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My favorite dog breeds


Truth be told, I like any dog as long as it's friendly. But I definitely have breeds that I'm partial to, and breeds that I don't prefer.

I'm not a big fan of toy dogs, or most of the small terriers. I don't want a dog that can fit in my purse. I also don't like dogs with thick fur. I prefer short haired dogs, not just because the shedding isn't as bad, but because I prefer the look of a short-haired dog.

There are only two small-to-medium breeds that I really, really love.

One is the beagle, of course.

The other is the French Bulldog.

But mostly, I love GIANT dogs. Ideally, I'd have a dog that was bigger than me. The only reason we got a beagle was because we live in an apartment.

Here are my favorite big dogs:

Great Dane

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Dogo Argentino

Pit Bull

American Bulldog

Weimaraner

Bloodhound

We're not going to get a second dog until we buy a house with a yard, and that's a few more years off. But when we do, we'll probably just adopt a mutt from a shelter. As much as I love those breeds, I really just want a big, friendly, goofy dog.

What are your favorite breeds?

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audreystar audreystar 6 years 30 weeks
I never was a fan of pomeranians because my friend's mom had one that was a mean shit and tried to bite everyone. But I must admit they are growing on me since BB got hers and seeing the black Pom puppy that girl had on American Idol the other night. But mostly if I had to pick one dog I am not comfy with it would have to be any aggressive breed dog.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 6 years 30 weeks
My two favortie `breeds are...Pomeranian's and American Eskimo's/Spitz (sp). I also love Golden Retrievers, Labs, Grey Hounds..I really :love: all dogs. I just prefer Poms because, they are perfect for me. I can't handle big dogs. And I love my dogs to have a fluffy coat (even though shedding is a problem). Oh, German Shepard's kind of scare me..since one tried to bite me when I was little. I didn't even realize it but, everyone else saw it and freaked out. It was my Uncle's dog. It's an irrational fear.
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years 31 weeks
I was bitten by a standard poodle named Jacques as a kid, so now I just hate 'em all. Same with most golden retrievers. Bitten twice, but I'll make exceptions because I had a golden mix as a teenager that I adored.
JessNess JessNess 6 years 31 weeks
I dont mind Standard Poodles (the big ones) as much as the little ones. My 12th grade language Arts teacher has 2 standard poodles (a chocolate and a grey one). They are pretty cool cause they play soccer. Plus he told me out the original function of poodles as cart pulling dog and that the crazy cut they give poodles was originally done to keep their joints warm
jennifer76 jennifer76 6 years 31 weeks
You know, I'm not personally a huge fan of poodles or anything. But, they can be amazing dogs. My grandparents had one when I was little - it was one of those huge poodles, whatever they're called. And she was so smart, she figured out how to climb up and over chain link fence - putting her little paws in the links and climbing it like a ladder! :jawdrop:
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 6 years 31 weeks
I want one of everything! Holly doesn't like to share her space so she'll be remaining an only child unfortunately. My favourites are: Golden Retriever Boxer Cavalier King Charles British Bulldog Irish Wolfhound Irish Red Setter Pug Boston Terrier Basset Hound Bernese Moutain Dog Newfoundland Husky St. Bernard
JessNess JessNess 6 years 31 weeks
I have a thing for large breeds they definitely are my favorite. Any small dogs that I like are tough little dogs Here are some of my faves -German Shepherds (the german ones though Im not a fan of the slopping hips of the American lines) -Corgi -Irish Wolfhound -Boxers -Pitbulls -Rotties -Great Pyrenees - Carin Terrier - Jack Russell Terrier - German Shorthair Pointer - Siberian Husky - Belgian Sheepdog - Blue Heeler - Australian Shepherd - French Bulldog - English Bulldog there are tons more but I cant think of their names right now. I love all dogs (not poodles as much though)but large breeds definitely take a lot of that love
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 31 weeks
Oh I love bulldogs :LOVE: There was one at the vet named Sophie.. this little bulldog puppy that used to board with us a lot and I was sooo in lurve with her :LOVE:
swwonder swwonder 6 years 31 weeks
I not too big on a little dogs. :) But I do love Westies, Daschunds and Pugs. I love big bouncy dogs though. Rottweilers, Weinmaraners Shar Peis Bull Terriers Dobermans Akitas Old Enlish Sheepdogs/Polish Lowland sheepdogs Labradors & Doodles - my dad has the most gorgeous Labradoodle. I'm allergic to really fluffy dogs, but I find the sneezing is worth it and stops after a couple of weeks around them.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 6 years 31 weeks
and I think red's dog, Scruffles is sooo cute, but I'm not sure of his breed.
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years 31 weeks
Ah ha, ya learn something every day. I wish there was a short haired version of the St. Bernard. And add bull mastiff to my list- how could I forget them?
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 6 years 31 weeks
I think the cutest dogs are smooshed nosed... Japanese Chins, Shih Tzus, Frenchies, Pekingese (when shaved), Bostons. From my experience w/ dogs, Rat Terriers are the most wonderful I've come across- love them! My favorites include: Greyhound Saluki (want one) Afghan Hound Japanese Chin Rat Terrier Chinese Crested Hairless Xolo/Mexican Hairless (want one) Pit Bull Ibizan Hound Border Collie Brussels Griffon German Shepard Papillon I'm not a fan of Basset Hounds, Bishons, or Beagles (sorry Beagle lovers, :oops: but I had a terrible experience w/ an evil Beagle). My boss has 2 Weimaraners and they are very overweight and rambunctious. I don't love them either.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years 31 weeks
