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What is your favorite kind of dog?

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ShePrecedes 2 years, 5 months ago

Through my life, I have been around St. Bernards, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, Collies, German shepards. Can't say which one stands out as better than the other.

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 5 months ago

tanaumaga: I think those are called 'barking spiders."

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tanaumaga 2 years, 5 months ago

dogs that fart, and then look at their backside with surprise.\

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sigephandy 2 years, 5 months ago

Saint Bernards, love the gentle gaints

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 5 months ago

Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Good personality, low allergen, the Queen loves them and the cutest dog ever in Anime! Ein dog forever! (OK, I'm showing my '90's pop influences.)

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jaywalker 2 years, 5 months ago

Chicago! With a big dill and onions and peppers and.....

I'm going to the store.

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jd 2 years, 5 months ago

English Bull Terrier, the dog in Target commercials, Babe in the City, Patton, The Incredible Journey (the original one), etc.

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Alceste 2 years, 5 months ago

German Short Haired Pointers or Vizslas

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rmushrush 2 years, 6 months ago

Pitbulls....the sweetest, most misunderstood dogs out there.

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rbwaa 2 years, 6 months ago

definitely not a lab - I got bitten by one and had to take rabies shots - the good thing is that now I can bite anyone else and THEY won't have to take rabies shots ; )

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thuja 2 years, 6 months ago

Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the sky.

It is only 8.6 light-years away, and even closer if you get on your neutrino bike.

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wineguy 2 years, 6 months ago

Terriers and smart curious poodles.

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uglyrumor 2 years, 6 months ago

any dog that loves PEANUT BUTTER!

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mojodogg 2 years, 6 months ago

Great Pyrenees!! Emphasis on Great!!!

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whats_going_on 2 years, 6 months ago

haha RED DOG.. There ya go. ;-)

But anyway, shepherds are GREAT. Love my shepherd mix. Goldens.

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pace 2 years, 6 months ago

I always dreamed about one day having a grandcat, but I ended up with a grandpuppy,(coco) and now I wouldn't trade him. He is a cheerful little mutt, cute, sweet, a little hyper.

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g_rock 2 years, 6 months ago

really? no one said Red Dog?

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Lynn731 2 years, 6 months ago

The black labrador retriever. Thank you, Lynn

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felixiscariot 2 years, 6 months ago

LOL. unemployed. musician. unemployed. unemployed.

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Pywacket 2 years, 6 months ago

Hard to pick a favorite breed. Grew up with a wonderful beagle (yay, beagles!) and over the years I've shared my life with German shepherds, weimaraners, a standard poodle, an Australian shepherd, a black Lab, a great Dane, and (having marginally overcome my aversion to small breeds) rat terriers--which are surprisingly robust, smart, and personality packed. Additionally, I've enjoyed the company of many friends' and relatives' dogs. My votes: Smartest: German shepherd, poodle, and weims Sentimental favorite: great Dane Funniest and most athletic: ratties

If I am looking for particular traits, I want to know what I'm getting. ALL dogs, raised right, will be loving and faithful companions. But some bark more than others, some drool (like our Dane did--flipping the drool all over the room and even on the ceiling), some are low-key and easygoing, others high-strung and nervous.

We've gone the rescue route (with a couple of the ratties) but usually research and find a responsible, AKC-sanctioned breeder. One of our rescue dogs was starved and abused as a pup and I don't think he will ever completely get over it. He will bite us from time to time, snarling like he's been possessed by a demon--but he is also the most loving, attention-craving dog I've ever known. I think he might have been too much of a challenge for some people--he's lucky we tolerate his "split personality" and understand that the biting comes out of fear, not viciousness. And we're lucky for all his wonderfulness, which far overbalances the occasional toothy lunge.

There's nothing wrong with matching your family's preferences and lifestyle to a breed that reliably exhibits particular traits (docility, for instance, or nonshedding hair) and with adopting a well-cared-for pup from a loving and responsible breeder so that you can raise it yourself, encouraging the aspects of its personality that work well with your family & lifestyle.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

The greatest weight ever recorded for a dog, 343 pounds (156 kg), was that of an English Mastiff from England named Aicama Zorba of La Susa, although claims of larger dogs exist.[3] According to the 1989 edition of the Guinness Book of Records, in March 1989, when he was 7 years old, Zorba stood 35 inches (89 cm) at the shoulder and was 8.25 feet (251 cm) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, about the size of a small donkey.

Now that's a dog!!

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"Best dog movie ever made was "Best in Show"." Prospectors

One of the best comedies ever.

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prospector 2 years, 6 months ago

Best dog movie ever made was "Best in Show".

