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I'm currently looking possibly to get a second dog, I've considered all personal aspects of this, like i would be prepared to enroll in training/obedience classes if needed, i have studied whether my home would be suitable for a second dog, with enough space for both dogs to play, and yet have their own space. I'm happy with the outcome of these studies but...

What I was really wondering is, does anyone know of any breeds that are bred, but are often overlooked due to size/looks/temperament. I feel that there are enough families and people looking for good looking calm dogs, and it's time i offered my home to an under appreciated breed.

Does anyone know of any breeds like this? :)

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I'm currently looking possibly to get a second dog, I've considered all personal aspects of this, like i would be prepared to enroll in training/obedience classes if needed, i have studied whether my home would be suitable for a second dog, with enough space for both dogs to play, and yet have their own space. I'm happy with the outcome of these studies but...

What I was really wondering is, does anyone know of any breeds that are bred, but are often overlooked due to size/looks/temperament. I feel that there are enough families and people looking for good looking calm dogs, and it's time i offered my home to an under appreciated breed.

Does anyone know of any breeds like this? :)

Dave
any dog relinquished to a shelter.

Som'thing like 75% (or higher I forget) of shelter dogs are brought their by their owner because they didn't fit the size or behavior requirements of its household . Usually "unacceptable" behavior is the issue.

Pit Bulls come to mind especially. As they need an experienced, responsible owner, and since there are so many in shelters. Chow Chows (in Ca at least) come to mind as well.



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here we have tons of pit bulls, and hound mixes also after the movie Marley and me so many people went out and got labs that they ended up in shelters after the "puppy" newness wore off. my hound mix i found while horse back riding she was in a box her litter mates had got out and had been hit by cars she was to small thank God. My bloodhound you dont see as pets that often but i did purchase her from a very good breeder i had wanted to work with her on search and rescue but my father has cancer and that is taking a bit of my time. Sorry this reply is so long. But i agree check out the rescues and the shelters first you can find some really great dogs there. Dont leave out the breed rescues also if you have a breed you really like.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys!

I know dog characteristics vary from dog to dog, but do you know of any breeds that are well known for being compatible with other dogs?
 

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Thanks for the advice guys!

I know dog characteristics vary from dog to dog, but do you know of any breeds that are well known for being compatible with other dogs?
All dogs can be compatible lol. I know I know this isn't what you wanted lol sry :) In reality it depends on the dog, the age (if its an older dog you will have to find one who is friendly towards yours obviously). If you are looking for a younger dog you can typically expect that they will get along. If your dog is not dominant tho, you need to be careful with getting a dominant dog to join your family or accept that bullying may occur at times. This is just my opinion speaking from my own experience. I have an extremely dominant 1 1/2 yr old who has to have females or puppies (under about 5 months of age if male) come into the home but not older male dogs. Its a trial and error, best bet is to take your dog down to the shelter or rescue with you and see who gets along with yours
 

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Thanks for the advice guys!

I know dog characteristics vary from dog to dog, but do you know of any breeds that are well known for being compatible with other dogs?

practically all of them lol



Lots of the asian breeds (akitas, shibas, chows etc) tend to have dog issues

Bully breeds and terriers are notorious for dog aggression.

That said, i'd judge the induvidual dog, not the breed, there are lots of "mold breakers" out there. :)

I've met dog friendly Shar peis and dog aggressive labradors...it really depends on the dogs personality and experiences.



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i agree with Crio there are plenty of mold breakers out there go out and meet a bunch and find the one that best suits what you are looking for dont judge just by breed.
 

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Each dog has it's own personality. So don't try to make a decision due to a certain breed. Also the background of a dog can make a difference in its personality or if it will get along with other dogs.
 
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