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Not a labrador which I would have recommended as they barely know how to be aggressive!


My labrador is daft as anything, someone could burgle our house and she'd probably lick them to death! Our labrador/dalmation cross is even dafter... The only guarding they do is sitting on my sister's bed being nosey out of the window! But I love them both muchly
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Staffordshire Bull Terrior, but only a pure breed one
Dead good with people, very responsive to their owners, but very protective if their owners are in danger or whatever, and people tend to think they're pitbulls so are scared of them lol
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(Original post by Misogynist)
I think you've got me wrong. I don't just want a dog for the late night walk. I basically want a dog so I can train it well, watch it grow and see what it's like basically.

I'm not as cold as it appears. I'll do as much as I can to take care of him. Maybe I can hire someone to walk my dog on days I can't do it?

How does that sound?
you sound more like a caring dog owner now :^_^:

it is possible to get a dog walker but be warned they do cost money

if i were you i would go for a dog that doesn't require ridiculous amounts of exercise, but a dog should still be walked at least everyday

maybe a terrier may be good for you as some don't require as much exercise as a labrador but can be brilliant little dogs, some are also easy to train

why don't you have a little look into breeds in the terrier group they may be what you are looking for
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i can't spell, but a Weiermarana. depending on the breeder they can either be dopy and well behaved or violent
Yes get one of those theyre gorgeous, fast, muscular, active, obedient and good company. I used to have one. But it died. Now I have a little white westie terrier - really cute and obedient and defends the garden of rabbits!
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Yes get one of those theyre gorgeous, fast, muscular, active, obedient and good company. I used to have one. But it died.
Did you cry?
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Did you cry?
Ye. My mum ran over it by accident and i had to sit in the car with the dead dog next to me all the way to the vets. It was really old (16) and named Reg. Ah well. Glad humans live for longer!
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My advice is do some more research and don't get a dog.

If you don't spend enough time with a dog, or walk it enough it will become destructive in the house and a nuisance. My dog is walked for two hours a day at least. 30 mins a day just doesn't cut it.
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my border collie cross is a beast...agressive when he needs to be...he likes to scare the postman and such like...but the minute you tell him to behave he stops it! he also loves all the fuss and attention that you can give him! Maaaan I love my dog
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Greyhound. Only need one long walk one a day and some playing.
Get one from retired greyhound trust or something. they are mostly lovely dogs and are still quite young. They do have strong hunting instinct though and can be agressive to smaller dogs but are lvoely
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Staffordshire bull terrier
why?

well read below:

They are loyal
They are caring
They are protective IN A GOOD WAY BEFORE SOME PEOPLE THINK OTHERWISE
Once trained are highly obediant
Have a fantastic personality

Ignore what papers said a while back, thats poorly trained dogs

My Bf's dog is so lovely and is so sweet, and she also has a good judge of character on people.

Quite small as well but this is the dog breed that gives love everyday and loves to take you on long walks
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Please get a chihuahua. They get a bad rep/ called a rat/ made fun of far too often but they are so adorable. I was skeptical before i got mine but i wouldnt have another breed.

They arent very obedient but they are quite agressive. Pedro always bites my nose but luckily it doesnt hurt with his little teeth and they are very loving and affectionate. They'll give window cleaners a run for their money too

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(Original post by atoms4peace)
Please get a chihuahua. They get a bad rep/ called a rat/ made fun of far too often but they are so adorable. I was skeptical before i got mine but i wouldnt have another breed.

They arent very obedient but they are quite agressive. Pedro always bites my nose but luckily it doesnt hurt with his little teeth and they are very loving and affectionate. They'll give window cleaners a run for their money too

Oh yeah, he's really going to look tough on his late night walks with one of those under his arm :p: Cute doggy though.

OP, your attitude is very selfish. Dogs are living beings, so you shouldn't be so nonchalant saying you'll be a rubbish owner. All dogs need exercising more than every two days or they get frustrated, stressed, depressed and aggressive just as a human would if you locked them inside all the time. They require a lot of work and a lot of time. You can't leave them home alone all day because they are pack animals and so are prone to loneliness and depression. They need long walks every day, and a lot of training. It is not something to be taken lightly, and it would be wrong to get one just because you want one, when you clearly don't have the time for it.
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OP if you haven't got the time to walk the dog, how have you got the time to train it? As walking it is a part of training it. If you don't socialise it enough, it will become aggressive - towards you, not just other people.
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OP if you haven't got the time to walk the dog, how have you got the time to train it? As walking it is a part of training it. If you don't socialise it enough, it will become aggressive - towards you, not just other people.
I never said I didn't have time to walk it. I said I can't do ridiculous stuff like walk it twice a day for two hours and feed it filet mignons. I'll walk it but once a day for not more than an hour, and on days I can't I'll get someone to walk it for me. If that isn't good enough, I guess getting a dog isn't worth the trouble.
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(Original post by Misogynist)
I never said I didn't have time to walk it. I said I can't do ridiculous stuff like walk it twice a day for two hours and feed it filet mignons. I'll walk it but once a day for not more than an hour, and on days I can't I'll get someone to walk it for me. If that isn't good enough, I guess getting a dog isn't worth the trouble.
If you think walking a dog for twice a day is ridiculous, then yeah, you probably shouldn't have a dogg.
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If you think walking a dog for twice a day is ridiculous, then yeah, you probably shouldn't have a dogg.
If walking a dog for two hours twice a day isn't ridiculous, I don't know what is.
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(Original post by Misogynist)
I never said I didn't have time to walk it. I said I can't do ridiculous stuff like walk it twice a day for two hours and feed it filet mignons. I'll walk it but once a day for not more than an hour, and on days I can't I'll get someone to walk it for me. If that isn't good enough, I guess getting a dog isn't worth the trouble.
Walking a dog twice a day for two hours (especially the kind of dog you want) is certainly not ridiculous and if you think it is, then no. Don't get one.
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(Original post by Misogynist)
If walking a dog for two hours twice a day isn't ridiculous, I don't know what is.
You want a big dog, big dogs need a lot of exercise. I walk my dogs for a few hours a day normally.
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You want a big dog, big dogs need a lot of exercise. I walk my dogs for a few hours a day normally.
Is it absolutely necessary that I walk it for four hours a day? I have time, but not that much time!
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(Original post by Misogynist)
Is it absolutely necessary that I walk it for four hours a day? I have time, but not that much time!
No But if you think walking him for over an hour is too much then maybe you should get a dog that doesn't need as much exercise
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