A friend of mine relayed an observation he made backstage at a dog show. A guy was grooming a dog like a mom does to a child's hair, licked his fingers and proceeding to arrange the hair on the dogs butt. While studying his work he appeared unsatisfied so he licked his finger again and went back to the butt.

Renaldo could this also be a cause of oral cancer?

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sciencegeek 2 years, 6 months ago

Cocker spaniels, preferably black, but any color will do. Cute, smart and loving.

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SOS 2 years, 6 months ago

Pharaoh Hound Extremely smart and perceptive. If they bark at all, you should go see what's up. One of the few dogs that smile. Don't shed.

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Elrond 2 years, 6 months ago

Old English Mastiff (Old English Mastiff) Only 23 days until our newest family member, Amos Moses, comes home from the breeder! He's a fawn OEM that is the nephew of the current National Champion Mastiff.

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Blessed4x 2 years, 6 months ago

Rescued is my breed of choice.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Temple of the Dog. Right now I'm pretty devoted to the one I have. http://tinypic.com/r/2q9att3/7

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2 years, 6 months ago

Keeshond all the way! Most people think "gah, all that hair!" but don't realize that it's much easier to take care of than it looks and it doesn't stick everywhere like short dog hair.

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BABBOY 2 years, 6 months ago

That would be Snoop dogg..........(with a double g)

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del888 2 years, 6 months ago

Dogs are really people dressed up in a dog costume.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"what is purple drank?" Autie

You are old.

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acg 2 years, 6 months ago

Someone else's. Don't dig on dogs, man, they are stinky and they poop everywhere. I'll pet someone's dog if it approaches me, but otherwise, I don't want their hair clinging to my clothes, I don't want their slobber on my shoes or their dog funk on my person. Ick. Not to mention, I'll be damned if I'm going to pay to own a creature who's feces I have to pick up from out in the yard. No thanks.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

I ain't never had no purple drank but I do know what a red herring is. Stick with the question.

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number3of5 2 years, 6 months ago

I sure wish the posters on here could stick with the question. That said my favorite dog is and always has been a Samoyed. My husband's favorite is the English Mastiff. That is why we have a four year old named Bigfoot and two Mastiff / Anatolian Shepard mixes that are just 7 months.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

When I was in my forties a young, non-productive male offspring of a female canine challenged me to a sparring event. I whacked that punk with a 2x4 behind his ear and sent him home.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

I like dogs that don't bark. At this time of the year, the coyotes are setting off the neighborhood dogs when it gets dark.

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 6 months ago

A Browniedog. Tastes good with mustard and a tax cut.

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somedude20 2 years, 6 months ago

Ever notice how some of the homeless downtown will have a dog for 3 months or so then have a new one? My thought is they get a cute dog that people will feed and watch as the dog plumps up. When the dog plumps up like a ballpark hotdog, they cook it and get a new one and start over. Suge Knight is my fav dog, yo!

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

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Mary Darst 2 years, 6 months ago

How can you pick a favorite. My favs are the ones I have right now. An English Setter, who is as sweet and crazy as the day is done, and a King Charles Cavelier. He is, well, just funny. Live is just not the same with out a dog.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 6 months ago

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pho_nguyen 2 years, 6 months ago

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g_rock 2 years, 6 months ago

beagles corn...with ketchup someone else's dog that I don't have to clean up after

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

the yellow lab the black lab the chocolate lab the meth lab

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geoismeo 2 years, 6 months ago

I'll bite, German Shepherds. He's trained to let me know when visitors are holding out!

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thuja 2 years, 6 months ago

A monk asked Joju, `Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?'

Joju answered: `Mu.'

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 6 months ago

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder, Fighting all who rob or plunder Underdog, Underdog

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riverdrifter 2 years, 6 months ago

"You're dog supremacists."

Er, as supposed to what?

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thuja 2 years, 6 months ago

Do you know what you all are? You're dog supremacists.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

"Cheap bottle of red wine."

Yup, totally understand. Had to be slightly inebriated myself fist time I ate raccoon. And opossum. They couldn't get me drunk enough to eat grilled coyote . .

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riverdrifter 2 years, 6 months ago

I like labs. Licorice or chocolate. Right now I have chocolate female who has trained me well. She's better than I deserve. "If it flies it dies and the brown dog retrieves it." Right now woodcock are migrating through. Shoot one or two and pluck them, do not skin. Draw the innards out and thoroughly rinse. Put back in cavity and put all on grill, indirect heat to the max. Check and pull them off when the juices just run pink, absolutely no more. Serve the innards on garlic texas toast points as a side (trust me on this one). Cheap bottle of red wine. Done. That's all I know about dogs.

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Bill Lee 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm a cat person, but I think Scottish Terriers are cute.

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Gandalf 2 years, 6 months ago

German shepherds, preferably white femeale. Best there is!

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