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Re: What Kind of Dog to Get???


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Posted by Clover Honey on July 31, 2001 at 07:14:36 from (155.100.102.186):

In Reply to: What Kind of Dog to Get??? posted by Karen on July 30, 2001 at 09:55:57:

Karen, I got to add my vote to the many for mutts. I've worked with a lot of dogs, and mutts usually had the best tempraments and fewest health problems. Try to get a mutt who's a mix of 2 or more breeds you like the traits of...this seems to give you each breed's good traits, and neutralize any bad breed-specific tendencies. It sounds loco, but that's what I've observed.

Me and Dell think alike when it comes to cow dogs. Any of the herding breeds (mixed, of course) make wonderful farm pets. I have a blue heeler / welsh corgi mix, and she is the best dog I've ever had. Great with my neices pestering her. Heelers have a reputation as biters, but not all are.

I also agree that a rescued dog often gives you more loyalty and love than one that's always had it easy. Don't buy into the theory that there must be something wrong with a dog if someone got rid of him. The pounds and breed rescue shelters are filled with great dogs that were victims of circumstance (people moving, having kids, too busy, too stupid, lazy...oh, sorry, I got off track there!) But do take a hard look and interact with the dog a lot before you take him home - some do have problems. And most pounds WILL let you return a dog within a week or 2 if he doesn't work out.

Unless you have a lot of time and patience, an adult dog is your best bet. Puppies NEED to be trained - even if they are to live outside, you still have to teach them manners. You're never sure how they'll turn out. An adult dog is a known quantity, once you get to know each other.
Good Luck,
CH


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