Looking For A New Puppy…..?

I am considering getting a mascot for my papillons and border collies. I want a tall athletic dog. Somewhat built like a whippet, working line border collie, or kelpie (No mastiff, pitbull, or golden ret. builds). Medium length thick hair (I LOVE to groom). Very high toy drive. Can be corrected without getting it’s feeling hurt (No labs or goldens), in other words no soft and submissive dogs. I do not want a lovey dovy affectionate puts its ears back and rolls on its back when you talk to it, but more a dog that when petted and praised stands solid and holds its ears up. I want a dog that can work all day. Easily trained. High energy.
I am considering DDR german shepherds and 3 of the AKC belgian shepherds. What do you think?
I have talked to people at shows when i am not too busy showing my own dogs and everybody says the breed they show is the absolute best and sweetest breed on earth. My problem is I don’t want a too sweet dog.
In other words:
Smart
solid temperment.
Does not get feeling hurt.
Medium length thick hair.
ENERGY, ENERGY, ENERGY!
High toy/prey drive.
Athletic appearence.
Size between a border collie ans doberman.

5 thoughts on “Looking For A New Puppy…..?”

  1. I would go for a Belgian Malinois/Laekenois or working line GSD. They are the most solid dogs you can find.
    Though I’m leaning more toward Malinois for you.

  2. i don’t know what she is mixed with but my half blue queensland healer is perfect!she will chase her ball for hours no joke and loves to be groomed. she also is well tempered and is a medium sized dog.she is really kinda fun to have with other dogs and can do tons of tricks

  3. an american eskimo dog, they are evrything u just describd, they come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large, medium thick white hair. very smart very cute. i have 1 and she is perfect

  4. maybe a large poodle, they can be good dogs, sum kind of sheepdog or a doberman u no very doog gueard dogs or like a shepher or sumthing

  5. STEP 1: CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG
    Remember, some dog breeds are good for you, but not others. Some dog breeds are good for others, but not you. It all depends on your lifestyle and family. No dog breed is better than another. They are all equals! If people suggest dog breeds for you, don’t listen to what they say because they don’t know very much about you. All dogs are different and have many different types of needs (amount of exercise, training, food they need, energy level, size, etc.) that you may or may not be able to give to them! So here is a lot of info on getting a good dog for YOU and helpful tips and websites for dog owners!!!
    Also, before getting a dog, you need to consider the following….
    -Are you and everyone in your family healthy enough to handle a dog?
    -Do you have the money to buy the dog food, toys, and medicine from the vet? It costs at least $800-$1,000 the first year of owning a dog!!!!!!!!
    -Are you willing to give your dog daily exercise?
    -Are you willing to train your dog?
    If the answer is “no” to even ONE of these answers, you are NOT ready for a dog.
    Here is a great dog quiz that is ran by Animal Planet that determines dog breeds that will fit well into your lifestyle! http://animal.discovery.com/breedselecto…
    Also, try this quiz! I think this one may be a little bit more accurate than the other. Maybe try using the results from this one instead…..http://dogtime.com/matchup/start
    After the quiz, do some homework on the dog breeds that the quiz suggested! Choose the one you think most fits your family! Check out….http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/a.htm
    STEP 2: WHERE TO GET A DOG?
    ADOPT! Shelter dogs are VERY inexpensive ($50-$200) and are just as good as any other dog from a breeder! They are in need of a loving home! Are you willing to give a dog a second chance that may not even be alive the next day because no one adopted them? There are millions of dogs that die each year that have no clue what they have done wrong. They die wondering, “What terrible thing did I do to my master that meant so much to me to make them leave me all alone to die here with no one to love me ever again?”
    Here is a great site that lists shelter dogs in your area! (first type in your zip code)http://petfinder.com
    This is what happens to shelter pets when no one was kind enough to save them. They will NEVER get another chance and never got a good life. http://www.flyingfur.com/i/discarded.jpg
    Until there are none, rescue one.
    If for some reason you can not or do not want to adopt, please get a PUREBRED (NO TEACUPS OR DESIGNERS) from a good, reputable breeder! DO NOT EVER EVER get a pet from a pet store! Most pet stores buy animals from PUPPY MILLS!!! Do you know what a puppy mill is? Well, look it up and I am sure you will understand why you do not want to be giving them more money by buying a pup to “breed” more dogs!
    STEP 3: PREPARING TO GET A DOG
    Also, if you are not an experienced dog trainer, here are VERY helpful websites that will help you train your dog properly!http://www.dog-obedience-training-review…http://leerburg.com/
    Also, enrolling your dog in obedience classes will help tremendously. It is a learning experience for both you AND the dog!!! Watching “It’s Me or the Dog” on Animal Planet really helps with dog training and so does “The Dog Whisperer” on Discovery (I think it is on discovery).
    Supplies:
    -Water and Food Bowls
    -Leashes
    -Collar
    -Dog Food
    -Local Vet CHOSEN!
    -Dog Bed
    -Toys
    -Treats
    -Dog crate (optional)
    – Brush
    STEP 4: BRINGING HOME DOGGIE!
    PUPPY: http://www.raisingspot.com/intro_bringin…
    ADULT DOG: http://www.paw-rescue.org/dog_guide.php
    STEP 5: RAISING A GOOD DOG!
    You need to give your dog a lot of things, but one of the most important things is going to the vet!http://www.1800petmeds.com/ -(1-800-PETMEDS) go to this site (or call) where you can buy the same medicine your vet suggested, but for a cheaper price! WARNING: ONLY buy medicine your vet suggests from this site!!! Good luck! I hope I helped and have a wonderful time with your dog!
    The key thing in raising a dog that will respect you is good, stern training that starts when the dog is a pup! Respect the dog, and the dog will respect you! You may give your dog food and love, and he very well may like you, but he very well may not respect you! You have to earn it! Dogs need a lot of attention, love, and training. Do all of these things, and they will be your loyal friend forever. I really hope I helped you out! That is what I am here for! Please, send this information to anyone who is thinking about getting a pet or will get one in the future. The only reason I write all of this is to help make the world a little bit better of a place for animals. So that even one person that reads this may save another. You alone can make a difference. Thank you.

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