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    Default Design a new breed

    So if u had the opportunity to "design a dog" so to speak (in terms of looks & personality/ behaviour), what bits of other breeds would you take and put into the 1 dog ??

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    Oh, can of worms time, lol.

    TBH- I wouldn't. If I said x dog would be great with y characteristic, pretty well guaranteed there would already be a breed out there fitting the criteria.

    Just my opinion, of course.

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    V&F I have meant to say this for some time, your two are just beautiful.
    I have grown to love the euro look, they are all so elegant.

    The only improvement to any dog would be a longer life, fifteen years goes by too quickly.

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    Ok so just for fun....

    I would create a miniature labrador.

    I think if you could create a dog that looked exactly like a lab (and I mean exact build etc) but was maybe no bigger than an Staffy (Eng) then that would be pretty cool.

    I wouldnt know how you might breed it, but I reckon itd be pretty bloody popular.

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    yeah fair enough, i didn't expect everyone to jump on that bandwagon to be honest, i know how much ppl love their breeds exactly as they are. But there must be specific traits of different breeds that people like, and if combined could (to them) produce an uber dog.... maybe someone who loves the smarts of border collies, the personality of greyhounds but the look of a chihuahua. Who wouldn't want a Chi who herds in a relaxed manner?!!?

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    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

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    Imagine a Chihuahua the size of a newfoundland? Paris wheeling it along in a huge luggage behind her b/c it wouldn't fit in her purse anymore

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    oh I saw my first Newfoundland today on the beach...Oskar tried to hump him, he growled. He was a big boy!!!

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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
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    V&F I have meant to say this for some time, your two are just beautiful.
    I have grown to love the euro look, they are all so elegant.

    The only improvement to any dog would be a longer life, fifteen years goes by too quickly.
    Thankyou Chubb... The boy, Villain, does have a fair bit of US/NZ breeding, but, yes lots of Euro import. The girl is more predominantly Euro. They do have one ancestor in common, though!

    I do think they are nice looking dogs, but of course I am biased.

    100% agree with your comment re: lifespan. 15 years may seem short, 6-8 in giants is heartbreakingly short. Yes, I would change that.

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