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10-09-2012, 09:01 PM
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I'm not ashamed to admit I change my voice when I talk to my dog.

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I'm not ashamed to admit I change my voice when I talk to my dog.
As do I.

I didn't realize I have to call my dog Sir, and talk in a professional business manner. Little Buddy sure is going to be confused when I start calling him Sir or Mr. Potts.

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Since this is a dog thread, might as well get the advice I'm looking for:

I'm probably gonna get a dog sometime in the near future. I've never owned a dog before, and was wondering what kind of a dog would be suitable for me?

I'm generally lazy, so I don't want a dog that's hyper active, nor do I want one which requires a lot of maintenance.

I personally love German Sheppards, Huskies, Border Collies, Samoyed. I prefer dogs which are bit big I guess.

Which breed would some of you ppl with experience suggest for me?

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Since this is a dog thread, might as well get the advice I'm looking for:

I'm probably gonna get a dog sometime in the near future. I've never owned a dog before, and was wondering what kind of a dog would be suitable for me?

I'm generally lazy, so I don't want a dog that's hyper active, nor do I want one which requires a lot of maintenance.

I personally love German Sheppards, Huskies, Border Collies, Samoyed. I prefer dogs which are bit big I guess.

Which breed would some of you ppl with experience suggest for me?
Do you have a yard that you can let it run around in? If not, and it's just going to sit, rot, get fat, and then die of heart disease... I wouldn't even bother getting one, and giving a dog a terrible quality of life that just sits and never gets to be active.

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Since this is a dog thread, might as well get the advice I'm looking for:

I'm probably gonna get a dog sometime in the near future. I've never owned a dog before, and was wondering what kind of a dog would be suitable for me?

I'm generally lazy, so I don't want a dog that's hyper active, nor do I want one which requires a lot of maintenance.

I personally love German Sheppards, Huskies, Border Collies, Samoyed. I prefer dogs which are bit big I guess.

Which breed would some of you ppl with experience suggest for me?
The bolded cancels out German Sheppards for sure. Not to sure about Huskies but i'd imagine they're pretty similar.

German Sheppards are (i think) the 2nd smartest dogs in the world. This intelligence is awesome but potentially dangerous if you dont train them properly (hence why lazy=bad). I'd get a Bulldog or something like that.

Just promise Ze Lounge that if you're not going to love it fully, and be a half-ass dog owner then just dont get a dog. Not exactly sure why but i find animal abuse/neglect to be one of the most disgusting and immoral things humans can do to. It literally makes me sick to my stomach.

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I like dogs, especially when i hand picked a puppy when i was 3 years old and i recall that like it happened yesterday, and he stuck with me 17 years until he died Cried like a girl for a week..

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The bolded cancels out German Sheppards for sure. Not to sure about Huskies but i'd imagine they're pretty similar.

German Sheppards are (i think) the 2nd smartest dogs in the world. This intelligence is awesome but potentially dangerous if you dont train them properly (hence why lazy=bad). I'd get a Bulldog or something like that.

Just promise Ze Lounge that if you're not going to love it fully, and be a half-ass dog owner then just dont get a dog. Not exactly sure why but i find animal abuse/neglect to be one of the most disgusting and immoral things humans can do to. It literally makes me sick to my stomach.
Also rule out Border Collies. They need to run A LOT!

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Add mini pinschers to that list as well. Tons of energy.

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I have a Bernese mountain dog and love her to death! She's only 5 months, and a ball of energy though. But the perfect dog for my family.


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The shedding must be lovely ; )

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The shedding must be lovely ; )
Honestly if you just brush her, it's not bad. No more than other shorter haired dogs I've had. It you don't brush (especially in spring/summer), than it is terrible.

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Since this is a dog thread, might as well get the advice I'm looking for:

I'm probably gonna get a dog sometime in the near future. I've never owned a dog before, and was wondering what kind of a dog would be suitable for me?

I'm generally lazy, so I don't want a dog that's hyper active, nor do I want one which requires a lot of maintenance.

I personally love German Sheppards, Huskies, Border Collies, Samoyed. I prefer dogs which are bit big I guess.

Which breed would some of you ppl with experience suggest for me?
If you actually care about the dog when you get it then the chances are you'll actually feel the need to be active enough to take care of it. Maybe getting a dog would be good for you haha.

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If you actually care about the dog when you get it then the chances are you'll actually feel the need to be active enough to take care of it. Maybe getting a dog would be good for you haha.
My friend lost 80lbs when he got a dog.

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Do you have a yard that you can let it run around in? If not, and it's just going to sit, rot, get fat, and then die of heart disease... I wouldn't even bother getting one, and giving a dog a terrible quality of life that just sits and never gets to be active.
Nah, I've got a pretty big back yard, with a soccer field, and baseball field about 10 metres from my fence, so I do have access to lots of free space.

