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One from the shelter that needs a good home.

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I have had 5 dogs over the years and the most loving was a 2 year old dog that I got from the SPCA. He is more loving than the other four all put together. But before you go you need to decide what size dog you want. Ckeck your SPCA out on the internet to give you some ideas. Also check the counties around you to see what they have and if you can adopt from them.
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Husky, Golden Retreiver, German Shepard

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Pugs! ugh I just love them! such big babies :)

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visla they're awesome

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puppies :)

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I recommend that you have a simple dog like a lab or a beagle

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English springer spaniel and name him bailey

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Lots of walks and love
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Husky they're easy to train work great with kids and are a very healthy breed

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Keeshound!! Fabulous family dogs. Great with kids

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Unless you absolutely have your heart set on a specific Dog Breed would highly recommend checking out your local Humane Society or PetFinder.com . There are so many cute-sweet and yes even full breed dogs of all sizes and ages who are looking for forever homes! All my Dogs except for one which was given to me have been Strays or Adopted from Shelters and have Never had a Bad one. Even if you do want a particular Breed go online and do a search for "Rescues" under the Breeds name. There are lots of Breed specific rescue organizations.
Personally I like larger dogs and find them these to be great with kids:anything with Shepherd, Lab, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Greyhound, Great Dane; either full Breed or mix. Would be good , fun Dogs. Hope you get one, and truly hope you consider Adopting! :-).

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You are very welcome!:-)
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do u own a small or big place?

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Lab they are calm

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Golden retrievers, definitely. They are very loving, and fun too! :) Hope this helps xx

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Maybe a chocolate lab

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LOL CHOCOLATE LAB lol
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well i thought that
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Think Smallv. just kidding kittiethekat :-)
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And Hi!:-)
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Nice user-name! You like Kats?? ( yes, spelled with a K in Dutch which is one of my 1st languages.:-).)
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Do you have any Kats??
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i like them though
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We have 3 , one very Moody yet sweet indoor-only one,and 2 which go out during the day( we live on Island in the Caribbean with lots of Green and fun places for them to explore) and in at night. Also 2 LARGE Dogs :-)
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You should get one if you can.:-). Any Dogs?
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No i don't like dogs anyway
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Too bad, they're cool but Kats way neat also!!:-). Aren't you in school? Just gave you some more info on your Peacock question. Did you check the Nat. geo. site? Good pics.!:-)
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uh its not important but i'm a girl
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Yeah, and I am a 53 year old female married to a great guy who lives on an Island ++++.........
no worries, you had said Hi previously and was being nice and saying Hi back!
But yeah good to be careful!:-). Nice to meet you!
Catch you later.:-)
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Boxer

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chihuahua

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Labradoodle is the best dogs with children of all age

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One from the shelter. i would also recommend a dog that 's not in the pit bull family because you don't want any thing to happen to your family.

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this is my opinion and I don't mean this to start anything but I beleive that is called sterio typing. We had a pitbull for 15 years and it didn't even bother to growl, but that's you and I'm me so I just wanted to put that out there. but i don't mean to be a smart butt or anything.
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I totally agree with you sopiezz! Pittbuls are such sweet dogs and just as any other, all depends on how its raised! The misconceptions about the breed are perpetuated by News-Media focusing on only the Negatives which are actually few and far between! There are hundreds of Thousands Pittbulls living in families as happy, fun, sweet, VERY kid friendly Pets all over the world! They are NOT naturally "human-aggresive" as portrayed, and if socialized with other Dogs from a young age should not have Dog-aggresion issues either. Have had great Pitts and Pitt mixes, did not mention them as there are so many misconceptions and a lot of places where so sadly they have been banned.:-(
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We have Great Danes and they really are gentle giants. They will know the family and be protctive of their property which is good, but need a lot of exercise. They are just a cool, huge, smart breed in genera. But for a small place that kids cant run with him everyday I suggest a Beagle or shelter dog:) good luck finding your new puppy

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Great Danes are truly "Gentle Giants"!!:-). And so much fun.
Chk my comment under D2bleStuff in support of Pitts.:-). Thanks for bringing them up!!:-)
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Depends on if you have lots of land and want a big outside dog, or an inside small breed...Small Breeds, I recommend poodles because they are friendly and don't shed too much! For an outside dog, I love Collies and Labs...both friendly and playful, but definitely outdoor because they shed! Another good breed would be a German Shepherd...there are places that let you adopt former service dogs, they will be protective of and friendly to your family. If you want a big indoor breed, look at the Womeriner or GreyHound (look for a grey hound that has retired from racing and give them a good home).

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Question do you have any kids? Do you want a lap dog? If you do the dog that I' am about to suggest is adorable mostly a lap dog but it is small it is a WESTIE POODLE or WESTIE POO (I WOULD UPLOAD A PICTURE OF MINE BUT I CAN'T) THEY ARE VERY PLAY FULL and very protective.

