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    Toy / Yapper / Kick dogs of any breed (if I want an animal the size of a cat, well, I have cats!). *That said, I have met some individuals that I liked a lot, they're just not for me.

    Schnauzer - never met one I really liked, and have met several that I disliked rather intensely

    Airedale - see above

    Akita - see above

    Doberman - BAD experience as a kid, I still have an involuntary fear response even when I meet a nice one, so it's a bad mix

    Pit bull - just couldn't deal with the negative perception and stigma associated, a lot of what I treasure about having a dog is being able to socialize with him

    Afghan - too high maintenance

    Those are the only ones I can think of off the top as definite "no"s. *But that said, when my BF started on about wanting a dog, I told him the only kind I would really consider was a lab. *And he's been such a joy that I can really only picture myself with labs from now on.
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    Great post!

    I'd probably rule out any bully breeds for the reasons mentioned above...we're going to have children in a couple of years and there is no need to worry about temperment issues or even other childrens parents being worried even if we aren't.

    Tiny yappy dogs are so not my thing... Terriers don't seem my type either, a bit too independent. *The ex-large breed dogs do have such a short life expectancy, its a shame, as I do LOVE the BMD's!!!! *

    I agree that sporting dogs seem the best bet, they tend to be great people pleasers. *

    However, I think my next dog will be from the shelter, likely not a puppy but a younger dog... and probably in a couple of years when CoCo has matured, but we'll see what the family sitation is like. *So anything goes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaus Pete
    I welcome all dogs no discrimenting here.....all dogs can find a home with me!
    thank you!! *I agree! ;D ;D
    i say don't rule any breed out until you give it a try - it may change your life forever!!

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    Unsound, crazy dogs of any breed. Sadly, there are too many of them among pits and GSDs these days (and GSDs are maybe my favorite breed after Labs), but that would not keep me from owning the right pit or GSD.

    I guess I'd have to choose a bully very carefully, since at this point in my life I don't want to deal with dog aggression. (And contrary to what certain popular trainers will tell you, dog aggression cannot necessarily be "fixed" with exercise and dominance. It is proper temperament in a pit.) That would not rule out a non-dog-aggressive bully.

    For some reason, I have a thing about Pekingese and Shih Tzus. I just think they're weird looking. I also probably would have a hard time with a hairless dog, although the Xolos are cute.

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    This is a fun thread. I just wanted to add that, re-reading my post, this feels a little like the conversation "what would you never name your kid", and the answers so often are " '____' " because the bully in my first grade class was named that and I hated him!" Some of my response at least comes down to irrational associations and personal experiences with individuals. It's kind of funny.
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    ok - i have to throw in a bit of humor to this thread:

    what about this breed:




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    What is that a BatChi? Beauty is in the eye I suppose

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    i know - poor guy - i took this photo at the World's Ugliest Dog contest this year - surprisingly he didn't win. i don't think i should post the one that did win - it's kind of sad and scary!

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    I'm a self proclaimed breed snob I see many labs in my future with a token short legged jack russell thrown in for flavor!

    Breeds I wouldn't keep in my house even if someone paid me...
    wiems: every single one I've met is nuts!
    poodles (toy-standard or doodle of any kind): I just can't stand them
    great dane: If I wanted something the size of a pony, I'd splurge and get the actual pony...at least I could ride it
    Small dogs (not including many terrier breeds): If I can't rough and tumble or hike with it, it just doesn't seem like a dog to me
    Sharpei: the wrinkles are cute as a pup, but not so much as an adult.
    Big, drooly dogs: icky

    There are more, but those were off the top of my head

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    not interested in ever owning any toy breeds, dog bred to guard or herd.
    I like Labs and Cairn Terriers.



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