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"...I tend to like the "working dogs" too, which are usually large...".

 

   Yes, any of the larger breeds are of interest to me. But, we've raised 5 dogs and they were all shelter, mixed (lab and 'whatever') breeds. 

   I always liked, but would not pay for, a 'real' German Shepherd --- those large, bluish colored dogs often used as police dogs. There is one in the neighborhood.  


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Black labs then yellow labs. A dog is not a dog unless it weighs at least 30 pounds (I know, I'll get flamed).


I tend to like the "working dogs" too, which are usually large. The one dog I had as a kid, was a mixed breed .. small/medium, curly hair & webbed feet! Appearance-wise, I love the Samoyeds, Great Pyrenee, as well as Newfoundlands & Bernese Mountain Dogs. But they're not the "smartest" breeds, so that might be a problem.


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Along this same line, I really need an Hearing Dog, but my current home won't qualify.  But I'll be moving sometime this year and I've found that where I'm moving too has a source for the HD and they're matched up with us according to needs mostly.  The dogs are mostly rescues, so I'm liable to get most any breed.  I may not have a lot of choice, but that's just fine.  I've been house 'n mostly dog sitting for a few years and have enjoyed a lot of different breeds.

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Black labs then yellow labs. A dog is not a dog unless it weighs at least 30 pounds (I know, I'll get flamed).


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This is such a difficult question!  Each dog, even in the same breed, has it's own personality.  I've had three poodles (2 standards and one miniature) and I love that breed, even though all three of them have been very different.  My only problem with the poodles was the necessary grooming, but they don't shed which is an advantage.  I've also had two mixes breeds, a probably beagle mix an a chow mix, which have been great dogs.

 

I'll have to say that my heart melts when I see a golden retriever puppy (or adult for that matter) although I've never had one or really been around one.  I'm rather partial to dogs with long hair even though they shed all over the place.  Our childhood dog was a cocker spaniel (probable mix) who was the best dog ever.  My mother loved Pekingese dogs that were beautiful and she loved them.  I did not choose to carry on the family tradition although they provided some interesting stories.  Those were the only dogs that ever bit me.

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This is a tough question to consider.When my siblings and I were growing up we always had a dog. Over the years we had a beagle,Irish setter,English cocker spaniel,,couple mixed breeds. Our last dog was a golden retreiver which we had for 14yrs.I've always like yellow&black labs and golden retriever,these are my favorites. Sue

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Always the Bullmastiff.  They're large enough to intimidate unwanted strangers, yet quiet.  But let someone outside do something they should not, and they give a very low-pitched, growly bark.

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I have always thought a German Shepard was so smart and strong.  But really have a hard time picking a favorite breed, especially now that I have a mixed dog.  Do you have a favorite?

 

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