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    i couldnt see myself in a Prius with a white fluffy dog
    That describes one of my male friends perfectly. Except he upgraded the Prius to a battery powered sports car. Got the toy poodle tho. Sort of inherited it, it isn't what he went out and chose for himself.

    I don't think you can pick a person's sexuality from their appearance. I usually have to ask. You can't even tell if they flirt with you.

    And that would be my point. Ie for the OP, what the dog (or car) looks like has nothing to do with how manly he is. I reckon the more manly he is, the less bothered he would be by anyone who asks questions. And that would be why people insecure about their masculinity get the most upset when it is questioned. And a bloke can be very masculine, confident and secure in his own skin and g a y.
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    Shame it has to be a 'tough' dog. My OH thinks the same way though, I have Miniature Poodles, he loves them to bits but he doesn't admit it to his mates! Whenever someone asks him what kind of dogs we have his answer is always "My partner has Poodles"

    Basset Hounds are very easy going dogs that would do well in a smaller space. They can be vocal though.

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    LOL CL that's like my OH.

    He will say oh Ive got a lab/rotty (we dont even know what he is lol) x and my mrs has a small fluffy thing.

    But you wanna see him go all mushy over that small fluffly thing LOL

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    Exactly Lala! When they think no-ones looking they turn to mush

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    Have you thought of a mature quiet rescue, maybe even a golden. i have seen some very sweet older rescues, that really only need a walk and sleep a lot, but no-one want them because they are older. i have even met a couple of lovely mature Goldens at some rescue shelters...........
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks for keeping this thread rolling everyone.

    Lots to think about!

    I'm very open about getting a rescue dog , I have been out to the RSPCA at yagoona in sydney in the last few weeks. Also had a look at the sydney dog & cats home in carlton.

    I love the look of the manchester terriers btw! They could be a strong possibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Have you thought of a mature quiet rescue, maybe even a golden. i have seen some very sweet older rescues, that really only need a walk and sleep a lot, but no-one want them because they are older. i have even met a couple of lovely mature Goldens at some rescue shelters...........
    Honestly i would love to get a golden.

    But i was very attatched to my two when i was a kid , was heartbreaking when they passed.

    I'm really not sure a mature dog is for me though , if i had the space for more than one dog i would for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    How often do you exercise? Will the dog be walked every day?
    Yep , i would envisage every day at least once. Likely twice on days off.


    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.
    Saw an amazing amount of greys at the yagoona RSPCA , they were all so calm and pleasant.


    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"?

    Short coat , I dont mind some shedding , sleep outdoors but inside at night before I go to bed And I have plenty of time , only work 35 hours.

    By manly I just meant that I want something that looks like a guys dog.
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    Hi!!

    I am another vote for a Grey or Whippet. I think they would suit your situation, they certainly don't look like your gf's dog and they are beautiful creatures! And your saving a life!

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    Based on what you've just said, my number one suggestion is a Greyhound. Manly looking dog, short hair, they do shed, but if you brush them they're fine. You will have to ensure that you have a big soft warm bed and a warm coat for nights for a Greyhound.

    Go through a greyhound rescue group like GAP (Greyhound Adoption Program) check that the dog you are looking at has been tested with small dogs - that way you have a bit more reassurance about your neighbours dogs!!

    Personally I wouldnt go with a puppy - maybe 1-2 year old dog? More for your neighbours sanity

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