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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bluemooners09, 20 Sep 2019.
Hot with onions and american mustard.
Decide what you want/don’t want out of a dog and what you can give.
Loads of walks? Company all day? Hunter? Lap dog? Big? Small? Sheds hairs? Quiet or vocal? Puppy or adult? Biddable? Rescue? Etc, etc.
Then check out breed characteristics online. Pets 4 homes has useful info.
Number one tip though. Unless you can give it serious attention for the next 10/15 years and you can afford the upkeep, particularly health-related, don’t get one.
Springer. Energy to burn to deal with kids but gentle and neurotic with affection.
Fuck the mustard, just heavy on the onions.
Lab. Mad but lovely gentle dogs.
Let's call it character, but yeah I know what you mean about mad.
I love them but have had mixed experience. One had “springer rage” and attacked a smaller one so badly, he had to be put down. Had to have the springer re-homed at the age of two. That was unlucky though.
It’s only fair to own a springer if you can give plenty of exercise. They are intelligent dogs who need stimulation. (Not of the Roy Keane variety, I hasten to add.)
Shouldn't have an issue with aggression (ie pent up energy) if they're being sufficiently exercised, same with any working breed. Seen Labs recommended on here and you'd have the same issue with them unexercised.
It was a rare but known brain defect, I believe. Agree about working dogs though.
We've got a labrador that's just over a year old - mad as fook, just wants to play all the time, but not a bad bone in his body.
The little shit of a Lhasa Rapsu is a completely different story. Lovely in the house, but take her for a walk and it's like she's had 15 stellas and wants to take on the world. Fearless she is and cannot be trained out of it. Hate taking them both out for a walk together.