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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
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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.



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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