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Starting search for a dog #15650334 01/13/21
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After many years of not having a dog (I grew up with european lineage labs, and my wife had a bunch of rottweilers and dobermans as a kid too), I think we are longing for a dog. We are award of the challenges for travel, attention, care etc, and feel the kids are also old enough to be able to semi-care for one.

I have always liked bigger breeds, but that may not be a possibility now, due to our home size, and something Viszla-sized would be about biggest. Another lab may be a possibility, but would want good genetics and prefer the stocky built ones vs the skinnier lanky ones. This one won't be used for hardcore hunting, but more of a companion/family dog and would get a lot of opportunities to be outdoors (albeit not much during the week - besides being walked and such)

Thinking Beagle, Vizsla, Brittany Spaniel, Lab
Any other breeds I should also look for, that meet some or all of these requirements?

- short hair or non shedding midlength coat (like a Brittany Spaniel at the most)
- Good with kids
- Trainable for obedience/tricks maybe some fetch. No need for field trials

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Sit down, dogs have gone up.


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German Shorthaired Pointer. A bit high maintenance depending on the lineage, but they love like no other and they check all the boxes you mentioned.

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Airedale. We’ve owned them, er, they’ve owned us for years. Very little shedding. Extremely smart and outstanding companions. Love kids and your friends. 500-1000$.


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Not a Brittany. I love them and have had 2 but they shed like crazy and are VERY high energy and need attention.

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Re: Starting search for a dog [Re: wabigoon] #15650542 01/13/21
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Sit down, dogs have gone up.

That's the truth. Bought our Airedale from a breeder 5 years ago for $1,200. Their site now lists them for close to 3k.


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Have never been a dog person , though I love the heck out of other peoples dogs! Almost two weeks ago I was having a sleepless night. I am in the basement and I hear this dog barking on the front porch at 0230ish. I don some gear, headlamp, grab the shotgun and head outside. A little beagle is shivering on the front porch. I entice him inside the garage where he tries rolling up in the rug. I get his collar off and go look up his owners. Both phone numbers don't work so I go to address I googled. I pick up the little bugger and drive about five miles away and knock on a farmers door. Both of em get up with their pack of beagles howling! They had two vagabond beagles not come back to the truck that afternoon from rabbit hunting. A pretty smart dog that somehow knew our house was friendly and barked until someone woke up!

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In these times a dog with protective instincts ought be considered. If you are not going to hunt with the breeds you mentioned then consider the breed types your wife had as a kid..... or others that would be a good watchdog.

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Scratch beagles off the list, bred to follow their nose, not follow instructions.

I have had good luck with heelers (aka Australian Cattle Dogs).

Also put miniature poodle on the list.


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Originally Posted by Sponxx
After many years of not having a dog (I grew up with european lineage labs, and my wife had a bunch of rottweilers and dobermans as a kid too), I think we are longing for a dog. We are award of the challenges for travel, attention, care etc, and feel the kids are also old enough to be able to semi-care for one.

I have always liked bigger breeds, but that may not be a possibility now, due to our home size, and something Viszla-sized would be about biggest. Another lab may be a possibility, but would want good genetics and prefer the stocky built ones vs the skinnier lanky ones. This one won't be used for hardcore hunting, but more of a companion/family dog and would get a lot of opportunities to be outdoors (albeit not much during the week - besides being walked and such)

Thinking Beagle, Vizsla, Brittany Spaniel, Lab
Any other breeds I should also look for, that meet some or all of these requirements?

- short hair or non shedding midlength coat (like a Brittany Spaniel at the most)
- Good with kids
- Trainable for obedience/tricks maybe some fetch. No need for field trials




Of the breeds you listed, and having been around those breeds, my vote would be for a Lab.


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10 year old Beagle and 3 month old Mountain Cur here, both females.


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Beagles aren't high on the dog intelligence list. If you live in a neighborhood and want it to spend time outside it will bark nearly non-stop. Vizslas are very high energy dogs. You will have to allow them to get vigorous exercise or they won't be happy. Labs are very smart and can be high energy. You'll have to budget time for them to give them an outlet for their energy or intellect, or they won't be happy. From your list, the Brittany stands out as the best if not only choice.

Corgis are cool. They are smart, have great personalities, are the right size and not as demanding as the others on your list.

Re: Starting search for a dog [Re: NDsnowman] #15650579 01/13/21
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Originally Posted by NDsnowman
German Shorthaired Pointer. A bit high maintenance depending on the lineage, but they love like no other and they check all the boxes you mentioned.

Yup... You don't "walk" a Shortair, 10mph is a little more of a jog. 😅

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You should check out english labs

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A schnauzer checks all the boxes.


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Evaluate your family’s own life style and a get temperament that fits It.
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no beagle!



We are getting our first german shorthair coming in a few weeks. Great dogs.

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Golden-doodle. I know, I know
Ours is 4y/o, smart, well behaved and has deemed my wife his "person". Always by her side. She calls him her "supervisor".

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We just finished our third week with this girl and after learning to not bite feet and hands at week one she has been a fantastic dog. Crazy quick learner. On day three of ownership she headed out to the street maybe 75 yards away and fetched the newspaper. She starts the day doing it. All of the necessary commands are pretty well nailed as well as shake, crawl and spin. She's sleeping to my left now but will soon be up for lunch.

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