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    I take 'manly dog' as one with a bit of guts to it. Jackson, our staffy, is as tough as nails. He does sulk when you tell him off, but you can play rough and run around with him and not worry about breaking him. He doesn't yap either.

    Boxers are also great dogs.

    I'm all for rescuing animals, Rox is a rescue, but they are a bit of work when they're a little older and have already been exposed to so many things. It's a different effort to a puppy. It's worth it, definitely, but not knowing what a dog has been through can be a challenge.

    I know some men who have fluffy white dogs, I'm talking bikies with tatts. Men always despise the little ones til they get them I don't think there is such a thing as determining if someone is *** or not by what breed they have though.... Sigh. It's always the crazies at the park that come up with the best lines!

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    Have to ask....since when is g a y a bad word that needs to be starred out? I really want to type some other words in here to see what else is starred out, but I already feel bad for going so off topic!

    Good luck with your hunt OP, let us know what you decide!

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    I have to add in American Bulldog... coz i'm totally bias
    Big softies and definitely 'macho' looking. Might be big animals but they associate pretty well with others. Whilst like anything they need a bit of exercise, they will do well with daily walking, jogging, zoomies around around the park and will gladly lie around the rest of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Some of us down at our local dog park are evil. One lady who has two SWF (small white fluffies), said she thought that the guy over there, with another SWF, must be *** because he has a "girl's dog". I asked the lady who normally walks her dogs... her husband, the big policeman, of course. He's a big fierce softy but definitely not ***.

    It really is up to the bloke holding the lead to be manly. It's got nothing to do with whatever is at the other end of the lead. Worst comes to worst... what could be more manly than having a gf (who has a dog). I'm thinking it can be a bit like the cars - ie the size of the car engine is in inverse proportion to the size of the man(hood) driving it.


    Thanks Hyacinth for making me feel so good I drive a 6 litre V8 and have a Neo.

    That said i couldnt see myself in a Prius with a white fluffy dog.

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    A Greyhound would suit that environment, but if the terriers are SWFs, maybe not.
    Most giant breeds don't need heaps of exercise. Danes and Mastiffs for example.
    And then I think Hyc mentioned Bulldogs. Thats another 'couch potato' breed.
    My vote goes for Greyhound though
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    Jucealala, G A Y is wrongly blanked out and I've been meaning to ask Morgan to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palerider View Post
    Hi everyone ,

    Loving the forum , especially the pics of everyones dogs ! Loving seeing all the different breeds out there.

    Anyway i havent had a dog since i was in my early 20's ( a bit over 10 years ago) i grew up with two awesome golden retrievers , i love the breed but obviously they are not appropriate for an apartment!

    So i was looking for suggestions.

    I love all types of dogs but i guess i would prefer something a bit more 'manly'

    I have a pretty decent size apartment , but i also have a decent size courtyard ( around 25 sq meters)

    However there is also one other consideration , my neighbour has two small dogs ( not exactly sure of the breed, terrier X's) she adopted from rescue. They are both very sweet dogs and very well natured. We have adjoining courtyards with a gate in between so i let them use my courtyard so they have some extra space.

    So really any dog i get will have around 50sq meters outside and also two little mates to play with! But i want to make sure i get a dog that doesnt rock the boat with them.

    Sorry for the long post , and thanks for reading !
    How often do you exercise? Will the dog be walked every day?

    I would suggest a greyhound rescue or a whippet. Having high energy breeds in apartments can lead to many issues. Including digging etc. Staffys are renowned diggers. They are a terrier and I think that too many people don't take that into account when recommending that. They - like almost every breed - are not a dog for everyone.

    What do you want in a dog? Short coat? Long coat? Do you mind shedding? Will the dog be indoors or just outdoors? How much time do you have for training and exercising?

    What do you mean by "manly"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    A Greyhound would suit that environment, but if the terriers are SWFs, maybe not.
    Most giant breeds don't need heaps of exercise. Danes and Mastiffs for example.
    And then I think Hyc mentioned Bulldogs. Thats another 'couch potato' breed.
    My vote goes for Greyhound though
    I thought it was uncommon for a rescue grey to go after swf's? I know that cats are a no go except in rare cases.

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    A Staffy might suit.

    What state are you in?

    Do you want a dog that will tag along with you everyweekend, out and about, to the beach, park or rock climbing? (examples only)

    Are you more inclined to have a dog that remians at home while you go out but might on the occassion come with you?

    Will you have time/energy to walk a dog all the time, or just sometimes?

    What about grooming? Do you enjoy grooming and have the time to do it or the money to pay someone to do it?

    Would you prefer a pup or an adult dog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    I thought it was uncommon for a rescue grey to go after swf's? I know that cats are a no go except in rare cases.
    I have no personal experience with Greys, it was an assumption, so you may be correct
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