Ok I know I asked about Corgis but I'm kind of on edge about them. I'm looking for a dog who will fit me lifestyle. Here is stuff I would like in a dog to fit my life and i would like for yall to help me choose a breed or pick between a few. I live in the middle of 242 acres, I have 3 horses and hopefully goats soon. I am home schooled and can spend all the time a day with a puppy. I would like a dog thats on the small/meduim side ( when full grown no more than 30-40 lbs), i do not mind grooming but not alot of shedding, somewhat of a lap dog but one that'll not mind the outdoors,it doesn't matter if they're good watch dogs or not. If there is anything else you need to know just ask. Oh i already have 2 Labs, one is 4 years old and the other is 8 years old and they are awesome, well behaved dogs ( my dad and I got them from owners who could not have them anymore). The labs pretty much stay with my dad and neither really cares for me besides me playing fetch with them haha.
go to a shelter and find a dog there. Dont limit yourself to one specific breed - there are plenty of mixed breeds or sometimes purebreds in there. If you want a purebred go to a rescue of that breed- they need homes.
We have a shelter around where I live and they have to come look at your house and you have to have a fence attached to your house, sorry but I live in the middle of 242 acres ( as stated above) and I'm not putting a fence up to my house and ALL of this land have a perimiter fence. I actually did look into certain breed rescues but they also require the fence thing and I told them about our land having a perimeter fence and they said I can't get a dog from them unless I have the fence up to my house. Thats why I'm asking about buying one from a good breeder and not a shelter because they want me to raise a dog according to how they want it to be raised. I've got 2 big dogs now and to me they're doing GREAT on how i'm raising them.
Ok on 2 outta 3 of those test it said a Dachshund (wired or long haired) would be good for my lifestyle. I kind of find that funny. But the other breed they had for me where retrievers but I already got 2 of those. Thanks for those websites. But if anyone can tell more about the Dachshund breed please help me out. Thanks
This is my second time owning a dachshund. They are great dogs. Dachshunds do however have their OWN mind. He still has the hunting instict(they are also called "badger" dogs) in him. We have a yard and when he sees rabbits or deer’s, he wants to get them (we keep him leashed).
My daughter has a pet rabbit named Whiskers. When Nicky would get the chance, he would like to get him too.
Anyway dachshunds are great. They are also very smart. I'm very happy with him.
Thank you about the dachshunds. I'm looking into getting a wirehaired one from a lady in Texas, in a few months. I know Doxies have a mind of their own and I'm very ready to deal with that, I plan on joining obedience classes. But thank you again.
OMG dachshund, I have a Lab/Pit named Shadow and a Terrier Mix named Benji...weird...but yea i almost got a Dachshund 4 times because my neighbors had some and so did my aunt they are really lovely dogs. They tend to have back problems though due to their longer backs and most likely feet problems so i would invest in some of those stairs so they get up on places WITHOUT you picking them up, bad for both of you...they dont like real cold so if it gets cold up there might want to think about that. You said you lived on 242 acres and no fence and with their instinct, like said above, to chase and run after everything, it just might get him into a little trouble so i would have him on a leash, it can be a long on so he can run, when you take him outside. They tend to alert you to anything unusal so you have a good watchdog there but they can be a little snapy if handled wrong or roughly...and they bark quite alot...but you being on 242 acres and i guess no neighbors the only people it really would bother would be you. Dachshund are great dogs but need a little bit of work but you said you are home schooled so i think that is the perfect way to bond very closely with you dog!
I love it when other people have their pets named the same as mine are ;-)
Yeah you're right I forgot about the back problems dachshund could have. We got lucky, both of ours had/have never back problems. The first dachshund we had got cancer at the age of 12 and we had to put him to sleep. This was really hard, because this was my first dog.
Nicky is 10 years old and still jumps like a puppy, however on the other hand he likes his naps.
Nicky does alert when somebody comes up to the house, otherwise he is not such a barker, our sheltie barks more (school bus comes... bark, pick-up drives by ...bark) It's too funnny. However when I tell them to shut up they do.
Dakotah, with that much room, and the fact that you're home all day, you pretty much have your pick. I would certainly have a look at the shelters. Did you see the thread about the American Bulldog rescue? Your place would be a beautiful place for one of those poor dogs to recuperate.
Well, since everyone else is making suggestions...I'll throw in "get a collie!" They are very attatched to their owners, not too small for farm life, easily trained, do not eat alot for their size. They love to be constant companions with their owners, fairly long life span, excellent watch dogs, excellent with children. But since you don't want a lot grooming, they come in a smooth variey, which I personally do not have. My mother adopted a wirehair dauchsund from the humane society, "Doc" she calls him. I like him alot too, he is very cute and has a great personality, no shedding. She has a corgi too, and they shed A LOT! Just my two cents worth!
I myself am a proud mother of a basset and a dachshund and both are wonderful dogs! Although both are very stubborn breeds they seem to have wonderful temperment and very loyal to me. I won't lie bassets do shed but it seems small price to pay for such a loving friend! They're also nice because it's literally like having a dog the size of a lab...just shorter. Whatever dog you end up with I'm sure you'll be fine...I'm convinced that when you see the dog you should have, you'll know, other's can laugh but I could feel a difference when I saw a picture of my doxie, I knew he was meant to be mine lol...well good luck with whatever you end up with!
sweetiemommyof2- The 242 acres I live on DOES has a fence, it has a 4 board perimeter fence. But I live in the middle of the land and I have a fence around our house and 14 acres to because my dad and I have horses.
heifermom- I was looking into getting a collie or a shetland sheepdog because I think they're gorgeous and i've heard they are great farm/ranch dogs and very very loyal. Also I did look at Corgis because my grandma use to raise them but i don't enjoy all the shedding.
I am a dachshund breeder. Doxies are great but you do have to be consistant and start early with them. However a jack russel or schnauzer would be good as well. Even a mini poodle. If your set on a full blood. But if you can watch your local paper etc you might be able to find a mutt that will make a perfect match. There are rescue agencies that will work with you as well. Go to a local petsmart or Petco and visit with their adoption people.