• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Mr. B

Breeds that make a good pet?

Recommended Posts

Mr. B

Guys I need a little help. I was asked what breeds would make a good pet for a non-hunting family. My first thought was to tell them what is the point of owning a dog if you do not hunt, but thought better of that.

What breeds would make a good pet. I grew up with Springers and have a Lab now and would recomend either of those. I would also think that a Golden Retriever would make a great pet. But I have no idea what else to recomend or tell them to avoid.

Your help would be great. Please do not turn this in to a debate on which breed is better I am just looking for a little information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kingr

If a person just wants an indoor dog I'd tell them just to get a small dog. Lets face it big breeds are a pain to keep inside because they require so much exercise for one, are clumsy, and it's unfair for a dog breed to retrieve or "work" and just be stuck inside with the occasional walk or trip to the cabin if it's that lucky. That's my 0.02

And for small dog, my mom talked dad into letting her get a bichon, and he's a good little dog. It's not a yappy breed and his quite happy to sleep on your lap. Dad's lab gets a little jealous though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jigging-matt

I had a Basset Hound for 14 years, was a great dog, and great with kids. I had a smaller one so that helped a lot. Grew up with a Springer Spaniel, and that was a great dog also. I would like to find a nice hunting dog in the future, but sure do miss my old hound. smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flash

I heard that if you want just a pet, to look into adopting a retired greyhound from the dog track. These are supposed to be awesome pets. You would think they are hyper but they are not. I know of a couple that have one and it is the mellowest dog I have ever seen. Just a thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tenpoint

Maybe you will think I'm nuts, but get a Great Dane. My sister has one, and it's a fantastic dog. They are big, but they don't need much space. Biggest couch potato on earth. They are expensive though. Otherwise you can never go wrong with a mutt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gspman

When a great dane does it's duty outside you'll need a skid loader to scoop it all up though. Something to consider.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Eric Wettschreck

All dogs are different, but I know people who have adopted greyhounds and, boy howdy, they were mean.

My bro in law has a great dane and it's an awesomely friendly dog. He also has a skid loader cuz that dog doesn't make lawn sausage. It makes compost heaps.

Never underestimate the power of a mix breed. Some of the most friendly and unconditionaly loyal dogs I've ever seen, and I have one now, are mixed breeds. Some call them mutts. Call them what you will.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MikeSan

If the dog is only going to be a family pet and companion. You cant go wrong with a mix breed. Go to the pound or look in the freebie section of the paper. I have a mixed breed/mutt and would not trade him for anything. Well maybe not anything cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • ZachD
      Its that time of year again pick up your heart guard and your flea and tick.  
    • Smoker2
      Where are you located?
    • eyeguy 54
      Time to get the yak ready. Might need to paddle a couple spots on the sippi soon. 
    • mrpike1973
      Nice Crappie!
    • Rick G
      Eyeguy and I made it out one last time yesterday. Access points are getting pretty bad in our area. Was finding roughly 2ft of  very chunky ice in the places we drilled holes. With the warm weather and bright sunahine we had, I'm guessing we lost a few inches through the day Fishing wasn't exactly fast and furious, we did get our fish... but really had to work for the quality.  The area we ended up finding our fish was a shallow 6-10ft dark bottom flat, close to where they will move come ice out.   It soon became apparent the fish we were targeting were almost swiming with their back right against the bottom of the ice, infact my two best crappies hit while my bait was only inches below my hole.  Baits we found better success with were the Northland slugbug and The Impulse Mayflies in bright colors. Jig size didn't seem to matter much due to the depth we were fishing. As I am typing this, my thoughts are already turning toward warmer days spent chasing smallies on the river. The boat and yak are soon to be ready, rods will be strung and so on. It was one heck of a long winter.... fished with some real good people from this site I had more good days than bad, got some monster fish locally... for these things I'm truly blesaed.... like I said,It's been a long winter....I'm glad it's over Pic is of my last big ice crappie for the season  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I will certainly keep you informed about the progress of the hatchery. I expect to see the nets and traps go in within the next two to three days. The run should be very strong as the fish are already moving into Pike Bay strongly. Cliff
    • Bigfatbert
      Thanks Cliff for your Pike River deteriorating ice reports and pics . I. Really want to show my wife the hatchery when the action is really happening this year , I would assume you will be right on that when this happens , is there any way that you can give a shout out on here as to just when this scenario is happening up there . With the warmer temps being quite steady now , I would think the run will be rather strong this year when things get going ..  
    • biff
    • CigarGuy
      I got the 4 smaller ones the other day. They are a little over 2" long and paid only $6.64 total to my door.  The quality seem pretty good, we shall see once I put them to some use! 
    • Bryan P
      Thanks Leech! Ya you need a life jacket in a kayak. I have mine behind my seat, but Yes I should be wearing it.