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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2016, 08:19:03 PM »
There are plenty of purebred rescues too.  Don't feel bad if you prefer a certain breed.  If you really want a puppy,find a responsible breeder that will take the dog back if needed.  I'm against anyone who breeds but won't guarantee that pup won't wind up in the pound. 
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2016, 08:56:00 AM »
Rene, sorry for your loss... your original request was for a particular BREED of dog, I think, so to that end rather than get involved in the rescue, mutt, pure bred debate I'll give my 2 cents as to what breed I'd chose... You said it should be a smaller animal not a McBarker, nor a biter, good with children and adults alike... so without further ado my vote is for a Havanese. A smallish (about the size of a mini schnauzer) compact, good natured, NON-SHEDDING doggie. Info from the Havanese  web site:

Basic obedience training will teach skills you will use on a daily basis. The time you spend in training, especially during the first year of your petís life, will be repaid by giving you a well-behaved companion that is bonded to you and your family for the rest of his life. The Havanese are happy little athletes and loyal family companions. As therapy dogs Havanese bring smiles to faces in hospitals, nursing homes and libraries around the country. The Havanese is trainable and intelligent and possesses a naturally affectionate temperament, which making the breed an ideal family pet. Although a toy dog, they remain energetic and require some form of daily exercise.

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2016, 10:03:14 AM »
Oh Rene, condolences, very sad when you lose a soul mate with paws.  I often find that you don't pick the dog, the dog picks you  ;) and I'm sure it will be a perfect match. Can't wait for the photo  :D
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2016, 12:55:41 PM »
I often find that you don't pick the dog, the dog picks you  ;) and I'm sure it will be a perfect match.

Well said. I have learned that just because someone had a certain breed of pet that was a gem and has passed, they want another of the same. Only to find out in time other issues come up you still have no control over. You never know.
I've been in your shoes a few times. Saying good bye and watching the needle go in. It never gets any easier. I say to myself that I can't do that again. You know what?...

We do it again! Another rescue. We like bigger dogs and are fond of German Shepards. But that's just us. It sounds like you might know what you want. All I am asking is to check out the rescues to maybe find one that fits the bill.
I'm also sorry for your loss. And I hope you find what you're looking for. 
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2016, 07:10:29 PM »
I have learned that just because someone had a certain breed of pet that was a gem and has passed, they want another of the same. Only to find out in time other issues come up you still have no control over.

Ain't that the truth.  We had to put down our Shepard many years ago. I'm only slightly biased, but she was the smartest dog in the world.

We got a new Shepard puppy, who was the runt of the litter. That title apparently extended to the brains department as well, because he was dumber than a box of rocks! We loved him, but we couldn't reach him anything. Those two dogs couldn't been more opposite, although they were the same breed.

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2016, 07:28:27 PM »
Times 2, Tom.  The only thing we have to be careful of is to not let our orange (red) and white tabby on the bed in the rear of our RV.  If he hops on the bed the front wheels come off the ground.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2016, 07:50:59 PM »
Times 2, Tom.  The only thing we have to be careful of is to not let our orange (red) and white tabby on the bed in the rear of our RV.  If he hops on the bed the front wheels come off the ground.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2016, 08:24:41 PM »
Well we deduced to get a dog again, and did a ton of research on character traits, and we we looking for one that will no shed, and is hypo allergenic. We selected a miniature Australian Labradoodle.  He turned out to be the smartest dog we have ever had.  He was extremely easy to train, and is affectionate, but not in you lap.  The best is that he LOVES to travel.

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2016, 09:32:15 PM »
You said it should be a smaller animal not a McBarker, nor a biter, good with children and adults alike... so without further ado my vote is for a Havanese.

I took a look at them. I didn't want to have to take out a second mortgage just to buy a pet. Looking at the breed, it does sounds real interesting dog. The cheapest I saw was $2250.00.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2016, 05:43:25 AM »
The cheapest I saw was $2250.00.

They can be expensive (my expensive is in the $750-900.00 range)
We are looking in the Lancaster, Pa area. There are a number of breeders there that sell below what I consider expensive.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2016, 07:55:23 AM »
They can be expensive (my expensive is in the $750-900.00 range)
We are looking in the Lancaster, Pa area. There are a number of breeders there that sell below what I consider expensive.
Good luck locating your next co-pilot!

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I could probably live with $750 Keith.  Can you PM me with a couple of breeders in that area. It may be a possibility of a stop we could stop at on our way home in the spring.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2016, 08:57:57 AM »
I'll put in another vote for Papillion. With judicial use of a muzzle to discourage barking/whining they are great companions.  They do require attention as they are people dogs, but you'll have a permanent puppy (Toby is eight and still seduces every visitor into throwing his chop).

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2016, 05:27:54 PM »
I could probably live with $750 Keith.  Can you PM me with a couple of breeders in that area. It may be a possibility of a stop we could stop at on our way home in the spring.

Will do...

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2016, 05:57:49 AM »

Hi Rene,

Forum says your in box was full so I went public,

I don't know what happened to my original attempt to PM you... I clicked on your name in the "To:" box and my message disappeared... Oh well here goes the second attempt.

https://www.lancasterpuppies.com/puppy-search/breed/havanese

As you can see there are some pups priced over what I quoted but there are numerous one's under $750.00
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the lower cost pups, usually an older dog (puppy) or fewer champions in its bloodline, but I doubt your looking for a show dog, more of a co-pilot huh?

