Top Ten List - Favorite Breeds
#21
I likes:

1. Border Collie
2. Kelpie
3. Sheltie
4. Labs
5. Maremma
6. Koolie
7. Golden Retriever
8. Ridgeback

That's all I can think of :wink:
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#22
Wow, 10 favorite breeds...
1) Border Collie
2) Lab (black then yellow)
3) Golden
4) Rott
5) the rest would be any mix of these or a mix of all= Mutt.
Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be. -Temple Grandin
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#23
Ahhh I love all dogs. Big Grin But these are my favs.
/wag

#1 - Border Collie
#2 - Bernese Mountain Dog
#3 - Dobbies!
#4 - Aussies
#5 - GSD
#6 - Great Dane(Love how they look, not their genetics. :/)
#7 - Pitbulls
#8 - Corgis
#9 - Alaskan Malamute(Bad temper I hear, though)
#10 - Shelter Dogs and Mixes. Big Grin Or as I call them "whatchamacallits"
--With Love From McKenzie & Pilot

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#24
Tassle Wrote:Gosh.....difficult.

I like Standard Poodles......but the grooming...
Ridgebacks are great......but they are hounds and are a little independent......
Malanois........possibly next.......

I quite like lurchers......Tass is great but she has issues.

There are some great Rotties around.....

Will add more as the come to me. /laughing

Hmmmmmm, I like the looks of Ridgebacks but I've heard they are a hand full when it comes to training. They seem like powerful dogs to say the least.
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LJS1993 Wrote:Hmmmmmm, I like the looks of Ridgebacks but I've heard they are a hand full when it comes to training. They seem like powerful dogs to say the least.


They are hounds...bred to hunt Lions so have to be pretty powerful!

I have had a couple of stubborn ones - but as Hounds go they are more bidable than most!
Hannah
The only mistakes my dogs make are the ones I've taught them!
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Tassle Wrote:
LJS1993 Wrote:Hmmmmmm, I like the looks of Ridgebacks but I've heard they are a hand full when it comes to training. They seem like powerful dogs to say the least.


They are hounds...bred to hunt Lions so have to be pretty powerful!

I have had a couple of stubborn ones - but as Hounds go they are more bidable than most!

In regards to training how different are they when compared to BC's?
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#27
Hounds generally have a much shorter attention/concentration span. So training has to be little and often - altough you do tend to find this with BCs as well - the attention span will build up much quicker (in the 'working' breeds especially).

They are fairly food orientated, but will quickly switrch off to it if the nose catches a betetr wiff.

Toys...many ridgebacks I have worked with have been very take it or leave it with toys - not really seeing the point.

All in all they are great dogs - obviously fairly bigger than BCs so you have to take that into account if looking to do agility and such - full development much closer to 18months - 2 years.

Obedience - again - not as easy to get the majority working close but not impossible.

Here is a lad who stayed with me a little while ago- he was lovely - but a bit over exhuburant with my guys....
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Hannah
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#28
Was Tassle "smiling" at him? He makes Trip look petite.

I worked with a RR for a short time. He was 10 months when I was with him. The owners never had him do anything. His back came up to my waist, he was a big boy. Nice dog but didn't want to learn anything. The owners wanted him trained but would not put any time into it. Guess who lost out, the dog was rehomed before he was a year old.
Linda

One Border Collie Is Never Enough

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#29
Yep - Tassle was 'smiling' a warning not to jump on her....Trip did the same....SO did Gabe...but for some reason he didn't really pay any attention to Gabe....the girls were a tad more serious in thier warnings I think!
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Siren however....well - she loved him....
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this probably give you a bit more perspective on his size...
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Hannah
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#30
LOVE Trip's "smile". He is a big boy isn't he. Why do you suppose Siren was the only one who liked him?
Linda

One Border Collie Is Never Enough

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