What is your favorite dog breed

Mat Cauthon

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Can be stubborn little fuckers when you're training them but all in all a great little loyal dog.
Deffo. Little buggers when they aren’t yours but if you are their owner then they are the most loveable, loyal little guys around.
 
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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.
German Shepherds are on the ?

Aren't they just excellent guard dogs ? I've heard they're extremely intelligent and great with kids.
 

AntG

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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.
That insurance list is pretty mad, almost overkill, St Bernards and Great Danes for instance are probably the most laid back breeds you'll ever meet, my girlfriends daughter has a couple of Danes, lovely dogs, big fuckers but friendly.
 
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Favorite small dog: Dachshund - the size of the dog is not indicative of the fight those little fuckers have in them, they can be downright vicious

Favorite big dog: German Shepherd - good balance of intelligence and protective instincts with the size to intimidate someone breaking into your house
 
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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.
Insurance companies are sleazy, looking for any way to avoid paying any claim. Some of the dogs on that list do not belong there. Any dog can be made angry and temperamental by mistreatment, and pretty much any dog can be made good with proper attention and training. Wolf hybrids might be an exception, they have a lot of non-domesticated wild in them. They aren't really a dog at all.
 
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That insurance list is pretty mad, almost overkill, St Bernards and Great Danes for instance are probably the most laid back breeds you'll ever meet, my girlfriends daughter has a couple of Danes, lovely dogs, big fuckers but friendly.

I agree, big time overkill, but like already mentioned, insurance companies will do most anything to avoid paying a claim and you just about have to fight them tooth and nail for most payments. However, it's not lost with them that in the States we have become a very litigious society and many people will sue at the drop of a hat, so they are playing the "cover your ass at all cost" card.

Truth is, for me at least, is I've been bitten by more small dogs than any of those on the list. When my wife and I got together she had a 10 yr. old Cocker Spaniel and that SOB bit 3 kids and me over the course of his life, and I was the one who took on grooming, feeding and watering, picking up his dog crap and trying to keep him healthy. It didn't hurt my heart when it came time to put him down at age 15.
 
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German Shepherds are on the ?

Aren't they just excellent guard dogs ? I've heard they're extremely intelligent and great with kids.
Mine was. It was a female, and she was a great family dog. Lord have mercy on anyone hurting my daughter when the dog was present, though. She would go nuclear on them. I think she saw us as her herd and that protective instinct kicked in. As long as my daughter was happy and playing, the dog was calm. If the dog heard her crying or screaming, the dog immediately tried to figure out why, and who was causing it. Smart dog.
 
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I agree, big time overkill, but like already mentioned, insurance companies will do most anything to avoid paying a claim and you just about have to fight them tooth and nail for most payments. However, it's not lost with them that in the States we have become a very litigious society and many people will sue at the drop of a hat, so they are playing the "cover your ass at all cost" card.

Truth is, for me at least, is I've been bitten by more small dogs than any of those on the list. When my wife and I got together she had a 10 yr. old Cocker Spaniel and that SOB bit 3 kids and me over the course of his life, and I was the one who took on grooming, feeding and watering, picking up his dog crap and trying to keep him healthy. It didn't hurt my heart when it came time to put him down at age 15.
Agreed about small dogs - some of them are very aggressive. When we were kids my friend Jeff had a full size male Dachshund named Kaput, and it bit 4 of the kids in the neighborhood. Back then there was no call to kill the animal or anything - we just learned not to roughhouse with Jeff when the dog was around.
 

McGrain

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I love pitbulls. Love them. Would never own one because you can never 100% trust them not to fight with other dogs and i'm inexperienced but what an animal we created there. It's just full of heart. It's crazy really.
 

Deebo

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I think my favorite is still standard collies, as smart as humans and loyal as hell. Very close second favorite is Siberian husky. Might not be quite as smart as collies but they're big, beautiful forever loyal. And they talk, and talk, and talk. The two I've had were/are social talkers. Always trying to be part of the conversation no matter what we're discussing. I swear sometimes my dog runs up to me and cusses me out for whatever he wants at the time, like I should have known to already help him.
 
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Dazl1212

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Hard to chose, I think most dogs are great. Had German shepherds, a doberman and a few mongrels. Probably would get another German shepherd when I have the room, so probably them.
 
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I love little Fox Terriers and Jack Russels.
Used to have a black and white Mini Fox Terrier. geez he was a good dog! Great size, full of energy. Was always keen to hang out but if he couldn't he'd chill at home till we were ready to hang. Really miss that dog.

Other than that I love the look of those grey staffys!
 
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I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback. She is my profile picture. Very big and athletic and aloof to strangers but she is such a big loveable sook to my fiancé and me. She is a really good guard dog and often bails up cats when they jump the fence, but never attacks.
 
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