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2014-02-01 04:45:29 AM
Thats breedist.

/I'm unlikely to ever own a pure breed again.
//mixes are healthier, live longer, more robust, fewer genetic issues, tastier and cuter
///wait -no, not tastier how'd that get in there
 
2014-02-01 04:48:04 AM
You got a beagle?
You're outta luck.
Labs are the breed
That I like to train.
 
2014-02-01 11:44:24 AM
Never any love for Spaniels.
 
2014-02-01 12:09:54 PM

simplicimus: Never any love for Spaniels.


I had a Spaniel as a kid, and my wife had one too.  Spaniels are sweet as hell, but every one I've met has been dumb as a box of rocks.  I had a Golden Retriever as a kid, and I thought he was the best dog in the world.  Now that I have a Lab, I think he's the best dog in the world.  While they are separate breeds, I generally think of the two interchangeably.  Labs are incredibly abundant in America, so it's pretty easy to find one in a shelter.  I don't like to think about it, but when the time comes to adopt another dog, it will almost definitely be a lab.  If you give them the right effort (the same I'd give to any dog) they are pretty much a can't miss breed.

/csb
 
2014-02-01 12:29:57 PM

Hoban Washburne: simplicimus: Never any love for Spaniels.

I had a Spaniel as a kid, and my wife had one too.  Spaniels are sweet as hell, but every one I've met has been dumb as a box of rocks.  I had a Golden Retriever as a kid, and I thought he was the best dog in the world.  Now that I have a Lab, I think he's the best dog in the world.  While they are separate breeds, I generally think of the two interchangeably.  Labs are incredibly abundant in America, so it's pretty easy to find one in a shelter.  I don't like to think about it, but when the time comes to adopt another dog, it will almost definitely be a lab.  If you give them the right effort (the same I'd give to any dog) they are pretty much a can't miss breed.

/csb


My Cocker is sweet and stupid and going blind. My ESS is very smart, but apparently has some Lab in him. Since I had the dogs chipped, I get these HomeAgain emails for missing dogs and cats. In eight years I've never been notified of any Spaniel going missing. The area covered by these emails is Harris County, TX, which is fairly large.
 
2014-02-01 12:33:33 PM
Adopted a black lab mixed with something (everyone claims Rottweiler), maybe not the smartest but she's the sweetest.  And she hates anything that isn't another dog or human, so the backyard is always free of shiatty cats.
 
2014-02-01 12:34:38 PM
Everyone wants a Welsh Corgi named Ein.
 
2014-02-01 12:34:49 PM
Mixed breeds are going to be the future. Eventually the eugenics issues that messed up other dog breeds are going to hit the more popular breeds and eventually you're only option to have a dog that will live a healthy life will be a mix.

I mean look at pugs, they're already a mess.
 
2014-02-01 12:35:26 PM

Hoban Washburne: simplicimus: Never any love for Spaniels.

I had a Spaniel as a kid, and my wife had one too.  Spaniels are sweet as hell, but every one I've met has been dumb as a box of rocks.  I had a Golden Retriever as a kid, and I thought he was the best dog in the world.  Now that I have a Lab, I think he's the best dog in the world.  While they are separate breeds, I generally think of the two interchangeably.  Labs are incredibly abundant in America, so it's pretty easy to find one in a shelter.  I don't like to think about it, but when the time comes to adopt another dog, it will almost definitely be a lab.  If you give them the right effort (the same I'd give to any dog) they are pretty much a can't miss breed.

/csb


Labs and Goldens are pretty similar in their sizes and general friendly disposition.  I really want a golden/lab mix.  I mean, when I get a yard someday....
 
2014-02-01 12:35:50 PM
I, personally, prefer boxers. They're like 3 year olds on a sugar high 24/7. Plus, they're smarter than hell. Our first boxer could open the fridge, open doors, open her food bins, balance a checkbook (on her nose), balance a ball on her nose, toss it in the air and catch it in her mouth and she could do advanced math.
 
2014-02-01 12:36:40 PM
Both of my dogs were mostly black lab. What a magnificent animal
 
2014-02-01 12:36:41 PM
Mutts are still better than any purebred.
 
2014-02-01 12:37:28 PM
We had to put down our golden retriever back in September. Our other dog is an eight year old yellow lab. He has missed dog and I think he even might be a little depressed.

Little does he know that we are picking up his new brother at the breeder on Friday. Yellow lab.

Oh the excitement.
 
2014-02-01 12:37:31 PM
I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.
 
2014-02-01 12:38:34 PM
i'm a pointer man myself. have a pointer/spaniel mix which seems to have inherited the best of both breeds
 
2014-02-01 12:39:03 PM
I just got a 7 week old Mastiff mix, her name is Bella and there is nothing in the world more cute than her. Good god i cant stop kissin on her pretty little head.
 
