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Old 01-05-2019, 03:55 PM
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First off I will be adopting a rescue mutt that probably won't be pure anything. But I'm looking for ideas.I had a big black lab mutt/rescue prior that can't be replaced, thinking a little smaller but don't want little dog. I like the cur dogs but don't know if I can exercise one enough. I have a house but not fenced yard, very dog friendly neighborhood. Prefer a dog that can get along with other cats/dogs for boarding reasons. I work from home so can't have a loud-yappy dog as I'm on phone a lot. Boat-water friendly would be good and I'm in SFL so need to be able to tolerate the heat. what say you? Anything in 30 lb- 55 lb
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Vizsla...thank me later..
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Vizsla are great dogs but require a LOT of exercise. I'm probably prejudiced but I really love Goldendoodles. Smart. low key, all around great personalities. They come in all sizes as well !!
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I applaud you for considering a shelter dog. I have a border collie mix with lab and probably 3 other breeds and he’s been a great dog. Humane society rescued.
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Blackmouth or mountain cur if you're a cur fan like me. Not leapard or Florida cur if you don't want to deal with the activity.
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I currently have a boxer pit mix that we rescued. She was taken from a location by sheriff dept and animal control.She was very well trained but obviously with a very heavy hand. It took a couple years for her not to cower when we would bend down to pet her. I have had a couple labs, husky, lab husky mix, border collie sheltie mix, and muts. This is by far the best dog of all I have ever owned.

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We got a boxer mix about 2 years ago shes turned in to on of the most loving dogs ever.
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Blackmouth or mountain cur if you're a cur fan like me. Not leapard or Florida cur if you don't want to deal with the activity.
thanks- keep this coming. I didn't know the cur variations had different activity level. Is there an age when cur's slow down? I'm open to adopting different ages. My last dog I got at 4 ish age.
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We're on our 6th Golden but I would seriously listen to Dorado and consider some type of a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. High energy but damned smart dogs and have never met one that wasn't eager to please and very trainable. Just my .02.
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I love JRT or mix, but don't fit your requirements unless you raise them from a puppy. I love dogs and commend all you rescue people. It seems to be the IN thing to do. I have no intentions of spending the rest of a dogs life and my time fixing problems someone else created. Get a puppy you will have a friend for life.
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Beagles. I've rescued 2. Easy to handle, great family dogs, not susceptible to many diseases.
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Happy Portuguese Water Dog owner here. 45 lbs., no shedding, never barks, loves everyone and everything, loves the boat and water. He does however need exercise. He’ll run all day but a few games of fetch each day or 20 minutes of chasing the neighbor’s dog will do the trick.
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Originally Posted by 23Dorado View Post
I applaud you for considering a shelter dog. I have a border collie mix with lab and probably 3 other breeds and he’s been a great dog. Humane society rescued.
Lost our Lab after 10 years, took awhile before we started looking , and we adopted a border collie mix with some black lab...great pup, he is now
.8 mos old and about 35 lbs, should max out at 45 smart as hell , training must be firm but gentle ..there are a lot of them in shelters or look up Borador (lab border collie mix)

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I have had many different breeds, all rescues.
Lately, I'm enjoying the shorter hair on my chihuahua boys.
Lot's less dust bunnies.
Plus, their smaller size means there's less mess for me to maintain.
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I've had Labs in the past but my next dog will be a Brittany. Nice medium size, great temperament and medium energy level. Also not food obsessed. Probably more likely to find one at a rescue organization than a shelter. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Whatever you land on just make it a shelter or rescue adoption so a dog can hit the lottery. Crazy how people spend so much money on dogs from puppy farms with literally thousands of great animals just waiting in shelters for their forever home. Friend spent somewhere north of $1200 for his "purebred" labradoodle, was (and kinda still is) mad when I mercilessly ridicule him about his "purebred" mutt and "a fool and his money..." and that the damn dog is dumb as a box of rocks. Every dog I've had has been a rescue mutt and I swear they know how lucky they are/were, every one has been best dog ever.
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Originally Posted by Coelacanth2 View Post
Whatever you land on just make it a shelter or rescue adoption so a dog can hit the lottery. Crazy how people spend so much money on dogs from puppy farms with literally thousands of great animals just waiting in shelters for their forever home. Friend spent somewhere north of $1200 for his "purebred" labradoodle, was (and kinda still is) mad when I mercilessly ridicule him about his "purebred" mutt and "a fool and his money..." and that the damn dog is dumb as a box of rocks. Every dog I've had has been a rescue mutt and I swear they know how lucky they are/were, every one has been best dog ever.
$1200's cheap for a labradoodle.
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You may want to give the schnauzer breed a look -- standard and mini are great family dogs. They are tough as nails -- snow and rain doesn't bother them. They don't shed and nothing will get near your house without them taking notice.
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we got a puppy acd 1 1/2 years ago ive had several dogs over the years but this is the most versatile an smartest dog ever, ive got a friend that rescued one 2 years old that is way more laid back than mine but will do any thing you do an enjoy it my friends is a female 40lbs mine is male 47lbs .
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Almost the same as asking "What's the best boat?" Opinions will be all over. You said you wanted something smaller than your Lab, so I'm thinking in the 30-40 lb. range. We are partial to Spaniels. Springers, Cockers, Brittanys, etc. Temperament, intelligence, activity level are all things we like about them. You can find some in shelters. I am currently looking for a female Boykin puppy, but not necessarily from a shelter.

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