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The 10 Most High-Maintenance Dog Breeds
Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2012 | Mary Bloom

Posted on 04/05/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by C19fan

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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
My Dobie is very high maintenance. Not in terms of grooming (what’s that) but in terms of need for exercise, attention and affection. Also most people couldn’t control him - very willful and very strong.

We had two Dobermans several years ago and they were wonderful dogs. Everything you say echos our experience. Since then we have moved to German Shepherds. Those guys are the highest maintenance dogs I have been associated with. They do not like to be separated from their humans, fellow dogs, family cats, or anyone else they consider a pack member. They are in charge of security and they can't do their jobs properly if people go wandering off all the time.

51 posted on 04/05/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Red Boots
I would like to know the opposite: the 10 lowest maintenance dog breeds: basset hounds ?, ???

No... Google Black Mouth Cur.

Amazing, simply amazing Dogs...


52 posted on 04/05/2012 3:15:32 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

lol Love this post!


53 posted on 04/05/2012 3:15:32 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: 2111USMC

Most of the “high maintenance” associated with Aussies (besides giving them enough attention) is vacuuming the carpets. Someone said that dog hair is a condiment of life! Mattresses? Hmmmm...I never thought of that. :-) I read somewhere that Aussies shed their coat every 6-8 weeks; I could believe that. When I brush them, hair comes out by the handfuls, enough to knit a new dog. At least, the coats stay clean and we rarely need to bathe them.

Our dogs are also “Velcro” and have attitudes typical of the breed. I can’t imagine having anything else.


54 posted on 04/05/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: C19fan

Thanks for posting. We adopted a pointer-setter mix when our daughter’s marriage ended, and he proved to be a great challenge, but he was so lovable! He lived to be 16, as did our lab mix.

One of our neighbors took in a little male chihuahua mix and asked us to take him (he’s a little over 16 pounds and has a very long body, short legs and muscular build, so we’re thinking there’s some corgi in there.) The vet estimated his age at 5 1/2 years. When he gets excessively happy, it takes him about 5 minutes to stop vocalizing and bouncing around the room. He’s great with the cats, and he actually guards the house and yard.


55 posted on 04/05/2012 3:50:32 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Salamander

I believe orange/red is he most common, bu there are black ones oo ;)
If I remember correctly, their names were Capalo and Tumalo.. no sure if he spelling is even right :p


56 posted on 04/05/2012 3:52:20 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

The AKC doesn’t recognize/allow those colors in the ring so that’s probably why I’ve never heard of them, in spite of knowing several RR breeders.

Ya learn something new every day.

I looked them up and found black and tans.
Pretty sweet.

:)


57 posted on 04/05/2012 3:57:21 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Does your chihuahua get very excited and bounce around a lot?


58 posted on 04/05/2012 3:58:07 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: cripplecreek

Your little guys are in doggie heaven!


59 posted on 04/05/2012 4:00:07 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Salamander
Found one.. This one says it's a pup (10-11 mo old)..



60 posted on 04/05/2012 4:02:13 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Salamander

oing to have o find my black backup kb (hard to use since I usually type in he dark and can’ even see i :/)

Anyway.. yes, I though they were amazing dos.. like a lab/greyhound mix.. lean body.. pure muscle.. :) and not scared of anything (except snakes :D).. they even killed a ring-tail that charged my horse once ;)


61 posted on 04/05/2012 4:08:11 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

+

= ?

Hmmmmmm.......;]

62 posted on 04/05/2012 4:12:51 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: C19fan

Glad to see German Shepherds didn’t make the list.

My current GS being the massive exception. NO dog is more maintenance than this 1.

But my previous - no trouble at all, except she didn’t like going to strange abodes and not going home. Our 1st 1 Gs wasn’t tough, either, but she didn’t last long. My sister’s have been, but for the same reason my current is. It’s not a character thing - it’s health.


63 posted on 04/05/2012 4:15:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: dragnet2

I was just griping about that.

