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Do you get dogs from the same group all the time?

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pineapplebryanbrown Wed 09-Jan-19 00:49:27

I'm a sucker for a terrier with a particular love of jacks. I do love most breeds though but get drawn mostly to jacks but always to terriers. I was thinking when i get older and less mobile one day I may have to look into pekes possibly. I saw an elderly man with mobility issues and a young jack and it just made me think about the future.

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages Wed 09-Jan-19 01:20:16

I've only had one dog as an adult, and didn't exactly choose the breed. He's a Jack Russell X, by chance. He'll probably depart this life when I'm in my late 30s. As much as I love him, I won't be signing up for the high energy needs of a Jack again. I'd like something relatively easy next time around.

I do sometimes cringe when I see people with clearly unsuited breeds; the very elderly owners with puppies of any breed, lazy sorts with Jacks and Huskies.

werideatdawn Wed 09-Jan-19 09:57:44

We've had a few different types. GSD, Westie, Staffy and now Lab. I would always have Labs now. I'm totally besotted.

Hoppinggreen Wed 09-Jan-19 11:08:57

We have a certain breed and I have had them before
We often meet and elderly couple with the same (large, strong breed) and they mentioned that they have always had the same breed. The lady struggled to control him from a puppy and he pulled her over a few months ago and broke her wrist, needing an operation and now she won’t/can’t walk him at all.
We sometimes see the gentleman with the dog and although he’s much calmer now if he pulls towards us the man stands no chance. Obviously training makes a difference but I do think that this dog is too much for them

Antiquevintageandrusty Wed 09-Jan-19 11:10:10

Just labs here. Nothing else, was tempted by a spaniel once but ended up with another lab.

pineapplebryanbrown Wed 09-Jan-19 11:27:43

I do love greyhounds and whippets but always get drawn to the cheekiness of jacks. I suppose I'll have to time it so when I'm old and doddery the dog is too!

It must be very hard to live without a dog at all when you are too old to walk them. The sensible thing would be to learn to like cats, but.....

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Santaisfastasleepatlast Wed 09-Jan-19 11:30:00

We have had a rottweiler for over 9 years, got a husky about 5 years ago. Also have Lurchers!! Odd combination but all get along!!

DeadCertain Wed 09-Jan-19 12:44:38

I love many different breeds - but I do have a preference for medium to large, athletic dogs with short hair though, especially hounds. Presently I have a RR (did have two until a short while ago, my older one had to be pts) and the breed just seems to fit me perfectly for the stage I am at in life right now. There aren't many breeds that I would rule out (or crosses) and I am sure what is the right fit for me will change in the future.

Floralnomad Wed 09-Jan-19 14:28:06

We’ve got a patterdale x Jack Russell , he’s fabulous but we’ve got him because he was one of only 2 puppies available on the day we went to Battersea ( the other was a staffy) . I’d definitely have another patterdale as ours is so fantastic but I would also look at greyhounds / lurchers/ whippets in rescue when the time comes .

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