Yeah, sticky, it's almost exactly like a Bernese, just less hairy and more cute. In fact, I had an epiphany last night. I always thought they were called burmese (like from Burma) until last year when I found out that they were Bernese (with an N). And I knew they were related to the Greater Swiss. Then, last night, I was like "OH! Bern is a city in Switzerland! Bernese means 'from Bern!'" They were bred as draft dogs, they used to pull carts. The poor man's horse.
sashak sashak 6 years 31 weeks
:jawdrop: Karma, thats AWFUL! Poor puppy :( I like all doggies. I would have one of each if I could! I lurve my Italian Greyhound thingy. I had never even herad of the breed until we got Bodhi fixed & they told us what she is. And the SullyMonster? No clue what he is. THis we hes a rotti mix, but next week we'll see something else. I'd love to have a Great Dane or a Bull Mastiff. There was an 8 month old Great Dane puppy at the dog park last weekend & it kept trying to play with Bodhi & she freaked! Oh, & one of the attorneys I work for just got a Ridgeback puppy! Its about 3 months old & she brings him to work every couple of days! His name is Zoom :dog:
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years 31 weeks
BTW, I've never heard of a Swiss mountain dog before. It's like a Burmese, but even cuter. :love:
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years 31 weeks
Unless we inherit something or somehow accidentally end up with a dog, we'll probably stick to Frenchies. They're much cuter than pugs, and they have the same sweet, happy personality. They also have a high prey drive and want to eat anything that's not a dog though, so we'll never have any birds, cats, or rodents. I'd love to get a bull terrier (like the Target dog), but Jackson thinks they're ugly. French bulldog English bulldog Pug (wouldn't want one, I just like their goofy personality) English setter Clumber spaniel Corgi Bull terrier
wynter wynter 6 years 31 weeks
I think it's common with most of the huge dog breeds, but I guess great danes see more of it. I can't remember the exact name of it (it's been about 7 years ago), but his heart enlarged, started to weaken, and eventually shut down. :( There's a medication if you catch it early enough, but we didn't. He went in for his puppy shots and everything seemed fine, and then he started sleeping ALL the time. We took him to the vet, but by then, it was too late to reverse the effects. :(
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 6 years 31 weeks
Wynter, That is so sad... What kind of defect was it?? Is it common in other dogs as well?
wynter wynter 6 years 31 weeks
We had a great dane when Jake was a baby. Max was the sweetest, most lovable dog ever! He was so gentle around Jakob too. Sadly, he had a heart defect we didn't catch until it was too late. :( Apparently it's fairly common in danes. He only lived about 18 months old before he had heart failure, so if any of you get a dane, becareful of that. It broke my heart losing him. :(
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 31 weeks
Huskies are awesome Ash :LOVE: I def would never own a chihuahua!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 6 years 31 weeks
I love my yorkie! :) (I also love my mom's maltese) and of course I love shepards and rottis because they are amazingly well behaved.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 6 years 31 weeks
Huskies, but I'm a bit partial because that's what my baby is. I never would have guessed that that would be a good breed for me before we got him, but I tend to think that he is a lot more laid back than most of those types of dogs. I also like Cocker Spaniels, Jack Russell Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds. I like small dogs, but I don't know if I could own one. My in-laws have a miniature chihuahua and she is so rotten, but she's sweet.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years 31 weeks
Yeah, Jen, Great Danes are SO sweet. And for such big dogs, they don't need THAT much room, because they'd much rather curl up on the couch than run laps or something. They're pretty moderate-energy. I'd never heard of a Greater Swiss until we saw one at the dog park. He's my favorite dog there after Baz. His name is Crunch and he just turned two and he's GIANT. He has the biggest crush on Basil and follows him around like he's in love with him and Baz just ignores him. Aw, Crunch. :love: On another topic, I'd never want a dog that had a short snout, except for the frenchie. You have to worry about overheating and drooling., etc, a LOT. I really like pugs and English bulldogs and boxers, but I wouldn't want to own one.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 31 weeks
Wynty when I worked at the vet there was a dog that had surgery.. After putting her in recovery she woke up and not only ate the sutures, but also part of her intestines. As a result she had to have this special food and literally a minute later would have an azz explosion like you have NEVER SEEN BEFORE.. I'm talking all over the walls, floor, EVERYWHERE. And she boarded with us for weeks at a time. Nough said :O
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years 31 weeks
We've already had a lot of health problems with Basil. He had a congenital liver shunt and had to get major surgery when he was like 11 weeks old. Now he's got a metal clamp over a blood vessel in his liver, and a giant scar on his belly. Then, only one of his balls dropped. So he's going to have another surgery, probably next month, to find his undescended testicle and remove it. And also remove the descended one, which they do with a "laser." Anyway, that'll be another belly scar. He also get ear infections a lot. That's pretty common with floppy-eared dogs, though. We have to clean his ears at least every other day or they will get infected very quickly. Poor little one-ball Baz.