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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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So happy to hear they are taken care of...awesome!!!
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I have a Jack Russell Terrier that I dearly love.  I guess she could be called a Jack Russell Terror.  LOL. She is devoted, loyal, and fiercely protective of me.  But I think that is characteristic of the breed.

 

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Scottish Terrier very independent and sassy

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 By far mini schnauzers. We have had a few others. But they are so playful and like all animals and people 

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German Shepherd most dedicated dog you will find. 

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Miniature Schnauzer

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I have had always had a German Shepherd and at the moment have a male GS one year long. He is a very clever dog but is proving difficult to train but he will getaway from his bad habits if I spend a bit more time with him

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My favorite dog breed is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Just by looking at one will make you smile.  They love people and always wag their tails and smile when meeting people.  If you want to put a smile on your face, just look them up on Youtube.  There are many videos of them; the puppies are especially endearing.

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A delightful, smart, playful, friendly mini Goldendoodle. Life was too quiet when I retired and I needed a friend to walk with.

She's 8 years old and still loves to play. When she hears children she's always ready to play. Great family dog.

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I have a 75lb labradoddle.  Best dog I ever had.  Smart, smart.  She is a labrador in sheeps clothing.

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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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We have had 4 Dobermans and they are great dogs. German Shepherd ranks high also.

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Goldendoodle!

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My favorite breed, hands down, are Chow Chows.  

They catch a bad rap but I wouldn't have anything but.  I've lived with 3 and currently have a one year old male.  I love everything about the breed, the physical appearance is first of course but theres something about the quiet dignity and intense loyalty that agrees with my spirit.  Kuba2.jpg

 

 

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The first dog I rescued was a white chowchow. Wonderful dog, I think they were breed from polar bears
two coats,hollow hair, purple tongue, hair between toes to walk on snow, and groomed will look like a
p bear. very loving and loyal to their family, but courteous if introduced properly. (had two red rescues also the female had been badly raised but loved only me after rescue. bob
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Sighthounds!  Specifically Whippets.  They are gentle "couch potatoes" who can also sprint 35 mph.  I never tire of watching them, while running, kick into turbo drive mid-stride.  It is awe inspiring. After such a run, they are quite happy to retire to the sofa (or other soft place) to sleep for hours on end.  They are mostly non-barkers, are clean, requiring a bath a couple of times a year when their coat is dirty.  I cannot imagine life without a couple of Whippets in it.

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Sighthounds! I have been in love with sighthounds since I was a little girl and we had a pair of Afghans. Later, I had a pair of Italian Greyhounds. Friends have retired racing Greyhounds, other friends have Irish Wolfhounds. For now I see enough sighthounds walking thier parents out on the rec trails. I just adore these dogs, and they seem to know it, for while they tend to be an aloof group, sighthounds seen while out and about usually come up to me for a chat. 🙂 We intend to get either a Whippet or a pair of IGs when we retire.

 

 

 

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I have 2 Italian greyhounds. Littermates. The most adorable, lazy, loving animals I have ever had. They are smart as get-out, trained in most areas easily, and just want to be loved!  They can be stubborn though. They love to travel with us and are great in the RV and on leash. 

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I have owned a spaniel, a Great Dane, a Westie, a Cairn terrier, a Spitz Mix, and I currently have a Llhaso Apso.  I have loved all of my dogs equally, but Llhasa has a place deep in my heart.  He was rescued in Georgia where he was found abandoned.  He had been terribly abused and had a broken hip, pelvis, femur and other signs of abuse.  He was very frightened when we goy him, very fearful, and did not like men at all.  It tooks many months of love, and guidance, and patience to make him into the absolute best companion I have ever had.  I will always get a rescue dog in the future.  The rewards of watching a dog learn how to trust and love again is an amazing thing to see.

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German Shepherd is my favorite but I love mutts of all flavors.  My current pack leader is a shepherd & hound mix, Tessie.   She guards our property & cannot abide strangers.  I have tried to explain that some people are OK.  Nope, she will not have it.  

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We have a lab/shepherd that is the most intelligent and understanding dog I have ever known. We work with her Dailey and never stop training or showing her what we want. She is awsum! Rides to Fla from VA without being a bother and simply wants to be with us.

Donna and sammy

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My favorite dog is a chihuahua. They are so loveable. And devoted only to their master.
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My favorite breed is whatever breed of dog I have now. I've had many dogs over my lifetime. Each dog has always been my favorite. I've loved each and everyone. I cannot say which one was my favorite. Right now, I have a Doberman. Just as sweet as she can be. A very,. very active dog. Into everything. Each one of my dogs have a special place in my heart. Each one was special in their own way. There is one dog that never had a chance. Coco, a puppy that I had for only 1 week. Too painful to talk about. I must go on to happier thoughts. 

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best dog that my kids loved
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Dutch shepherds are hypoallergenic (fur and dander sensitives) tend to just keep petting my girl 1-2 hours later, they still can breathe, see, not itch.

Dog smell doesn't happen, even when wet. Unless dealing with a wire coated dutchie all are soft as silk.

I'm stuck on the breed I know and when they take ownership of their human it's Velcro forever.

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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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As a child I always had cats. I got my first dog when I was in my 20s. He was a mixed breed and was awesome. After he was gone I got a golden retriever. She was an amazing girl. In her later years my husband introduced me to English mastiffs. These are a majestic loyal breed. We had 5 of these beautiful dogs. They each lived long (10-12 yrs) with us. We lost our last my beloved George in 2012. Even after 3 yrs I just haven't the heart yet for another. These are the most loyal, loving and protective sweethearts you could ever have. I love this breed. If I don't get another, I will always have a working group dog. They are the best!
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Luvs me some sighthounds! Afghans, salukis, whippets, IGs, greyhounds. Works of art, these dogs. I've found them to be intelligent, fun-loving, loyal and great hikers.

 

 

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I love my German shepherds. They are smart and keep me active.
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Actually, a very hard question to answer for me.  I've had several different breeds over the years and each one has left their pawprint.  From a German Shepherd, Doberman, Miniature Poodle,Yorkie, Sheltie, Great Pyrenees, a mixed Lab, and a mixed St. Bernard.  I've loved each of them, with no "favorites", they've all been and are great dogs.  We still have the sheltie, great pyrenees, mixed lab and mixed st. bernard.  The last three, live outside protecting our livestock.  

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I might have posted here before, I'm not sure but easy for me...any of the bull breeds. Corgis are cute with their foxy faces and West Highland Terriers are sweet too. But my boy is an American Bull dog and I will always have one. Hubby jokes that he's like Herman Munster. Even when he's happy and relaxed some people run at the sight of him. But at home he's a big goofy lap dog who loves peanut butter, tug of war and gazing at you with soft brown eyes.
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