ones I've met as more "clingy" or people oriented than the Keeshound that I've met. Both have very thick coats.

    Corgis are pretty sturdy. And independently minded - which is what you'd want for a dog that has to look after itself for a while. A lot of the terriers are fairly independently minded (but not the bull terrier types - they like people). Eg Airedale. Friendly enough but could care less if it is on its own.

    Shar Pei are also very independant - I meet a lot via a friend who takes Shar Peis as fosters for the Shar Pei rescue group. But they are not a beginner dog, they have a special needs skin/coat because of the folds and the need to keep those clean, and they don't do so well outdoors all the time.

    PS I like this dog match finder
    Choosing a dog - dog breed selector | Dog Time

    It's American, but it gives reasons why they think a particular breed would or would not suit you and your lifestyle.

    Also before you get your puppy - make sure you know how to avoid puppy mills and pick a good breeder...
    What is a responsible companion animal breeder? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase
    What is a backyard breeder? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

    If you're not sure - post a link here and we will tell you what we think - good or bad or can't tell...

    Read the bit "before you get your puppy":
    Digital Dog Training Textbook | Dog Star Daily
    Out of curiosty i did the test.
    This is what they came up with.
    Anatolian Shep,Bernese,Black Russian Terrier,BullMastiff,German Pinscher.

    I did another test last year, can't remember which one, they came up with,
    Greyhound, Whippet,Jack Russell and Tibetan Spaniel

    We have a Grey and JR, and I love tibbies.

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    I did the test too, and got Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Doberman, German Pinscher and Great Dane.
    I 'like' Dobes and a Danes, but none of the others.
    I can only think of 3 breeds that would suit my lifestyle right now, and those would be;
    1. Dalmatian
    2. Kelpie
    3. Border Collie
    Education not Legislation

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    Surpriced how accrate this 1 is as I got......
    1. Anatolian Shepard dog 2. Dobermen 3.German Pinscher 4.Mastiff 5.Neapolatan Mastiff

    Pretty spot on considering 1. was a livestock guardian breed which I already own 2 breeds of being Tibetan Mastiffs & Maremmas, 2. was Dobs which I have always wanted, 3 Always admire them as they are such spunky dogs the Pins & the last 2 being mastiff breeds which are my number 1 pick of any breed groups.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    I got anatolian shepherd too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittany View Post
    I got anatolian shepherd too.
    Did you get all same answers to me???
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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