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Discussion Starter #1
Hi everyone,

I realize we may be getting ahead of ourselves, but do you think we should create separate sub forums for each dog breed where people can discuss that breed? Might that appeal to people who own that specific breed and encourage more people to participate? Or do you think we would be better off sticking with a single Dog Breeds forum as we have now?

It would be a long list, so we could add sub forums as we discover which breeds our members actually own. Also, since it might look unwieldy on the home page, the breed list could be set not to display unless a member clicks the Dog Breeds forum.

What does everyone think? Should we have sub forums for each breed, or a single Dog Breeds forum?


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I agree with Pts, I dont think there is enough ppl to do this with just yet, I can show you how a big forum Im on does it if you wish. Will pm you.

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But I do think when you eventually do have a breed subforum, then you should have mutts included in there cause there is some crossbreeds on here. On our purebred forum in Australia they call their xbreeds m&ms :D

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I think that would be over using sub-forums....there are hundreds of types of dogs out there......unless you are trying to have "The World's Longest Forum" which case, yeah that would win lol
But maybe just have sub-catagories like:

Small Breeds
Medium Breeds
Large Breeds

Or like
Sporting Dogs
Toy Dogs
(like the catagories they use at dog shows)

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It does work, we do it in Australia. I have shown admin how we do it, but think we need to build on the forum first.

The catagories wouldnt work either cause Australians have all 3 poodle varieties in Non Sporting, in America the toy poodles go into toys.

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Discussion Starter #9
We could also figure out how to make the breed specific subforums selectable via a dropdown when the time comes so people were not faced with some huge, sprawling list. :)

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We could also figure out how to make the breed specific subforums selectable via a dropdown when the time comes so people were not faced with some huge, sprawling list. :)
Sounds good to me, thought I would do this post cause I have now reached 100 posts

Woot Woot, Go Sivvy :D

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Breed specific.

Mike has seen my page, so He already knows I have a Breed specific forum. In reality, there are 158 breeds in the AKC recognized groups.
If the board gets to have even one member per recognised breed, it would be hard for any person to moderate the whole board, I chose to make my forum moderated by breed, size and occupation.

All in all, I expect if my board works some day, I will have over 100 moderators "Breeders" taking care of their specific area of the board and probably not having enough time to deal with it all. Rather then have multiple forums with the same theme, Might be an idea to affiliate the boards?

Here are the 158 Breeds.
1. Affenpinscher
2. Afghan Hound
3. Airedale Terrier
4. Akita
5. Alaskan Malamute
6. American Eskimo Dog
7. American Foxhound
8. American Staffordshire Terrier
9. American Water Spaniel
10. Anatolian Shepherd Dog
11. Australian Cattle Dog
12. Australian Shepherd
13. Australian Terrier
14. Basenji
15. Basset Hound
16. Beagle
17. Bearded Collie
18. Beauceron
19. Bedlington Terrier
20. Belgian Malinois
21. Belgian Sheepdog
22. Belgian Tervuren
23. Bernese Mountain Dog
24. Bichon Frise
25. Black and Tan Coonhound
26. Black Russian Terrier
27. Bloodhound
28. Border Collie
29. Border Terrier
30. Borzoi
31. Boston Terrier
32. Bouvier des Flandres
33. Boxer
34. Briard
35. Brittany
36. Brussels Griffon
37. Bull Terrier
38. Bulldog
39. Bullmastiff
40. Cairn Terrier
41. Canaan Dog
42. Cardigan Welsh Corgi
43. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
44. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
45. Chihuahua
46. Chinese Crested
47. Chinese Shar-Pei
48. Chow Chow
49. Clumber Spaniel
50. Cocker Spaniel
51. Collie
52. Curly-Coated Retriever
53. Dachshund
54. Dalmatian
55. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
56. Doberman Pinscher
57. Dogue de Bordeaux
58. English Cocker Spaniel
59. English Foxhound
60. English Setter
61. English Springer Spaniel
62. English Toy Spaniel
63. Field Spaniel
64. Finnish Spitz
65. Flat-Coated Retriever
66. French Bulldog
67. German Pinscher
68. German Shepherd Dog
69. German Shorthaired Pointer
70. German Wirehaired Pointer
71. Giant Schnauzer
72. Glen of Imaal Terrier
73. Golden Retriever
74. Gordon Setter
75. Great Dane
76. Great Pyrenees
77. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
78. Greyhound
79. Harrier
80. Havanese
81. Ibizan Hound
82. Irish Setter
83. Irish Terrier
84. Irish Water Spaniel
85. Irish Wolfhound
86. Italian Greyhound
87. Japanese Chin
88. Keeshond
89. Kerry Blue Terrier
90. Komondor
91. Kuvasz
92. Labrador Retriever
93. Lakeland Terrier
94. Lhasa Apso
95. Löwchen
96. Maltese
97. Manchester Terrier
98. Mastiff
99. Miniature Bull Terrier
100. Miniature Pinscher
101. Miniature Schnauzer
102. Neapolitan Mastiff
103. Newfoundland
104. Norfolk Terrier
105. Norwegian Elkhound
106. Norwich Terrier
107. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
108. Old English Sheepdog
109. Otterhound
110. Papillon
111. Parson Russell Terrier
112. Pekingese
113. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
114. Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
115. Pharaoh Hound
116. Plott
117. Pointer
118. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
119. Pomeranian
120. Poodle
121. Portuguese Water Dog
122. Pug
123. Puli
124. Rhodesian Ridgeback
125. Rottweiler
126. Saint Bernard
127. Saluki
128. Samoyed
129. Schipperke
130. Scottish Deerhound
131. Scottish Terrier
132. Sealyham Terrier
133. Shetland Sheepdog
134. Shiba Inu
135. Shih Tzu
136. Siberian Husky
137. Silky Terrier
138. Skye Terrier
139. Smooth Fox Terrier
140. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
141. Spinone Italiano
142. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
143. Standard Schnauzer
144. Sussex Spaniel
145. Swedish Vallhund
146. Tibetan Mastiff
147. Tibetan Spaniel
148. Tibetan Terrier
149. Toy Fox Terrier
150. Vizsla
151. Weimaraner
152. Welsh Springer Spaniel
153. Welsh Terrier
154. West Highland White Terrier
155. Whippet
156. Wire Fox Terrier
157. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
158. Yorkshire Terrier

Just a sugggestion.

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I'd like to 2nd the idea of an earlier poster. With the low numbers this form has right now I think having "Large Breed", "Medium Breed", and "Small Breed" categories would be great.
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