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If you couldn't have a Labrador Retriever, what kind of dog would you have?

Me, I'd get a German Shepherd or Great Dane ... if I was going small breed I'd get a Beagle or a Boston Terrier.
 

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I adopted my GSD when Jo died last year. I'd never considered getting a Shepherd, I badly wanted another Labrador & still do but at that time , there were no litters around here. My vet asked me if I would consider adopting a dog & I said yes. She rang me about a week later & asked me if I wanted a GSD. It was love at first sight. :)

I have to keep reminding myself she's 11. :D

 

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German Shorthaired Pointer!

Had one before I had a lab - they are awesome dogs! AND NO TAIL! (at least we had ours cropped) some leave them long because that is how they point, but I liked ours with no tail!
 

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There are several breeds of dogs that I really like. But behind a lab, my first choice would most likely be a greyhound. There's a rescue group here in Indy and I look through their available dogs occasionally... just because.
 

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Hmmm, my short list would be: JRT, Nova Scotia Duck Toller, Australian Shepherd

I would love a giant breed (mastiff or dane), but the short lifespan keeps me away.

John and I were thisclose to getting a Rhodesian Ridgeback instead of Jake. Luckily one breeder kindly explained that they like to "sing" and we decided that wouldn't mesh with our apartment life very well. Thank goodness :)
 

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Hunter what is that thing? poor dog!

When I got Misha I honestly didn´t want another lab, only because of their health problems, but ended up getting one because of their lovely temperament and because I was never able to find a quality collie.

What would I get... I´ve always wanted a rough collie, I would seriously consider a Doberman (only if it has a nice temperament), a boston terrier, a greyhound or whippet

Already had a Great Dane and she was awesome, but I couldn´t bear the fact that they only live 7 years in average. Killed me when she passed away, she was the youngest of my (the 4) dogs and the first one to leave
 

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Probably a pit or pit mix. If I was getting a small dog, I'd get a Chihuahua, I love this breed. I've had them before and found them to be sweet loving little dogs. I guess it depends on how their brought up but mine were always good, quiet (to a point) and friendly little dogs.:)
 
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