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What is your favorite dog breed and why?

  1. hotchildinthecity

    nectarine / 2272 posts

    Rescue dogs!!

    Specifically pitbulls because they're so much in need of families. And my parents had an amazing ex-racing greyhound who just recently passed away.

  2. MK0180

    kiwi / 545 posts

    I love mutts and just dogs in general. But I have a soft spot for pit bulls and any blockheaded dog. I also like the Swiss Mt. breeds and border collies/herding dogs.
    Our dog is a rescue and we have no clue what he is. Here is a pic from our maternity shot - people tend to guess what breed(s) he is by their own familiarity with different types of dogs. He's the most awesome pain in the ass dog I've ever had. I love him to bits.
    @Leialou: Oh how adorable!

  3. meredithNYC

    pomegranate / 3314 posts

    I love my lazy, super affectionate bulldog. Also like English sheepdogs and Bernese mountain dogs and Newfounflands.

  4. msmug

    apricot / 403 posts

    Love my american eskimos!

  5. Eko

    nectarine / 2148 posts

    Spaniels are my favorite. I tend to like bigger than smaller dogs so I like the Springers, but I had a Cocker. They are very intelligent, gentle, and loyal dogs. On a plus note, they don't shed. I grew up with a large mix breed of dogs, labs, boxers, terriers, shepherds, and a spaniel's temperament is my favorite. I also have a soft spot for pitbulls.

  6. ILoveLettie

    kiwi / 566 posts

    @yoursilverlining: Yes! I was going to say my favorite is "mutt" too. I grew up with a shelter dog Jack Russel terrier mix (no idea what he was mixed with!). We rescued him when he was 1 and had him for 15 years. When we get a dog for our little family, it will likely be some sort of small-to-medium terrier mix shelter dog.

  7. Boopers

    pear / 1548 posts

    We have a mutt that's a big goober and I love him to pieces. I really love boxers and grew up with them so if I had to choose a breed, I'd love to get a boxer!

  8. BananaPancakes

    grapefruit / 4817 posts

    Labradors for ever and ever. We had 2 growing up, and our 9 year old just passed in February, so it's the first time ever I haven't had one in the house. They shed so horribly, but are just the best dogs.

  9. MenagerieMama

    pear / 1547 posts

    @MK0180: Love the maternity pup photo! We had ours in our photo shoot too, although the black dog is super people anxious so we gave them a break after the first few

  10. LBee

    pomegranate / 3895 posts

    Golden retrievers! I always thought they were such a cliche dog and then I babysat a family who had one and I fell in love!

    @msmug: Do you seriously have twin dogs too? This cracked me up.

  11. edelweiss

    grapefruit / 4923 posts

    @lavender: you know i have the same soft spot (even though my pugs are fawn)!

  12. msmug

    apricot / 403 posts

    @lbee:yes!! haha we used to actually joke about how we should have twin babies since we have twin dogs... never thought in a million years it'd happen! But well.. here we are.. twin dogs that are 7 years old, and twin babes who are 7 months old

  13. cascademom

    coconut / 8861 posts

    Here's a pic of Lucy and my brother's dog Bucky. Old English Sheepdogs are the best. There's one in our neighborhood we met at the park. I was practically falling over this dog since I missed my Lucy.

  14. meredithNYC

    pomegranate / 3314 posts

    @cascademom: so cute! I want one! But I think my bulldog would freak out about being paired with a more active breed.

  15. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    Vizsla, golden/labs, and Germans. We'd like a golden and a German Shepherd. We'll look to adopt a dog though rather than going to a breeder or anything like that.

    We thought about Swissies, but they have a lot of health problems and they're huge! (I like my dogs to be dog sized...ankle biters won't do..but Swissies etc probably weigh more than me haha)

  16. Torchwood

    pomelo / 5607 posts

    We have two Morkies (Maltese Yorkie mixes) and love them. Part of me feels guilty for not getting rescue dogs, but we were very careful about who we got them from. They're definitely not puppy mill dogs. They have great personalities and don't shed, and we've been very happy with them.

    I will say that I hate German Shepards. I know they're not all bad, but our dogs have been attacked by 4 separate German shepards (different owners), every person I know with a small dog (seriously) has had at least one go after their dog(s), and my aunt's small dog was killed by her own German shepards. They're just too dangerous around small animals for me to trust them.

  17. oliviaoblivia

    pineapple / 12793 posts

    Love my Aussie!

    She's chill and smart and so loving with my girls. She's always up for whatever we throw at her and is a wonderful companion.

  18. Charm54

    cantaloupe / 6885 posts

    @meredithNYC: yes! I love our bulldog too. He's so lazy (yet bounds like a puppy when you take him outside), cuddly, low maintenance and he is sooooo good with DD. I just love his temperament !

  19. Mrs. Jacks

    blogger / pineapple / 12381 posts

    Bernese mountain dogs are far and away my favorite breed. So beautiful, loving, sweet and loyal. Love big dogs...
    But the best big dog in a small dog package is our Cavalier King Charles spaniel!