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a crossbreed of a chihuahua and a dachsund

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chiweenie :)
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No, better yet, a chihuahua and a pekingese. A PIKACHU!
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I would say a Bernese mountain dog. They don't need much exercise and there big, protective dogs.

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beagles :)

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i would suggest a rat terrier or a fox terrier!!!!

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Pit bull. I have two, one is a pit lab mix and they are great with our cat and kids of all ages. It's how you raise a dog - any dog can be mean. My niece was attacked by a golden retriever - bad owner, taught it to be mean.

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well i think the best family dog would be the miniature pinture because they are protective and loving at the same time.

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First thing; make sure it's a small dog. This is because if you have a limited budget they won't cost as much as a bigger dog. A small loving friend i would recommend a sausage dog. He will be a funny loving friend for all of eternity.

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My family raises Bull Mastiffs and Mastiffs... Yes they may be large but they are family oriented and also protective over children

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a lab

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Weimaraner. :) sweetest dogs you'll ever meet. Energetic too. they're also very patient and tolerant with children. Not the easiest dog to train though.

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what kind of dohg is that
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It comes in two colors, grey, or dark grey. they usually have yellow eyes, but sometimes blue. they all have short fur and floppy ears. they're fairly big. VERY energetic. I had two, one died from brain issues and the other is currently suffering from them, So I think it's safe to assume that they are prone to brain issues. Here's a video all about them for more info: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUxM2qEZZFU
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Well my dogs are great with families. I have a corgi and a German Shepard corgi mix. They are both the perfect size for an indoor dog. They aren't to big that they don't have enough room to play or run in the house but they aren't to small so that you crush them.

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boxers all the way!! they are sweet, protective, loving, and don't get as agitated with kids as quick as some other breeds do. they are easy going when you want them to be calm and playful when you are feeling rambunctious;) but beware! they drool a LOT! they are a great dog to have for just one person or more! they also have a tendency to not turn on their owners. i would recommend one from the shelter, but if you are really worried about what background they came from, don't worry! but if you are still worrying, buy from a breeder.

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Mixes from a rescue!! WOOT WOOT! Rescue mutts for life. <3

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Chocolate labs. They call them chocolate labs cuz they're as sweet as chocolate!

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An alive one, don't want to scare the kids.

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Jake THE DOG!!!

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Well if i were you i would get a FEMALE dog becase they dont mark their terotory as much as males do but they can be VVVEEERRRYYY!!!! protective

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As long as you Neuter a Male Dog you wont have the "marking" problem
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A golden retriever or a boxer!

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rottweiler loyal and will protect children a gentle giant

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probaly a golden retriever laboder retriever or even a grew up poodle

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An abandoned golden retriever or just any dog if you and your family has your heart set on it!( Golden retrievers can save you in many different situations and are just plain lovable)

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Get a tiny toy poodle. The toy poodle are fun, affection, non allergic. And inexpensive.

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Wiener dogs are super cute, slow and easy-going! It's a small dog, without the stupid small dog traits!

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Husky, easy to train, beautiful creatures, great with children and other pets and smart

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Boxers are so loving ad golden retreviers

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i would say a beagle Chesapeake bay retriever or a blue tick coon hound if you live out side the city

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Do you have a Blue Tick? Adopted a Dog which has Blue Tick in her and havent found many who actually own one to give me some personal experience with them. If you do, would appreciate info on traits etc. thanks!:-)
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adopting a dog isnt always good because they nuiter them and they wont hunt because they are fat and lazy
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but it is a good thing to do doent get me wrong
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Thought it was you! Aha,, saw that Dutch name and Blue Tick, wondered if you'd ever get back to me to tell some tales about Blue Ticks? Like what are they like when young, best way to work with their temprament, even if not for hunting( not that she wouldn't like to chase the deer in the back.. And my cats:-(.) anyway, she's calming down now quite abit.. Sphoof! But still just about guess 9mnths and way too smart for her own good!ha,ha. Still can't figure what the mix in there is; every once in a while think.. Lab? .. Nah. Face too pointy..?? Don't know. There were so many Dogs brought over to the Virgin Islands in Plantation Days, along with deer which now roam free all over the hillsides( basically no hunting allowed) so sometimes hard to tell even if almost fullbreed just what that other is.
My other LARGE Dog is actually a fullBreed rhidgeless Rhodesian Rhidgeback we found almost dead down by the Ocean and is now a very healthy 98lb sweet awesome guard dog. So any info you'd care to share on Blue Ticks or any other hounds be appreciated. :-). Btw, do you know the translation of your name?
Schoonover: literally translated means: Clean-over. Probably very different meaning behind it but is always neat to find core of words to me.:-) thx!
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A SHELTER DOG! never buy from a breeder or backyard puppymill!

