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Ilghaus

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AKC Recognized Breeds
« on: October 05, 2006, 08:43:39 AM »
This is a good source to see what different breeds look like. Also learn the size and other characteristics of the breed to see if the breed is a fit for your family.

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If your dog is a cross of two or more breeds, be sure to look up the characteristics of all known breeds as your pet will probably pick up some traits from each breed in his background. Caution: even two pups from the same litter might be completely different in personality or which parent they take after. Knowing about the breed(s) that make up your dog will only give you a place to start to better understand your dog.

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Re: AKC Recognized Breeds
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 04:28:37 AM »
What are some things you would want to consider when choosing the best breed for you and your family?
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Re: AKC Recognized Breeds
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 04:59:14 AM »
One thing to look for would be the breed that fits with yours in personality.

Let's look at an Afghan Hound.
The AKC says this: Known for being aloof, dignified, and for having a highly individualized personality,... So maybe if you are a touchy, huggy, kissy type person this dog may not be the breed for you. Maybe a better breed for this would be a Golden Retriever. The AKC says: With his friendly temperament ...

Okay that looks promising but what if you also want a dog to snuggle with on the couch BUT don't want to do a lot of exercising with your dog. Well, let's think about the Golden again because: "daily exercise" is noted with his breed. Now of course all dogs need walks and have play time but if it is in their breed make-up you can be sure that a little leisurely game of chase the rolling ball across the kitchen floor is not what is meant. So this doesn't look like a good fit for you.


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Re: AKC Recognized Breeds
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 05:01:24 AM »
So what would be a good breed for someone who wants a snuggly dog to have loads of quiet time with?
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Re: AKC Recognized Breeds
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 10:04:46 PM »
Many of the toys breeds would suit a person looking for a couch potato snuggle-bug.  Afterall, that's what most of them were bred for.  Though some, like the Miniature Pinscher or Papillon might be a bit too high-energy for some.
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