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Another Recommend a Breed

Discussion in 'Other Breeds' started by Tiffany3483, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Canis Panther, and Donovan Pinscher are going to fall under I think they are ugly category.

    I'm thinking if I don't go with another Dogo, a Bullmastiff is what I'm leaning towards. A red w/ black mask or brindle one, not too crazy about the fawn. I do still like the Swissies or even a Berner as I don't think their hair is too bad. But will have to meet some first.

    Also like a Dogue de Bordeaux. They actually get a lot of them in at Miami Dade Animal Services and most of the ones rescue pulled have been dog friendly. Had a very lovely boy a few months ago that I would have loved, but not till Casper is gone cause he would want to kill him. They have a Dogo puppy now. That shelter would be my undoing if I didn't live 200 miles away! :) Also had my Fila too that I want one day.
     
  2. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Broholmer?
     
  3. Gerry

    Gerry Big Dog

    Saint Bernard?
     
  4. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Never heard of a Broholmer. They look like a Lab x Mastiff to me.

    I also don't want a very rare or hard to find breed. I don't like shipping and need a breeder within a days drive of me of whatever I go with b/c I want to go pick it up in person.
     
  5. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    No, I like the breed, but I don't do big hairy drooly dogs. One thing I would be very picky with the Bullmastiff. I hate drool and some lines are more drooly than others. One reason I hesitate with some of the Mastiff breeds and I love the Dogo. They don't drool. I had an English Mastiff one time when I thought I wanted one. I almost when insane. I can not do that thick sticky drool. It is just nasty gross and icky. One of my Greyhounds would gag at the sight of the drool hanging off Draco. It is bad when it disgust another dog! And wouldn't share a water bowl with him either!

    Spot the Bullmastiff I fostered didn't drool much, it was tolerable to me, but some others I saw at a show constantly had slingers and that wouldn't fly here.
     
  6. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Great Pyrenese? Old English Sheepdog?
     
  7. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Never mind. I missed the short coat requirement.
     
  8. Muttkip

    Muttkip Good Dog

  9. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Actually I really like Great Pyrenees, but I would have to keep it shaved! There are surprisingly a lot of them in FL that need homes. I think Great Pyrenees rescue is at about every dog event I go to with adoptable dogs. Old English Sheepdogs I do like as well, at least the ones I've met, but their hair is a big no for me, although they don't look bad shaved either. They are adorable puppies. I was watching them on Dogs 101 the other day.
     
  10. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Should note- I live in FL- dog needs to be very heat tolerant. We exercise in temps reaching 100 degrees on some days during the summer and that is the evening temp after the sun goes down. Dog will be in the woods in the palmettos, briars, where ticks are a nightmare at times, plus in the mud. This is the main reason for short, smooth hair. Easier to clean up and spot ticks. We get ticks even using Advantix and Preventic collars. They are usually dead when I find them, but I still find the gross little creatures. Dogs also need a certain woods smart about them. We follow the pirates code here, those that fall behind, get left behind. A dog that can't stay with me or find its way back to the car won't last long.
     
  11. JJeanae

    JJeanae Good Dog

    A leash might help him keep up.


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  12. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Don't use leashes when hiking, not even on my Greyhounds.
     
  13. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Top 50 dog breeds recommended by selectsmart. They don't follow the extremely short hair high value! But they did give me another idea. Size wise, a bit smaller, but I do like German Shorthaired Pointers.

    1. Belgian Sheepdog (100%)


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    2. Kuvasz (96%)


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    3. English Foxhound (93%)


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    4. Miniature Bull Terrier (93%)


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    5. Akita (89%)


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    6. Dalmatian (88%)


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    7. Curly-Coated Retriever (88%)


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    8. Anatolian Shepherd Dog (87%)


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    9. Borzoi (87%)


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    10. Rottweiler (86%)


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    11. Boxer (86%)


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    12. Briard (85%)


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    13. Cane Corso (85%)


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    14. Black Russian Terrier (85%)


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    15. Belgian Malinois (83%)


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    16. Weimaraner (82%)


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    17. Poodle (standard) (82%)


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    18. Labrador Retriever (81%)


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    19. American Foxhound (81%)


