What's the best breed of dog?

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  1. xcmiller93x

    xcmiller93xActive Member

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    In your opinion, what is the best breed of dog? I love westies.

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    They're soo cute.
     
  2. kinser

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    I guess that depends on what you want the dog for. My German shepherd is the best dog I've ever had, but the breed wouldn't suit someone who was away all day or lived in an apartment. German shepherds are loyal, super-intelligent, and protective of their families and property. Mine is also awesome with my kids - they can lay all over him and he doesn't mind a bit.
     
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    I love my Yorkie.
    He is about 9 months old, and he won't get much bigger than what he currently is.
    He's very playful, and very energetic. He loves to jump, a lot!
    He climbed and jumped off and over one of my chairs just to get a treat, haha.
     
  4. masteraljon

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    yah i agree, it depend on your needs, we need a guard dog for our house, so we need a dog that looks strong, and dangerous, :') so we bought a bulldog.
     
  5. Victor Leigh

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    Choosing a dog has a lot to do with your own temperament and what you expect the dog to do. I

    f you are a homebody and you just want a companion dog, then consider some of the docile breeds like the Shih Tzu. A Shih Tzu can actually sit on a chair for hours and not bother you.

    If you are the athletic type and you want a dog that can be part company and part bodyguard when you do your morning runs, then I would recommend a Doberman. The Doberman is bred specifically to be a personal bodyguard. One word of caution, though. Get a Doberman only if you are living alone because a Doberman only recognises one owner and views everyone else, including your family members if you have any, as potential threats to your safety. Needless to say, it's very dangerous if you have a big Doberman that considers your small children as potential threats.

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  6. dissn_it

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    Hienz 57's! That is what we call a mixed breed dog. Some of the best dogs I have had here mixed. We have an older basset hound right now and we love him very much. He is a good fit for us because we are older and have slowed down alot. He is the perfect fit for us!
     
  7. addicted_buyer

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    I love my little dalmatian! She just gets too anxious sometimes, that's normal in dalmatians. Golden retrievers are the cutest little things!
     
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    I was raised around rottweilers so I most definitely love them. They're intelligent and loyal. They are very ferocious guard dogs but also very friendly. So just don't break into a house with a rottweiler sitting around the property. It will do some damage. They're friendly to family friends, so as long as you greet the dog with one of the owners, the dog will be super friendly and playable with you.
     
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    Never really owned a dog.

    I would think that Golden Retrievers are an awesome breed of dog. A pet that you can play around with outside in the park and is great with the family.

    I think the best breeds of dogs are always the ones that are intelligent. If a dog is intelligent, you will have more fun with it. You will be able to teach it tricks and it will adapt to it's surroundings.
     
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    I'm glad I am not the only one that likes rottweilers! They are the coolest looking dogs and they can protect you if need be. When someone sees a rottweiler they instantly will be terrified. I like them for their playful side as well. I have never actually owned a rottweiler or any dog but I love the rottweiler that my friend has. I definitely don't have the space or money to be able to afford a rottweiler but maybe one day in my future :(
     
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    For me the best breed is the English Mastiff. These are gentle giants who lay around and sleep all day. However, if someone is trying to break into your home you do not have to be concerned about them getting through a dog who commonly out weighs the criminal trying to break in. I mean which breed of dog can break a human femur bone in just one snap?
     
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    I like the German Shepard. They are the best for me. Faithful and strong. Also I like the dalmatians too but they are rarely any good breeder in my city.
    Maybe I will get one later. So far I am happy with the Shepard.
     
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    Pitbull, without a doubt. My fiance and I always joke, "once you go pitbull, you don't go back." And it's so true for me. Granted, they're not for most people and you have no idea how many folks I've talked out of getting a pitbull. On the flip-side, I have never had a more loving.
     
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    I do not have a special breed of dog that I prefer. I just love all animals, and if one lands up at the door looking for food and love: we keep them! My first dog was a German Shepherd, so I have a special spot for them. But generally, I do not have a specific breed of dog that I prefer.
     
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    My favorites are Shih Tzu and Pitball. I have both right now and think they are both great breeds. My Shih Tzu is sweet and cuddly, but the two big ones are loveable too. One of my pitbulls actually sits on my lap more than my little one does.
     
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    I have a Caucasian (no that isn't a typo or a really bad joke). Caucasians are big adorable lugs that will love and protect you until you (or more likely they) die. That said they will maul the crap out of just about anything that isn't you. They have a mouth full of teeth and they are just crazy aggressive to perceived threats. I would not advise this as a family pet or for someone living in a busy neighborhood. This is a working dog and it can become a bit spastic if left on it's own. That said it is not the best breed. I really doubt there is a best breed.
     
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    According to me , the best breed is the German Shepard . It not only looks like a real dog (very royal and majestic) , it is also very protective and surprisingly understanding as well. I have a German Shepard at home and we've named him Spike.Before getting him, I did not like dogs, but now I can't think of staying without one. They shower unconditional love which is amazing(this goes for all the breeds)
     
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    I think German Sheppard's are the best! There super loyal and smart. Truly mans best friend.
     
  19. Parker

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    I don't know if there is a best breed of dog, but I love German Shepards. My very first pet was a German Shepard and I was just crazy about her. My mom gave her away and I cried myself to sleep for more than a month. Whenever I see a German Shepard, my heart just melts.
     
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    I prefer the larger breeds myself. My parents have a two-year-old chocolate lab. It's like having an 80-pound three-year-old. If you're willing to live with some OCD-like behavior in regards to retrieving, you'll never have a dog more friendly, playful, and loyal.
     
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