Would you recommend your dog breed to anyone?(171 Posts)
What breed have you got?
Does your dog fit its breed stereotype?
Would you get another dog of the same breed?
Yes I would recommend if you have plenty of time for attention and excercise. Very loving but a bit manipulative.
I would buy one again, but I wouldn't recommend them to others unless I knew their lifestyle.
We're lucky in that ours gets off lead walks for 1-2 hours a day, and other stimulation, but they're not dogs to have in a city and walk round the block in s lead three times a day.
Yep, greyhound. Lovely gentle creatures, snooze all day and have to nearly be dragged out for a walk on a rainy night! They run super fast when given the chance (for about ten mins before lying down for another snooze). Would highly recommend
Yes. He's a Labrador. Still young at 15 months but he's been easy to train so far, fantastic with the dc and lazy in the house.
I have a working cocker.
He fits the stereotype of his breed. He wants to hunt and flush and chase which is totally his breed. I had read before we got him that they need lots of exercise which he doesn't as long as he gets short periods where he can chase and hunt.
Yes I would get another but not a puppy as I hated the puppy and teenage phase.
Yes and no .He loves water /mud/moults/good walks/easy to train
No because for a 3 year old everyone comments how calm he is most of the time
And no because by that time he is no longer here . I figure that long walks even in the rain /cold would not be something I want to do
English Springer - only for active owners who don't mind lots of brushing
Spanish Water Dog - yes, the perfect dog for every owner
I have lurchers.
They partly fit the breed stereotype in that they are either immobile and upside down snoring, or running at 30mph+. However they live peacefully with cats and chickens, recall beautifully, and don't catch wildlife.
I'd recommend them as they are largely (note lurchers vary a lot depending on their mix) beautiful, gentle dogs who are pretty low maintenance. And there are huge numbers in rescue, many due to no fault of their own except not being any good at running after things
Yes absolutely . Lovely natured, affectionate, intelligent, strong minded and with a tendency to get into trouble when bored! It's a dog you negotiate with and will run rings round you given half a chance. He's a bit of a handful at times but his antics are endlessly amusing.
This is my second and I can't imagine having any other breed now. If I have another dog it will definitely be the same again.
Cairn terrier. Totally recommend we had two growing up so this one is my third.
Parson terriers, lots of them.
Yes I would recommend highly but they are very very addictive and having started with one I now have nearly five.
They are kind, intelligent, friendly little dogs. They are always one step ahead of you and always attached to your side which can make it tricky sitting on the sofa.
They are people dogs, they do not like being left alone and will get anxious.
They have complex little personalities, very keen on routine and letting me know when somethings out of sorts.
They guard the house from everything and then cuddle anyone who comes in.
They need a fair amount of exercise but are not very keen on the wet and love a fire to lie near to.
They tend to pick their human and stick with them regardless.
Pleasure to own and spend time with but not for someone who isn't able to take them everywhere.
I have a yorkie. Loves people, other dogs. Always up for a cuddle, likes nothing better than an afternoon snooze. But can walk fair old distances. Feisty little thing, definitely has his own opinions and goes hunting with the cat.
Clever and easy to train generally, but not so much he gets bored and destructive.
Biggest con is probably the trip hazard! He’s usually at my feet and sometimes i haven’t realised..
Labrador retriever yes absolutely but with the caveat that gun dogs/ working breeds need a LOT of exercise, we knew that before we got him .
He is great in the house, loves people, very cuddly and my best pal.
I have two of them and they have very different personalities. Even though they are both pups they’re temperament shines out.
Older pup is gentle, kind, thoughtful and reserved. She is a delight as a family pet but nothing like the standard. The younger one, apart from the expected puppy mayhem, is bold, intelligent and brave. They are both very loving, loyal and devoted.
They are not first time dog owner dogs IMHO because although they are very trainable they do hold a grudge and never forget a wrongdoing. They respond to gentle respectful training with gentle ness and respect.
DH says he will divorce me if I get another.. we’ll see
I have a Rottweiler... I don't often reccomend them to people tbh, mostly because I don't think they're suitable for just anyone - which always makes it sound like you think you're a better owner than other people or something, lol, but they're higher energy than most people say they want from a pet and less biddable than other breeds as well. So a bored badly trained one would be a bit of a handful.
Stereotype, depends what you mean, he's pretty much how a Rottie should be in most ways, but the stereotype among the public doesn't fit that, so...
Yes I'd have another, he suits me very well, he's busy and active, picks up new commands like a dream and is very affectionate, playful and funny
Another Irish setter here. I would never have anything other than a setter again. I wanted a gentle, affectionate, athletic dog with head-turning looks and that's exactly what I have. Quite bright, very obedient, lounges around the house once he has had a good (60-90min) walk. Not a barker, easy off-lead, trustworthy with livestock.
Yes - he's kind, gentle, loving, tolerant, friendly and sociable.
Would definitely recommend if you're into large hair monsters and you have a good vacuum cleaner.
I'm with tabula. I have an Irish wolfhound. If you're not desperate for a wolfhound and willing to change your whole life then don't get one.
Bloody expensive (more vet bills tonight), biggest lap dog ever and a huge commitment. I love my girl to bits and she's my heart hound. Sadly they don't live to see old bones. I already know she will break my heart.
tabu exactly. My biggest cuddliest stupidest big baby in the world. But you need to know how to handle and be prepared for a big dog.
People seem to be surprised how big some dogs get and how much space they take.
Absolutely true to breed and aren't called Velcro dogs for nothing!
Very high energy and need at least an hours walk in a forest where they can hunt and stalk things a day.
Calm down after 2 years old
I would suggest only an experienced dog owner got one! They aren't for the faint hearted but the kindest / sweetest dog I've ever had
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