2014-02-01 12:39:20 PM
My dog wants to kick your Lab's ass......and steak, lot's of steak.
 
2014-02-01 12:39:39 PM

you are a puppet: Both of my dogs were mostly black lab. What a magnificent animal


My favorite, lab mix mutt.

So loyal and so fun.  They never lose their puppy eyes.

I wish people were less all about the breed etc.... a pet is not an accessory.
 
2014-02-01 12:41:46 PM
My black lab mix resting her head on my lap is getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2014-02-01 12:43:31 PM
I had a Corgi Lab mix for 8 years. She was the most loyal sweet creature I've ever known. She greated me every day when I came home from work, and slept at the foot of my bed. Would of walked across broken glass to follow me.

\F*ck diabetes
 
2014-02-01 12:44:41 PM
If you like snoring and drool then you can have my St Bernard.
 
Ant
2014-02-01 12:46:06 PM
You want a Labrador Retriever? Get me a Labrador and I'll retrieve it for you!
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-01 12:46:20 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.


Yeah, Germans are a phenomenal breed.  I was dead set on getting one before I got my lab.  He has growled at a few ominous looking people, but I know he's not nearly as tough as a German Shepherd would be.  I'd have a tough time objectively arguing that Labs are a better breed, but they're still my favorite.
 
2014-02-01 12:47:13 PM
My last and next dog (currently have a female Golden by default) will be one of these.

img.thrfun.com

Border Collie / Blue Heeler cross

Smart, sweet and tough all in one.

My last one (a female rescue) actually climbed trees that had low enough branches.
 
2014-02-01 12:51:03 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.


Meet Josie the Pitbull. All of the above.

img.fark.net

Just don't try to pet her kitty.
 
2014-02-01 12:52:03 PM

TomD9938: My last and next dog (currently have a female Golden by default) will be one of these.

[img.thrfun.com image 400x300]

Border Collie / Blue Heeler cross

Smart, sweet and tough all in one.

My last one (a female rescue) actually climbed trees that had low enough branches.


Love my McNab (link). Smart, affectionate, loves to play and easy to train. Just need to be willing to play with them a lot and give them a job to do.

files.dogster.com


/Not mine, but looks just like her.
 
2014-02-01 12:52:23 PM
Our purebred cocker spaniel is falling apart as he is getting older.  He's deaf (though he loves that) and is incontinent.

Our Tibetan spaniel mix is much healthier and a much nicer dog.

You really don't want a smart dog or they get easily bored and then destructive.
 
2014-02-01 12:53:14 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.


Black Lab.

Full stop.
 
2014-02-01 12:53:15 PM
No idea what My Bruno is. Some sort of terrier mix I suppose, but I don't care Wiry and has energy for days. Great disposition, attentive, and he'll even pay attention sometimes.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-01 12:54:16 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.


Doberman.
 
2014-02-01 12:56:46 PM
He will devour your soul.... and shoes, and anything else he can get a hold of.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-01 12:56:49 PM

TheGreatGazoo: Our purebred cocker spaniel is falling apart as he is getting older.  He's deaf (though he loves that) and is incontinent.

Our Tibetan spaniel mix is much healthier and a much nicer dog.

You really don't want a smart dog or they get easily bored and then destructive.


Or you get a smart dog and crate train then so they can't destroy stuff...
 
2014-02-01 12:56:49 PM

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.

Black Lab.

Full stop.


Must say, they're Border Collie crosses..somewhere in the distant past..  That may influence my opinion..
 
2014-02-01 12:57:10 PM

Tokin42: RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.

Doberman.


Aren't Dobermans kind of a one person dog, in terms of attachment?  I know Shepherds adopt the whole family.
 
2014-02-01 12:57:38 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.


Just dont try to stare a sheppard down, they will bite you even if they have never showed any sign of agression before.
 
2014-02-01 12:57:57 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.


My pitbull is in the running, but she is definitely mixed with something, she doesnt have the typical looks that go along with pits.

My Shar Pei on the other hand overkills on number 1 and is ok on number 3 (still young and learning) but is a complete FAIL on 2 and 4 (Chinese fighting dog my ass, who's brilliant idea was that?)
 
2014-02-01 12:58:27 PM
img.fark.netDuke and Molly
 
2014-02-01 12:59:28 PM

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.

Black Lab.

Full stop.


Black labs are like the whimpiest dog thier size, they are full fail on #4.
 
2014-02-01 01:01:05 PM

Tokin42: RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.

Doberman.


Malamute.

www.themoonmalamutes.com
/not mine
 
2014-02-01 01:01:32 PM
Big ol' thread crap...

Dog breeding is way out of hand in the U.S.

Dog owners, you suck, yes you.

