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    I figure there's got to be some Canine lovers out there, ya?
    Have one of your own? Share your stories of Mans Best Friend Here!


    I grew up with Golden Retrievers my whole life, and have a very special place in my heart for all dogs.
    And so, after much thought, I've decided to take the plunge, and get a Dog.

    I really wanted to Adopt, so have been going on the Toronto Humane Society Webpage for several weeks now, looking for anybody that really calls to me. The problem I've found in adopting, is that very few of them are suitable for Apartment Living. And even Fewer are young pups, like I am looking for.

    So unfortunately, I may have to skip adopting this time (until I have more accommodating means for a larger pooch).
    Have been looking for different breeds which I feel will work in my apartment, and yet still not quite be a little Rat-Dog. Y'know?

    Being a fan of Golden Retrievers, I've stumbled two newer Breeds, which look to replicate the Look and Personality of a Golden, in a slightly smaller Package.

    And so, I introduce to you, the Mini GoldenDoodle -


    And the Comfort Retriever (even newer breed, which mixes Cocker Spaniel with Goldens) -


    UGH. I can't handle it! I need one now!
    Have found a breeder in Hamilton that breeds both.
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    I feel that I'm attached to labradors from now on. I have female labrador, almost 4 year old, trully mans best friend. They're probably even more popular in the States and Canada. Have no problems, really, except that before autumn and spring they are changing fur and there's a lot of cleaning. They mature a little bit later, like at 1.5yr old, but after then there are no problems whatsover. Smart and sometimes too friendly to others, it took me few hours to learn her about 10 words and commands. Does not bark, is patient and calm.
    #FREE

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    My wife and I have a small (miniature pincher), medium (border collie mix) and large dog (labrador/rottweiler mix).
    They truly are man's best friend. I find it incredible how they each carry individual personalities.











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    Just got a pup actually, Lab/Shepard mix, but looks like a purebred brown lab. He's quite the handful but makes huge strides every month. He was the biggest and wildest of his litter

    he's about 45 pounds now, at 4 and a half months. Don't have any recent pics however, but here are some from when he was younger. I'll definitely upload a pic when he gets full grown








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    Rocco, a rescue dog we adopted 7 years ago. He's a very distinguished senior now.


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    Our Frenchie. Got her from a family who couldn't take care of her anymore.

    Above picture is her best impression of Ice Cube.

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    Holy.

    I missed this thread.

    My doggies.....



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    if I knew how to upload photos straight here I would, I have way better photos...

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    Quote Craig wrote: View Post
    if I knew how to upload photos straight here I would, I have way better photos...
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    Soo I just put a deposit down on this little guy ...
    In Masai we Trust.

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    Cute!!!

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    Planning on getting a dog quite soon. tell me guys, is Julius an odd name for a dog? Considering other names... willing to hear suggestions...

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    I think Julius is fine. That's the beauty of owning a pet you can name it whatever you want. My three dogs are named Rocky, Gus and Penny
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    I like Julius!

    I'm debating between Bruno and Bowie (Boey? Lol)

    You have a dog named Penny?!
    My parents Golden is named Penny AND my puppys mom is named Penny as well.
    I hadn't heard it on another dog up until hearing my pups mothers name... and now you as well!
    How cool!
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I like Julius!

    I'm debating between Bruno and Bowie (Boey? Lol)

    You have a dog named Penny?!
    My parents Golden is named Penny AND my puppys mom is named Penny as well.
    I hadn't heard it on another dog up until hearing my pups mothers name... and now you as well!
    How cool!
    Yup, we named her after the girl in The Big Bang Theory.
    She's certainly a Penny in the butt as we like to call her because she never stops. She's always active.

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    Thanks for the input, but the issue I'm having with the name Julius is that it seems like it has a too much syllables and doesn't roll of the tongue like most dog names. Also considering the name Bongo which I think works better dog-name-wise

    I like Penny aswell

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    Quote Sig wrote: View Post
    Thanks for the input, but the issue I'm having with the name Julius is that it seems like it has a too much syllables and doesn't roll of the tongue like most dog names. Also considering the name Bongo which I think works better dog-name-wise

    I like Penny aswell
    This is a great point actually. There really is a science to naming a dog.
    I find myself repeating "Bruno" just see if it works .. so far it hasn't failed. Haha

    Dog names that end in "-ey" and are 2-syllables are generally ideal, I'd say. Lol

    What about Caesar?
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    This is a great point actually. There really is a science to naming a dog.
    I find myself repeating "Bruno" just see if it works .. so far it hasn't failed. Haha

    Dog names that end in "-ey" and are 2-syllables are generally ideal, I'd say. Lol

    What about Caesar?
    NO.

    But only because one of my names is Cezar. Spelled like I wrote it.

    Actually I am thinking about getting a dog myself. Never owned one before. Was thinking about a beagle. Do you guys know...is it a good breed, would you recommend it? I'm looking for a small to medium sized dog that isn't too hyper or annoying.

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    Quote .40 Cal Flakes wrote: View Post
    NO.

    But only because one of my names is Cezar. Spelled like I wrote it.

    Actually I am thinking about getting a dog myself. Never owned one before. Was thinking about a beagle. Do you guys know...is it a good breed, would you recommend it? I'm looking for a small to medium sized dog that isn't too hyper or annoying.
    Hahah Fair enough.

    Beagles are great dogs. Only thing you have to consider with them is that they are Hounds, and thus like to Bark and Howl alot. If you're in an apartment, I wouldn't recommend a Beagle, but mostly for your Neighbours sake. Haha
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    Beagles:

    I know they can be stubborn.

    They are scent dogs and mischeivous if they aren't walked.... a lot. They need a LOT of exerciser so dont even bother unless the dog is gonna get two good walks a day.

    Also, they are very, very vocal dogs. They are not shy abou tletting you know they are there, its part of the breeding for hunting...similar to a hound dog.

    Think....Jack Russel Terrier/ hound dog.

    You wouldnt be getting Snoopy, you're getting his very hyper, and crafty cousin.

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