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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby dave1959 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:39 pm

Lee wrote:So you had a cat

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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby Lee » Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 pm

That's fine, I have one of those too. Love the little thing. He's an awesome cat. Pretty bad dog tho.
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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby tbone » Thu May 25, 2017 2:54 pm

I had a German Shepherd that grew up with since I was a kid - lived a long 16yrs before he passed - was a great companion and shared lots of great times. Eats like a pig and poops like one too, so think that was one of the biggest negatives, had to cook a bit pot of rice with leftovers each day just to keep his energy up.

Also took over caring for my sister's Chow-Chow when she went back to Hong Kong. Bitchy and self-indulgent little thing, but girls seem to luv them with their big ball of fluff and cute little tongue.
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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby kimmer » Thu May 25, 2017 3:00 pm

This was my GS
Died at age 12 yr 2012

Hoping to get my own
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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby KapG » Thu May 25, 2017 3:51 pm

Two Irish Setters

Dogs, especially midsize-large ones, are quite a lot of work.
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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby CasperX22 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:20 pm

Bruyns wrote:They need a lot of exercise I think. Get a big dog first and foremost.

I had a Rottweiler as a child and they are great loyal dogs with a good temperament. I did research before I got my dog as a puppy 6+ years ago and decided on a mastiff and absolutely zero regrets. My dog had 2 purebred parents who I met and she is 1/2 French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux) and 1/2 Canary Mastiff (Presa Canario). She is praised by pretty much everyone that knows her for being well behaved and friendly and even people that say they don't like big dogs like her when they meet her. For examples of her behaviour you can leave food out and not be in the same room and she won't touch it since she knows it's not hers, won't jump up on the bed or couch without being invited to. Gets along and isn't aggressive with other dogs and my cat. Can be left unsupervised outdoors like at my cottage and won't go far.

Advantages of the breed - Do not need much exercise and despite their size are fine even in a small apartment because they are so lazy. Can be left alone for long periods of time since bigger dog = bigger bladder. Are known to be eager to please their owner so they are easy to train. Don't bite, mastiffs would pin an intruder to the ground with their size rather than bite. Family dogs that are extremely patient with young children and other animals. Aren't the type to be barking all the time, mine barks once when it wants in from outdoors then waits a few minutes before barking again. Minimal slobber and shedding compared to other dogs their size.

Disadvantages - Need a strong owner as a puppy who knows what they are doing such as exerting dominance over the dog so they know who the master is. Not a dog you can play outside for hours with as they get tired even after long walks. Very strong so walking can be a challenge at times if it decides it needs to check something out. Short life span and joint issues, at 6 my dog already gets fairly stiff and limps after running around.



Mastiff's are awesome. Had a Bullmastiff when I was little that was a rescue from the shelter. Very loving, loyal, and protective breed.
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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby lightupdadarkness » Thu May 25, 2017 4:33 pm

I had a Great Dane guy was awesome. Ate like a horse. Want a husky or a pomsky
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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby CAM » Sat May 27, 2017 7:24 pm

I had 2 pugs and they were extremely high maintenance but well worth it. Never owned small dogs but they are the absolute best pets. Now we have two dogs we got from a rescue group. We live semi rural so lots of room to run. The blond one is a nut job. It is part terrier part lab part Sheppard. Its actually medium size. (50lbs) The newest one is gonna be around 70-80lbs. Part hound, part lab. Interesting mix. The first one was getting anxious and driving us so we had to have a second and she has improved immensely. Heres a little vid of them. Sadie can jump and catch frisbee amazingly. For her size she can get 4 legs to my shoulder height now and im 6'1.

Chubby kid is my neighbor!
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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby Florida Chris » Sun May 28, 2017 3:19 am

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Re: Dog/pets people

Postby CAM » Tue May 30, 2017 8:57 pm

That is scary
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