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    20. Great Pyrenees (81%)


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    21. Scottish Deerhound (80%)


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    22. Field Spaniel (79%)


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    23. Bloodhound (79%)


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    24. Chesapeake Bay Retriever (79%)


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    25. Dogue de Bordeaux (79%)


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    26. Pointer (78%)


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    27. Treeing Walker Coonhound (78%)


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    28. Belgian Tervuren (77%)


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    29. Collie (77%)


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    30. Saluki (76%)


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    31. Doberman Pinscher (76%)


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    32. Greyhound (76%)


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    33. Gordon Setter (74%)


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    34. Spinone Italiano (73%)


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    35. German Shorthaired Pointer (73%)


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    36. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (72%)


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    37. Harrier (72%)


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    38. Irish Water Spaniel (72%)


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    39. Australian Shepherd (72%)


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    40. Bluetick Coonhound (72%)


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    41. Australian Cattle Dog (71%)


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    42. German Shepherd Dog (71%)


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    43. American Staffordshire Terrier (71%)


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    44. Komondor (70%)


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    45. Manchester Terrier-Toy (70%)


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    46. Beauceron (69%)


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    47. Plott (69%)


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    48. Redbone Coonhound (69%)


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    49. Manchester Terrier (69%)


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    50. Bull Terrier (69%)
     
  14. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Most CAOs have pretty decent coat length. There are some out there with short pit bull or greyhound type hair but I don't think they're as common. Most seem to be medium-short or medium-long coated.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 27, 2012
  15. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    ^Yeah, they tend to be on the thicker side as well from what the few CAO folks I know have said... Never seen a really short coated one :o I shall Google would be interesting looking
     
  16. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Besides the hair, CAO are not common in my area and not what I'm looking for in a dog. I really can't find a breed out of all the ones I've looked at better suited to my needs than the Dogo. Perfect size, coat, temperament and activity level. I find some fault in every other breed I look at. Dobe would be the only other one and their only fault is not being Zeus. But I am thinking if I go with a red, it would help since Zeus was black. My last foster Dobe looked so much like Zeus, he freaked me out, especially since he loved to curl up in Zeus's bed the same way Zeus did.

    My perfect trio of dogs: Dogo, Dobe, and Greyhound. :)
     
  17. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    Sounds like you just need to get another Dogo or Dobe, because nothing else is going to be exactly like those breeds yet not have the memories of your previous dogs...
     
  18. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Actually I'm think no dogs at all sounds nice. I'll just get my permit to carry concealed which apparently isn't very hard to do with FL as our gun laws are pretty much like Texas! Much cheaper too.

    Casper was sick last night, puking everywhere. Wouldn't eat, finally ate some chicken and rice this morning. Only thing I can think of is he ate a lizard or frog since he doesn't chew or mess with anything else and he was fine in the AM, but was sick after spending several hours "hunting" in the yard. Keenan needs to go out 2-3 times a night and then Pongo has to go out at least 2 times and he won't go out at the same time as Keenan. So I'm running on no sleep for the past 2 weeks and I'm getting cranky. I know for sure I could never have a child.
     
  19. I saw you mention Bull Mastiffs.....I've lived with a few before, and if you don't like drool.....that is a breed you do NOT want, trust me, lol. My roomate's BM's drooled alllll the time. (this was when I lived in FL.)

    I have an American Bulldog. He's the 'standard' Scott bred type, not the 'Johnson' smashed in face type. Not ugly, or smooshed in at ALL. He's got alot of muzzle to him. Tall, sturdy/thick boned, VERY athletic (he's my main catch dog), and doesn't get winded easy, and it's hot as hell here too. He's all white. He also maintains a nice lean yet solid physique. He's protective when he needs to be, very intelligent on his judgements, and is down to play/run/exercise/hunt/work at any time. Yeah, I figure you'll say, 'well I may as well get another Dogo'..... but my Am Bull who is not only bred well but is an amazing all around protector/hunter'companion costed me a fraction of the price of what Dogos go for. But hey, if you have the money like that to spend then by all means....

    I don't recall anyone mentioning Great Danes.....do you like Danes?
     
  20. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Maybe you should start a new breed. :p Dogobermanhound...
     

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