What qualities draw you to your favorite dog breed?
For me it's the Newfoundland due to its sweet temperament and personality.
The qualities that draw me to my favorite dog breed, the Pit Bull, are: How people friendly the breed is, how easy it is to train this breed, it's not too large to be a house dog and makes a good house dog, but most of all the affection this breed has for it's owner / owners.
For me, it's that Redbones are very active and intelligent. They're up for just about anything, and they can keep going for days-long hikes or extended camp-outs in the mountains. I've had several Redbones in my life, and my last one was with me for 15 years -- I've never found a dog that fits my personality and lifestyle better. Got to love the Newfies too, though -- my mom has a 155lb cuddle bug of the same variety . He's the sweetest dog I ever met...but very shy around other dogs. He does great with other people, but the last time we went to the dog park someone's miniature schnauzer scared the crap out of him.
Hi first I wanted to say hello, this is my first time here in your hub .
My favorite breed happens to be the American Pit Bull. The reason I pick this dog is I never liked the bad rap they are given and I am a sucker for an underdog. I've had many different breeds of dogs in my life-time but my very first Pit Bull I got only about 3 years ago. With their reputation for being a fighting dog, people breed them to fight and then once they don't meet their expectations or a bigger dog comes along they are finished with them and throw them away. Our SPCA's and other pounds here in New Orleans are full of Pits and they are the #1 dog being killed. I fell in love with a fawn color 4 month old beauty and I am so happy, she is the sweetest most loving dog I've ever had. She came into our lives while my daughter was pregnant with my first grand-baby and our dog loves that little girl like she is her very own. Every time she comes over my dog can't wipe the huge smile off her face. We had a stray cat come and have kittens under our house and our dog became the protective nanny for them. She would have a fit if any other cat came even close to our gate. She is super protective, loyal, loving and the best bed buddy ever! lol We loved her so much we went an Adopted another Pit a little less then a year ago. This time we adopted a black pit, since the SPCA told us that for some reason the dogs that get adopted the least are Pit Bulls and Black Dogs, so we knew she had 2 strikes against her so we wanted to rescue her. We did bring our old dog with us and let them get to know each other first to make sure it was a match. We were lucky, because they seemed to like each other right away. I am so happy we picked the black pit bull, because she is the funnest dog ever! We have so much fun with her, I love to watch her get excited and do her cartoon looking run on the wood floor. lol It's the funniest thing ever. Now that I've got to know a Pit Bull make that 2 Pit Bulls I'll never go back to any other breed unless it's a dog that really needs us. I love that we don't have to get them groomed too. Sorry for writing so long, I just LOVE my Pit Bulls!
Have a great day,
Laura AKA Smart Moms Saving Money
Thanks for the comments everyone!
Wychic - I'd never heard of Redbones. I just looked them up and those are beautiful dogs! Your mom's Newfie sounds cute. I'm getting a Newfie next fall, I can't wait!
Shaymonu and SmartMomsSave - Definitely gotta love a Pit. Do you guys watch Ceasar Millan? He owns two of them (unfortunately his oldest one, Daddy passed away). My friend has a pit bull named Daddy now in honor of him. They really are such a great yet sadly misunderstood breed. 9/10 times (or more like 10/10 times) it's the owners fault with any breed when something goes wrong. Oh and about SmartMomsSave's comment about the black pit bull - our local pound gives discounts for anyone who buys a black dog our cat since they're the most unwanted. I personally think they're the most beautiful! Thanks for the comments guys it's fun to see what breeds interest you and why.
For me, Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) - they're absolutely amazing dogs that are incredibly friendly and easy to train. I love how they're goofy and enjoy doing weird hoppy dances when they get excited, plus they have an adorable grin. They are also so incredibly expressive that I sometimes forget that I'm dealing with a dog not a human I own 2 Shelties right now and will probably stick with this breed for the rest of my life.
It is the friendly nature of a true English Cocker Spaniel dog,in a buff color. Their fur is soft like silk and when they run it is like a fan is blowing on the dogs fur. Our dog had the bigges, big brown eyes.
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