Your favourite dog breed and why...

(71 Posts)
MrsWolowitz Mon 26-Aug-13 16:53:33

Italian Spinone.

They're so gentle and loving.

I've never had had one and now isn't the right time for me to be taking on such a large dog as I have young children but one day I'll be owned by a Spinone.

What's yours?

Crutchlow35 Tue 27-Aug-13 19:09:32

Irish setters m

cairnterrier Tue 27-Aug-13 19:11:03

Cairn terriers. Unsurprisingly.

grin

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 27-Aug-13 19:11:21

Standard poodle much tougher dogs than you'd imagine.

Staffies. Can't imagine owning another breed, although I love many! Staffies are just so good-natured, clever, loyal and have the softest ears in the world. smile

everlong Tue 27-Aug-13 20:40:25

I've got a puppy Italian Spinone called Enzo.

He's gorgeous. So laid back, chilled and clever.

Always had spaniels who are equally lovely just different.

PuddinAforeDinner Wed 28-Aug-13 09:53:36

Springer Spaniels and Labs, always had them. They are very loving and loyal and ever so slightly mad grin

LtEveDallas Wed 28-Aug-13 10:08:39

MuttDog is, well, a Mutt (Collie x Springer x your guess is as good as mine). I love a good mutt.

I like Springers for looks and general bounciness - They look so happy all the time.

I like Collies for their intelligence

I like Rotties for their looks and temperament

I like Whippets because they are the most cat like dog I've ever met.

I love the way the Saluki looks - but unfortunately they aren't great pets if you have small furries. Very high prey drive. So regal looking and distainful smile

...and if I was going to go against my "Rescue ONLY" stance, then I would have an Otterhound as they are a breed that is dying out, even though they look so much like the 'perfect' bloody designer Labradoodle that people pay £££'s for.

(Oh and I quite like the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever - Toller, as they are like 'our' golden retriever but smaller. Not many of those in UK either)

ginmakesitallok Wed 28-Aug-13 10:13:12

Boxer here, so full of fun and mischief and great with kids. We'd love one, but both work so can't do it at the moment

daftyburd Wed 28-Aug-13 21:03:04

Another vote for the Italian Spinone. I stalked one at the local fete and got a photo of Spinone with my dog. He was so laid back compared to my hyper, mental pup!

MultumInParvo Wed 28-Aug-13 22:47:51

Pug. Despite the high maintenance and huge hair shedding smile

I love golden retrievers too.

Onwardsandsideways Wed 28-Aug-13 22:49:32

Irish Wolfhound. Big, beautiful softies! There's a Youtube clip called something like 'irish wolfhound mauls child' which is fabulous. When researching breeds last year I checked out the Irish Wolfhound website for a mad moment but, after reading that the suggested dog bed for a wolfhound is a single mattress on the floor, I reluctantly decided it's not quite the right breed for us!

MartyrStewart Wed 28-Aug-13 23:22:40

Gosh so many. I currently have a black lab (thick as mince but as kind as Mother Theresa) and a GSD puppy (Neurotic as hell but would lay down his life for you).

Previously we had a Wei (Saint Freya) and she was as near as damn perfect as possible. We always joke it took two dogs to replace her. Would love another one day.

But I am yet to discover the joy of Staffies and Grunds which are also definitely on my future wish list.

ChestyNut Sat 31-Aug-13 19:25:53

Staffies smile

So loving and loyal.

My boy is a lovely docile lump.

I love German Shepherds grin but my current dog is an Alaskan Malamute and I have never met such a loving gentle dog as she is! And she is exceptionally patient with children

Huskylover1969 Sun 01-Sep-13 12:39:16

Username is a giveaway lol
Husky pup is do loving. And soppy and gorgeous
Also my 2 year old goldie is the same love them both to bits

halestone Sun 01-Sep-13 12:43:12

Mastiff any type i love them, they are so docile and caring. Mine died in September 2009 and i'm only just ready to get a new one however i am waiting for a few years till my DD is older as i don't fancy training a puppy whilst having a 8 month old baby.

ThursdayLast Sun 01-Sep-13 12:49:44

Used to be labs or relievers, but I got together with DP just a couple of weeks after he got a staffy pup smile

So now I'm in love with staffies, so daft and loyal and loving and energetic and lazy and all other kinds of things that don't look right on a dog with that big a head!

But I'd love to get greyhound or lurcher at some point in the future.

Debs75 Mon 02-Sep-13 21:43:02

I saw my favourite breed todaysmile A gorgeous grey Irish Wolfhound. I even asked the owner if I could have a sneaky pet and he was lovely. Bloody huge but soft and placid, which is why I love them. The owner has had four and loves them to bits. I am almost convinced to start saving now for one. She did point out that there are some crossbreeds (GSD with lurcher) at our local dogs home which looked very similar to hers as a pup. I am so tempted to go have a look.

stargirl1701 Mon 02-Sep-13 21:44:04

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I just luffs them! gringringringrin

I've never owned a dog.

Fab41 Tue 03-Sep-13 08:13:49

Border terriers here, we have three now. So cuddly, not too big but they think are, fearless and full of fun.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Tue 03-Sep-13 12:30:07

I love all dogs - whether pedigree or mutt. grin

My favourite is German Shepherd, so loyal and big softies.

Although now that we have a working cocker puppy, that is high on my list. GSDs are big, bouncy bundles of fun and naughtiness, but quite aloof most of the time, unless they want a cuddle. Our cocker is so snuggly and loves a cuddle - still bundles of energy and fun though. Having both a big GSD and small pup is funny.

HotCrossPun Tue 03-Sep-13 12:36:47

Staffies.

They are the loveliest, gentle and sensitive dogs.

Oh, and they have the cutest bum wiggle in the world grin

ThursdayLast Tue 03-Sep-13 12:38:14

Sensitive is right HotCrossPun,
Ours is scared of a lot of things including open windows and his own farts!

Not quite what some people expect when you see him with his staffy smile on!

HotCrossPun Tue 03-Sep-13 16:55:54

grin @ Thursday

Ours doesn't like close airers or ironing boards. It's like he doesn't want us to get any housework done at all.

He hates confrontation though. Even if its just people arguing on the TV, he cuddles in and gives me a 'why can't they just get along?' look grin

Itscoldouthere Wed 04-Sep-13 14:15:47

My bedlington terrier/whippet X looks like a mini/baby Irish wolfhound, I often get asked if he's a puppy. No need for a single bed sized dog bed as he's nice and small.

I would like to have a smooth coated grey whippet to go with him.

I also love border terriers.

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