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What's your favorite dog breed?

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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Jack Russell Terrier

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Hi all, first post in AARP

I did not have a dog growing up but much later over a 20 year period I had 7 greyhounds, usually 2 at a time, all rescued from the track.  They are the most loving, affectionate 45mph couch potatoes!  I became a "greyhound person". I currently have a 28lb. small dog from the local shelter who, to my amazement, has worked her way into my heart as if she were a greyhound, who knew?  We've done so much together, going to restaurants and other events, lots of training - first she got her Canine Good Citizen, then her Urban Canine Good Citizen then passed the Therapy Dog Int'l testing, then came in 2nd in an obedience trial where she was the ONLY mixed breed (come on people, what the heck?) dog etc.  She is older now, her 100% red coat is turning white but she still has a lot of spring in her step.  MY FAVORITE DOG BREED IS THE ONE THAT NEEDS ME THE MOST.  Animals are not disposable like a paper plate.  

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@Rescuex   What a lovely post.   I agree 100%.

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I love the Newfoundland Doggie my favorite but she passed and I now have 2 Shih Tzu's.
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Love .Love Boxers . I now have a boxer / pit bull . That is a rescue. Has turned out to be a very good dog for me .

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I'm with you on boxers.  They are the breed of my heart.  I've had them since I was a child.  At one time we had 6 in our house.  Unfortunately, I lost my last boxer, a female in 2012 and my male in 2010.  I now have a 7 year old pitbull who I got when he was 8 weeks old and he was raised by my female boxer.  He acts like a boxer.  I often say he is a boxer in a pitbull disguise,

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I now have a boxer / pit . He is so gentle and sweet . He acts more like a boxer then a pit . He was a rescue. Right now he is very sick . Hope he gets better soon .
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@PhyllisD478560   I hope he feels better too!

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Two of my favorite breeds.  Boxers and pitbulls.  My pitbull was raised by my boxer.  He is a sweetheart.  I hope your boy is feeling better soon.

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Yes I also had one as a child . Our last boxer was a rescue .My husband never had boxers .I had told him about the one I had as child . So when we were able to get the boxer .He said ok if you want him we will try him out .Well after just 3 days he was in love with him .And in about 2 weeks the boxer that was to be mine , ended up being his . Dog loved him so much .He said I have never had a dog that gave so much love . There were always together .we took the dog to Alaska ,and into Canada.
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I love my Jack Russell Terrier

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I have had a number of diffent breeds of dogs.  I think my favorite large breeds are an Irish Wolfhound and German Shepards both are wonderful family dogs, when trained properly and socialized properly.  For a small breed it is again a tie between the llaha apso and a border terrier.  But the most important quality in all of my dogs are they are rescue dogs from reliiable rescue organizations.

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@sm361854  So nice that you mentioned  rescue dogsSmiley Very Happy.  Double kudos.

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A pit bull  mostly but I like large breeds 

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Cavaliier King Charles Spaniel.  Just looking at my Lucy makes me smile.  Her tail is always wagging and she loves everyone.

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Loved my good ol' faithful beagle named Zippy.

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Jack Russell Terrier aka T Rex

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That really is a tough question. We've had several purebeds and a few mutts over the years. Most of our dogs have been big, huge dogs until about 8 years ago. The big ones were getting too difficult to handle so eventually we got 2 smaller dogs. Over the years we've had a Hungarian Puli, an English Mastiff, an Old English Sheepdog, an Irish Wolf hound and a Bouvier. At this point we rescued a mix breed that was medium sized. After he passed away we rescued a Chinese Crested mix (a breed I have always wanted), at the same time we also rescued a long haired Chihuahua. They were all great dogs. If I absolutely had to pick which breed was my favorite, I would have to say our Chinese Crested. He's on the smaller side, doesn't shed cause he's hairless and is a real clown. If money were no object and space wasn't an issue, I'd get one of each again. I do love the big ones though.

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Siberian Huskies can't be beat.  They are stunners with all the color combos and the killer

blue eyes on many.  Not to mention they just kill with the perfect eyeliner every time.  They

are the biggest goof balls.  They never fail to entertain me.  Love their zoomies and how they

talk.  Just too much fun.

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My favorite  dog breeds  are the German Shepherd and the Yorkshire Terrier. 

 

I don't have any dogs, I have a feral Calico cat name Dana. I've had her since she was  a

kitten, she is now 7 years  old.

 

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Still Dutch Shepherds working on 4th, I think I’m wrapped around her dew claw. All rescues!

 

Despite her pulling her 50 pound bin of food, across kitchen floor, through dining room to rest mid carpet, with an additional 50 lb’s of packed laptops (big box).

 

She apparently disliked my going off in search of more food for both of us.

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 Froze

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozenoem  And I have been thinking that your doggie girl has been quiet for quite awhile.  Nice picture!

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Two: Whippets and Scottish Deerhounds.   They are similar and very different in personality.  I cannot imagine not having both in my life.  And my Deerhound will keep me warm on the colderst night!

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I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting a pair of Italian Greyhounds. I wasn't familiar with the breed until I met them

Although, the time we spent together was brief I found them to be total love bugs. Just great 🐕.

 

 

 

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Rat terrier-they seem to be very loving and protective.

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I've got a couple of Beagle dogs, and I just adore having them around. They are such a friendly, good natured dog, and so good with children.

They also get along with all the other dogs in the neigbourhood and I've trained them get along with my cat.

They do occassionaly bark when a person they don't know visits us, but they are easily won over after a bit of a pat - so for that reason the beagle doesn't maked a good guard dog.

The one thing that they do love to do is go hunting, and they love hunting together, bit like a pack, so I plant a few treats in the backyard and then get them to go hunt.

I've had other breeds of dogs before, but for my the beagle is my favourite, they intelligent, very curious and rarely aggresive, not to mention, they have an awesome sense of smell.

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I love Pugs!!! I've had 6 in my life time. The are so loyal and loving.

 

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German Shepard.  We had a few over the years.

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