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#21 pineapple

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:20 AM

I like Springer Spaniels but I also have a soft spot for Red/Irish Setters. That was my first dog. People say they are giddy but he wasn't.



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:55 AM

I like Springer Spaniels but I also have a soft spot for Red/Irish Setters. That was my first dog. People say they are giddy but he wasn't.

No offence, but the irish setters I have known were all "as thick as a brick".
I think that after having had this much experience with bordercollies I could not handle that level of stupidity. But who knows maybe I just met exceptional setters....

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

I don't know about another breed, but a good friend of mine has a dog I would take in a minute. In fact, this friend has let her family know that if any thing dreadful happens to her, then I get the dog.

 

She looks to me to be maybe a cattle dog mix. Very sweet natured and spunky at the same time, out going, and goofy. She and Gibbs play like maniacs when we get them together.

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:10 PM

Like you, Ruth, there is a dog I would take in a heartbeat, and it is a breed I wouldn't choose except for this one. She is a 2 year old German shepherd, and as sweet, friendly, smart, playful and well behaved as they come. Great conformation,  not one of those AKC bred horrors. Strong, athletic, goofy/amusing without being overly so, and very eager to respond to what she is told to do. Not as smart as a BC, but is well trained and just a wonderful all around dog. I'd have a German shepherd if I could have one like her.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:24 PM

This is a game a play in my mind often, I joke that my husband and I have a stand off - no terriers - no beagles, I love small terriers and have a huge soft spot for Cairns, my husband would love a beagle but not a chance one would ever live in our house. 

I suspect I have one more border collie in me as an agility partner, but I do think about down sizing and my list is made up of dogs I don't want. My current favorite small agility dog would be a poodle, I do love that the small class has such a huge variety of little dogs, rather than the big dog class which is dominated bu border collies.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:54 PM

Well, I have 2 breeds already, and have a hard time with the idea of not having either of them. I adore my Papillons.

 

That said, part of me really wants a Mini or a Moyen poodle, particularly a parti colored one. Also a standard Schnauzer. I am not sure I could live with a beard (gross and stinky) but I love so many Giant and standards I have met over the years.

 

I also admit I kind of like a nice Chihuahua...feisty and smart.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

Well, now I'll have to put Malinois on my list. There's a 2 yr old girl in my scenting class, and she is very friendly and people focused. Her human says she's always interested in people, outgoing but not pushy. Very, very sweet.

 

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