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What kind of puppy should I get when the time comes?

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        05-25-2008, 02:52 AM
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    Foal
    What kind of puppy should I get when the time comes?

    Ok, so here is the situation, right now we live in an apartment that does not allow dogs. But we are currently looking for a house, and when we do get a house I am going to focus on getting one with a backyard.
    I was talking to my mom about dogs, and if we want to get one or not, and she said she isn't ready for one right now but will be after a while.
    I asked her what she wants when it comes to a dog, and she said she wants a dog that can swim, since we live somewhat near a dog beach and would really love to take a dog there, but would like one to play in the water and enjoy it. But we would also like a dog with short hair, since we do not have the time to brush the dog daily or weekly. I personally would love to get a Brittany Spaniel, because we have had one in the past and it was a great dog, but 2 problems with that breed, they are hyper and when they see a bird they take off, we want a dog to have fun at the dog beach but we want to be able to catch it when we are ready to go.
    So what we want is a dog that likes water, short haired, and isn't too hyper.
         
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        05-25-2008, 09:43 AM
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    Trained
    The level of hyper-ness really depends on the individual dog, although some breeds have more energy than others.

    I though of a lab. They have short hair, aren't too hyper, and LOVE water.

    Though it really depends on the individual dog as to whether they like water or not.
         
        05-25-2008, 10:17 AM
      #3
    Showing
    Although I have purebred dogs, I'm a big fan of the mutt. You might look at some cross-bred dogs at your local shelters. I love golden retrievers and labs. Any I have known were kind and gentle and really great family dogs. Plus they both love the water.
         
        05-26-2008, 03:20 AM
      #4
    Foal
    It sounds like a Lab would fit your needs exactly! They are great dogs. I found one several months back and had it for 3 days before I found his owner. He was an awesome dog and I was sorry I did find the owner. When he came to pick him up we joked a bit and said we LOVED him... could we keep him? And he said NO WAY! He hadn't slept for 3 days!

    I am a big fan of www.petfinder.com or the local shelter.

    Good luck on your puppy search for when the time comes!
         

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