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If it's not pitbull.. what's your chosen breed?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Rainmaker, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    Hands down a well bred GSD. Some sort of combination of WG working/DDR/Czech lines ideally.

    Ironically my mixed breed Lily (GSD/Sibe) is the reason for my love affair with the GSD. To me she's perfect because she has the best traits from both breeds.

    If I could get my little hands on a Seppala line Siberian Husky and have the means to work it... I would love that.

    Other than that, working bred Dobe and Dane are probably next on my list. I like well put together Alaskan Malamutes too.
     
  2. yanja

    yanja Big Dog

    cane corso
    or
    yorkie
    lol totally extreme ends i know!
     
  3. Midnightterror

    Midnightterror Little Dog

    if i didnt have my three dogs

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    i would go for white, black and brown labs. no more than three dogs thats my limit..........................................for now till the wife says we can get another.
     
  4. kathiok

    kathiok Little Dog

    Doberman. My aunt had an awesome one when I was growing up and made me fall in love with them. I've now had 2. Niki lived to be 12 and now I have Jack, who is 3.
     
  5. jadedpitgirl

    jadedpitgirl Puppy

    there's so many different breeds I've considered, but it most always comes back to:

    Cane Corso
    Frenchie

    I love the looks of both, and if I ever got a CC, it'd only be one. don't know if I could handle more than that, LOL! the Frenchie is everything I love about a dog-short, stout, snorty, LOL! and they are just the cutest little bastards I've ever seen. and maybe on a temporary moment of insanity, I'd cave and get my self a nice sher-pei ;o)

    and in all honesty, I want to get two pomeranians-both have to be cream/white so that I can dye their fur all crazy like pink and purple and blue. I know it seems cruel, but the dye is all vegetable based-it won't hurt them, LOL!

    other breeds I'd consider:
    Plott Hounds
    Black and Tans
    Dobermans
    Shepherds
    Staffy Bull (to show in AKC/UKC!!!)
     
  6. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    Sasha. She is my chosen breed. Don't know what the heck she is, never will. But that is the beauty of her. There is only 1. And that makes her extra special in my book.

    Some of my very favorite dogs in this world have been mutts. So I guess overall my breed of choice isn't a breed of all. Its mutts.

    If I had to choose a breed that is my favorite that I would love to own: Probably the Siberian Husky. Not pratical for many reasons though.

    I guess I just haven't found my breed of choice yet. But I've discovered a few that aren't my breed of choice including the Chihuahua, the Shih Tzu and the Poodle. Family has had those breeds my whole life, I'm now terrified of Shih Tzus and Poodles just don't fit into my lifestyle. Chi's are Way too nervous and skittish and small for me. Though when we adopted Sasha we thought we were getting a Chihuahua mix, she may have some in her but she is as far from a chihuaha as you can get I think. Perfect size too.
     
  7. LittleMissE

    LittleMissE Little Dog

    A Boston Terrier. My family always had medium size dogs and I never got to have a small dog. So I know I will for sure own one some day.
     
  8. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    I take that back I do love a good Beagle!!! But overall I really haven't found my breed of choice. I don't know that I ever really will have one.
     
  9. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    My 3 favorite breeds: Doberman, Greyhound, & Dogo Argentino.
    Other breeds- Cane Corso, any sighthound except an Afghan hound,
    Catahoula, American Bulldog, patterdales, JRTs, Rat terriers, and
    after getting Jack, Boston terriers are growing on me!
     
  10. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    other than APBTs my family has had GSDs, Dobermans, Bostons, and Shar-Peis, all good breeds imo, but if i couldnt have APBTs, i wouldnt have dogs at all.
     
  11. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    Oh, I forgot that Shar Pei is another one that I have wanted for a very long time.
     
  12. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    my mom has a soft spot for em, so shes had 2. they are alotta work with the skin issues they can suffer from...lots of wrinkles to clean. also they definitely dont have the love for everyone a good APBT has, so i wont ever get one. good watch/guard dogs tho
     
  13. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    My fiance had two big black males (brothers) when he was younger. He loves them and there is a good breeder in TX where I will most likely get one from if I do get one. I don't mind the extra work and we don't have a lot of visitors so I don't mind if they have issues with a few family members that I really don't want coming around ;)
     
  14. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    If I got a Shar, because I do love their temperaments, I'd get more of a working line... Original, not the wrinkly bags who have more health problems than not.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Shar-Pei_bone_mouth.JPG


    I just wouldn't want to clean out those wrinkles every day... lol
     
  15. Krista

    Krista Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Labs since I grew up with them. :)
    Color me crazy but I would love another hound, but Buster is enough. :lol: I would love a rottweiler mix again too.

    I would love a catahoula, too. I love those dogs and maybe a border collie. I love all dogs though! :) So I am not picky
    what dog I have as long as it's not a chihuahua. ;)
     
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  16. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    my mom used baby-wipes and had to do it every day. it shouldnt have been as much work as it was, but the two she had, Matilda and Shy didnt exactly like it
     
  17. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    Bloodhound and Doberman! Looove the wrinkles and floppy ears on a hound, and Dobies are just beautiful! I would definitely have well guarded property ;)
     
  18. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    :eek::eek: You mean there are other breeds besides the APBT????? :eek::eek:

    :lol:

    Well, the other 4 breeds I have right now are 2 Labs (mixed), a Shepherd mix, and a Shih Tzu mix. However, if I were to ever own a breed other than the APBT (which I plan to adopt from shelters/rescues), I would choose a Great Dane. That's what I always wanted BEFORE Mollie came into our lives... but now, I'm pretty sure the only thing I will own will be APBT's from shelters/rescues. I wouldn't mind a Dogo, but I'd have to do a lot of reading up on the breed before I adopted one.


    I've known a couple of people that have owned the Shar Pei's, they have a lot of skin issues, and usually have to have eye surgery due to their eye lids drooping down. Nice dogs though.
     
  19. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    My husband saw this and said he'd like to have another Chow Chow. He had one as a kid and that was "HIS" dog. They were attached to the hip.

    Personally though, I couldn't handle all that hair. lol
     
  20. nothankyou

    nothankyou Big Dog

    There are a few dogs I'd consider other than a pitbull:
    My top choices would be:
    Dogo Argentino and Standard Poodle
     

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