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12-26-2013 08:06 PM
Saphire I can only refer to dogs I have owned myself or those of close family and friends.

Easy to live with:

Lab's
Golden's
Sheetzu (won't let me spell it!!)

Challenging to uneducated:

Afghan (had several as a child and all were not trustworthy, 2 bit friends and all failed obedience classes repeatedly)
German Shorthair
Cairn Terrier
12-26-2013 07:42 PM
Vagus Sorry, I admit that wording is not great. I wan't sure how to phrase it though. Perhaps I should have said something like "which breeds are better suited to newbie owners" or something. The thing is, I was specifically referring to people who don't do their research. Some inexperienced people still bother to research what they're getting into first. On the flip side, some people that have had dogs for years are still relatively ignorant. I didn't mean:
Which breed will selflessly say 'I forgive you human, for not doing the proper background work when you bought me', I just meant which breeds tend to be less trouble for unknowledgable people.
12-26-2013 07:29 PM
doggiedad come on ,who knows which breeds are most forgiving.
12-26-2013 06:23 PM
Vagus Thanks for the responses everyone and for entertaining my curiosity, although I was expecting to see a few more 'no dog/get a stuffed animal' type responses

Lots of people seem to be of the opinion that that goldens are newbie proof and I've actually witnessed it myself! My cousin got a golden retriever puppy for christmas quite a few years ago. They never exercised him, socialised him, trained him or even really spent time with him (he lived outside) but he was still absolutely lovely. I would take him out for walks whenever I'd visit them, and he was calm on the leash. He loved attention, but didn't have any obnoxious behaviours (jumping, incessant barking, digging etc.). I'm not how typical this is of an unstimulated golden, but I always thought of how lucky they were that he was so easy to to keep.
12-26-2013 01:55 PM
shepherdmom
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Labs can actually be a pretty terrible choice for new owners...unless those owners are really committed
It may be the mix, because I'm not sure what is mixed with my little labs but they are absolutely the easiest dogs I've ever owned. I take my old shepherds out several times a day to run them around and exercise them. A few weeks ago we got a pretty good snow and ice storm. I'm calling the dogs to go out and my lab mix was laying in front of the fire I made him come to the door to go outside he looked at the snow and ice. Snorted at me like are you flipping kidding me and went and laid back down on the hearth. He hasn't been out for the daily exercise since then. He has a dog door to go out into his pen when he needs it but he is not having anything to do with playing in the snow. He is happy to run around the house like an idiot. I am in total agreement with him on the ice and snow and wish my other dogs felt the same way. LOL
12-26-2013 01:44 PM
shepherdmom
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12-26-2013 01:18 PM
Lucy Dog
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I meant to exclude the Cavalier Spaniel from my prior post, but it seems edits are not working at the moment. Cavs have some health problems, but as far as being a sweet and benign pet, they haven't been ruined yet.
You better have deep pockets or a great insurance plan if you plan on getting a cavalier. They're almost guaranteed to have heart problems and most at a pretty young age.
12-26-2013 01:16 PM
Sunflowers ....
12-26-2013 12:55 PM
Merciel Putting aside potential health issues: Cavs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, Beagles (out of companion/show lines, not working lines), Bichons.

Basically the small friendly lower-energy companion breeds. Nothing big. Nothing with a super high-maintenance coat. Nothing too predisposed to being bitey or needing a ton of exercise/mental stimulation to stay happy.

In short, no dog I'd ever want to own in my life.
12-26-2013 12:25 PM
Freestep I meant to exclude the Cavalier Spaniel from my prior post, but it seems edits are not working at the moment. Cavs have some health problems, but as far as being a sweet and benign pet, they haven't been ruined yet.
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