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Posted: 10/18/2004 4:58:47 AM EST
I love dogs, I love walking, I love walking dogs, I love dogs. You get the point. Problem is I go to my folks every weekend and they hate dogs. My sister across town has offered to take dog on weekends, but not big dog (e.g. what I wanted - mastif).

I am not a huge fan of tiny dogs and don't know much about dogs in general, to tell teh truth. So - pick me a medium size dog. I live in an apartment, so braking should be kept to a minimum.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:02:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 5:06:19 AM EST by wedge1082]
You want what I have... A Papillon

This is Ops. He has the heart of a mastif, and is 6.5 lbs. of pure muscle. Plus he only barks when someone comes to the door. Other than that he is silent and stealthy.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:06:56 AM EST
Define medium? 35-65lbs?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:08:35 AM EST
English Setter
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:10:00 AM EST
how much that little guy run you? ($)
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:11:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 5:18:35 AM EST by wedge1082]

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
how much that little guy run you? ($)



700 bucks. His dad is a champion. Believe it or not this was a good price for a papillon, and from a reputable breeder.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:12:49 AM EST

I've been looking at Basenjis.

They are medium sized dogs,
hypoallergenic, non-shedding,
barkless (but they yodel instead),
intellegent, and clean (no doggie
smell).

Plus, they look cool.

Anyone have any experience
with a Basenji?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:13:59 AM EST
JRT!

OK, they're not exactly a medium sized dog physically, but they 'think' they weigh 80+ pounds!

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:16:06 AM EST
I would say Border Collie but in an apartment? You'd better get out a lot for exercise with one of those.

Basset Hound?

Best dog you'll ever get is at the pound. Paying big bucks for a dog is foolish, when there are inexpensive ones getting killed every day.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:16:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 5:16:45 AM EST by chapperjoe]
breycor - that dog RULES! what is he?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:17:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 5:31:21 AM EST by thebomber]
EDITED to add: I missed the whole Apartment thing. This would not be a good breed for an Apartment. They are however a very good breed.

Visla....They run 45 - 55 lbs. Very athletic, smart, they rarely bark, they don't chew your stuff up, they are super family dog. They are a relatively rare AKC breed and tend to be a bit expensive $700 to $800. The breeder will interview you as they are very protective of the breed. Most dogs available have some sort of champion lines. The cool thing, they are very handsome and unusual.

Here's my guy Hunter:




Bomber
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:19:26 AM EST
Basset Hound. Great dogs. My family has owned several.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:19:30 AM EST
ok JRT's are NOT apartment dogs!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:23:28 AM EST
Found a website that recommended these for apartments:
# Cocker Spaniel,
# Clumber Spaniel,
# Sussex Spaniel,
# Basset Hound,
# Beagle,
# Basenji,
# Norwegian Elkhound,
# Dachshund,
# Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen,
# Whippet,
# most terriers,
# Bichon Frise,
# Bulldog (as long as there's no flights of stairs to climb daily),
# French Bulldog,
# Keeshond,
# Finnish Spitz,
# American Eskimo,
# Lhasa Apso,
# Schipperke, Corgi,
# Shetland Sheepdog.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:28:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheCynic:Anyone have any experience with a Basenji?

Co-worker has one that has a mind of its own! Very difficault to train if you do not spend a lot of time with it.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:39:15 AM EST
Watched a show on them. A group went over to Africa in the 80's to get breeding stock and rescue the breed. They are a very difficult breed. You will need to spend a lot of time with them.


bomber
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:40:29 AM EST
I like the way these guys sound:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
www.akc.org/breeds/recbreeds/ckcs.cfm

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:43:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:44:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 5:45:19 AM EST by Breycor]
chapperjoe, I would highly recommend going to your local animal shelter first. Animal shelters are made up of 50% pure-breeds. You'll no doubt find what you want in a weekend.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:46:46 AM EST
and my final entrant:
american eskimo.

www.akc.org/breeds/recbreeds/amesk.cfm
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:47:33 AM EST
yeah I live near the north shore animal league..... think I'll try there, but these three breeds I listed sound perfect. If I was in a home, I'd probably get the JRT, but no way any of the other dogs are living in an apt.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:50:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Breycor:
JRT!