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shelter dog are spayed and nutered which wont make them hunt if its a hunting dog doent get me wrong a shelter is good
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@schoonover, nothing wrong with breeding for a specific reason, doing it well and not neutering, if again for a reason. Most hunters I've known take care to breed healthy strong hard working yet well temprament Dogs! My Uncle was one of those Breeders. So get where you're coming from. But ya'll don't just breed willy-nilly and mistreat the Bitches, they're too important right? Think we can all agree though that Puppy Mills are a disgrace and should be shut down, let conscientcious Breeders keep Bloodlines Healthy for those who do want a specific Breed and many of those Breeders also are very involved in resueing Dogs of their Breed and working at placing them in homes. All you need is to go online and find them through registered breeders and those Dogs are good dogs, just not treated right or bought on a whim& thrown aside..sad.shoot, shelters quite often have a lot of Full Breeds up for adoption also.
Check further under yr answer please....
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a shih tzu because there fluffy and fun play with get puppy
(i'm a dude but not gay so shut up, and i'm younger than you think)

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French Mastiff, Cocker Spaniel, Boston Terrier

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I would recommend any herding dog. Very responsive to commands and can be easily trained. Since they were bred to be with the family and to listen to commands they become very attached and loyal to families. I have always owned Shetland Sheepdogs. They are great family pets! They a very gentle with children, love to learn, and love to love. Warnings: Shelties bark quite a bit and sometimes they can be timid towards strangers, so introduce them to the public when they are young. Oh, and they shed... A LOT!

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Get a dog that loves kids and is trained

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A Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie), I have a tea-cup yorkie she is 4yrs old and she is so sweet to everyone, She is very quiet. I guess it depends on what yorkie, other people say i'm lucky because she doesn't make any noise, very sweet. I think a yorkie. They are smart and would listen to you..except teacup yorkies are very expensive..probably about 2,000+

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depends on if your family is the type of family to be outside and active or if you prefer indoor activities.(first and foremost consider mixes from shelters) If you are the active type you could consider something like a husky, australian shepherd, or boxers. if you prefer to stay inside i would say something like a smaller less active breed, maybe a toy breed or something like a yorkshire terrier. For overall family dogs i would say a labrador retriever or golden retriever, along with beagles, and also if you have enough room a Newfoundland (known as the nanny dogs)

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SHELTER DOGS ARE GREAT! But I have a Lab/Border Collie, and a Soft coated Wheaten Terrier. They both work great as family dogs. But the Border Collie need a couple hours of walking each day so she is harder.

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pitbulls they r so sweet AND THEY ARE KILLED IN SHELTERS SO ADOPT ONE TODAY! LABS MIXED DOGS AND WINNER DOGS! LOL

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Grey Hounds!They never bark or howl!they don't jump on you and they don't shed fur.They are beautiful animals and are great family pets!Just make sure they are on a leash 24/7 cuz when they start runnin they will never ever stop!

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And you can help out by adopting a retired racing Greyhound! But they really do need room to run loose at least once a day.:-)!
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Yeah but ive got one and he is so awesome we dont have a big house or a big backyard for him to run around in but he still loves us we take him to the dog park daily and take him on long walks he's rlly awesome!
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Awww, sounds great! Long walks work also, think its just that they need a bit of movement and then rest of the time they really do like to just Chill and hang out with you, real loving Dogs.:-).
Yours sounds like a sweetheart. How long have you had him?
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we got him from QueenCityGreyHounds a rescue and we have had him for about...5 months or so he is a sweet heart too he loves to play to he is 3 years old
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i have a staffie at home and id recommend them ! there very child friendly dogs if theres any children in the house ! they have ahd bad putting to there name but there very nice dogs if you treat them properly !

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A MOUSE or a english bulldog

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None. And I don't like that show.

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Great perinese. They. Are big, loving and always happy. Get one as soon.as they are weened

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Labrodoodle or A Dog from the Shelter
I Have my Labrodoodle in my Picture <------

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A rescued Italian greyhound.... They are snugglers and you won't regret it!

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Boxer

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Yes for sure, & name her OREO. HAHAHAH
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If you have the space, Great Danes are great family dogs, as are golden retrievers and labs. One from the shelter, or a good tempered mutt would be a great pet.

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a choclate lab!!! :)

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i would recommend you a papillion

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No dogs. Get a cat ;)

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I hate cats. if u want an animal, GET THE DOG. the cats are annoying and retarded. my mom had a cat that would pounce on your foot after it missed the first time and had to run after u and do it again.
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Labrador's are great they are great with young children as long as you dont get them from a pets store maybe a shelter or a breeder

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GOLDEN RETRIEVERS are the sweetest, smartest dogs.
http://www.golden-rescue.org/
we got both of ours from this organization and love them to death

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tea-cup Yorkshire Terrier(Yorkie) & tea-cup Maltese I have a Yorkie and they are just the cutest things! Oh or a Morkie haha! (Yorkie & Maltese mix)

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A boxer

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