What’s your favourite breed of dog?

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    I have a funny relationship with the German Shepherd.
    The sweetest dog I ever met was a female GS.
    She lived next door when I was in my early twenties.
    Wish I could remember her name.
    Conversely, the only dogs that ever chased/bit me (as a child) were GS.
    Both hopped fences to do so.
    No, I did not antagonize either.
    Oh well, like us humans, were all the same, and all different.
    I’m not trolling, I swear.
     
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    That's all I've had for decades. Great , loyal, loving dogs.


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    When I bought my first staffy I visited and my mom didn't like them at all, had a list of reasons why. Thought they looked mean and ugly etc. We had always had Irish Setters up until then. I moved and my dog had to stay with my parents of a year. When I was settled and it was time to have him come live with me neither of them would have it. She is on her third Staffy now and wouldn't have it any other way. They are sensitive souls. They really develop a close bond with you and I find them to be very human like only more loving and loyal.:)
     
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    I like cow dogs. Australian Shepherds and Border Collies preferably.

    My Aussie is super smart and in tune with me. She alerts me before I have a seizure or dizzy spell and helps me if I fall. (I have M.S.)

    She's also pretty damn cool.

    I also like German Short Hairs and Labs.
     
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    Golden Doodle. I don't have one, my sister does. The dog and I have a relationship. I love her.

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    I had to check out the whole thread to date before posting about mine. Love dogs, love threads about dogs. It's hard for me to specify one breed as my favorite. Throughout my 65 years, I can only remember a time or two when we had a pure bred dog, and even then, not with papers or anything. Most of our dogs have been mixes, probably labs most often. Decades ago we had a black lab we hadn't fixed because we wanted her to breed.

    Well, she got out of the yard when she was in heat and let some dog in the neighborhood have his way with her. (B¡†ȼ#! :twisted:) So we didn't know the breed of the father at first. They were cute balls of fur, though; they looked like ewoks! My youngest daughter kept one male pup from the litter. When we took him to the vet, he confirmed the breed mix. We already knew the black lab part, but turns out the father was a rottweiler. I don't know why we didn't see it right off. He had the tan eyebrows, broad head and chest. So we called his breed a rotten retriever. :twisted:

    So, no favorite breed, per se. But our current dog is easily my favorite dog in my life. Her name is Bella. She's only the second indoor dog I've ever had. I got her primarily for my wife, but she's stolen my heart. Her father was a beagle...
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    ...her mother a Cocker Spaniel...
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    So we call her a Bocker Speagle. :twisted: As one of my granddaughters says, "She is just so stinking cute!" She is beyond cute. Here she is at about 8 weeks (November 2016), charming my wife...
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    Fast forwarding to this year, here we are on a road trip back in April...
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    Bella occupying my lap just five days ago...
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    Three days ago, I left her outside for a bit unsupervised, and she got out to play with the dog on the other side of the fence. I'm not so concerned about her playing with that dog, a German Shepherd, but I just don't want her to get into the habit of digging out. So I called for her in my scolding tone (my wife calls it my "Daddy voice"), but she wouldn't come back through the way she got out. That little stinker instinctively knew she'd been bad. I opened the gate and she came right back in. I closed the gate and blocked off her escape route with a paving stone and some bricks. As I walked back to the deck, she was waiting for me. As I approached, she struck this pose to tell me she was sorry. Or perhaps more accurately, submitting.
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    Bella "penitent." Yeah, right...:rolleyes:
     
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    I would like your dog picture but being from St Louis the Cubs Shirt prevents me doing that. LOL
     
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    [​IMG]. My wife and I Love Beagles, this is Daisy !


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    I hear that. They are like humans to me.

    The red dog passed a little over a year ago. Had her for 14 years. I loved that girl. I had her cremated and she's right here with me.
     
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    Adorable, love beagles


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    I'm still leaning towards "hot". Not near as messy, usually.
     
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    A year ago I would have said German Shepherd but being owned by a Great Pyrenees for the last 6 months has changed my thinking. 20190601_104130.jpg
     
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    Staffys are an incredible breed. So intelligent and just as loving, cuddly, and sweet. I don't think you could ask for a better dog.

    That said, I had a Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab cross (they call them "Golden Labs" in the service-dog trade) and Harley was my closest companion and very best friend for 12 years. Amazing dog, and an amazing cross of two awesome breeds.

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    I like labs and golden retrievers too, the two Irish setters I had as a kid were also great companions. It's funny how the different breeds all have different personalities and temperaments as much as each dog is different. My red setters where much like the one in the movie Funny Farm where they would just take off and be oblivious to calls for them to come back. They were very lovable but not too bright, they used to be very clumsy too which was entertaining. They still loved to be close and get patted etc. We got them young at different times as rescue dogs. I haven't seen a Irish setter rescue dog here since the early 80's. In general I can't remember the last time I have seen an Irish setter out in public, must be at least fifteen years now.
     
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    I love all dogs, but my Golden Retriever, Pete, was the best dog I ever had. I still miss him. Bad. I can't bear to lose another dog...
     
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    That is one handsome dog.
     
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    Tough one! Border collies, Labs of all sorts, Foxhounds....all beautiful critters.

    But gotta go with mutts. So individual, often so bright, healthy, and spunky.
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    (A stock picture, but I wish they were mine.)

    Our resident mutt (half Lab, half Boxer) is here: Mr. Roscoe himself, concentrating hard on that sneaky cube of cheese.
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