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Old July 1st 03, 03:04 PM
Serge Ayotte
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Default Choosing what breed is "best" for us

For many years, I have wanted a dog, but considering that I lived in
apartments, with very limited backyard, I did not really pursue the
matter.

But now, being the owner of a house, I have a nice backyard (fenced
soon), I am starting to seriously look into getting a dog.

I have had pet (indoor cats and have one now) before, and never where
they given away or put to sleep because I did not care for them or
didn't want them anymore, but I don't want to find myself with a breed
of dog that I could not take good care for.

My preferences are more toward labrador/retreiver size, and nothing in
the "pocket size" types, but not knowing enough about the different
breeds, maybe something else could fit me.

How would you suggest a "newbie" to the dog world, start looking to
match to himself and his lifestyle the new pet?

Thank you for all pointer and information you could provide me with!


Serge Ayotte
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Old July 1st 03, 03:11 PM
Mark/Shell
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Hi,

I have reposted your question to rec.pets.dogs.breeds. where there is more
movement and many people who are more than qualified to give you the advice
you need. Personally I think a lab is a good choice, they make lovely pets
and almost always have a lovely temperament. There are loads of good
websites on the net that can give lots of advice on different breeds.
"Serge Ayotte" wrote in message
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For many years, I have wanted a dog, but considering that I lived in
apartments, with very limited backyard, I did not really pursue the
matter.

But now, being the owner of a house, I have a nice backyard (fenced
soon), I am starting to seriously look into getting a dog.

I have had pet (indoor cats and have one now) before, and never where
they given away or put to sleep because I did not care for them or
didn't want them anymore, but I don't want to find myself with a breed
of dog that I could not take good care for.

My preferences are more toward labrador/retreiver size, and nothing in
the "pocket size" types, but not knowing enough about the different
breeds, maybe something else could fit me.

How would you suggest a "newbie" to the dog world, start looking to
match to himself and his lifestyle the new pet?

Thank you for all pointer and information you could provide me with!


Serge Ayotte



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Old July 2nd 03, 08:16 PM
Marcel Beaudoin
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Serge Ayotte wrote in
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How would you suggest a "newbie" to the dog world, start looking to
match to himself and his lifestyle the new pet?


You might also check rec.pets.dogs.info

They have FAQs on a large number of breeds.

Suja's suggestions are great, I would also add that you might consider
going to a dog park and talking to some of the people there.

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