QOTW

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
QOTW
9
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 3:35pm

Is there any breed of dog you would not consider owning?  Why?   Did you have a bad experience with this breed?

Avatar for donnaldy59
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-2001
In reply to: glebou
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 5:46pm
I really don't want to own any other breeds except Greyhounds to be honest. I just don't want the hassle of other breed characteristics. But if I were considering other breeds, small dogs of any breed would be off my list as I prefer large dogs. :smileyhappy:
Avatar for terreinarkansas
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2000
In reply to: glebou
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 10:43am

I'm stuck on Toy Fox Terriers. I've had Labs and German Shepherds. We had two Labs and I found them to be stubborn yet sweet and gentle. I couldn't get them to stop digging in  my flowers! The GS we had was weird. All black and perhaps he was weird because his father's name was Satan! LOL! But in all honesty I love having small lap dogs. They'e easy, don't eat a lot, don't require a lot of exercise and very people-oriented.The problem is I don't like to leave them because I love them so much. It's hard to get me to go on vacation or go away for the weekend. I hate to leave them. They are a part of me.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 12:01pm

Because I'm a 109 pound, five-foot, older woman, I have to stick with dogs small enough for me to control.  And that pretty much means small enough to pick up.  Maybe 35 pounds, max.

But having volunteered at the shelter for three months, now, I have found I can love many dogs, and breed labels don't matter nearly as much as I thought they did.  It all depends on the nature and personality of the individual dog.

I have met pit bulls I loved and chihuahuas I detested.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
In reply to: glebou
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 6:37pm

I would not actively seek out any small-breed dogs, such as yorkies or chis.  I just prefer large dogs....not that I've ever had a really bad experience with any breed of dog.

My mom had a chi, Lady, that wasn't really very friendly so it kind of put me off at times....although I loved her because she was my mom's dog.  My mom now has a mini-doxie.....she has already asked a friend of my cousin that, in the case of her death, if she would take her dog Gigi.  She knows that I would definitely take her with me, if necessary, but I also know that this friend has had doxies before and would be the better caregiver. 

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: glebou
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 3:59am

I love all dogs but since I like to cuddle and have my furbabe on my lap, it would be difficult with a huge dog.   (big in size and very heavy ).  I also don't really love "drool" so that let's out a couple breeds too,  I suppose.  Coffee is not big but not tiny either, about 26 lbs, about all I can lift or have on my lap .   

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: twig04
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 4:01am
Laura, I saw a mini doxie the other day, it was THE cutest thing , just prancing along on those 5 " legs so happy and dh and I both said , if ever..... then a mini doxie... SO SWEET.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: twig04
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 4:04am
OH Terre, I totally symphatize with you on leaving Taz & Jack. I feel the same way when C goes back home or when we are away... you are right, they are a part of us.
Avatar for CMEvelyn
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012
In reply to: CMEvelyn
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 1:18pm
I love all dogs, but prefer to have medium to large ones. I have a Golden Retriever who's almost 10 and I've never been away from him. I never even got him spayed because I couldn't stand the thought of him having to spend the night alone in a cage. You don't want a big dog to sit on your lap, but they can cuddle up beside you :smileyhappy:
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 6:17pm

We had a Golden Retriever when our kids were young, and my younger daughter chose that breed for her kids.  They are awesome family dogs.

I have pugs and do pug rescue because I love the breed and can manage their size.  However, truth be known, I love Goldens as much as I love Pugs.