If you own a certain breed or mix breed, would or would you not, get the same breed again if the animal was put down? Considering all the different breeds out there. Are you expecting the same personnality? Obviously some breeds come with traits, like Labs. I notice alot of owners through my work, will go out get the same breed they had before and then they complain the dog is nothing like their last dog, which is kind of funny because its a totally different dog. So would you repeat the breed or try something new.
I got Ruffian, my first Shiba-Inu, I love her, and really enjoy her personality, but my male Shiba-Inu is the exact opposite. Did I expect him to the same, no but I thought he would be somewhat like her. She is fine alone, he freaks out, she like attention, you have to force him to be pet, she likes car rides, he likes to get in, but wont calm down. I just never expected them to be so totally different. My parents also have a Shiba-Inu, and he is a mixture of mine, he loves car rides and is calm, likes attention, but only from people he knows, and can be left aone. The one thing they all have in common--they could really care very little about weather you are there or not, as long as their food dish is full.
I will not be getting another Shiba-Inu for my next dog, but mostly because I want a big dog, I still like Shibas, but I want a dog that likes me.
***Edited By: ruffian on 12/29/2006 8:13:34 AM*** Reason: add
In my case I will stick with a husky for the rest of my life.
I have wanted one all my life and have read about the breed, asked many questions for years before I finally went out and got one and then another one around 10 months later. AND I just LOVE them.
Another reason that I'm set up with the harness, sleds and stuff like that. I love to sled the dogs. I know you can sled other dogs, but why fix something that is not broken. Huskies just work for me :)
I would get the same breed again, just from different bloodlines if it was a hereditary problem. Dogs can die young or even as puppies from ANY breed or mix. It may be less likely with some breeds than others, but you STILL may be the unlucky one to get an unhealthy baby even if it is 1 out of 1000 for certian breeds.
If you like the other traits about a certian dog, I would say go back to it, as long is it is not a breed you feel you can NEVER find a healthy puppy from. Though I can't think of ANY breed that is so unhealthy that ALL of them are unhealthy, if that was the case the breed club needs to change some things.
After we lost our last golden the only way I would have gotten another was if it was a light. (ours were medium) after all was said and done, we went with small breed dogs. A bichon, then a lhasa, then a bichon, then a lhasa, then a Pom. LOL Would I get another of these breeds? I'd get another lhasa in a heartbeat. In fact hubby and I were just talking the other day about how we're definately lhasa people. Love my others, but both my lhasas just FIT perfectly.
I think I would always stick with a gun dog. We have a brittany, and are considering getting another. But we also still talk about a vizsla or golden. Might even go with a GSP, but the way they shed, not sure I would want one in my house. It's not the shedding that bothers me, but the texture of their hair, and how it STICKS to everything!
I've had a variety of dogs... a collie, a shih tzu, a husky mix, a beagle/terrier mix, a dalmation, a beagle/golden mix....
I would say that I would have another of any breed except the dalmation... not that I didn't love him but he was extremely hard headed and very unpredictable.
I have the 2 beagle mixes right now... and I got the second one because he reminded me of the first... couldn't have been more wrong (Charley is MUCH more playful than Quincy ever was)... but I love them both.
After having Charley - I might be tempted to have a purebred Golden... how can you not fall in love with those eyes! LOL!
Well, I have five different breeds at the moment, and have had others before. I love the different traits about all of them. Each have good and bad points.
I don't know what I would get. I've always wanted a great dane and now I have one.
If I were to get another I don't have any idea what I would get.
I understand what someone said about expecting their second dog to have some of the same traits as the first one, but as the OP said someone said their dog wasn't like their old one reminds me of peoples kids, no two are alike and they come from the same parents. You just never know.
I do like giant schnauzers but don't really know much about them. I'm not going to worry now, I have my hands full, lol.
I've never beenone to get hung up on a particular breed or mix and want nothing else. I think all dogs have the potential to be great dogs. Riddick has many qualities I love, and my SO has said that if Riddick passes his health testing, perhaps we can have a yellow daughter of his in the future, but we will see. At the same time both of us are kind of interested in getting a show quality akita from a really good breeder (now that i know a few).
We get calls alot from people who have lost their companion and looking to 'replace' them. Most of the time they want the same sex, the same color etc. I always talk with them and let them know every dog is different and the personalities are not going to be the same. I also encourage them to get a different color this time so as to not encourage them to think that it will be like having the same exact dog back and have them disappointed.
Riley-we know someone with a GSP they keep inside (used to have a couple-down to only 1 now). But they have these coarse, white hairs stuck to their sofa!!! It's just kind of a bristley texture-not sure how to describe it. I like the breed just fine, but I wouldn't have expected a short haired dog to have that problem. Maggie's hair is a bit longer, and a softer texture to it.
These people, by the way, also have a brittany, and have had others in the past (can you tell, they are a hunting family, lol!) They have said that their GSP's tend to be more independent than the brittany, and also, they tend to be a bit more on the "protective" side. But when it comes to hunting and exercise requirements, they are pretty much equal!
Growing up I had a golden retriever/irish setter mix resue. We loved that dog so much, we decided to stick with the golden retriever. That dog was amazing and when she has passed on, I decided I wanted a golden for my next dog. I have her...and she is great. Well, of course most goldens have great personalities, which is why I wouldn't mind sticking to the breed, though I would never expect it to be JUST like the last. Though, I am a huge dog fan in general, so I would mind getting another breed as well. Long story short...I wouldn't mind sticking to the same breed, but wouldn't mind going with another either.
The first dog that my hubby and I bought was a lab. He will be 3 on January 2nd. To be honest it was a good thing that he was so cute because if he wasn't he would have been shipped off. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Even though we crated him he still found a way to chew up everything in our home. Everyone said if we could make it through the first 3 years we would have the best dog ever and that is what kept us going. He has turned out to be a GREAT DOG! I just don't know if I could do it again. We have a Cocker Spaniel and she is so much easier going.