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    Default What would you reccomend?

    hey guys,

    my first post here c: basically i would love to hear from you guys any opinions you might have.
    i will be moving out soon and would like to get a dog, i have owned(own) a beagle now for 6 years and have trained it myself independantly, i groom him daily aswell.

    for a dog i am looking at:

    • medium to long fur
    • loves to veg out
    • requires grooming
    • not to much drool


    so somthing along the lines of a leonberger, although i have been advised against this for reasons that have not been stated to me i would love to hear your opinions and sugestions!

    thanks

    scott

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    What size? What type of exercise requirements are you prepared to deal with?

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    once maxiumum twice walks daily, not bothered about the length of the walk
    looking for a large to medium dog
    Thanks

    Scott

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    There was a thread a little while ago with a fun breed selector in it. I can't remember what the thread was called but I think Beloz posted it.

    If you want a dog that is intelligent I'd consider a shepherd. You can also look at a samoyed but their hair can be a bit extreme forth averagedog owner. It'd need to be groomed regularly. You could also look at a mastiff breed if you want a big dog. I think leonbergers are beautiful.

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    I must also mention that I'm a major fan of rescue groups. If you adopt a dog from a rescue group, a lot of them have trial periods with their dogs so if you adopt one and it doesn't fit into your lifestyle the way you hoped they will take it back. Rescue groups are also good because the dogs live in home environments so the foster carers can give good descriptions about each dog. With shelters it's a little hard to anticipate how the dog will behave once out of the shelter...

    You could look into local rescue groups in your area?

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    This is the first time ever that I've known someone ask for a dog that needs grooming! Lucky dog.

    But no advice on a breed, I'm afraid. Wasn't it Newfsie who posted the breed selector? It could have been me. I have a shocking memory.

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    Shepherd might not be ideal as they probably want more than just a daily walk in their lives. Some breeds off the top of my head that I think could be worth investigating - Burnese Mountain Dog, Japanese Spitz, Finnish Lapphund, mastiffs maybe though the ones I have known have tended to be droolers... Clumber Spaniel?

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    well if you are not fond of drool, scrap the Leonberger...they are 50% newfie and the other half is St Bernard. I have met a few of them and like the newfie, some drool and some don't. But you won't know until they are grown up. They are also a dog in need of a lot of training, just like the newf and saint (what breed isn't?)

    Quite a few breeds can drool when they get hot/exited or see food. I put drool in the last bracket of what i worry about in a dog.

    Most dogs need lots of training and maturity before they become the dog of peoples dreams and chill out a lot..many people think newfies are a quiet lazy breed and how wrong can they be. But at the age of four and a background of training they are just like that. As are the Golden retriever, labrador, chesapeake and such....all need training and lots of it when they are young.

    Welcome anyway...If you look on some of the rescue sites, there are a lot of quiet Golden Retrievers and such looking for a good home..........Now greyhounds are more of a chillout dog and they do not drool.

    Anyway, Welcome....hope you find your forever friend
    Pets are forever

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    thanks newfsie, i was considering a newfoundland, i read up on the drool matter and read that females dont drool as much? well ive even seen newf x bernese mountain dog beautiful looks (from the newf) smaller size!

    any advice on a newf? i love them but have been discourages due to a article i saw titles "dont buy a newf"
    Thanks

    Scott

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    i think my ideas right now are


    bernese
    leonberger
    newf
    estrella
    Thanks

    Scott

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