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Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Zeeva] #277714
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I can't imagine being dogless. I just can't.

It's why I maintain a herd of dogs, and not just individuals, but dogs of different sizes and different ages, so that if life goes as planned, I always have at least two at a time.

Of course, life doesn't always go as planned. The 16 year old who bloated outlived the 2 year old undergoing routine surgery. But we manage to go on, and I've learned that those who leave do so to make room for others who need us too. Life happens. We open our home and hearts again and again because that's who were are and part of the reason we were put on this earth. I know that our furry ones who left would not be happy knowing that no one was lying on our feet as we watch TV, encouraging us to hike up that steep trail or guarding the house from squirrels.

And honestly, I don't think we have any idea how to spend money if we didn't have dogs. rofl

Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Zeeva] #277716
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They can be challenges, particularly if you are bonded with them and care for them properly. But they are our teachers, and we also can learn a lot from them.


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Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: MaxaLisa] #280073
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Maybe a Bernese Mountain dog? Family dogs that don't need much, except nap time

Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Krissy] #284070
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I will recommend vom GSD for protection better protection dog.

Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: WustenbergerLand] #285394
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I know I'm late to the party here but what about retired military working dogs? The husband and I had planned to go that direction but we had a 12 lb little alpha boy to worry about so we went with a puppy. Our next GSD will be a retired MWD though and many of them are ready for a slower pace so do not need all the exercise of younger dogs of any breed and they are very well trained well before you get them.


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Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Catnip] #312235
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Originally Posted By: Catnip
I know I'm late to the party here but what about retired military working dogs? The husband and I had planned to go that direction but we had a 12 lb little alpha boy to worry about so we went with a puppy. Our next GSD will be a retired MWD though and many of them are ready for a slower pace so do not need all the exercise of younger dogs of any breed and they are very well trained well before you get them.

Maybe I misread, I didn't read all the posts. If they can't handle a GSD and asked about another breed, why could they handle a retired military dog.

My friend trains Malinois for the military. You think a family could handle a military dog if they can't handle a pet GSD? They are crazy animals.


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Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Harley120R] #345250
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might depend a bit on what they were trained for in the military - I.E. difference between a patrol dog and drug detection or S&R dogs, perhaps.

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A couple of national level IPO dogs I know are really great pets, kids and all; others not so much!

Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Codmaster] #345295
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OP was 4.5 years ago. Wonder what the outcome was.
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Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: PaddyD] #345311
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Haha, good question. It would be nice to know.


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