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Old 12-27-2010, 12:44 PM
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Which do you prefer?
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:54 PM
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I guess I really don't have a preference. There are positives and negatives on both sides.
Having owned both, mixed and purebred, I can honestly say; I just prefer healthy, friendly and trainable. ;]
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Ditto mischief.

I prefer rescuing all mine, even the PB's are rescued
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Well, I've only ever raised mutts. I had one pure bred pug but got him when he was a middle aged dog so he was already trained. Because I've been raising so much mutts, I really want to try and raise a purebred someday.

But I'm a sucker for when I see any kind of puppy so I guess it really doesn't matter. I still have my heart set on a papillon.
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I like border collies (no surprises there huh) but tbh as long as the dog was healthy then I wouldnt care whether he/she was Pure or a Bitsa
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Personally, I always rather to adopt a pet that really needs a new home. Breed doesn't really matter to me. There are ups & downs with both pure bred dogs & mixed breeds. The best dog I ever had was a Lab/Shepherd mix. She was a GREAT dog & had very little health problems until right before I had to put her down at the age of 15 years old.
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I lean more towards the mutt side, but really don't care that much. I must say having a mixed breed dog with a unique look is nice...but I do worry that if they were ever lost, I'd have a hard time explaining to people what I was looking for, vs saying "its a pug" or "its a tan pom" etc.

I own two PB dogs and they are rescues, up to 25% of dog in the shelter system are PB. So that is my way of aquiring them.



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Ditto mischief.

I prefer rescuing all mine, even the PB's are rescued
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I own two PB dogs and they are rescues, up to 25% of dog in the shelter system are PB. So that is my way of aquiring them.

Yes, rescuing would be my first choice as well but unfortunately, the shelters and rescue agencies do not see me as "fit" to adopt. For a number of reasons. (live too far in the country, have an 11 yr old child, have an intact female, have too many dogs etc etc)

The first 2 of my current 5 dogs were adopted but after that, it seems that they assumed I was at my limit and therefor shouldn't be considered for others. Later it became that I could not adopt because I had acquired an intact female that I wanted to show. I didn't realize that would present such a problem for adopting in the future.

They have their rules and I have no choice but to accept them. Reasonable or not, they do have the right to approve or deny anyone the privilege of owning one of the dogs that they have in their care. Dogs are pretty much the focus of my life, therefor I cant even picture my life without them, dispite the fact that they see me as unfit. I went to 2 reputable breeders for my last 3 dogs and would do it again, if need be. If I were in the market for another dog (which I'm not) I might try the private re-homing route, perhaps I'd have a better chance than I've had with local shelters, rescues and the SPCA.

**How do you guys, who currently have more than 2 or 3 dogs, get approved?
I've always been curious about whether or not the requirements were less strict in the US or if they just go on a case by case basis rather than painting all mutiple dog owners with the same brush.
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