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Dog daze

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PhilaYank36, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I'm going dog-crazy right now, and I can't wait to be able to afford a pooch of my own. I often kid with my neighbor across the street that I'll puppy-nap her dog, a clowny soft-coated Wheaten terrier named Deacon, aka: Mr. Woof. That being said, I ask all you SportsJournalists.com dog-owners: what's a good breed for your first dog? The ones I really like are:

    • Wheaten terriers
    • Rhodesian ridgebacks
    • Malamutes or Huskies
    • Beagles
    • Boxers

    I'm an extremely active person, so I prefer dogs with a goofy personality and enjoy exercise. Fire away!
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Labs. No other option really. Goofy, sweet, fun, love to run.
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Pitbulls...lots and lots of pitbulls.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If Labs were any dumber they'd be in a JDV video.

    Phila, it depends on you. Do you have a house with a yard? Apartment? Fence? Want to run with a dog? Little kids around?

    Just kidnap the dog across the street and be done with it.
  6. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest


    Those are all things I will consider. I'm still not able to afford any kind of dog and treat it well, plus I hope (read: praying like a whore in church) that I'm able to find a new job in the near future, so I have no idea where I'd be living.
  7. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    YES. And they like the water.
    I had/have a chocolate Lab (I get visitation) and he's the best critter I've ever been around. He's soon to be 11, and I'm definitely not looking forward to the day when I have to ...

    And Ace — you can lump that comment about the intelligence of the breed.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Do you have a good-sized yard? If so, a Golden Retriever is a great, great dog.

    Beagles don't do well solo. If you get one, you should get two. Get the 13-inch variety if you plan to have it indoors.
  9. Mutt.

    Best dog I ever owned.
  10. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    There was thread about choosing dogs not long ago, and I think it was Flash or SC who suggested to go to the pound and rescue one that is about to meet its maker.
    That, too, is a very nice viable option.
  11. That's where I got the mutt.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Probably both of us. I'm a big supporter of getting your critters from a shelter or a rescue organization if you simply must have a purebred.
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