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*no i am not getting a dog*

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#1 Bob-the-skull

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

Ok this is a dream... and i know i would never be able to get one of these...

but i really really would love to get one of these dogs!


Serious look at the size and fluffy and cool these dogs are.... they would need to be trained so well as a puppy but the males can grow around 75cm high!

#2 *Ker*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

They are gorgeous, but I could never have one. They are a LGD (livestock guardian dog) and they need a job. To have one in suburbia would be cruel, they need sheep to protect.

My dream dog (besides the one I have) is a Malamute. I fear they are far too strong for me, mentally and physically, so I settle for patting other peoples.

#3 *Lena*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

I always wanted a st benard but only because they are beautiful.

#4 mks81

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

I adored Dalmatians from a very young age and my family ended up breeding Dallys and we have always had one. Later on I loved Cavaliers so we have always had a couple of them and now my dream dog has been Pointers and I got my first last year and she is utterly gorgeous.

#5 Bob-the-skull

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:29 AM


i could never get one even once i have more time/money/house big enough to have it... because i know that i would never have the strength and discipline to not have it become a disobedient giant fluffy monster!

but yeah it was also be cruel on the dog to have it as "just a pet"...

malamutes are also stunning!

#6 raven74

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

Rhodesian Ridgeback all the way for me.  

#7 *Ker*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE (-*meh*- @ 08/11/2012, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
malamutes are also stunning!

Mallys are horridly wilful. I can cope with wilful shar peis (and I do), but they aren't the same weight as me lol. Doesn't stop me from desperately wanting one though. I've wanted a Mal since I was 18.

#8 Jupiter123

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Great Dane

Just absolutely love them. Would I ever own one?

I would love to have 2 of them, may be a little big although after my troublesome Maltese could they couldn't be that bad could they.

#9 *Ker*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

The Danes will be easier than the malt, seriously.

GD's are stupid and lazy. Maltese are much smarter and more hyper.

#10 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

I would just love Great Dane too. Our rescue Boxer appears to be a GDx. Just lovely  original.gif Boxers are wonderful dogs; always my first choice, but DH was keen on a 'smart' dog. Ooops  biggrin.gif

#11 Jupiter123

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE (*Ker* @ 08/11/2012, 10:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GD's are stupid and lazy. Maltese are much smarter and more hyper.

Perfect LOL.... I really can't do another Maltese again. My boy is precious but I swear he does my head in.

Now just to convince DH that we should get 2 of them lol.... he is a bit  unsure.gif at the idea of one, but slowly warming to the idea.

#12 *Ker*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

Yeah I have a rescue malt. I love her, but when she goes, I will never get another. Her coat...OMG!

#13 Ellen D

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

My dream dog is a Newfoundland. Preferably a Landseer.

I had a gorgeous Newf Landseer girl growing up. She was the most loving, patient, affectionate dog I've ever met. I miss her so much.

One of my fave memories of her is from when I was about 13. We had just finished painting my bedroom, and it was too fumey for me to sleep in there, so I set up my mattress and bedding in the lounge room. Someone let BB inside in the middle of the night. She got into my makeshift bed with me. I woke up covered in hair and drool when she decided to stretch and kick me off the other side of the mattress. Cheeky thing, looked so pleased with herself.

The only things stopping me from putting myself on a waiting list for a pup are:

- I have two small dogs already
- I don't think I could cope with another puppy!

and lastly

- The Hair. Oh my god, the hair.

#14 *Ker*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

The hair AND the drool is what puts me off Newfs. My sister has one. And everytime I see him, without fail, he wipes his mouth on my clean jeans.

#15 twilightangel

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

A Bernese Mountain Dog which I currently own and a black Newfoundland which I am on a breeders list for :-)

#16 Oriental lily

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

If I was rich and lived on a large estate I would have a whole collection of large breeds lounging about. A st Bernard, Newfoundland, Irish wolfhound....

I would have a couple of each and get groomers to come in and do the grooming every week......

I would then walk around more gorgeous estate with all these perfectly behaved gorgeous dogs frolicking as I go.

I would also be incredibly thin and gorgeous........

Nice dream lol.

#17 Epitome

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

When I am confirmed as the rightful (singular) winner of this weeks lotto draw I am buying a big estate with one of those long green lawns...

And a tennis ball machine that shoots balls all day for my dog to chase.

She will be very happy

#18 Feral Becky

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

I love ridgebacks too-like Raven. We had one. I also love Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds.

I have a Bichon/Maltese, I swear the bichon is the lovely part of her, the Maltese bit does my head in

#19 icekool

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE (*Ker* @ 08/11/2012, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My dream dog (besides the one I have) is a Malamute. I fear they are far too strong for me, mentally and physically, so I settle for patting other peoples.

There are some Mals that aren't as wilful to their reputation. We knew a b!tch (older than our boy) which was an absolute lady. She never pulled on lead but had to be the centre of attention at the dog park. Perhaps when some aren't strong on their physical demands, they are on the mental.  shrug.gif

As much as I think I am a big dog fan, I secretly <I think> would like to own a handbag dog. A Shih tzu or maltese. I love white and fluffy but I am sooo over blow coats with our Mal.

#20 FiveAus

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

I have seen some gorgeous Mals at dog shows, sitting on their crates or grooming tables, unrestrained, just placid and happy watching everything going on around them. Maybe the difference is the training.
I have my dream breed, 5 of them. When I lost my first boy last year, I went for a walk around a dog show thinking I might like to get a different breed. I considered all the groups and lots of different breeds and ended up back at the working dog group and decided that a collie might be nice. Then realised that if I got a collie I might as well get another Aussie!
A lot of those giant livestock guardian breeds as in the OP, have no place in this country. We don't gave any native predators of livestock and they are overkill for the foxes and wild dogs.

#21 Faradaye

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

In my fantasy world I have one of these....

Gorgeous doggy link

But of course by some miracle he never drools.

#22 Jupiter123

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (Faradaye @ 08/11/2012, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In my fantasy world I have one of these....

Gorgeous doggy link

But of course by some miracle he never drools.

Insert Squeal..... IT'S HOOCH!!!

#23 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

Serious question...

Do some dogs not drool?

#24 Faradaye

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (jupiter123 @ 08/11/2012, 02:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Insert Squeal..... IT'S HOOCH!!!

Donchaknowit!   cool.gif

Perhaps I could also arrange for him to come with a young and sexy Tom Hanks?

As for dogs drooling - most of the little ones don't?  But all the cool big ones pretty much do.  Especially those with overhanging 'chops'.  lol.  Does anyone else call them that?

I think a greyhound, with his elegant, streamlined muzzle, would not be a drooler.  But anything with hanging lips is going to leave a trail of spit behind him.

#25 Apageintime

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

I would love a Japanese Spitz, and there is a very cute one at the local RSPCA. http://www.petrescue.com.au/listings/203958

Edited by Apageintime, 08 November 2012 - 01:49 PM.

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