I'm not that lazy I'd go for a .5-1 hr walk/run everyday no problem. I'm planning of getting the dog after I graduate from Uni, so I have some time to take care of it. Wouldn't wanna get one and then neglect it like you've said here.

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The bolded cancels out German Sheppards for sure. Not to sure about Huskies but i'd imagine they're pretty similar.

German Sheppards are (i think) the 2nd smartest dogs in the world. This intelligence is awesome but potentially dangerous if you dont train them properly (hence why lazy=bad). I'd get a Bulldog or something like that.

Just promise Ze Lounge that if you're not going to love it fully, and be a half-ass dog owner then just dont get a dog. Not exactly sure why but i find animal abuse/neglect to be one of the most disgusting and immoral things humans can do to. It literally makes me sick to my stomach.
Thanks. Yea, Huskies are out for sure. I did some research, and generally, they are one of the hardest dogs to own, in terms of work you need to put into, and definitely not for first time owners. I don't really like bulldogs. I've thought about Greyhounds. They seem to need about .5 hrs a day to remain healthy.

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If you actually care about the dog when you get it then the chances are you'll actually feel the need to be active enough to take care of it. Maybe getting a dog would be good for you haha.
I've been thinking about this too

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Thanks. Yea, Huskies are out for sure. I did some research, and generally, they are one of the hardest dogs to own, in terms of work you need to put into, and definitely not for first time owners. I don't really like bulldogs. I've thought about Greyhounds. They seem to need about .5 hrs a day to remain healthy.
Not even English Bulldogs? They're a bit fugly in pics but I think they look cool in person.

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I've had mostly negative experiences with dogs, so I hate them. I mean, puppies are acceptable but older dogs are just annoying. Always barking and getting up in my personal space trying to lick and/or bite me. **** them.

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Since this is a dog thread, might as well get the advice I'm looking for:

I'm probably gonna get a dog sometime in the near future. I've never owned a dog before, and was wondering what kind of a dog would be suitable for me?

I'm generally lazy, so I don't want a dog that's hyper active, nor do I want one which requires a lot of maintenance.

I personally love German Sheppards, Huskies, Border Collies, Samoyed. I prefer dogs which are bit big I guess.

Which breed would some of you ppl with experience suggest for me?
All the breeds you listed are pretty active. If you want something big and not as active look at something like a great dane believe it or not. They can even live a happy life in an apartment.

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Bullmastiff

Yes, a Bullmastiff, as in that super large dog, is pretty low maintenance. This powerful guard dog was developed in the mid-1800s as a cross between the English Mastiff and the Old English Bulldog. They were bred, not to attack intruders, but to stand in front of them or knock them down and hold them. For their size, they tend to be pretty low-energy dog. A Bullmastiff needs for:

Space – Low-ish. Because of its size (100 to 130 lbs, 21 to 27” in height), you do need enough space in the house just so the dog can move and lounge around. However, these are calm, low-key dogs and they actually do fine in apartments. And they do best when they live inside with the owner.
Training – Low. Some training is recommended just for walking the large dog so he doesn’t pull. This dog is very loyal to its family, even-tempered, calm and very tolerant of children. In fact, these dogs crave human attention and are quite affectionate.
Grooming – Low. It has a short, smooth coat that sheds little.
Exercise – Low to moderate. The Bullmastiff is a calm, low-energy dog—it’s even known to be a lazy dog, clearly OK with lying on the sofa. However, because he is such a large dog, obesity can be a concern. Occasional long walks are a good idea, but they can be leisurely, low-key walks.

Cons – Some tendencies for bloating, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and eye problems. Cannot tolerate extreme temperatures. Tendency to drool or slobber.

Greyhound

A racing dog on a list for 10 Best Dogs for Lazy Owners? A-ha, you learn something new all the time. Yes, they do sprint fast, but they are not high-energy dogs. In fact, Greyhounds have been referred as “Forty-five mile per hour couch potatoes.” Greyhounds have been around for some time, and can be traced to ancient Egypt and Greece and have often been used for hunting and herding throughout history. The Greyhound needs for:

Space – Low. Seriously. Yes, this is a larger dog (60 to 70 pounds as an adult and 2 1/2 feet high), but they can thrive in small spaces. Most Greyhounds are quiet, gentle animals, and actually make better “apartment dogs” than breeds that are smaller but more active.
Training – Low-ish. These dogs are rather obedient and get along well with strangers, school-aged children, and other dogs. You maybe should train or supervise them around smaller pet animals or very young children.
Exercise – Low to moderate. Yes, greyhounds are sprinters and they love running, but they do not require extensive exercise. A 20 to 30 minute walk many days will keep an adult Greyhound healthy.
Grooming – Low. She has a short, smooth coat and no undercoat. These are good dogs to have if you have allergies.

Cons – Some skin sensitivities and sensitive to extreme temperatures

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