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Q: whats the best breed?

July 18, 2008 | By Youngpetluver4fnlysn | 10 answers | Expired: 2186 days ago

I have been saving up for a low priced little dog, but it needs to be a good dog that is quiet, loving, and doesnt bite with an attitude. can somebody help me find the best breed of dog for me?

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Anonymous

Jul 20, 2008

Like everyone else, I recommend you start with your local shelter. They should be able to help match you with an appropriate dog. Many of the criteria you list have to do with having a happy dog which involves daily exercise and interaction. I hope you find a dog that works for you. The other thing I would say is take your time selecting the dog; don't just jump at the first cute dog you see. Good luck!

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Marta J.
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Jul 19, 2008

I agree. Go to a shelter. Dogs only bite because the owners don't learn how to stop their dog from behaving badly. Any dog can be tought to behave large or small. Research dog behavior and training, use the knowledge and I guarantee you'll have a great dog

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Sally B.
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Jul 19, 2008

I have had nothing but mixed breed dogs and they all had very nice personalities and were actually smart. I would agree that you should look for one in a shelter.

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T

Jul 18, 2008

Please go to your local shelter! Please! There are soooooo many wonderful little and big lives there just waiting for a mom or dad like you! There are also purebred animals there. I got a beautiful purebred long haired dacshound a year ago!! I named her Elleighe Kaziah! She is a great little dog and someone just dropped her off like garbage! Please go to a shelter! You will find the perfect dog!

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Jessica H.
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Jul 18, 2008

I strongly recommend checking with a shelter. Oftentimes they have foster programs where someone fosters the dog for the shelter at their house. Usually foster parents get a really good feel of the foster dog's attitude and temperament so they will be able to help you find a dog that suits you and your lifestyle. Plus, you would be saving a life!

Just remember, any breed of dog has the calm and laid back dogs, and the hyper crazy energetic dogs. Some breeds are more prone to one or the other, but there are always oddballs in the bunch. Just because a puppy acts one way does not mean they can not be trained or behavioral problems curbed.

If you want a laid back, quiet, loving, and isn't prone to biting then you may want to look into adopting an adult dog. Usually they are already mature, and what you see is what you get. Even better if the adult was fostered, then you can talk with the foster parents to get a good feel about how the dog will be. With a puppy its sometimes impossible to predict what they will be like when they will get older.

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Anonymous

Jul 18, 2008

Some shelters will have you fill out a questionnaire first to see what you're interested in. They really try hard to make it a compatible match. Ask around your area.

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Rachel  E.
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Jul 18, 2008

I have to agree...your local shelter is the place to go. But, If I had to choose a marvelous breed, it would have to be a Pug or Basset Hound. Both are PHENOMENAL breeds, the Basset is a little more vocal than the Pug, BUT they both meet the requirements you're looking for and more. Both are low maintenance. I highly recommend both breeds...they're especially great for new or beginner dog owners.

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Carly T.
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Jul 18, 2008

You should adopt a dog from the shelter. You will find the perfect dog for you. Shelter dogs are usually tested for aggression so you won't have to worry about getting a mean dog. Each dog has there own personality so if you look around long enough, you will find the perfect dog for you. Also Mixed breed dogs usually live a few years longer than pure breds as well as they are well taken care of.

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Ethel02
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Jul 18, 2008

Take a walk thru a local shelter, if you want a pure bred you'll probably find one or is you have a breed in mind go on a website for breed specific rescues I have 3 all rescues all pure bred 2 greyhounds from NGAP and a dog from death row at the SPCA wasn't real sure what she was, she looked bad & smelled worse all my dogs go to vet week one, so he can get to know them and they will know him even the grey who if you get them from NGAP you know what is wrong when you get them mostly thyroid problems they have shots well back to my whatever from SPCA we got her cleaned up, got rid of worms & fleas turns out she has thyroid problems too got her shots good food, 2 yrs later I have a GORGEOUS black Lab she's about 11 we think and people ask me what breeder I used, also the 3 have little quirks that make each one special but I can honestly say none have vices the grey was trained in 1 week she trained the next one in 1 day (ALPHA) and the Lab once she figured out what a house was, she was kept outside for 8yrs, she is perfect except a Lab is Lab and not a greyhound, bit of a slob but a good one and no accidents in the house at all LOVE THEM, so don't think rescues have problems, sometimes its their owners, their a gift

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Jul 18, 2008

To me, the best breeds are mixed and they can be found at a shelter. A good rescue group will talk to you and find the best dog for your needs. They have many "pure breds" as well. Talking to good rescue group folks can help you see things about your lifestyle that you might not have considered and can help you make a good match.

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