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After Much Deciding...

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by PeterJasonMN, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. PeterJasonMN

    PeterJasonMN ****

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    I'll be buying a house later this year/early next year, and have a Golden Retriever who'll be 6 in January. She's spayed, so she never got to be a mommy. Decided next year when things get settled it'll be the time to have her be an adopted mommy.

    But what to get?

    What to get.....




    After doing a lot of reading, researching, and talking to owners, the new dog will be:

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    The Boxer!:supergrin:

    The size is perfect for me, and I'm looking for a short haired dog who's relatively clean and easy to train. Even taking in their high level of activity (As a Golden owner I know this well) it'll still be perfect for me.

    I'll be looking for a female, fawn, docked tail, floppy ears. This should be interesting!:supergrin:
     
  2. walkin man

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    You can't go wrong with a boxer. They are one of my favorite breeds. Smart, friendly, great companions, good with kids. They are large enough to be a deterrent to a potential threat, but not overly aggresive. I think you are making a good choice.

    However you might also consider the Dobie, man's most loyal friend. Gonna get the nomex drawers out now, I can hear the howls of derision from the GSD crew.

    walkin man
     

  3. PeterJasonMN

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    They can complain if they pay for the dog ;)
     
  4. HarlDane

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    Boxers are great dogs, my grandfather alaways had a boxer out on his ranch, and they were all great dogs.

    If possible, spend the extra cash on a dog from a good breeder who has dogs from working lines.
     
  5. hangmans joke

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    +1 .also be sure to note some boxers acquire heart problems at an early age. screen the dogs.
     
  6. fastvfr

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    You know, I 'cut my teeth' as a dog trainer on a male Australian Cattle Dog (OMFG) and this breed is the one I plan to choose a companion from the next time I get a dog.

    That is because I have yet to meet a boxer-dog I didn't like.:hearts:
     
  7. Davegrave

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    Dapper Dan
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    Best dog I ever had. Just a sweetheart. Great, great dog.
     
  8. BexarWolf

    BexarWolf Got Milk?

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    Go Boxer Go!
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  9. jimmy da wuss

    jimmy da wuss Meatless Member

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    I've know a couple of boxers, and they seemed like great dogs (very friendly at first, even though I was a complete stranger). Good "alarm systems," too.
     
  10. PDogSniper

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    First dog I ever got bit by was a Dobie, ban them all...;)