What is your favorite dog breed

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and no my mum doesn't count nor is it funny.

Mine are

  1. Staffordshire Bull Terriers
  2. English Bull Terriers
  3. Rottweilers
  4. Doberman
  5. Pittbulls

Yours?
 
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Boston Bull

They have the look of a fighting dog (used to be but it's long been bred out of them) now they're just friendly family pets that look good.
 
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I've owned a staff and he's the nicest dog you'll ever meet. The reputation they have is a load of bollocks. Although he has fought with some dogs it was only because they were being cunts to him. He ragdolled a German Shepherd not long ago, was scary but epic at the same time.

I would get another staff for sure.
 
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I've owned a staff and he's the nicest dog you'll ever meet. The reputation they have is a load of bollocks. Although he has fought with some dogs it was only because they were being cunts to him. He ragdolled a German Shepherd not long ago, was scary but epic at the same time.

I would get another staff for sure.
First dog I ever had was a female staffie
 

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English Bull Terrier and/or Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Had one of each in the past, both girl dawgs. Absolutely awesome the pair of them.

Staffies get such a bad rap. Mine was as good as gold and as soft as shit. Unfortunately she was taken from me too early (9); her back legs collapsed and it gave me no option but to pull her out. She was an angel that dog. My English Bull Terrier was awesome too, she managed to get to 13 despite being overweight and daft. She too was as soft as it gets.

If I could get a job working from home I'd buy one of each in a heartbeat.
 
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The breed I've had the most of over the years has been Pit Bull. I found them to be great dogs and never did I have a problem with any of the ones I raised once they got past the "puppy stage" and became adult dogs. They did tend to get into a good bit of mischief up till about 18-20 months of age though.

Haven't had a dog in the last 15 years and would never get another pit since they require way more exercise than I have the desire, and energy to deal with.
 
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To be honest I am a fan of all dogs. Some of the smaller fluffy breeds creep me out a bit but still.

I spent alot of time looking after a Golden Retriever as a youngster.
 

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The breed I've had the most of over the years has been Pit Bull. I found them to be great dogs and never did I have a problem with any of the ones I raised once they got past the "puppy stage" and became adult dogs. They did tend to get into a good bit of mischief up till about 18-20 months of age though.

Haven't had a dog in the last 15 years and would never get another pit since they require way more exercise than I have the desire, and energy to deal with.
No issues with discipline Gumbo?

Pit Bulls are banned in England as part of the Dangerous Dogs Act. One of the lads who used to be on here had one and said it was as soft as it gets.
 
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I've always loved German Shepherds as I grew up with many of them during my life and contrary to what some will say they were always good with kids.

My dad had a Malinois (the dog passed on a few years ago) that was probably the most intelligent dog I've been around and just straight up cool as fuck.

I do like Spaniel's another breed I've grown up with. The one I've got at the minute is a bit of a dick but a loveable dick I suppose.
 
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No issues with discipline Gumbo?

Pit Bulls are banned in England as part of the Dangerous Dogs Act. One of the lads who used to be on here had one and said it was as soft as it gets.
The folks that have trouble with dogs are usually the ones who really shouldn't have one to begin with. Dogs are just like kids when young, you have to let them know what is, and isn't allowed and be consistent with the training/teaching and how you react to bad behavior.

All of my pits were pretty intimidating looking with their large heads, muscular bodies---especially the chest, neck and hind quarters. Their jaw strength and bite power is well documented along with their tenacity once they get hold of something. That is why I made spring poles for them to play with and it would keep them entertained while I was away and wear off some of that energy they possess.

The laws are basically the same here in the States. There is a list of "Dangerous Dogs" that home insurers insist you don't have in order for them to issue a policy on your home and it includes Pits, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd, Chow, Bull Mastiff, Huskie, Alaskan Malamute, Wolf/Dog Hybrid, Great Dane, St. Bernard, Akita and Rhodesian Ridgebacks from what I gathered on the net.

The most my pits ever did to any human was try to lick them to death, especially if playing with them and showing them attention.

I live in an area where it seems every household has a dog and in my block alone I know of 4 pits or pit mix dogs that people have. Pits and pit mix dogs seem all the rage with the "Rescue Dog" people and it goes against the grain of what insurers are trying to do with wanting to make them a big NO-NO. Problem for the homeowner with a pit is if that dog does injure someone, the insurer will not pay up for damages and WILL drop you as a customer since you falsified your status in some way on the application for insurance in the first place.
 
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