Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Boxers are my breed so you'd think I'd be biased but I've fond they have a hard time in the heat. Between their hideously bred hearts and their short noses, it's a gamble. One friend has one that literally faints. All heart, those dogs.
Glad you're off the Bloodhounds. Every one of them I've met has a coat like a lab or shepherd. If you have issues with those downy under coats you won't do well with BHs, either.
With appropriate training, Dobies are excellent all around companions - and NO ONE wants to 'pet the cuddly puppy', which can be a bonus.
Your Standard Poodle is an awesome dog but do be prepared for an $80 to $100 grooming bill every 8 weeks, depending on your region. And that's a lower priced quote I'm giving you.
All your terriers have the capacity to be, well... Terriers, lol. They seem to come with a 1% quota of F-U.
Taking a walk through the pound really can't hurt. My current trail buddy is a Shih Tzu/Yorkie, not a combo I would have thought good, but he just happens to have the right bits of each breed to be perfect. Another version of such breeding was on my grooming table today and all I could think is how Inappropriate she was, lol!
Whatever you pick, share pics! Good luck.
Last edited by hemms; 08-23-2012 at 08:43 PM.