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A friend just got one of THESE
incredible breed. it can chase its tail from BOTH SIDES.
Big fan of Retreivers, Collies and Labradors, etc, etc. Proper friendly dogs.
Can't stand small dogs. Y'know the sort - handbag dogs. Pugs, Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Poodles - fucking hideous things, almost solely owned by elaborate gays, chavs and hormonal women.
It's kind of my living-the-dream thing to get wealthy enough that i can afford to have a dog like that.
i'm so jealous :(
PS. Video? I can send you one from THIS MORNING.
minus the stereotyping
full-size poodles are a delight
they're massive. I used to work in a coffee shop that shared bins with a pub, and a huge poodle lived out the back there. I was nervous every time I had to go near it.
they behave in a courteous manner and they don't half stare atcha winsomely
plus they're big hearty fluffballs. awesome dogs.
Not the really tiny kind, he's about the size of a large fox terrier. I'd always thought poodles were stupid gay yappy dogs, but this one is one of the best dogs I've ever known. Really smart and funny, kind of eccentric (obsessive about his chew toys) and just, you know, a proper dog.
looks primed for some Condescending Retriever type meme.
Also, dismiss small dogs at your perill.
The Border Terrier is an absolute dude. Hard as nails, strong working instinct, grumpy face and doesn't tend to suffer from a ridiculous amount of genetic disease. They typically live for about 14 years.
I like Leonbergers.
http://www.leonbergerclubofcanada.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/LCCMalecartcr-400x300.jpg - ha!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0BuvID10bgY/TGCUM5wvwHI/AAAAAAAACu8/EHxSQdKFwBk/s1600/leonberger02.jpg - awww!
http://puppyer.com/img/not_akc_recognized/leonberger_144_1.jpg - Shit!
Either that woman is tiny or she's inadvertently bought a bear.
I HAVE SEEN THE FACE OF DOG
and realised Bassett Hounds are clearly and inarguably the best dogs in the world.
So I think I go
Agree with forza on small dogs.
He's pretty much identical to mine except Monty has a diagonal white line between his eyes rather than a straight one
Bassett Griffon Vandeen
My favourite dog dogs are unashamedly labradors. they're just so daft and dopey. Agree wqith forza that wee dogs aren't proper dogs, but i don't hate them, I LOVE them. Pugs are ny favourite bear-crossed-with-small-human breeds, but i'm fond of the pomeranian and chowchow too.
And that's not prejudice, I've lived with three. Just really shitty dogs, can't breathe or eat properly, subject to grotesque eye & skin conditions, requiring regular veterinary intervention just to stay alive. If civilisation collapsed and we reverted to a state of raw nature, pugs would last about 5 seconds.
asked her what it was
Turn ought it's a Portugese Podengo
REALLY want one
also... turns out*
I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to go and look at dogs and identify what their favourite breed is.
THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVOURITE DOG.
SINCE I WAS REALLY SMALL.
YOU CAN'T HAVE IT.
PICK A DIFFERENT ONE.
I'm never going to be able to have a dog :-(
It's not mine, it's my friends. But I'm insanely excited. IMAGINE.
Mainly because I was reading a book about them (don't ask) and in the 'good with kids' section there was a photo of three kids in party hats with three of the dogs...in party hats. All posing perfectly for the photo.
best dogs ever.
There's pretty much a book or three per breed. Seems to be an inverse relationship between size of dog and size of book.
because of their genetics, so i reckon at least two thirds of small dog books are about dangers/health.
St Bernard books are just a one-sheet with FUCK YEAH written in dog paw prints.
Three year waiting list to get one and they're nearly all inbred so have health problems
just pays shedloads to the vet all the time, it's ridiculous. And a bit cruel really.
wolf end of the scale rather than the rat end. Staffies are probably my favourite though.
probably Yorkshire Terriers. Every one I've encountered has been an unpleasant little turd.
(Be interested to hear views from the regions...)
a giant amount
( ;) ;) ;) )
BUT - I've grown to really like Staffies (if yer reading, the_bread_museum). Almost every single one my own dog has met has been playful and sweet-natured. Couple of exceptions which you can always tell by the fact they're on a chain rather than a rope lead
but because i linked the pictures from Flickr to my blog i don't know which one it is, so I can't link straight to the picture. Here you go:
She's a westie/shih tzu cross. There's definitely something else in there as well though because she's taller than any westie or shih tzu I've ever seen. So my favourite breed is SCRUFFY MONGREL plz
English bull terrier
best ugly dog
As supporting evidence, look at this boxer on a trampoline
I loved him so much.
and declare that my actual favourite dogs are: mongrels.
Pure breeds always seem a bit thick and high maintenance.
[I've never owned a dog]
Had to look after our friend's for the day about a year ago. Vile nasty little thing. Tried to sick a toddler than was waddling towards it in wonder. One of the most stressful days ever.
We took it to the Diner as its owner worked there. She gave it a hotdog, cut into bites for dinner. It ate the whole thing in about 15 seconds. One minute later it sicked them back up EVERYWHERE. WHOLE.
yappy little psychos on the whole, with a massive diva complex, tho they're probably raised in a pampered way coz of how they look
But they look so cute!
it'd probably be a piece of alright
but nobody who buys pomeranians does this. dogs become their owners - even dog BREEDS. sorry to be so prescriptive and there will be exceptions, but when it comes to specific breeds, behaviour is almost a matter of self-fulfilling prophecy
I'd love to take this little guy to the pub: http://www.mousematuk.co.uk/Mouse%20Mats/Dogs/Jack%20Russell%20Terrier/slides/Jack%20Russell%20Terrier%209M097D-068.JPG
The one you posted is lovely though, they look so friendly!
they just look like they'd be the nicest ever dog
the correct answer is border collie.
-looks like a real dog, not some pug-faced freak
ours is half ridgeback half whippet and the most abundantly affectionate and energetic li'l thing. plus he both looks and acts like a loveable scoundrel
I mean, come on: http://instagr.am/p/TBGiR4FnJg/
He is THE BUSINESS
http://media.kids-myshot.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/4d3a46c18f4eeNewfie_Puppy_large_medium.JPG (not my dog, that's an example of it..and that's only a puppy)
how big do they get?
I think he weighs about 13-14 stone. Such a badass
how much does he eat?
Plus the standard scraps we all feed him. He's always begging, the swine
Because mind sadly passed away recently.
They are equally glum, fun, and sweet-hearted dugs.
I was devastated. He was amazing, stupid but amazing. I miss Dennis lots.
i think if i had to have a dog it'd be an akita, or some other breed that basically looks like a giant badass wolf http://www.typesofdogs.org/images/akita_inu3.jpg
they look like a drawing BUT IN REAL LIFE
definitely not the devil dogs they're made out to be
particularly greyhounds and boxers
can't say I find them the prettiest of dogs though!
look a bit giraffe-like when they walk. they're just so big and kind and quietly awesome. very fucked about the treatment of many race dogs - there's a track here and a story came out about the ex-handler being a bit of a evil fuck, mistreating them and burying dead en masse in the desert. fortunately there are a few rescue groups here to help.
greyhound - they look so chilled out
weimaraner - the goofy looking dudes
springer spaniel - mental in a good way
dalmation - the jazzy buggers
golden retriever - the loyal sods
all the other dogs - <3 DOGS! <3
My friends have Boxers and they’re lovely, lovely dogs, so them too. They slobber too much though.
There used to be a St Bernard near where I lived that would escape sometimes and lollop along the high street holding up the traffic, although that probably wasn’t great for the owners. Would love a St Bernard or a Newfoundland, anything that looks like a bear and that I’ll never have enough space to own.