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    Default Need Ides on What Breed to Buy Now

    as of right now we dont want a new dog just yet
    we are still in mourning for the one we just lost (see memorial thread)

    although i love bassets they are a little big
    our next dog will be one that can happliy sit in your lap without killing you
    cost doesnt really matter up to 1k is fine, perhaps more if the dog is right

    i like chiwawas but they seem to bark a lot ?
    dont want anything with long hair that needs constant brushing

    i like the unusual breeds and its ok if they look a little weird

    any ideas ?
    we wont be wanting a new dog until christmas or maybe after
    so have plenty of time to do some research

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    For small breeds i have always admired the courage and attitudes of Jack Russels.
    A Staffy would be hard to pass up too.
    I'm a big dog person but if i was ever in the position to adopt one of these breeds i think i'd happily take them in.

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    A pug? Or one of the designer breeds?

    There are so many choices out there. I just did this questionnaire for you (guessed a few answers though!): Selectapet - find the breed that is right for you | PetNet and got Boston Terrier (so cute!), mini pinscher, Dashund and Italian greyhound. That was only those with a smooth coat. If I changed that to short coat, I also got Schipperke (they look like great dogs, but hard to find), Jack Russel Terrier and Griffon Bruxellois.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfingers View Post
    as of right now we dont want a new dog just yet
    we are still in mourning for the one we just lost (see memorial thread)

    although i love bassets they are a little big
    our next dog will be one that can happliy sit in your lap without killing you
    cost doesnt really matter up to 1k is fine, perhaps more if the dog is right

    i like chiwawas but they seem to bark a lot ?
    dont want anything with long hair that needs constant brushing

    i like the unusual breeds and its ok if they look a little weird

    any ideas ?
    we wont be wanting a new dog until christmas or maybe after
    so have plenty of time to do some research
    A Mini Schnauzer. Got to find a good breeder who is dedicated and keen to further the breed PLUS socialise the dog.

    a) it can sit on yr lap and likes to do so (weight about 8kg)
    b) they cost about 1k
    c) all small dogs seem to like barking... so good training is required
    d) they don't need a lot of work on the fur, they don't shed hair, at least: they should not; BUT they need to go to the groomer a couple of times a year or you got to learn to do it yourself
    e) people often stop and marvel at the mini

    I think they are a good little dog. They live for some 15 yrs and make good companions.
    They have quite long legs, so they don't drag over the ground and keep dry when it rains
    They have a nice bouncy gait and are good to look at.
    They seem to be healthy dogs.
    They do well in agility.... so you can take them to training classes if you wish.
    They are in demand in Australia and still quite rare. You may have to register interest with a breeder to be able to get a puppy.
    So you have time to look around.
    Get the right questions together for the breeder and visit a breeder or two.
    The focus on the new dog may help you a bit with your mourning, too.
    Good luck!
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    a staffy loyal smart fun funny and thay will love you to bits low mates it will be a great breed for you and i know a great breeder to
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    I have a Chihuahua. He doesn't bark very often - only when he is super duper excited.

    Provided you train and correct Chihuahuas they are very good dogs.

    I even train Johnny at agility, flyball and obedience.

    You need to think about your requirements. Some small dogs have more energy than big dogs. You also need to think about shedding. Some dogs with short coats shed worse than others.

    There is no such thing as a "designer breed" just cross breeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle89 View Post
    There is no such thing as a "designer breed" just cross breeds.
    A designer crossbreed then. I currently have a dog that I have no single clue about as to what breeds she may have in her. Very different to a Spoodle or a Groodle or a Labradoodle or any of those mixes that are quite popular. You kind of know what you're getting and what their care needs and temperament are going to be like.

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    Haha no you definitely don't want a "designer breed", I don't know of a single person who cross breeds and does it responsibly, you are much safer with a purebred from a reputable breeder or a rescue dog.
    Just because something is popular does not make it right, please do not support this new fad.

    If you don't like grooming and don't mind unique dogs what about a Hairless Chinese Crested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    A designer crossbreed then. I currently have a dog that I have no single clue about as to what breeds she may have in her. Very different to a Spoodle or a Groodle or a Labradoodle or any of those mixes that are quite popular. You kind of know what you're getting and what their care needs and temperament are going to be like.
    curious as to how you would know what you would get temperament wise?

    and before you say "how do you know with a pure bred" my answer is, responsible breeder only mate certain dogs to eachother..... thats how they know.
    im not a breeder, nor do i plan do be.... but i wouldnt buy a "designer dog"...... commonly called a mutt a few years ago, unless it was a rescue.
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    as crested said, please dont buy into the designer fad......it jsut millers making money with no health testing, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I love 2 things in this world. Spandex and reyzor... not necessarily in that order.

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