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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby callmefence » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:56 am

I'll never have any thing except a border collie.

The lazy fat asz bulldog belongs to the wife.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:50 am

callmefence wrote:I'll never have any thing except a border collie.

The lazy fat asz bulldog belongs to the wife.



Owned two good dogs never could break one from chasing cars or ATVs.
She would loose her mind opening week of deer season all the hunters running the ATVs had to put her in the kennel .
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby bbirder » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:35 pm

TCRanch wrote:
tater74 wrote:Big dog = big poop


Big dogs can be taught to pinch off their big poop in the brush, woods, etc - not the yard :)


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Send training manual. My neighbors dog needs it! :lol:
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby City Guy » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:57 pm

Too many people in the city have big dogs in small places--not good.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:30 pm

Not sure what you consider big and little but I agree with a previous post. The bigger dogs tend to take a little more abuse from the small children. The little yappy dogs do not like being played with rough and will snap at a kid in a heart beat.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby TCRanch » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:26 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Not sure what you consider big and little but I agree with a previous post. The bigger dogs tend to take a little more abuse from the small children. The little yappy dogs do not like being played with rough and will snap at a kid in a heart beat.


One of my dogs is a Lab/Greyhound mix. He will take down a coyote in no time, even killed & subsequently ate a beaver. He's the absolute best dog around little kids, will take anything they dish out. Evidently he must like it because he doesn't try to get away.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby dun » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:18 pm

TexasBred wrote:Dachshund and a Great Pyrenees here. They make a great pair. The GP let's the Doxie think she's winning every war they have. Both are great with kids but the Doxie is a big possessive of everything.

One doxie will get you both a big and little dog. They're a big dog in a little dog body. Ours ran off a couple of big lab st bernard cross looking things. Boy was she proud of herself
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby Clodhopper » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:06 am

I have three rat terrier mixes. Smart, tough little dogs, never miss a trick. All are good with my kids, but one will nip when she is harassed too much. She's done this to my nephew, but she just barely got him, no where near enough to break the skin. The boy needs it though, God love him, he gets told repeatedly to leave her alone when she backs into her doghouse.

Best dog I ever had was a black lab/ blue heeler F1 (for all you crossbred lovers on the forum!)." He took the best attributes of both and put them in a midsized body. Super tough dog, my sister-in-law once seen him squared off against a big 8 point buck, he was all heart. I'll admit I shed many tears the day I lost him.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby WalnutCrest » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:42 am

I (occasionally) breed Mastiffs. Not every big breed is the same (think Cane Corso and Anatolian Shephard vs Mastiff).

Regardless of breed or size, you never want a child to learn is OK to mistreat a dog. Eventually, every dog (and person) will have their snapping point. The snapping point for most well-bred Mastiffs is quite a bit farther away than most other breeds.

If you want to find a reputable breeder of any breed who is near you, I hope you consider me a resource.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:50 pm

micole88 wrote:What are better?


Yes, you should have both.
Our best big dog is Bear, an English Wirehair I rescued out of an old barn near Roscoe, SD.
I prefer terriers for a small dog.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby uplandnut » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:46 pm

I have a wide variety and find it has a lot to do with the amount of time you spend with them. I have everything from a dachshund and jack Russell mix to a Drahthaar at 80lbs. Any one of them I would trust with anyone at my house. That being said there are to many good dogs to have dog you don't trust around everyone, big or little people. I like the suggestion of a rescue, but make sure it's a reputable one that actually tests the dogs to see what home's best suit them. Biggest of all, be HONEST with YOURSELF as to your experience with the type of dog your looking at.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby TexasBred » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:32 am

This is Sadie the killer dachshund taking down the PG which is only about 6 months old.


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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby Baymule » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:51 pm

M-5 wrote:I have found that a dog that is gentle with kittens will be gentle with children. even though there is no correlation it has more to do with the temperament of the animal.


My 104 pound black Lab/Great Dane loves kitty snacks and will eat kittens in one or two gulps. He despises cats, as do my other 3 dogs. ALL of my dogs are fantastic with children and babies. The Lab/Great Dane got between a neighbor and her 2 year old boy and growled at her because she was fussing at her boy. She thought it was awesome that my dog was protecting her boy. Our 10 month old grand daughter is enamored with his tail and will crawl to him to catch his tail. All 3 grand daughters have taken naps on him. He adores baby chicks and lets them hop all over him. He just likes to eat cats and rabbits.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby JWBrahman » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:45 pm

The coyotes have enough to eat around here without me giving them small dogs to snack on. I see a lot of Catahoula Leopard dogs with small kids. Yorkshire Terriers are the worst breed with children.

Teaching a child to be respectful is probably more important than the breed.
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Re: Big or small dogs?

Postby BRYANT » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:54 am

I like an Austrian shepherd for kids I also have a Mountain Cur that is very smart and gets along great with my Grandson. Something to think about is there is certain dogs that the Insurance co. are refusing to cover you if you own them. I have a list of 14 dogs that I will not allow any of my tenants to own, due to ins. company. I was also told the other day all Ins. Co. will be doing the same within a few months.
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