Lately ALL these stupid sites - including “news” sites - do that. We recently ran across some list thing that was 50 long! The nerve of making people go through 50 slides!


64 posted on 04/05/2012 4:19:51 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: C19fan

Paid 2300 for my sons English bulldog. Have spent more money in maintenance than for the friggin dog. Has to go in now for Ear surgery and palate surgery, another 1800 bucks...

We put our 11year old Doberman female down a year ago...was just yearly check up. If anyone has a Doberman young female to get rid of we will give it an exemplary home.


65 posted on 04/05/2012 4:22:40 PM PDT by halfright (Honk if you love Jesus...text while driving if you want to meet Him!)
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To: KYGrandma

There are a couple of breeds, poodles being one that has hair and not fur. I think thats why they have less dander, but I wouldn’t bet more than 50 cents on it....:O) I just heard it someplace...


66 posted on 04/05/2012 4:23:05 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Salamander

Lol.. good point :)

the only 2 I’ve ever seen in life were those 2 I worked with.. and hey had bodies like your Db, chest wasn’t so deep though ;)

(Poor guys must not have been fed enough :/)


67 posted on 04/05/2012 4:23:10 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

My Dobe is fascinated by my snakes but I’m not sure what his intentions might be so he isn’t allowed to play with them...LOL

[his ears are up and his expression is somewhat ‘soft’ but alert and he *pokes* at them which is ~normally~ a happy gesture but I’m not taking any chances]

The Ibizan Hounds are the ones with the snake fetish.

They stomp to death every one they find.

I’ve managed to intercede most times but didn’t get there fast enough a few times.

You can’t ‘patch up’ a stomped black snake.

:(

In spite of living in prime rattler/copperhead territory, I never saw any snakes on my rides.

Probably either the smell of the Dobes or the sound of the horse warned them off.

My friend in VA has Ibizans too and one of her dogs was *the* snake catcher of the pack.
One day he grabbed a huge black snake and swung it over his head to break its back but the snake’s tail hit the electric fence, causing the dog to instantly drop it and run away yelping while the poor zotted snake crawled slowly away.

She watched all this and I don’t care how many times she tells the story, I still end up laughing so hard my ribs ache.

[the dog never hunted snakes again]


68 posted on 04/05/2012 4:23:55 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Bikkuri

They’re making ‘designer dogs’ from Dobes [Doberdoodles...ugh! just shoot me] so somebody might as well ‘design’ a dog that would be an exemplary mix.

I bet that would make an awesome “mutt”.

;D

The RR standard doesn’t call for such a deep chest as a Dobe.

They’re much more ‘houndy’ in shape so they may have been perfectly fine...at least I hope so.


69 posted on 04/05/2012 4:29:31 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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I've usually had a Lab up till our last two dogs. We have two Rat Terrors or Feist as they are called in these parts. One is full size and generally goes with me when I'm out running errands. The other is a Toy Ratty and she has Chihuahua in her. She is what we call Mommas Pit Bull LOL.

The Toy has also taken on the role of my unofficial service dog when I'm asleep or have my hearing aids out. I'm over 50% hearing loss so she jumps on my chest barking and shaking the covers if someone is outside, the phone rings, or anything she thinks I need to know LOL. She's my wife companion dog though and can easilly jump from the floor into her lap in the wheelchair.

They're great for home security. No noise gets by them.

70 posted on 04/05/2012 4:29:59 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Elitist breed snob.

:-P


71 posted on 04/05/2012 4:31:35 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: cva66snipe

I would *so* love to have a Rat Terrier.

When I was born, my parents had a toy Manchester and they say I was too young to remember her but I -do-.

Her name was Susie and I remember seeing her get hit by a car on the back road in front of my house.
[I think very small kids know more than we think they do]

I’ve wanted something like her since I was a kid and I fell in love with RTs at the local dog show when I was a teen.


