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    Thats what I mean. A lot of people might like labs, but they are too big for an apartment or small house or similar. If there was a mini they would be able to still get their lab.

    This is of course completely hypothetical, and is assuming that the exact same look and temperament were just in a much smaller package.
    It is not the size of things like labs, rotties, german shepherds etc that precludes them from low maintenance/small space living it is their temperament and innate needs. Great danes, greyhounds etc can live in apartments/townhouses due to most of them not requiring a great deal of constant stimulation, whereas the 'working' breeds were bred like they are for a reason. We forget they are working animals, labs included. There are plenty of toy breeds that are low drive, happy to be in confined living and still be loyal and friendly. The wish to water down working breeds to suit modern expectations annoys me to no end ...

    I'm happy with Malinois the way they are, but I would love to try some breeds we don't have here in Australia like the Presa Canario and Tosa Inu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nashems View Post
    interesting point LaLa ... i think lots of people would go for smaller versions of their fav large breed. I often hear my parents saying they loved having Rottweilers but now the dogs are just too big for their lifestyle and the space they live in now
    This is what older people from my breed have said, they would still have them but can't help lift them in and out of cars, move them around for grooming etc as they get older.

    But I think someone got in before me and did all the hard work... If I get too old to cope with the size of my guys I'll try this new breed

    ISWS - International Silken Windhound Society

    They beat me to it! Most of what I love about my breed, in a smaller package. Still striving for formal recognition in many countries, but getting there.

    Right now though, I'll stick with big. Big is beautiful.

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    I will only want to change mine to live longer......As to being too old to have them. We have just built ramps. Grooming table has a ramp, high bath has a ramp, car has a step........When i am old and frail i will be able to hang on to mine or fall onto them like I did the other day.

    if I wanted a smaller mini newf, I would be able to get a black cocker spaniel or clumber. No need to mess with the breeding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    This is what older people from my breed have said, they would still have them but can't help lift them in and out of cars, move them around for grooming etc as they get older.

    But I think someone got in before me and did all the hard work... If I get too old to cope with the size of my guys I'll try this new breed

    ISWS - International Silken Windhound Society

    They beat me to it! Most of what I love about my breed, in a smaller package. Still striving for formal recognition in many countries, but getting there.

    Right now though, I'll stick with big. Big is beautiful.

    Hehe, I was thinking of a miniature wolfhound. Though their size is of course part of their charm.

    I think there would be quite a few breeds that would be very popular if shrunken down. What about making them bigger? Anyone interested in a big chi?

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    I will design a werewolf lol :-)

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    id design a dog to keep all the dog haters out there quiet, NO shedding, NO barking, NO excersice needed, eats very little, able to comunicate easily, very trainable............

    but then, where would the fun in that be.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    id design a dog to keep all the dog haters out there quiet, NO shedding, NO barking, NO excersice needed, eats very little, able to comunicate easily, very trainable............
    My pet hamster pretty much fitted all those criteria. lol

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    I grew up with giant breeds so maybe a bigger version of a Chinese Crested...

    Wait there already is one

    The Xoloitzcuintli

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    id design a dog to keep all the dog haters out there quiet, NO shedding, NO barking, NO excersice needed, eats very little, able to comunicate easily, very trainable............
    they sell those in toy shops LOL

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    So anyway, was thinking about this as I was heading over to my neighbour's place to see if i could borrow her vacuum cleaner...I love my pooch, but I would absolutely love a non shedding Staffy lol. That's the only thing I would change, otherwise he is perfect.

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