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Probably most people agree their present dog is the best ever...feelings especially with dogs are overwhelming. I had Beagles (outdoor rabbit dogs-feel bad now how they had to sleep outdoors) as a kid and a Pomeranian(shed bomb) as a kid and teenager along with a Cocker who was a sweet girl. Early 20s was given a beautiful Big Red Irish Setter...way to active especially with the girls but me being at THAT age, I could understand his urges...won't have another. Got married had a few Cockers(constant ear problems and hair cuts etc) and raised a few but then got a Brittany who definitely went to the top of the list as best breed to me...another Cocker and then my present old buddy, a Chocolate Lab who is by far on the top of the list and probably always will be (until my next best friend). I think he knows me better than I do. Smart, loving and a good communicator...definitely a best friend. I had to get a buddy for him to play with so I SAVED a Lab/maybe Dober/maybe hound mix who makes a great friend and playmate to the Lab and if I didn't have the lab right now, he might be higher on the list and is definitely a companion type (always wanting to do and chase something)...has a fuzzy under layer of hair which he seems to shed every season....the Chocolate Lab "Blake" is by far the best friend I ever had...his time is getting short but he tries not to let on too bad when he is hurting...just wants to get and give loving. Next on my list will be something smaller...good for traveling easy to care for (not overly hyper) and living in an RV but I can't imagine being without a "Man's Best Friend" of some kind.

Any great suggestions? If they made a mini-me Chocolate Lab or something really close to it I think I would be a happy puppy!

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I have owned big dogs all my life.  My father raised German Shepherds, and I thought a small dog would never be for me.  That changed in 2000 when I found a black pug at, what else?, a Flea Market.  His name was Black Bart, and he captured my heart and soul. He was my constant companion for almost 15 years when he crossed over the rainbow bridge. I have a new black pug now named Lucy Lou.  Pug are a very differnt kind of smll dog.  They tend to be mello and sleep alot.  Most have a very laid back personality.  They also do not shed a lot if you groom them properly because they do not have an "under coat".  This also means however that they do need coats or sweaters when it is cold outside.Black Bart Blankie.JPGOld Black BartLucyLou.jpgLucy Lou.

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I just love pugs!! I used to have four but one by one they crossed the rainbow bridge until I only have pinkie left. she sleeps with us and is my disabled son's baby, and she acts like one. She also snores. she's not sure of the cats but they all sniff each other when they walk by.

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We had a labradoodle. Best dog ever. You are right, smart. Our dog, Murphy, lived to be a good age (15). He has been gone two years now, and we still miss him.
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A lot of breeds have been "the best dog I've ever had." First there were little black toy poodles. I just loved them. Then I went to the pound for a dog and came home with a doberman and her 8 puppies mixed with German Shepard. She was the best dog ever. Next came a cocapoo. Oh my gosh. She was wonderfully loving. Next (we're talking years later when I say 'next') came the Golden Retreiver. What an awesome family dog. The best. I liked the chihuahua until he peed on my face. He only lasted two weeks with us. Next came the Siberian Husky. You could fill pillow cases with her fur. There's clumps of fur all over the house and on the edges of my bed near the floor where she loves to sleep. She is a runner and used to escape and run all over the neighborhood with us chasing her in our car to keep up until captured. Now she's too old to run. But, she's still the best and most loyal ever  Five years ago we saw a limp, skin & bones puppy being taken to the pound that we rescued before they got him through the front doors.  We force fed him with an eye-dropper every couple of hours over the next three days until he revived enough to even lap water. Now you wouldn't even know he has a rib cage he's so filled-out. He is a bed-hog and his daddy has to fight for space on his queen bed because this happy, contented put-bull mix thinks he is human. But, he's the best ever. I will always get a 'rescue' dog, because they 'know' and apprecciate you.

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English Spinner Spaniel

Sadly had to have him euthanized last Friday.

A most loving, faithful friend there ever was.

St. Francis, welcome my friend, let him play in your fields.

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Re: What's your favorite dog breed? Minarature and toy poodles

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My favorite breed of dogs is toy and minirature poodles. I have had 1-2 for the last 14 years and have loved them all. They are extremely bright and catch on fast to behaviors wanted by their owners. Currently I have Casper a white minerature poodle who is 12/almost 13 years old. We got him from a local pet shop. Then we have Donna a black female toy poodle. We got her from our groomer after we had to put Wendy down D/T pancreatic cancer @ 8 years old.I cried about 2 weeks after that. We had her put to sleep by the vet as her tumor was too large when they operated on her.A month later our groomer offered us Donna to take Wendy's place and she has done a good job of filling in. She is the sweetest dog I have ever owned. Her breeding days were over and she was ready to retire. We took her and haven't ever regretted it!
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Alaskan malamute. I've had 5 and they were all so loving an fun. great taking hiking and camping. must work with them and have a very secure fence. I poured cement all around my.border. beautiful dogs. very kid friendly because they are like a child...their whole life.

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rescued pit bull mix are the best.

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