72 posted on 04/05/2012 4:37:51 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: C19fan

We have 4 Cavaliers and a Golden Retriever. We have always had Cocker Spaniels but now think Cavaliers are the best breed ever.


73 posted on 04/05/2012 4:39:30 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Harry Pothead

We had 2 Cavaliers who ate garden mulch as puppies, thankfully not the cocoa hull kind. It was still an expensive lesson in what NOT to eat for those two and for our checkbook. LOL now, crying then.


74 posted on 04/05/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: halfright

The vet I used to work for always said that with all their health issues, English Bulldogs would (and should be) extinct if humans would just stop interfering. They can hardly reproduce naturally, and they are always sick and extremely high maintenance. Sadly, this being a USMC community, they are way overbred here.


75 posted on 04/05/2012 4:59:39 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: Salamander

You get the best accessories for Odin!


76 posted on 04/05/2012 5:04:47 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

LOL!

He’s worth it...:)

[thank heaven for eBay or the poor dog would be naked]

;D


77 posted on 04/05/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: USMCWife6869

The same can be said for all brachycephalic breeds.

A friend has a Bully who is way off “standard” and she can breathe just fine thanks to her not-show-quality longer muzzle.


78 posted on 04/05/2012 5:11:16 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: cripplecreek

Love your JR. Mine hates the water.

; )


79 posted on 04/05/2012 5:11:45 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Chgogal

Mine developed his interest in water last summer when he realized that’s where the frogs were.


80 posted on 04/05/2012 5:14:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Salamander

What a beautiful boy! I miss my girl Kyra. She was my wifes first dog and best friend. We are looking to adopt another Dobie..Simply the best.


81 posted on 04/05/2012 5:27:01 PM PDT by halfright (Honk if you love Jesus...text while driving if you want to meet Him!)
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To: Salamander
I would *so* love to have a Rat Terrier. When I was born, my parents had a toy Manchester and they say I was too young to remember her but I -do-. Her name was Susie and I remember seeing her get hit by a car on the back road in front of my house. [I think very small kids know more than we think they do] I’ve wanted something like her since I was a kid and I fell in love with RTs at the local dog show when I was a teen.

Ratty's are pretty easy to find now. I've always figured if Chihuahuas were as big as Dobermans we wouldn't stand a chance LOL. I sent you a picture of the two via FR Mail.

82 posted on 04/05/2012 5:29:24 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Salamander

Oh my, simply beautiful!!! No better dog in the world than a Dobie. Designed to be your best friend. I miss my girl :(


83 posted on 04/05/2012 5:30:17 PM PDT by halfright (Honk if you love Jesus...text while driving if you want to meet Him!)
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To: Salamander
I'm a huge fan of brachycephalic breeds. I love their squishy faces. I have a Boxer and two Boston Terriers. My Boxer is 9, so he is about as low-maintenance as it gets now, sadly. He doesn't do much more than sleep. But my Bostons, as young as they are (both 2), are low-maintenance as well. They have energy, but take it out on each other in the back yard, and they are the most loving and cuddly dogs I have ever owned. And I have owned a lot. I adore Boxers, but I simply can't do large dogs anymore. I have serious hip issues and just can't keep up with them.

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84 posted on 04/05/2012 5:31:40 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: TexasRepublic
My sister in law has an Australian Shepherd, fabulous dog. I'd like to have one but I don't think I could keep up with one. It's all I can do to keep up with these 3 Jack Russel Terrorist who live here.

S-i-l has never complained about him shedding, at least not to me. I have heard many people say they wanted a Poodle because they don't shed and cause allergies. This says they do (of course they do). They lose hair but it tangles up and has to be combed out. It is the dander from their skin that causes the allergies anyway, not shed hair.

85 posted on 04/05/2012 5:34:46 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dusty Road

The only thing my Jack Russell Bandit works over is a chicken parm dinner or ground round burg after which he performs a real workout on the thick fleece blanket i have folded on an over stuffed leather chair.:)


86 posted on 04/05/2012 5:38:44 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: cripplecreek
Hmmm, I have to find some swimming bunnies. That will motivate him.

