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Old 01-05-2011, 04:30 PM
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Breeds with low prey drive?

I'm looking to get a show dog in the next year or so and am trying to choose the right breed. I have 2 small Shih Tzus, so I need a breed with a low prey drive. I would get another Shih Tzu if it was just a pet, but I can't deal with the show grooming and keeping them in a cage to keep their hair from breaking. So basically what I'm looking for:

No breeds with high exercise requirements; I'm a couch potato
I'm looking for a dog with little to no grooming
Little to no prey drive
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A pug?
They do shed quite a bit, but with regular brushing it isn't too bad. Otherwise they just need the ocassional bath.
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What about a pug? pretty easy to groom up and have little to none prey drive and can be mini couch potatoes too although they still need exercise, anybody who doesn't provide exercise for their dogs just shouldn't own one no matter what size.

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This has a good list to give you an idea on prey drives in what dogs.
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Interesting. Every pug ive met i would describe as "high energy"

Chinese cresteds?
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Interesting. Every pug ive met i would describe as "high energy"

Chinese cresteds?
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I've never met a high energy pug but funny you say that I have a friend with 3 Chinese crested and they are always on the go but then they do live with springers, collies and a lurcher
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How bizzare. Maybe its regional. Id put pugs right up there with labs energywise. And ive known dozens of pugs. Only one was mild and it was an elderly puppy mill rescue

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Thank you for the replies. I was just looking at English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs, but I think they may be too rough and tumble. I'm not really a fan of Pugs or Chinese Cresteds. Sorry.
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Maybe you should start attending local conformation event and talking to the people showing their dogs.
It might give you a better idea of breeds you may be interested in, help you choose a breeder, and also see what it actually takes to show a dog.

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How bizzare. Maybe its regional. Id put pugs right up there with labs energywise. And ive known dozens of pugs. Only one was mild and it was an elderly puppy mill rescue
LOL!
I think there can be a pretty wide spectrum in energy levels with pugs.

But from what i have personally expereinced, although they are active and playful dogs, they really want to be with people. My parents pugs sleep most of the day all curled up together and the only regular exercise they get is playing with each other. My Roxy was always game for anything be it a long walk, or a lazy day watching tv!
My sister has a hyper pug, but he has absolutely no training and he is cooped up all day, far longer than any dog should be.

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How bizzare. Maybe its regional. Id put pugs right up there with labs energywise. And ive known dozens of pugs. Only one was mild and it was an elderly puppy mill rescue

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How very odd, it could be

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Thank you for the replies. I was just looking at English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs, but I think they may be too rough and tumble. I'm not really a fan of Pugs or Chinese Cresteds. Sorry.
i'm not a pug fan but cresties are so adorable

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Maybe you should start attending local conformation event and talking to the people showing their dogs.
It might give you a better idea of breeds you may be interested in, help you choose a breeder, and also see what it actually takes to show a dog.
Good idea
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I'm going to an AKC conformation show at the end of the month, was just hoping to get an idea of which breeds to watch while I'm there.
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