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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question what dog should i get?

I don't know what dog to pick so i am asking all you pawtalk lovers

A. Yorkie
B. min pincher
c. jackrusll
d. dacsin

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I would seriously do you research. I'm sure each of those dogs have different needs (even though they're all small breeds) and would need slightly different care.
I know Jack Russells can be high strung and they're hyper all the time.
Yorkies will need to be groomed or brushed daily...

That's about all I know about those breeds.

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Since you don't know how to spell 2 of the 4 breeds listed, I would consider doing MUCH, MUCH more research.


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You know, the right dog for you might just be waiting at the local animal shelter....

You can sometimes find purebreds there, but you will always find a dog that will love you for the rest of it's life. I've always gotten my dogs (usually mixed breeds) from shelters, and they have been the best dogs you could ask for.JMO

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Does this really belong in mouse and rat discussion?
I know the dogs are similar to rats but you know

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its in the dog section for me lol...

I was at our local SPCA this weekend and they had so many daschund puppies and adults, it was crazy, they had 2 tiny yorkie mixes...lots of terriers and like 50 chihuahuas...it was so sad, so definatly give your local shelter a try when you decide which one you want and also check out local rescue groups, they are really good at helping you find the right temperment for your family.

I had a yorkie, her name was Penny, I loved her dearly...she had high needs though, there was the grooming of course, but they also tend to have health issues with their breathing and such, mine had a collapsed trechea, which is very very common in the breed, we also had to deal with hypoglycemia (also common in the toy and smaller breeds) Just make sure you read up on all the breeds and have a very good vet account established before getting one, we did...before we got Penny we made sure we had plenty in the vet account at the bank (we have a savings account just for vet emergencies)

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If you don't know a huge amount about these breeds, try finding breed specific rescues or just go down to a local shelter like others have suggested. Dachshunds aren't hard to find in rescues. Many states have a breed specific dachshund rescue (I know oregon does!).

As far as dachshunds go, I have owned 3 and know a decent amount about them. If you have any dachshund specific questions let me know.

Here is a link to the Dachshund Club of America: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/

You can read the breed standard there and that should give you some ideas of what to expect. Here is a part you should pay particular attention to: "The Dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness..." This means they can be stubborn sometimes. If you've never owned a dog before, or think it will be hard to discipline a dog, then you should rethink the dachshund as a choice.

Here is a short list of some common dachshund traits:

  • -Playful
  • -Curious (they will get in to everything)
  • -Doesn't need a huge amount of exercise, tires quickly
  • -Stubborn
  • -Many can have a strong prey drive. They were bred to hunt badgers and rabbits (as well as other little animals), so if you have any other pets take this in to consideration. None of my dogs have ever hurt another animal, but I've heard of some dachshunds that go after raccoons and stuff.
  • -Barking - dachshunds will bark, and bark a lot. There are some quieter ones, but if barking really bothers you this isn't the breed for you. Sometimes you can train them to not bark as much, but it only works on some dogs.
  • Tunneling - these dogs love to tunnel under blankets, try to get in the back of the couch, hide in laundry, and burrow anywhere else they can find. If left for a long time outside, they can dig under a fence. The tunneling makes them want to sleep on your lap under a blanket, or sleep with you in your bed.
  • Affectionate - most of the dachshunds I know and all 3 I have owned are very affectionate. They bond closely with their owner. Socialization with other people and dogs is very important.
At pretty much any rescue organization, there are people who can tell you the specifics about their dogs and what to expect. I know there are plenty of dogs back east because a local rescue in Oregon is working on having dachshunds from the eastern US sent to Oregon to adopt out.

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I really suggest you do alot more reaserch on these breeds and look at pros and cons of each!




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None, get whatever is at the local shelter. Please adopt rather than spending 100's to 1000's on a dog. Plus, maybe that have what you want at the shelter!

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I would definetly put more time and research into the breeds but im kinda breed-predujiced (wow,spelling!) and opt for mixes in these kinds of situations. Please dont' support the pet trade for a silly desire to have a 'new' dog.Shelters are the way to go,and usually you'll find purebreds there.
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Or a breed specific rescue.




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I think that you musn't only look for 4 breeds. Look for more please. For example Boxer, French mastiff, Dogo Argentino, Rough Collie, Turkish Kangal or a Doberman or much more beautiful breeds. Are you sure you want small breeds? It's more difficult to find them their male or female in the future. Think twice. Also a dog which can protect your house when you're sleeping is better I think. But a Jack Russell is of course a pretty dog. Your choices will change by time of course.
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I believe the poster already got a puppy awhile back.

What do you mean by finding their male or female in the future????

And little dogs are pretty tough... they'll do a good job protecting a house. Vicious little dogs.





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