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Hi guys

Recently we put our family dog to sleep. I've had a dog around me since the day I was born starting with a German Short Hair Pointer; it was a great dog and great companion.

We've also had Springers.....another great breed.

My sister has had both Labs and Golden Retrievers.

Anyhow, the wife and kids are talking about getting another dog and we are not sure what to get so I thought I'd ask you guys for opinions on different dog breeds. We'd like to get something different than the dogs mentioned above, and we would like to have a dog that doesn't shed much.

Any advice, input or thoughts? What kind of dogs do you guys have?
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The wife seems to like English Setters, anybody here have or had Setters?

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A vizsla is a very low shedding and low odor breed really smart. Also a wiemriner is another good one.

Setters gotta keep up with the grooming!!
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One of my first jobs as a kid was at a dog kennel. The lady bred, showed, and sold English Setters . There were 22 of them. I worked there part time for almost 5 yrs.
In my opinion they are a very good dog.
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Well a breed that I like is a short hair called the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Not sure whether he sheds lesser this shedding is just shorter.....lol

Great with kids energetic as a puppy thens mellows out with age
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I'm going with a mutt from the SPCA, shelter or rescue. Tough for me to justify the price of a purebred when the proper mutt is probably going to be a dependable, loving companion.
Also...there's that saving a life thing.
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I'm going with a mutt from the SPCA, shelter or rescue. Tough for me to justify the price of a purebred when the proper mutt is probably going to be a dependable, loving companion.
Also...there's that saving a life thing.
Although I do agree and am very big on shelter pets, have had many. I will always have 1 pure bred doberman that I have raised since a puppy.
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Hi guys

Recently we put our family dog to sleep. I've had a dog around me since the day I was born starting with a German Short Hair Pointer; it was a great dog and great companion.

We've also had Springers.....another great breed.

My sister has had both Labs and Golden Retrievers.

Anyhow, the wife and kids are talking about getting another dog and we are not sure what to get so I thought I'd ask you guys for opinions on different dog breeds. We'd like to get something different than the dogs mentioned above, and we would like to have a dog that doesn't shed much.

Any advice, input or thoughts? What kind of dogs do you guys have?
Well It takes a special dog lover to own a saint, but you won't find a better friend. These dogs shed a lot So it probably isnt for you, but I had to tell my experience. We ignorantly bought a saint from a pet store. soon we found out it had severe hip dyplasia, and at 11 months we elected to have surgery. The bone screws pulled out after the surgery and we had to put him down. It was devastating to my whole family. We learned the hard way to not buy from a pet store, and alway get a dog from a breeder,not a back yard breeder either. We looked on the Saint Bernard Club of America to find our breeder. The thing with a good responsible breeder is they don't breed dogs with known health issues so to strengthen each litter. My Saints background is champion show dogs on the mother and father side. ( not that we needed a show dog but these lines in the breed are carefully chosen to assure healthy puppies ). Here are some pics, her name is Charlotte




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I think she was twelve weeks here

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This is a recent photo at two yr.

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Here she's setting in my sons lap She's a 155lb lap dog

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I'm going with a mutt from the SPCA, shelter or rescue. Tough for me to justify the price of a purebred when the proper mutt is probably going to be a dependable, loving companion.
Also...there's that saving a life thing.
I have a pound mutt. Defiantly the way to go. They also tend to have less health issues that come with the purebred
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The best breed for you will depend A LOT on your family and lifestyle. Specifically the person or people that will spend the most time caring for it. It's not fair or healthy to have a very active breed in a environment where it can't get a lot of exercise(walks don't cut it for some dogs) and it wouldn't be good to try and force a bulldog to go running with you.

I love pound pups too but some risks are a bit exaggerated such as behavioral issues that you don't see right off. I've grown up with rescue dogs but had to finally give our last dog up to my retired in-laws because, after four years of training and trying, we just couldn't find a way to conquer his separation anxiety and keep him happy. It was the best for all of us but it really tore me up.
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A vizsla is a very low shedding and low odor breed really smart. Also a wiemriner is another good one.

Setters gotta keep up with the grooming!!
My Uncle had one, it was a neat dog.
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Well a breed that I like is a short hair called the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Not sure whether he sheds lesser this shedding is just shorter.....lol

Great with kids energetic as a puppy thens mellows out with age
I ran that past the wife and kids, they are on Youtube checking it out. Thanks
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I agree, that's a fine breed of dog. My kids are not to hip on it though. In High School a friend of mine grew up with a pair of them and they were great dogs.
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I'm going with a mutt from the SPCA, shelter or rescue. Tough for me to justify the price of a purebred when the proper mutt is probably going to be a dependable, loving companion.
Also...there's that saving a life thing.
A mix/mutt is definitely on our short list. They can make great companions.
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Well It takes a special dog lover to own a saint, but you won't find a better friend. These dogs shed a lot So it probably isnt for you, but I had to tell my experience. We ignorantly bought a saint from a pet store. soon we found out it had severe hip dyplasia, and at 11 months we elected to have surgery. The bone screws pulled out after the surgery and we had to put him down. It was devastating to my whole family. We learned the hard way to not buy from a pet store, and alway get a dog from a breeder,not a back yard breeder either. We looked on the Saint Bernard Club of America to find our breeder. The thing with a good responsible breeder is they don't breed dogs with known health issues so to strengthen each litter. My Saints background is champion show dogs on the mother and father side. ( not that we needed a show dog but these lines in the breed are carefully chosen to assure healthy puppies ). Here are some pics, her name is Charlotte

I think she was twelve weeks here

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Here she's setting in my sons lap She's a 155lb lap dog
The kids and I really like those but my wife is freaking out over the hair. She had a Saint B growing up. Those pics are great BTW.
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The wife seems to like English Setters, anybody here have or had Setters?
I have had a couple of English Setters. Great companions and great pointing dogs, some not so much on the retrieving. Equally comfortable sitting next to the sofa or finding quail in a field.

Had to put my last setter down about 3 years ago.

They do shed a fair bit, and require a good bit of brushing to keep tangles out of their tail, ears and leg "feathers".

I would love to have another and probably will one day.
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any one of the ''bully breeds'' make awesome dogs for the family


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Guy I hunt with has an American Water Spaniel. Really great temperament and an awesome retriever and great pointer too. I myself am a lab man but if you are looking for something different and you like sporting dogs I highly recommend this breed.

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