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Only drawback with a basset is you have to clean those droopy ears and they can get a little stanky in the wrinkles.
Pretty much every dog needs its ears cleaned periodically, never owned a basset but my best friend and one of my exes also owned one. Biggest issues with them was keeping their ears from dragging the ground as a pup.
Haha. Hadn't thought about the ears dragging as a pup. Funny visual there.
Lucked out with my dog. His ears stand straight up 90% of the time. Think it is a chow trait. Haven't had to clean 'em once and he'll be five next year. Old sumbitch.
Oh, and another tip for the OP, fish oil is great for keeping coats shiny and helping with any skin allergies if that issue should arise.
My husband has a Pug. He is pretty laid back, loves everyone, and is funny. He unfortunately is not the smartest dog but he is definitely a snuggler.
I love Bassets, outside of Pits and English bullies I think that would be the next in line.
Fish oil and oatmeal shampoo are both great for allergies, seems like pretty much every Pit I've owned has bad allergies.
i had a basset as a kid. i recall chasing that little bitch all around town after she would constantly run away
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Shorthaired or longhaired? I have been around 6 dachshunds and never seen one do that, but all of them were longhaired and they have a more "settled" personality
No offense, but don't get a friggin poodle or Bichon Freeze.. Straight up chick dog or stuck up rich person dog.. And they always get nasty brown crap around their mouth.
Sorry posters who own these type dogs but gay couples, chicks or stuck up rich old ladies own them.. No man should ever be out in public or own one of those
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Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Shorthaired. Haven't been around the longhaired ones much.
My chiweinie.. Best, most chill dog I have owned in my entire life.. They're actually a pure breed now..
I know a dude that has two poodles. Long story short he got stuck with one and ended up liking it's personality, so he got it a friend. Now he has two poodles. Didn't really care much for them until I got to know these two. The female is a therapy dog. Sweet as hell. Just wants to see how your day is going and then be on her way. The other, a male, is like the park police. He'll regulate on some bitches. Pretty much a jock dog too.
Dude isn't rich, gay, or stuck up. Cool ass mofo. But yeah, I'd probably never own one either.
Yep - Right this second the kids like the mini pin and the mini dachshund. We've also seen a few terriers that we liked as well.
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I am a huge fan of bully breeds, I have two Olde English Bulldogges and they are great with our daughter. My wife wants a smaller dog but with some of the same traits so we are considering a French Bulldog or Minature English.
The shorthaired seem to have that kind of personality...more barking and excitement
My grandparents took in a Bichon but it's not ugly like most of them are.
She's sweet, great with kids, and doesn't shed or smell much.
Only thing bad is drooling which is why their mouths get brown stained
I like golden doodles and labradoodles - smart dogs, very friendly for kids, no shedding and really damn cute
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My wife just fell in love with this dog (goldendoodle) immediately. Now she's demanding that she get a vote on this lol.
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Dude, get them a chineese crested. Most loving and smartest dogs ever.
Doodles are great dogs. Very well-mannered and good with kids. They're certainly not small or tiny though. Have you taken a trip to the local shelter/humane society (or visited the website)? There are so many shelter dogs out there who need good homes. If you get an older dog (well, older than a puppy. One or two years old), many of them are already house trained and responsive to commands. Just something to think about.
How did you find a lab that doesn't shed. I have a yellow lab that sheds so bad I have to vacuum and dust every few days. I have also talked to others with labs who say the same thing. They are great with people tho. I just dearly love my 80 lb lab.
Oh yeah we're going to check those avenues first for sure. I've never researched dogs like I am this go around so getting everyone's opinion on breeds etc has helped tremendously. This way if we go to a rescue and see a couple we like I can make a good selection based on what I've learned through research and not just what the workers tell me.
Research is a really great tool, however a lot of shelter dogs are mutts. It's hard to determine what kind of dog you'll get solely based on research. I'd take what the shelter employees tell you as your best resource, actually. They work with those animals every day, and they'll be able to tell you much more about their temperaments/personalities than any of us (if you decide to go that route).
I've never had one that didn't leave hair everywhere. My friend had a chocolate lab and swore it didn't shed much but I told him it was likely because it didn't show up as much like tan hair on a black shirt does ha.
Cool. Makes sense, I just didn't know if they may fib a little to get them pushed out the door. Good info though. If we go for something different then at least I'll know the basics for a few breeds and their tendencies.
By the way, the chart said the mini golden doodles only get about 13-21 inches tall. I can live with that.
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