Dog Breeds?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Vixen

Very Well-Known Member
Can't go wrong with a Shepherd, if taken for a good walk every day and an opportunity to run / play fetch etc - then a smaller backyard isn't really a problem. They are a loyal, intelligent, fun and healthy breed (generally, just make sure the breeder has done health checks on the parent for hips and elbows, temperament etc)

We have a German Shorthaired Pointer which is a super active breed and our yard is TINY, but we manage fine and he's quite happy. =)
 

Stuart

Site Admin
Staff member
I always enjoyed the Shephard rumors about their hips and teeth. Granted, they are more susceptible to it than other species but when you take into consideration how many actually are affected, it's a small percentage. I grew up with Shephards, my uncle trains them and I own 2. All in all I would say I have been around 100+ GSDs in 15 odd years and have only met two with any issues due to bad breeding and care.

My point I suppose, is dont let the stigma surrounding any breed out you off. Do your research and pick your breeder carefully and you will end up with a valuable member of the family.

PS: Go the German Shephard, just be aware they are curious buggers who need to know everything. Get on top of their training early on and you will have a breeze.
 

Splitmore

Well-Known Member
ditto to JasonL's choice of dog, I've known a couple of them and they are the biggest sooks ever! I'm a staffy person, have owned a few now and would never have another breed of dog. They generally dont bark and are super friendly. They can be a bit silly and jump all over people though but only want to be loved. Only thing I would say with staffys, and probably the same with most breeds of dog is socialise them from very young. We have a dog park near me and I take my two there all the time and they love it. there are rotties, german shepards, huskies and plenty of big breeds of dog that go there and they all have the time of their lives and love running with other dogs. I think the only fights ive ever seen there have been between small breeds of dogs, but you gotta get them used to other animals from a young age
 

Gonemad

Well-Known Member
Staffie howl too much if you have close neighbors! rotti has health problems my auntie on gets on average about 5 to 7 years with hip problems and calcium def.
Have a look into a german Koolie they are a sweet dog that fits into every living situation they very rarely bark and are not over active like a border collie or kelpie
They are happy to stay home but love to go for drives not aggressive therefore trips to the beach or park are enjoyable very brainy loyal dogs.
 

Cockney_Red

Well-Known Member
I always enjoyed the Shephard rumors about their hips and teeth. Granted, they are more susceptible to it than other species but when you take into consideration how many actually are affected, it's a small percentage. I grew up with Shephards, my uncle trains them and I own 2. All in all I would say I have been around 100+ GSDs in 15 odd years and have only met two with any issues due to bad breeding and care.

My point I suppose, is dont let the stigma surrounding any breed out you off. Do your research and pick your breeder carefully and you will end up with a valuable member of the family.

PS: Go the German Shephard, just be aware they are curious buggers who need to know everything. Get on top of their training early on and you will have a breeze.
Kept Shepherds most of my life in the UK, fantastic dogs, never had hip issues....In Oz on the other hand, I rarely see one without hip issues. Was down the beach with my 3 the other week and met a couple with 2 perfect, big boned shepherds that took me back a few years, made me nostalgic....
 

saintanger

Very Well-Known Member
Staffie howl too much if you have close neighbors! rotti has health problems my auntie on gets on average about 5 to 7 years with hip problems and calcium def.
Have a look into a german Koolie they are a sweet dog that fits into every living situation they very rarely bark and are not over active like a border collie or kelpie
They are happy to stay home but love to go for drives not aggressive therefore trips to the beach or park are enjoyable very brainy loyal dogs.

staffies howl? mine have never done that. they bark at strangers that walk to close to the fence and bark wen someone knocks but thats only my male, female sometimes does not bark for over a week. at times i have had 4 staffies and never had a complaint from neighbours about my staffies howling/ barking.

all my staffies go to the beach, fishing, parks and never had a problem.
 

saintanger

Very Well-Known Member
god, I'd never take mine fishing, the bait would be dinner and I'm sure I'd be wrestling the catch out of their mouths as well! haha

mine eats the fish while its still flopping around before i can get it in the bucket. also i put the bait in the tackle box so she can't eat it. my 2 have been know to steal peoples fish wen i am not watching lol. but they know my dog very well in the that area and nick named him CatDog. the farting in the car on the way home after eating raw fish kills me.
 

saintanger

Very Well-Known Member
taleees 028.jpgtaleees 030.jpg

mini catdog, you can do anything with a staffy. only ever go fishing with your best mate who loves fish as much as you.
 

Mo-Cheynei

Well-Known Member


since you love Dobermans so much Sax here's mine, he is a red Doberman but I reckon get a rotty man, i have a rotty a doberman and 2 rotty x dobermans!
 

Gonemad

Well-Known Member
We had problems with staffie howling to the stage neighbours made us have him destroyed not am staffies.
He was the most loyal dog whom would come with us every where lived inside by my bed protected my daughter fight with every male or female dog just to be annoying. I loved him to pieces solid dog would pull me every where belonged to an old lady whom couldn't stop him howling so I rescued him but problems arose and was vet attended to sedation it was sad to see him swaying as he walked but still didn't stop him howling! Brandy a toy staffy was the same but she lived in side full time so didn't howl and sandy didn't howl at all but social skills were her problem I guess my biggest problem with the breed is I got rescued dogs because I HATE puppies they are cute adorable everyone wonts them until they grow, it's sad. I LOVE Am staffs especially blues they are adorable, like lovable pitt bulls without kill factor. We all love different breeds for different reasons and if you find your suitable breed and size for you living arrangements and your energy levels your new family member will be loved all it's life.
On a Sad note, just for interest sake My mother job at the council used to be destroying unwanted dogs and most of the breeds were staffies, Maltese, kelpies.
 

Jungletrans

Very Well-Known Member
Which Dog ?

Why lock yourself into a breed . There are thousands of dogs in need of a home all over Australia . Our last 2 were pound puppies and we couldn't be happier . Sid was a Rottie x Kelpie and now we have Dodge , a Wolfhound x Mastiff . While looking at pounds and free to good home adds we saw lots of very good dogs , including a 12 mth old Siberian Huskie free to good home . This way you know what their personality is instead of waiting for a puppy to grow up ;]
 

saintanger

Very Well-Known Member
true there are dogs at the pound and free to good home ect 2 of mine are from the rspca/ pound. i have owned 4 dogs that came from pounds/ free to good homes. and my partner has had to many to count from the pound/ free to good home. but his favourite breed is amstaffs and hard to get one from the pound around here. plus some of those dogs are at the pound cause they are barkers/ diggers/ chewers and need alot of time training them. but if you can find a breed you like at the pound then give it a go.
 

disintegratus

Very Well-Known Member
You can have my pup.... she just ate one of my brand new stupidly expensive thongs. The reason I got new thongs was because she ate the old ones.:facepalm:
My own stupid fault, I left them under the computer desk.

I would suggest from what your saying, a rotti would be great. But bear in mind they can be very lazy. Our rotti is a fantastic dog, but she's dumb as a bag of hammers and twice as dense. She's also lazy to the point of ridiculouslness. If you open the front door and say "Zehra, let's go for a walk!", she will get really excited, run outside and sit expectantly at the back of the car. If you take her for an actual walk, she makes about a street length before she gets tired.
 

The_Geeza

Suspended
Banned
Last edited by a moderator:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top