You buy your dogs and "breed" at these crap puppy mills that are 90% of the dog business..  You buy the dog for its looks, how cute it is at the moment of the visit.  You have no intention of really training the dog, maybe sit and beg but that is as far as you will get, and certainly no intention of training the dog to do the work the breed was bred for.  You do not have the space for the dog(s) you own.  You do not have the time for your dog.  Their future life is spending 90% of their time in a small yard art best. The dumber ones of you have fantasies about breeding your own dog thinking the pups will have some value.
 
2014-02-01 01:04:02 PM

simplicimus: Tokin42: RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.

Doberman.

Aren't Dobermans kind of a one person dog, in terms of attachment?  I know Shepherds adopt the whole family.


All mine have been whole family dogs but they are a little standoffish to outsiders.
 
2014-02-01 01:04:07 PM

Paleorific: Big ol' thread crap...

Dog breeding is way out of hand in the U.S.

Dog owners, you suck, yes you.

You buy your dogs and "breed" at these crap puppy mills that are 90% of the dog business..  You buy the dog for its looks, how cute it is at the moment of the visit.  You have no intention of really training the dog, maybe sit and beg but that is as far as you will get, and certainly no intention of training the dog to do the work the breed was bred for.  You do not have the space for the dog(s) you own.  You do not have the time for your dog.  Their future life is spending 90% of their time in a small yard art best. The dumber ones of you have fantasies about breeding your own dog thinking the pups will have some value.


generalize much?
 
2014-02-01 01:05:06 PM

Paleorific: Big ol' thread crap...

Dog breeding is way out of hand in the U.S.

Dog owners, you suck, yes you.

You buy your dogs and "breed" at these crap puppy mills that are 90% of the dog business..  You buy the dog for its looks, how cute it is at the moment of the visit.  You have no intention of really training the dog, maybe sit and beg but that is as far as you will get, and certainly no intention of training the dog to do the work the breed was bred for.  You do not have the space for the dog(s) you own.  You do not have the time for your dog.  Their future life is spending 90% of their time in a small yard art best. The dumber ones of you have fantasies about breeding your own dog thinking the pups will have some value.


Me and my well trained lab/golden retriever mix that my wife and I got from a non-pupppy mill breeder would like a word.

/yes I know not all dog owners are as responsible as us
 
2014-02-01 01:06:16 PM

tlchwi02: i'm a pointer man myself. have a pointer/spaniel mix which seems to have inherited the best of both breeds


Awesome! My dog is english pointer/brittany spaniel mix. Smart as a whip and the most affectionate, devoted and athletic dog I've ever had. She's only 4 and I'm already dreading the day we lose her...her very long back predisposes her to back problems, and she has an enlarged heart from heartworm (she had it when we adopted her two years ago). My whole life revolves around this magnificent animal
 
2014-02-01 01:06:47 PM
Maiden, my late great coonhound was fantastic.  She was a handful when she was young but she matured into a noble dignified, yet still loppy dog.  I just buried her ashes on her favorite hill in Big Bear.
 
2014-02-01 01:06:51 PM

Paleorific: Big ol' thread crap...

Dog breeding is way out of hand in the U.S.

Dog owners, you suck, yes you.

You buy your dogs and "breed" at these crap puppy mills that are 90% of the dog business..  You buy the dog for its looks, how cute it is at the moment of the visit.  You have no intention of really training the dog, maybe sit and beg but that is as far as you will get, and certainly no intention of training the dog to do the work the breed was bred for.  You do not have the space for the dog(s) you own.  You do not have the time for your dog.  Their future life is spending 90% of their time in a small yard art best. The dumber ones of you have fantasies about breeding your own dog thinking the pups will have some value.


2/10
 
2014-02-01 01:07:58 PM
I adore labs but when I finally adopt a dog it will probably be a mutt. Maybe a lab mix.

Cassie: Half purebred boxer, half German Shepherd (and possibly some ridgeback):

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-01 01:08:18 PM
My 115 lb pure Lab Mousse.  He's as sweet as can be but because of his size I never have any problems with other dogs or people.  Most move to the other side of the street when they see us coming.  My brother keeps saying he must be a mutant.
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-01 01:09:40 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: I grade dog breeds in the following categories:

1. Good looking
2. Smart
3. Nice to people
4. Will rip someone's goddamn face off if they threaten you (no, that's not a contradiction to #3)

I have yet to come across any breed other than German Shepherd that rates highly in all 4.


Doberman
 
2014-02-01 01:09:53 PM

Nogale: I adore labs but when I finally adopt a dog it will probably be a mutt. Maybe a lab mix.

Cassie: Half purebred boxer, half German Shepherd (and possibly some ridgeback):

[img.fark.net image 298x374]


She rates highly on 1-3. Not sure about 4, she's no alpha dog, but goes to work with my mom and stands between her and any stranger who comes into my mother's office.
 
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