What type of dog should I get?

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Ridic, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

    Reputations:
    39,681
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    6,962
    A few requirements:

    1. Medium size
    2. Smart/trainable
    3. Athletic/like to run and play
    4. Good with kids
    5. Strong but not annoying bark
     
  2. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    238,115
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    33,015
    Likes Received:
    23,556
    Whoodle
     
    Ridic likes this.
  3. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    717,448
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    171,861
    Likes Received:
    86,999
    Daggit
     
    Ridic likes this.
  4. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    134,964
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,576
    Likes Received:
    16,888
    rescue a mastiff or other police dog. they are fantastic with kids, unbelievably smart (or they would not have been selected for the police). their bark does shake the walls, they are fearlessly protective of their "family" so nobody will ever try to break into your house, and motorcycles with glass-pack exhaust will be intimidated.
     
    Estocada, DrSublux and Ridic like this.
  5. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    103,068
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    42,903
    Likes Received:
    15,337
    I've never owned a dog that didn't have annoying bark times. :dontknow:
     
    Johnnykstaint, Ridic and DarkFriday like this.
  6. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    103,068
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    42,903
    Likes Received:
    15,337
    They shit turds bigger than most dogs.
     
  7. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    133,878
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    44,521
    Likes Received:
    24,207
    Some kind of lab. If you want it to be smart get a male. Dogs really are like people.
     
    SRD, Lemmy, DarkFriday and 1 other person like this.
  8. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    134,964
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,576
    Likes Received:
    16,888
    yes they do. when i had dogs, i quickly got used to that and didn't even think about it anymore.
     
  9. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

    Reputations:
    39,681
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    6,962
    I just don't want a beagle or something yappy.
     
    DarkFriday likes this.
  10. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    134,964
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,576
    Likes Received:
    16,888
    so you advocate getting a female lab breast implants, even though it will need 6 pairs?
     
  11. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    193,508
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    73,158
    Likes Received:
    23,249
    American Staffordshire Terrier. It's 5 for 5 on that list.
     
    Ridic likes this.
  12. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    134,964
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,576
    Likes Received:
    16,888
    beagles dont yap: they howl. its one of the beautiful things about them.
     
  13. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    133,878
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    44,521
    Likes Received:
    24,207
    Oh yea. Make sure it isn't a Jenner lab. :grad:
     
    DarkFriday likes this.
  14. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    134,964
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,576
    Likes Received:
    16,888
    it could insist on a new wardrobe if you have it fixed.
     
  15. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

    Reputations:
    39,681
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    6,962
    A mastiff or shepherd would be too big.

    I'd much prefer to get a young puppy and raise it myself. Have considered rescuing a military dog though.
     
  16. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    134,964
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,576
    Likes Received:
    16,888
    my family loves dogs. i have had many beagles, and my cousins always rescue police dogs (they are retired NYC cops). i go over and their dogs hang with me all day: you can wrestle with them and they love it.
     
    Ridic likes this.
  17. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    193,508
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    73,158
    Likes Received:
    23,249
    If you plan on having kids get a puppy. I strongly considered adopting an AmStaff, but I wanted there to be no doubts and no unknowns.
     
    Estocada and Ridic like this.
  18. MrPPV

    MrPPV The Shed Stopper

    Reputations:
    131,281
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    5,197
    Likes Received:
    9,441
    [​IMG]
     
    ljc, IfTheyOnlyKnew and Ridic like this.
  19. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    28,834
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,221
    Likes Received:
    5,141
    Golden retriever.
     
  20. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    57,802
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Messages:
    11,585
    Likes Received:
    9,898
    Brittany
    Dog Breed
    The Brittany is a breed of gun dog bred primarily for bird hunting. Although it is often referred to as a Spaniel, the breed's working characteristics are more akin to those of a pointer or setter. Wikipedia
    Hypoallergenic: No
    Life span: 14 – 15 years
    Higher classification: Dog
    Temperament: Adaptable, Agile, Quick, Happy, Attentive, Intelligent
    Weight: Male: 30–40 lbs (14–18 kg), Female: 30–40 lbs (14–18 kg)
    Height: Male: 19–20 inches (47–52 cm), Female: 18–20 inches (46–51 cm)


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    bill, DarkFriday and Ridic like this.