I like most breeds for different reasons, alot of the small breeds are great for seniors especially ones that live alone. So they do deserve some credit. And they are sometimes used for service dogs. For a while I couldn't stand Labs, but hosting puppy classes every week, alot of the puppies are labs. They catch on real fast, I love that look they give you when the little light bulb is going on in their little heads, when your doing basic training. The newest one in the class is a 10 week old chocolate lab, whos offering good sits, doing good downs and stands, and high five's, she's sssooo Cute. And smart as a whip. I'm really not fond of the spitz type breeds, chows, and huskies are not on my love list. I used to be in love with them. The staff though I was nutz. After working with them over the years, I've changed my mind somewhat, theres always the exception.
I don't like small, yappy dogs so I don't think I'd ever own either a toy poodle, chi or other toy breeds (no offense to anybody, just my honey opinion here folks).
I love medium/big dogs, they're so much better and easier to take care of, much tougher, you don't have to watch if you step on them or if they sneak out of the house when you're not looking...hehehe...
I've been around small dogs & big dogs & I find that a big dog has more personality like a person. Big dogs aren't just yappy or spunky or cute to play with like little dogs. They seem to show more human qualities that actually carry a specific and intentional meaning, especially in their actions. About the only thing interesting about my grandmother's yorkie is that....hmm....he can chase a ball for hours without becoming distracted by the world around him.
And then there is my 100+ lb ridgeback boy who you can literally have a conversation with. He talks constantly in his own little dog language that's actually understandable, & if you aren't listening to him he'll put his big heavy paw down on your foot & raise his voice. He's so much like a person in every way, it's weird. He won't even get on a bed unless there's a sheet on the mattress because he KNOWS that's the way it's supposed to be. Everything he does is for a reason & is a result of some kind of stimulant. He's not just off in another world amusing himself by running in circles or after a ball. I've never known a dog can substitue for a little brother, but mine can.
Really small dogs I dislike and dogs that drool.Then over sized dogs .The other day for the first time,I was at a ice cream stand I seen a Great Dane,the dog was beautiful but the size of a horse. How do you have room in your home with a dog that size?
I love the short haired medium sized dogs,bully breeds.
As for myself, I'm not particular to size because my favorite breeds are Chihuahuas and Mastiffs, lol. But the breeds I would never own are: Chowchows, Rottweilers, Dobermans or Pitbulls. It has absolutely nothing to do with their reputations at all. In fact, I have met some very nice, and very well trained dogs of all those breeds. Also, I have yet to see a pit bull that was aggressive like so many people say. But it's just that they require a level of training that I just do not feel that I am experienced enough in. They are also all breeds that are very work specific and I'm more into the laid back and lazy type of dog, hehe. The type of dog that would lay around the house (mastiff) or sit in your lap all day (Chihuahua) :)
***Edited By: Huntersmom on 7/8/2005 12:21:08 PM*** Reason: grammar
I personally like my small little dog much better than big dogs. He is not too yappy, he has a great personality and gets along with other dogs, he thinks he is a human and acts like one, and he is small enough so he can sleep with me and not get in the way too much. He does tricks and is very smart. Not to mention he is as cute as a button. http://www.dogster.com/?56140
If I was going to be a breedist then I would say I do not like Bouvier or schanuzer.
In general I do not like dogs with...
- Smushed faces - Weiner shape
I like dogs that were shaped as the dog was intended, short legs and non existant snouts just spoil the doggedness.
As for big vs. little-- I MUCH prefer big although I like SOME little dogs (like mine). I dont mind chis, yorkies etc so long as they are not foofy or yappy, but those things are more nurture vs. nature.
I LOVE german shepherds but some of the shepherds of today (fine build and insanely sloped hips) make me nuts.
I am not fond of dogs that drool. Like boxers and St. Bernards. I say those two because I was around those two and got real bad allergies from their saliva. Something about them though I think they are very pretty!
I love big dogs, but to be honest small dogs I think are a little nicer just because they are small and able to be taken with you wherever you go! I like GSD's, Japanese chins, Chihuahua's, Afghan Hounds, Pharaoh's,Saluki,Shar Pei, Eskimo Dog, Pits, Czechoslovakian wolfdog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Saasrloos wolfdog,Hokkaido,East Siberian Laika,Swedish Elkhound,Thai Ridgeback dog, Chinese Crested, and more! I know there are more, but those are the only ones I have written down right now. All dogs are so pretty. Right now the 3 kinds I have is good for me! I do have a husky that I have to find a good home for due to neighbors. UGH. I love all animals though! : )
I would never own a Boarder Collie. They need a job to keep them bussy all the time or they will drive you nuts. For a person like me in a neighborhood of planned, groomed, landscaped, sheepless yards there is no way a hearding dog would fit in. It would be cruel if I did anyway. As far as beauty goes the Saluki is high on my list, but they are dumb as a pile of bricks compared to a German Shepard. I love the Mastif too. So gorgeous and grand, a bit less elegance though.... A Chow bit my older brother once and he is afraid of them now. I hear that they are for experenced trainers only. One of my all time dream dogs is an Akita. They need the kind of trainer who is willing to invest a lot in their dog and someday I will get one.