My JR is a lap dog as well.

They are such an amusing breed.

: )

87 posted on 04/05/2012 5:42:35 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: halfright

Indeed they are...:)


88 posted on 04/05/2012 6:25:22 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: cva66snipe

As of now, I don’t think my Portuguese Podengo Medio would put up with the competition....LOL

[If Chis were big as Dobes, we’d be *extinct*]

;D


89 posted on 04/05/2012 6:27:45 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: USMCWife6869

Thankfully, your two brachy breeds haven’t been mercilessly “designed” into non-viable animals...:D

The first BT I met was one-eyed and named Jack...naturally.

He wore a jaunty eye patch.

I think the lady said he’d knocked out his eye in a rose bush.

He was a totally cool little guy.

[but the woman was mean...she wouldn’t let me take him home]

;]


90 posted on 04/05/2012 6:32:23 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: USMCWife6869
Photobucket Margaret Mary of Manchester.....sons dog...Going from Doberman to English Bully like going from Penthouse to outhouse. Dog is extremely dumb compared to Dobie. We are grand parents :)
91 posted on 04/05/2012 6:37:08 PM PDT by halfright (Honk if you love Jesus...text while driving if you want to meet Him!)
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To: C19fan

I can’t believe the Old English Sheep dog did not make the list. Talk about high maintenance, they need daily grooming if you don’t want to shear them every month or so.


92 posted on 04/05/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: halfright

Forgot ....She is having surgery on both ears and her soft palate on the 17th. Constant ear infections. She will NOT like the cone around her head. She is a PIA but she’s our PIA. Is she ugly or what? One eyelash white the other black. Snores worse than my wife. Sheesh....How did I get blessed with this? :)


93 posted on 04/05/2012 7:08:33 PM PDT by halfright (Honk if you love Jesus...text while driving if you want to meet Him!)
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To: halfright

She is adorable. I hope I didn’t come across as being mean to bullies. I love them, but feel so bad that we got so many sick ones in the office.


94 posted on 04/05/2012 7:25:33 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: Jemian

Any dog with wolf in him is going to be creative and a challenge.

I had a dog who was a pointer/wolf hybrid mix and he was scary smart. He would use chairs as ladders to get stuff on high shelves — and even push the chair back once he had been caught.

My current dog is a border collie/lab mix and she’s a good combination of smart and obedient. She’s always looking at me for instructions, although she can get into quite a bit of mischief if I don’t keep her challenged.


95 posted on 04/05/2012 7:50:18 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Jemian

Be prepared for a lot of hair. My sister has two and I have to sweep every day to keep the hair down when I visit. Had a problem with my eye and had to go to the eye dr. She looked at it, got a tweezer, pulled out a hair and said “You have a golden?”


96 posted on 04/05/2012 8:36:30 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I was just griping about that.

Yep.

It's the reason why I didn't bother to read this article.

Not playing that game.

97 posted on 04/05/2012 8:49:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: halfright

My English Bullie in one of his more energetic moods.

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Here he's just wanting to look cool. One tooth sticking up.

98 posted on 04/05/2012 9:00:11 PM PDT by gitmo
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
"I didn’t see the breed that includes Hillary and Chelsea Clinton,"

Definitely high maintenance.


99 posted on 04/05/2012 9:58:57 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Salamander
My friend in VA has Ibizans too and one of her dogs was *the* snake catcher of the pack. One day he grabbed a huge black snake and swung it over his head to break its back but the snake’s tail hit the electric fence, causing the dog to instantly drop it and run away yelping while the poor zotted snake crawled slowly away.


I am laughing so hard :) Needed a chuckle :) Poor dog though :p Probably had nightmares for awhile of a zot-snake ;)

Hmmm.. new idea for graphics :D
100 posted on 04/06/2012 12:26:05 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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