Good luck with the search!  ;)

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2016, 07:55:46 AM »
https://www.lancasterpuppies.com/puppy-search/breed/havanese
As you can see there are some pups priced over what I quoted but there are numerous one's under $750.00
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the lower cost pups, usually an older dog (puppy) or fewer champions in its bloodline, but I doubt your looking for a show dog, more of a co-pilot huh?

Thanks Keith. I went in and deleted all my messages. I didn't realize that when someone sends me a PM, I thought it was just a regular E-Mail which it is but it also puts that same message in a message box in this forum. That's why it said my IN box was full. I had 41 messages which put me at 102% capacity.
 
I'm still up in the air about getting another pet. DW feels differently. She's a huge animal lover. It's been so nice to be able and just go anywhere as we please and not have to worry about a pet.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2016, 08:39:16 AM »
I'm still up in the air about getting another pet. DW feels differently. She's a huge animal lover. It's been so nice to be able and just go anywhere as we please and not have to worry about a pet.

Deb and are in somewhat the same situation. This past summer, Deb tripped over Layla, the miniature poodle she had. It scared us both pretty bad due to the spine issues Deb has. She ended up giving Layla to her cousin, who has fell right in love with her. We now don't have a pet. I don't mind having a pet, but I'm not sure if I want one right now. We've got a lot going on in our lives right now. Deb stays home by herself all day while I work, and would like a pet for company, which I completely understand. I also know she has some reservations of getting another pet, but she would get over that pretty quick if she got one. It would have to be a small dog. I have been doing some snooping, and figured out she would like to a Boston Terrier. If I find a Boston that needs rescuing, and if it seems to be a good for for us and us a good fit for it, I'd most likely get it for her though. Follow your heart.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2016, 11:17:39 AM »

 
I'm still up in the air about getting another pet.

Hey Rene I completely understand, just giving my 2 cents worth which sometime is a penny too much!  :(

Be well!  ;)

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2016, 12:04:33 PM »
Most ideas have already been said, but I do have something to add. The "breed" IMHO is only good for size and physical characteristics. The temperament of a specific dog is really far more important.. once again IMHO.

Along those lines, we sailed with 2 great danes on our boat for years. They were wonderful dogs.. and great boat dogs (other than the male getting seasick from time to time - he had no problem bashing into waves or running with them, but the rollies on the beam really got to him). You wouldn't think small horses would be good boat dogs, but they loved boating and we loved them.

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2016, 01:05:58 PM »
I really appreciate all the input you guys have given me. Now we have to think on it. Thanks.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2016, 05:08:14 PM »
     Dont rush it Rene, maybe the right one will come walking up to you. When are you coming back down?
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2016, 05:25:13 PM »
I'm here now Will. We've been here since Oct 18th.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2016, 07:01:29 PM »
Airedale Terrier hands down! You've had a Schnauzer, so familiar with Terriers.  Welcome to the King of Terriers.  We've traveled with our ADT Portia since she was 8 weeks old.  She loves to camp as much as we do and people flock around her wherever we go.  The attached pic is our Portia at Blue Water RV Park in the Florida Keyes.  Once you have experienced life with an Airedale you are a fan for life.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2016, 07:53:36 PM »
australian shepherd..... :)

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2016, 09:52:30 PM »
australian shepherd..... :)

I SAID SMALL. We did have a mutt one time that had some AS in it's blood. He was a very good dog.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2016, 09:44:55 AM »
I SAID SMALL. We did have a mutt one time that had some AS in it's blood. He was a very good dog.

Sheesh... You did mention you wanted a small dog... I guess people are pulling your leg, huh?  >:(

OBTW... how about a St. Bernard or maybe a Great Dane?   ::) Naw, they're too small, how about a Shetland pony?  :-\
Oh, this post is outa control. Sorry Rene...  :-[  ROTFLOL!
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2016, 10:35:28 AM »
The very best small dog, hands down, is a Maltese.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2016, 11:16:10 AM »
The very best small dog, hands down, is a Maltese.

When my youngest was still married to his now ex-wife, they had three of them. I can't hardly stand them. They take a lot of time and effort to keep groomed correctly, and it seems like one can't break them of the habit of licking one's hands and face. I really don't want an animal  to start licking on me after it has been licking it's butt and other things. And don't give me that crap about a dogs mouth is cleaner than a humans. That's just an old wive's tale for people justifying why they let their dog lick them. And every Maltese I've seen is a yapper.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2016, 12:56:58 PM »
Australian shepherd..... :)

Just wondered how you are doing...

I also had an Australian Shepard/German Shepard mix. 50/50%. Best dog I ever had. Smart as a whip. Only defect was fear of fireworks (loud explosions).
MY fault for that defect. I didn't think of the training for that after my wife purchased the puppy of 6 weeks old from a pet food store.
Rescued.

That puppy spent 12 years with us. Bone cancer got the best of him. I still shed a tear. He was my "puppy".

My point...
Was he a small, lap type dog? Probably not. Not by most people's way of thinking.
However, he was the 2nd most behaved pet we ever had, Number one goes to a Great Dane/Doberman mix that my DW had when we got together.
Go figure.

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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2016, 09:02:57 PM »
Well we did it. Picked up the newest addition to our family. We ended up with a 9 week old Chihuahua. So far he's been great. We spread out 5 or 6 pee pads and he's been going on one of them all day long. No accidents at all knock on wood. Not sure what it's going to be like tonight.
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Re: What the best breed of dog.
« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2016, 09:15:48 PM »
Congrats! Please post a picture when you get a chance.
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