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Old 10-08-2010, 03:52 PM
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Right now a rescue dog is waiting in your local centre, having been dumped by his family because they can't afford him anymore, and he's a ready-made family dog. He could have all those traits and more that you want. Why don't you just go and look?

As for purebreds, buy a breed book. Read it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:23 PM
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If you're willing to at least look at a shelter or rescue for a dog, I have to agree with everyone else here about there being some amazing dogs in there. They may not have shiny papers, but as a family pet there's no need for the paper. Shelter and rescue animals tend to realize that you've "saved" them and as a result can often bond very closely with you and be more affectionate than if you had gotten them from a breeder. Just my experience though

Imho, the main reason to go to a breeder for a family pet is when the breed you're interested in has a lot of health issues to watch out for. In that case, you want to minimize the chance of getting a dog that will have high medical bills slap you in the face later. If you've got your heart set on a breed that's usually healthy, a breed specific rescue group can usually match you up with a dog for cheaper than a breeder, plus you get the satisfaction of having helped a dog in need.
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Perhaps a greyhound?
They really do not require much physical activity. Many are just big couch potatoes. Plus there are so many retired racers in desperate need of a forever home.

But otherwise, I agree with others here. I would take your list of wants to your local shelter. They will be able to help you find the right dog for you!
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Judging from his other thread, it sounds like he decided on a rottweiler instead?
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If that is true, please realize that rotties are not a low energy breed.
They require a lot of exercise and training!!!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:33 PM
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Judging from his other thread, it sounds like he decided on a rottweiler instead?
It's really info for someone else I'm hoping someone here has bought a puppy from them. Yes they do require exercise and training.

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Old 10-09-2010, 04:00 AM
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Ahhh, thats good to hear. I was a little worried that someone had misrepresented their energy levels to you So have any of the suggested breeds caught your interest, or better yet, are you willing to look at a rescue or shelter? If you're still sure you want a purebred dog and none of the suggestions sound like your type then I'm sure we can think up other breeds you might like.
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Ahhh, thats good to hear. I was a little worried that someone had misrepresented their energy levels to you So have any of the suggested breeds caught your interest, or better yet, are you willing to look at a rescue or shelter? If you're still sure you want a purebred dog and none of the suggestions sound like your type then I'm sure we can think up other breeds you might like.
Even if I'm stubborn about the Purebred and no rescue/shelter . I still value everyone's suggestions and advice. I love this forum everyone on here is awesome your a great group of people. I love talking and hearing about different breeds of dogs. Yes I'm known for asking lots of questions lol.
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I'm confused...you haven't answered any of our questions on why you don't want to rescue or adopt...
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I'm confused...you haven't answered any of our questions on why you don't want to rescue or adopt...
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My brother and I share a house and he wants a Rottweiler puppy. I told him why not go shelter or rescue route. He wants to get a style and look from a solid breeder. He has no interest in the Rescue shelter route so I gave up. At a rescue he wouldn't know background of parents or issues the line has that is why he won't go that way.

When he gets a puppy I might get mine as well. He'd prefer one dog only but, I want one too. I'm doing research on breeds so by chance when that time comes we can either get his Rottie alone or get Rottie and whatever dog I decide on then.
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