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Old 11-05-2020, 09:40 AM   #1
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so our little girl a mini rat terrier passed after 15 years. The wife and I jave started looking for a new family member or 2. Wife want a Rottweiler and i want either a lab or English cocker spaniel.a hunting dog. Both will be in house but also outside when needed.
Looking for breeder info for all breeds and any suggestion s. I rdont know anything about rotties at all.
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:53 AM   #2
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I've had 1 Rottweiler and she was awesome. Sweet, gentle and intelligent. She was very jealous when I bought lady friends home. She would hop up on the sofa and sit between us and growl. Cracked me up.

She would have made a great bird dog. She loved to chase geese in the cemetery pond. She would chase them down the hill into the pond and then swim all over the pond. Chasing them like a gator. She caught one once, cut him off before he could get to the water. She was a happy girl.
She would also catch squirrels.

My wife loves Dobermans. We have had 3 in total. We have 2 now.

They are awesome dogs. They are the perfect dogs if you are an empty nester because it's like having kids in the house. They are very intelligent and emotional. They throw temper tantrums and pout. Funny stuff.
They are not a dog that you can just feed and forget. They will be all up in your business all the time.
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:09 AM   #3
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We love boxers. One of the most loyal family dogs you can own. Not the size of rotty but definitely big enough to protect
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Old 11-05-2020, 12:26 PM   #4
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Dude one our most beloved family dogs was a rat terrier.
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Old 11-05-2020, 01:06 PM   #5
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Go bold...get a GSP
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:07 PM   #6
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I'm in the boxer fan wagon! The most loyal and easiest to train dog I have ever owned... very gentle with children, great alert /guard dog big enough to back it up but will calm down quickly when need be... i have put him on hogs before and he cut one out and stayed on him till i called him off,,,, but he does shed and after the harvey flood he became mostly an outside dog.

we just got a standard poodle a few months ago and he is turning out to be a very good and alert house dog, he reacts quickly to the outside dogs ,,,, they are also a hunting /retriever breed that love water and have a very good bark! do some reading on them before you cross them off
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:45 PM   #7
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Never had a Rot. Not a fan of boxers, although they are very mild mannered.

I will be looking at a Brittany, GSP and maybe a lab when I start looking. I want a hunting dog as well as a good family dog.
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:49 PM   #8
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Those dogs are crazy.
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:50 PM   #9
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we lost our girl after 17 1\2 years, feel bad looking .. god luck to ya'll, hope find a good addition to the familia.. as that's what they are
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:57 PM   #10
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Hard to beat a lab! They can do it all


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i wanted a GSP for a long time, until i was actually around a few.
Pretty dogs though.
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Old 11-05-2020, 04:07 PM   #11
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We love boxers. One of the most loyal family dogs you can own. Not the size of rotty but definitely big enough to protect
Boxers are great Family dogs. I have had 2 of them. We just lost our 5 year old Mini Schnauzer to Prostate cancer. He was probably the smartest dog I have ever had because my wife spent so much time working with him. He wasnít yappy like most Schnauzers, and he didnít shed. Good luck on whatever you get.
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Old 11-05-2020, 04:23 PM   #12
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Look up juggernaut spaniels... I would looked for tight coated cockers for sure. I'm ehh on rotties, seen good ones and seen bad ones in the clinic

My next big one will be a pudlepointer
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Old 11-05-2020, 05:03 PM   #13
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have a lab, bet all around dog i could ask for....though he has learned how to turn door knobs lately......
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Old 11-05-2020, 05:13 PM   #14
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Iíd recommend a weimerarmar if you like a Velcro dog, best family dog we have had yet.

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Old 11-05-2020, 05:25 PM   #15
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We currently have 2...a male and a female. They are high energy, incredibly smart, extremely good family dogs. However, they will try your patience.

But, doubt I will ever own another breed.
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Old 11-05-2020, 06:21 PM   #16
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Hard to find but check out Australian Labradoodles. They are a mix of spaniels, lab and poodle. Our has 3 types of spaniel, very little lab and standard poodle... best dog I ever had.
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:11 PM   #17
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Let us know what you get and post a pic.
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:17 PM   #18
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I have a Jack Russell, Blue Heeler, and a Doberman. The Doberman is the sweetest dog I've ever had. She's a gentle giant. The heeler and Jack Russell are great, but not for the faint of heart.
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Old 11-10-2020, 04:16 PM   #19
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still looking thanks for all the recommendations. Lab is looking like 1st place now. Any really good breeders yall would recommend.
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Old 11-10-2020, 04:27 PM   #20
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Can't go wrong with a lab there good buddy, best dogs I've ever had have been labs and pit bull's. Pit bulls not for everyone, lab is an everyone dog.
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Old 11-10-2020, 05:53 PM   #21
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For a Rottie call Baronhaus Rottweilers. You will not regret it and she will not sell to just anyone!

https://www.texasrotts.com/ In Avinger.

Tell Gail that Doug and Jan sent you.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:01 PM   #22
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GSP is the greatest breed IMO, especially if you have a very active lifestyle.
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Old 11-10-2020, 08:55 PM   #23
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Man, go to the shelter and get you a rescue. I’ve had a ton of dogs over the years including some full blood papered pooches and the best ones have all been rescues.
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:03 PM   #24
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We recently lost our family dog, A Black Lab, received on here from fellow TBhr,
She was the best and smartest pet weíve ever had, she will be missed!
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:49 PM   #25
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still looking thanks for all the recommendations. Lab is looking like 1st place now. Any really good breeders yall would recommend.
We bought our English lab from Texas Pride labradors in Cleveland. He is the best family dog Iíve ever had. Big ole teddy bear very gentle and has always been great with adults/kids and other dogs. Not a mean bone in his body. Never had a desire to retrieve, but will sit and shake for a treat on demand.

We bought our American lab from Wild Games labradors in Salado. Heís a full blown retriever with drive for days. Heíll literally retrieve/fetch all day long if you let him. Very high energy and smart. Great with adults/kids but have to watch him around other dogs some times. Good guard dog too.. thinks heís a rottie when someone knocks on the door.
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Old 11-11-2020, 07:05 AM   #26
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Bobby Whitson @ Wild Game Labs.
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Old 11-11-2020, 08:56 AM   #27
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If you decide on a Jack Russell, give me a call.
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Old 11-11-2020, 08:58 AM   #28
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Check out Decker terriers. Its a giant rat terrier and good hunting dog. I just got one for the "kids".
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:51 AM   #29
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Have decided on a field bred English Cocker Spaniel. I am really looking forward to getting him. Was born on November the 13, Now wanting to find some good trainers for them mainly to dove hunt. So excited he will be my first hunting dog always have wanted one but never had the opportunity.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:52 AM   #30
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Yup. If you go bold with a GSP you better by yourself a great set of compensater balls. My buddy had one and put those balls on him to keep him from running. Never phased him! Those balls would literally be beating the shat outta that dog to no avail.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:06 PM   #31
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Loveeeeee cocker spaniels good choice
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