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Old 08-01-2011, 04:52 PM
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Question Nice breed for lifeguarding and beach help. Thanks

I got a small kayak and boat rental company. I'm looking for a nice dog who like to play, water, people. No need for a guardian or agressive dog. Should be friendly and like kids. Caribbean temperatures here are from 70 to 80 all year. We got hobie cats, so should like go sailing too. Let me know if you got some ideas pls. I'm really looking for one and want to do it rigth. thanks
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I'm thinking something along the lines of a Newfie would be a good fit. It doesn't sound like it would be hot enough to really bother it. Or maybe a Schipperke or a Portugese Water Dog? There are plenty of "water" breeds to choose from. A Spaniel or Retriever would be another good option. Here's the link to a site to research your many options and decide what is best for you:
www.dogbreedinfo.com I use it all the time and it'll open your eyes to just how many possibilities there are Good luck and I'm sure you'll find the perfect companion
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Yeah, I'd say Newfie or Lab. Might be a bit warm for a Newf, but that is the first breed for this sort of work. Labs are a close second perhaps. What about a Portuguese Water Dog? I don't have personal experience with that breed, but maybe others can comment. And you can do a sport clip for the tropics.
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I would say a nice golden would do you fabulously or maybe a flat coat!
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I'll third the Newfoundland vote! They are wonderful dogs who love people and the water. In some areas, they are even being trained as "life guards" or rescue dogs

An article with a little history: Guard Dogs: Newfoundlands' Lifesaving Past, Present
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My first thought was lab. But I like the PWD suggestion
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lab or chessie, i think it might be a bit too hot for a newfie... a PWD would be a great choice also
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Labradors and golden retrievers are great dogs for swimming, but newfoundlands are a wonderful breed. They are trained to help someone in water during an accident and are able to save a person very quickly. Dogs that are able to swim fast, friendly to al sorts of people and you feel is reliable would be a good breed for lifeguarding.
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wow!! really apreciate all your comments. I will do my research but i think the lab...its a winner. think so ?
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wow!! really apreciate all your comments. I will do my research but i think the lab...its a winner. think so ?
Yep i think it will be to hot for a newfie.
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