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#193910 - 11/15/11 10:49 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Chris Wild]
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Originally Posted By: Chris Wild
Retired racing greyhounds can be great pets for lazy owners so long as they have a fenced yard or nearby park where the dog can run for a few minutes.

Beat me to it!
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#193913 - 11/15/11 10:57 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: AgilePaws]
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Originally Posted By: AgilePaws


As long as it's not a Gordon Setter. Mine is almost 4 years old and still bouncing off the walls. And she's all showlines. Had a field Gordon before and he didn't start settling down until he was 8!


True, I haven't met any calm Gordons that I can think of. But several really laid back Irish and English. English especially.

Vin, are they wanting a puppy or young dog, or would they consider an older dog? A middle aged dog of most any breed could fit the bill, including GSDs. Though there are some serious couch potato GSDs and breeders of that type that produce the perfect dog for them in a GSD looking package if they are dead set on a GSD.
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#193914 - 11/15/11 11:01 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: GrandJan]
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What about Sparkle Monkey? Am I reading that right? Sparkle Monkey?
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/21300049
What's up with that one paw?

Beagles? They are great family dogs but different - they may not listen. I just saw a bajillion of them on Petfinder.

Look at Sally's paws crossed!
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/21350135

Okay, so I need to step away from the Petfinder.

I think if you are just looking for a pet to love, and to love you, you cannot beat a nice mix that has the qualities that you are looking for, whatever those are. There are plenty of PBs on that list too of course.
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#193916 - 11/15/11 11:03 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: GrandJan]
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Originally Posted By: GrandJan
Originally Posted By: Chris Wild
Retired racing greyhounds can be great pets for lazy owners so long as they have a fenced yard or nearby park where the dog can run for a few minutes.

Beat me to it!

I 3rd that! I work at a house with 2 GH's and they are couch potato, sun spot seekers. They live on a lake, so the house takes up all the property, the dogs get on leash exercise only. They could care less and are fairly stable nerve-wise.
One is crate anxious/drools when crated(possibly due to her past,possible crate stacking?) but she is fine, not destructive if left out.
GH's rescues are eval'd very well too, so that is a bonus, you know what you are getting for the most part.
One of the GH's has a SLO immune problem(which is managed), but otherwise they are really healthy.
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#193918 - 11/15/11 11:09 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Jane Jean]
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Originally Posted By: Jane Jean
Originally Posted By: GrandJan
Originally Posted By: Chris Wild
Retired racing greyhounds can be great pets for lazy owners so long as they have a fenced yard or nearby park where the dog can run for a few minutes.

Beat me to it!

I 3rd that!


Actually, I think your's is the 4th vote. wink

Originally Posted By: Vinnie
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#193928 - 11/16/11 12:04 AM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Vinnie]
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Good suggestions everyone! I'll pass them along. All I could think of off the top of my head when they asked me was "uhh...lab?" and most labs I've met are pretty energetic.

This is actually for a family involved with the GSD rescue that I volunteer with. I think this family is going to go for a rescue dog either way, not a breeder dog, but based on their criteria, willingness to work with the dog and a few other things, I wasn't sure that a GSD would be the best fit. I actually recommended that they look into an all- or mixed-breed rescue, so that they could find their perfect dog without giving too much consideration to breed. A mixed breed like Lies' Coke would be perfect for them.

Like most novice dog owners, they originally wanted a (GSD) puppy, but after some chatting, they decided that an older, more mature dog would probably be best. These are great suggestions, never would've thought of them myself since I work almost exclusively with working breeds. I'll send them over, along with the Petfinder links. Thanks all!

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#193930 - 11/16/11 12:10 AM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Vinnie]
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I vote for Sparkle Monkey! He looks like a lion!

Seriously, I recommend finding an breed rescue that has dogs in foster homes and giving a home to a great mutt.
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#193931 - 11/16/11 12:15 AM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Schnickle Fritz]
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Originally Posted By: Schnickle Fritz
ugliest stuffed gsd i have ever seen!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the REAL mutt, though!!


Yeah, agree, that is definitely the ugliest stuffed dog I've ever seen lol!!

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#193933 - 11/16/11 12:49 AM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Virginia]
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They could also look into the Leonbergers ("Leos" for short). I considered a Leo, but they were too laid back for me. They're big, fuzzy, floppy-eared couch potatoes. They're exceptionally cute and very social too. The draw back on Leos is that they have a short life span, only about 7 years do to their size. Also, they're a bit rare (= expensive).

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#193935 - 11/16/11 12:55 AM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: AgilePaws]
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I would suggest a sweet, middle-aged Golden. smile
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