  20. Reese

    pomegranate / 3521 posts

    @Littlebit: another minpin owner here! I have to admit I am a bit worried when LO comes. He can be such an a-hole lol. I swear every minpin I meet and hear about is the same. That being said, we love the nutball.

  21. MrsB2012

    nectarine / 2466 posts

    I love mix breeds! We have a rescue and he's the best dog I've ever known. He's "border collie x lab" but we're pretty sure he's border collie x black bear haha. He's the biggest most gentle giant ever my mom has a pyreneese x Bernese and she's amazing too.

  22. Ms. RV

    pear / 1930 posts

    I pretty much just clicked on this topic to look at all the pictures of dogs.

    I could never decide on a favorite breed, though I've been completely gushing over corgis every time I see a picture of one lately.

  23. BSB

    hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts

    I love my Shar Pei mix and Cocker Spaniel! Both are shelter dogs. Before my dogs, I loved Beagles and Pugs. Pugs aren't able to fly on planes and they are small dogs... small bladders.

    I do wish my Shar Pei was more the size of my Cocker Spaniel. I love holding him in my arms. Someone needs to figure out how to shrink my Shar Pei!

    Old photo from the holidays.
    Cocker Spaniel now has a cool Mohawk.

  24. BSB

    hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts

    @msmug: Twin dogs with twins! How cool!!

  25. Finfan

    persimmon / 1436 posts

    We like bigger breeds. As a kid, my family had labs and they were awesome dogs. When I married DH, he had adopted an Aussie and together we adopted a pit mix. They are both great dogs with other animals (we have frequent visitors that bring pets) and LO.

  26. Mrs. Chocolate

    blogger / nectarine / 2600 posts

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Best dogs ever

  27. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @Charm54: @meredithNYC: Threadjack, sorry... Have you guys had any health problems with your bullys? I'm sooooo tempted to get one after dreaming of 'em for the past 10 years...but some of the health problems you hear about have me a little worried.

  28. simplyfelicity

    cantaloupe / 6634 posts

    I love wacky dogs like my mutt Lucy. Well, and my Yorkie Ellie.

  29. meredithNYC

    pomegranate / 3314 posts

    @Turd Ferguson: nothing major, luckily! However, she has a lot of recurring issues like UTI's (wtf, right?) and allergies that make for somewhat frequent vet visits.

  30. Mrs. Pen

    blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts

    I've always had a soft spot for labs and retrievers - a black lab was my first dog when I was three and he was SO good with me and we had a special bond. They are consistently a very sweet dog and good with kids.

    I also love huskies and recently saw a samoyed and they are beautiful and see sweet!

  31. Charm54

    cantaloupe / 6885 posts

    @Turd Ferguson: no health problems for us, he's almost 5 and the only vet bill we've had is regular yearly shots.

    He is a bit taller and more active than most bulldogs though...the vets always comment on how healthy he is and his breathing especially. I think we just lucked out. I've heard of some horror stories, mostly online though. The bulldogs in my local bulldog group haven't had any major issues that I know of.

    Bulldogs really are the sweetest! A gentle, 60lb lapdog lol

  32. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    @cascademom: so pretty! I love the puppy cut on them! We kept ours short too because we were in FL and he had skin issues.

  33. lady baltimore

    persimmon / 1183 posts


    If I ever convince DH to get another dog, it will be a rescue, but we both have a preference for short-haired jowly dogs. Mutts that fit that description are great, too!

  34. Mrs. Jacks

    blogger / pineapple / 12381 posts

    @Mrs. Chocolate: tricolor cuties! I love my Ruby.

  35. mrsjyw

    GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22646 posts

    Rescue/mixed breeds for us! We have a beagle terrier and a big yorkie terrier. Sweetest lovable and most patient dogs...! They need to be groomed!!

    We will likely end up a a cocker spaniel or lab mix later on in life as those were Dh's childhood dogs.

  36. GoGoSnoGirl

    pear / 1558 posts

    Big dogs, especially mutts... Rescue dogs, especially Pits, have a soft place in my heart.

  37. cascademom

    coconut / 8861 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: The puppy cut is great on sheepdogs. They get so matted without it. During the summer, the buzz cut keeps them cool.

  38. Mrs. Chocolate

    blogger / nectarine / 2600 posts

    @Mrs. Jacks: Oooh Rubies are lovely red heads! I want a black and tan next truthfully but then again I want them all too

  39. Mrs. Jacks

    blogger / pineapple / 12381 posts

    @Mrs. Chocolate: the breeder had a Black and Tan, but that pup was clearly show quality where ours is kind of borderline, depending on whether his white blaze fills in completely... So we would have had to show for sure with the Black and Tan..

  40. LovelyPlum

    eggplant / 11408 posts

    Loooove me some pointers. We rescued ours without any idea what she was, but they are the best digs ever. Sweet, cuddly, playful, crazy, and adore children. They are my favorite!

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