OK, they're not exactly a medium sized dog physically, but they 'think' they weigh 80+ pounds!

img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/Breycor/Chester4.jpg



+1 On Jack Russel Terriers, Awesome dogs, real bright too.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:50:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Older_Crow:

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
Anyone have any experience with a Basenji?


Co-worker has one that has a mind of its own! Very difficault to train if you do not spend a lot of time with it.




Originally Posted By thebomber:
Watched a show on them. A group went over to Africa in the 80's to get breeding stock and rescue the breed. They are a very difficult breed. You will need to spend a lot of time with them.



Crap. That is what I have heard
as well. Thanks, guys. Maybe I'll
have to get a lab after all and just
deal with the shedding...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:57:05 AM EST
yeah I live near the north shore animal league..... think I'll try there, but these three breeds I listed sound perfect. If I was in a home, I'd probably get the JRT, but no way any of the other dogs are living in an apt.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:01:56 AM EST
You live in an apt---

Work 40hr's per week (?)---

Live by yourself (?)---

Have to warehouse the animal on weekends (?)---



You need a cat. A dog living in these conditions will develop "problems..."
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:26:21 AM EST

You live in an apt---
Work 40hr's per week (?)--
Live by yourself (?)---
Have to warehouse the animal on weekends (?)-
You need a cat. A dog living in these conditions will develop "problems..."



Good question marks.
I live in an apt by myslef. I'm in it all day save for one hour of joggin and one hour of class a day (grad school)

The rest of the time, litteraly 22 hours, I am reading in my apartment - I can build houses with the books I have to read.

And on weekends, the dog will be one block away from me at my sisters house until my folks (well just dad) can get used to it. My sisters got two two year old boys and an eight year old girl who LOVE dogs. it'll be inside most tof the time, plus her acre-big backyard is completely fenced in if it wants to go out.

My apartment complex is VERY dog-friendly, there is a humongous park RIGHT across the street....

I'm NOT cruel.

I'm looking for a friend, not a pet.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:52:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 6:54:41 AM EST by Noname]
Well that sounds good. Another vote for looking at the pound. (we have 5 rescue dogs---all purebred that people "threw away").

You definitely want to stay away from JRT's.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:54:57 AM EST
don't i want a dog to grow up with me right from teh breeder? wil pound dogs be as faithful? I mean if their owners dumped them once, why would they trust me
?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:57:10 AM EST
BEAGLE...

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:09:04 AM EST
If you and the dog have good "vibes" they will bond with you within a few hours/min's. Most dogs know they're "home" right away. We usually have 6 dogs at a time and only replace them due to death. In the last 20yr's we have yet to have a problem dog and all the dogs we took in were given up because they were "problem dogs". Within a day most were acting like we owned them all their lives.

Remember they are pack animals and want to belong...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:15:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By Noname:
Well that sounds good. Another vote for looking at the pound. (we have 5 rescue dogs---all purebred that people "threw away").

You definitely want to stay away from JRT's.



He's right. They're not apartment dogs. Also, you've gotta use caution when kids are around. Their energy level makes them nervous and can sometimes bite unless you slowly introduce them to the child.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:30:08 AM EST
We are on our second JRT. We got the first one when she was 8 months old. She died at 15yr's. Our current one is a real hand full. We are the sixth owners. We got her when she was 14 months old. Had her about 2yr's now. People see them on TV and think they're "cute little doggies" and don't realize what they're getting into!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:37:58 AM EST
+1 for a shelter dog. Our older dog is a rescue and he is the most gentle, loving animal you could ask for. (He's also a purebred) Also, since he was older, he came house trained and didn't tear the place up like our other dog did as a puppy. I have yet to hear of a shelter dog that has gone to a good home that hasn't bonded with its people.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:48:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By JCKnife:
I would say Border Collie but in an apartment? You'd better get out a lot for exercise with one of those.

Basset Hound?

Best dog you'll ever get is at the pound. Paying big bucks for a dog is foolish, when there are inexpensive ones getting killed every day.




+1 !!!

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