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<p>We're talking about what type of dog to adopt next.  We've been owned by terrible terriers, which we've loved, but</p>
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<p>What would you pick and why?</p>
 

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<p>Collie--loyal.  Not real snuggly</p>
<p>Great Pyrenees--loyal, protective.</p>
<p>Beagle--fun, Fun, FUN!!!  Can we eat now???</p>
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<p>But, the most unadoptable dog tends to be black dogs, any breed.  They don't photograph well so get overlooked online.  People often have a thing against black dogs.  If "any dog" will work, why not consider a black dog?</p>
 

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Our choice, if adopting a purebreed, (probably rescue like all the others) would be a black or chocolate colored dog.</p>
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<p>But, at the end of the day, they find you.</p>
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<p>My husband had a beagle who used to steal chickens--both live and off the dinner table.</p>
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<p>Great Pyrenees--loyal, protective.</p>
<p>Beagle--fun, Fun, FUN!!!  Can we eat now???</p>
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<p>But, the most unadoptable dog tends to be black dogs, any breed.  They don't photograph well so get overlooked online.  People often have a thing against black dogs.  If "any dog" will work, why not consider a black dog?</p>
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<p>I would have no idea what to recommend to you. None whatsoever.</p>
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So I'm guessing a Shar-poo?</p>
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<p>his favorite chew toy is a 16 oz stanley claw hammer...</p>
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<p><em>flattie:</em> Flat Coat Retriever</p>
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<p>relatively rare, but amazingly wonderful dogs [my sis has a seven year old male]</p>
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<p>perpetually happy, big, black, needs tons of exercise, brilliant, sweet, loves to play, great in deep snow [we take sissy's dog snowshoeing]</p>
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<p>That pic of him all muddy and wet is awesome!!!</p>
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<p>Satfix--mr aire had a setter.  (he was a farm boy with lots of dogs in his life.)  He absolutely loved his setter.</p>
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<p>Rob--I might just come in and steal him in the middle of the night.  He is so adorable!!</p>
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<p>Kerf: a mutt is great, when I  go to a pound I can often tell a mutt's basic lineage and I would like to</p>
<p>know what breeds people have liked so if/when I run into those breeds/mixes I'll at least heard of personal experiences. (if that makes sense)</p>
 

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<p>Sounds like the Refrigerator</p>
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<p>Satfix--mr aire had a setter.  (he was a farm boy with lots of dogs in his life.)  He absolutely loved his setter.</p>
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<p>A black standard poodle. </p>
 

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<p>Since I had an incredibly calm, but energetic and wonderfully obedient dalmatian I'd never risk that one again...no way I'd get it twice.</p>
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<p>If I was getting a a dog (I'm not) and I wasn't going for a rescue I think I would get a German Shorthair Pointer.</p>
 

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This is what I'm thinking for (God forbid) our next dog.  I'm getting tired of vaccuming up whole dogs every week. </p>
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<p> Its hard to recommend a dog for a person.  What size of dog are you thinking about?  What do you plan to do with the dog? </p>
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<p>If you want a big dog I was very impressed with all of the Rottweiler's (pure bred and crosses) that I walked at the SPCA when I volunteered there.  Nice, gentle dogs. <br>
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<br><br><p>I'd love to get one of those (mr altoids says no more dogs after this one, so I don't think I ever will).  When I was a kid, we had a white miniature poodle and our neighbor had a black standard poodle.  Both great dogs.</p>
 

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<p>We rescued a mutt off the Rez about a year and a half ago.</p>
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<p>I told the Mrs. I wanted a small dog, with short hair, that didn't shed much.</p>
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<p>Well, she picked a little guy out who was close to death.  Had mange, fleas, and was almost starved.</p>
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<p>She said the "momma dogs" walking around in that area were both really small.</p>
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<p>So, now he's Huge.  I mean he is bigger than a lab.</p>
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<p>He looks like he's part weimereiner, part chocolate lab, and the vet swears that he's part pointer.</p>
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<p>He is extremely hairy, and sheds like a maniac.</p>
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<p>But he is the Best Dog.  The kids crawl all over him, and he never even nips them.</p>
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<p>He is well behaved, and well trained.  He's part of the family.</p>
 

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<p>To be honest, if we were to purchase one...</p>
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<p>I was looking at one of the poodle mixes:</p>
<p>labradoodle</p>
<p>cockapoo</p>
<p>golden doodle</p>
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<p>I also like rat terriers.</p>
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<p>But we ended up with a mutt. </p>
 
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