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now this means by choice...(not rescue)

i remember the post about what dog would u not own...but what dogs do u love and would not own...

me personally: husky-wayyyy too hyper, mastiffs-dont like the drool, and a wolf-hybrid-they're gorgous and intrigueing but i dont think i would test a wild/free animal at heart
 

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dobermans - one of the best looking breeds imo but our personalities dont mesh. (several personal experiences)

great dane - (still undecided) age. even if they live til 12, i cant handle them being a 'senior' at 5.

salukis - all time favorite breed, but they're weirdos!

leonberger - hair and drool

basset hound - i just like to look at them!
 

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Tibetian mastiff - I love the look, but I don't think that it would be the right dog for me.
 

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Central Asian Ovcharka. There was a litter born to a breeder nearby. Massive beautiful hairy dogs. But huge, drool and tons of hair...

Samoyeds... Always love the white fluff. But I can't ever see myself owning one.

Irish Wolfhound... I have always loved their looks too. I just admire them from afar now.
 

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Toy dogs-i need a dog that can take a little abuse. No, I don't mean I abuse my dogs, I just mean I'm 6'5 260 lbs and I need a dog who can hold his own when we wrestle and such.

Boxers, Pit Bulls, Jack russells, and other super high energy dogs-I know GSD's are high energy, but they know how to relax too. I know there are exceptions, but most of those dogs are too non-stop for me.

Great Danes-Beautiful dogs but way too big to be high maintenance as they age.

Mastiffs, Bulldogs, and other super droolers-Don't mind shedding at all, but drooling constantly makes me a lil crazy.
 

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Originally Posted By: Murphy-ElperroguapoHuskies. They're absolutely gorgeous dogs. But I don't think I could handle their desire to escape and run until they're ready to come back.
Same here.

Great Dane. Couldn't handle the size, though I like to gawk.

Hybrid. The best dog I ever had, but would never own one again.

Standard Poodle. Love Poodles, but, well. It's a Poodle.
 

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Its Doberman for me too!! I love the dogs but they just wouldn't fit into my lifestye.
 

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Neapolitan Mastiff....

I assisted in a temperament test for a local club here. My first real experience with hundreds of these dogs, and OMG, I never thought I would say this, but I fell so in love with each and every one of them.

But, I know they are just TOO MUCH dog for me to handle.
 

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Originally Posted By: lcht2now this means by choice...(not rescue)

i remember the post about what dog would u not own...but what dogs do u love and would not own...

me personally: husky-wayyyy too hyper, mastiffs-dont like the drool, and a wolf-hybrid-they're gorgous and intrigueing but i dont think i would test a wild/free animal at heart
I have a pitbull and would never own another, they are a gentle animal, loyal to them end but never again, they become unpredictable as they age, even with those they love and adore.
i like malamutes but the singing at night, ahhhh not bad, im use to it, we had a wolf hybrid and i would take another wolf hybrid in a seconds notice,
here is the king of my heart

this was our wolf-hybrid and you could not ask for a better, more loving or loyal dog. even when they are old, arthritic, have hip problems and stomach problems. King died suddenly in my arms. He developed full torsion suddenly one day with out warning, on all days, sept 11, 2005. He was perfect one second, the next second, he was yelping, crying, and in agony. we rushed him in but we had to accept defeat and allow the vet to put him to sleep. even as he struggled with his pain, MY TEARS, made me concerned and he kept trying to twist his body to see why i was crying and trying to comfort me. so if you have any worries about a wolf hybrid, forget them. darn, im crying now.

the worst thing he ever did was pee on my leg because he was mad because i threw out his old shreded and worn out blankie.
 

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Rottwieller. Love the breed but I couldn't spend my life cleaning drool off the windows, the floor, the furniture...
 

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talking about drool, what about a st bernard, your whole house would get a shower each time it shakes it s head
 

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It's mainly the big boys for me, too.
Bullmastiff and the Cane Corso. I LOVE those dogs and I'd love to have one, but man... I'm 5'2" and weigh about 105 pounds. I just can't see myself handling a dog that would probably have 100 pounds on me!
It wouldn't be pretty.

Pit Bulls. I love 'em. They're beautiful dogs and I don't think they deserve the reputation they have. (I can't even stand the name "pit bull" because of the negative connotation. I usually call them Staffies.) But there would be that tiny bit of uncertainty in my mind and, honestly, I'm afraid he'd know that and I wouldn't be able to handle him.

Hybrids. Never again. I had one (timberwolf/malamute) when I was married and we ended up having to give him away when he was about seven months old. It killed me. I loved him, but he was not about to be domesticated. He loved me and I had no problems with him, but he hated my husband. (Apparently that was a problem. lol.) The hubby would never admit it, but I knew he was terrified of that dog and Cody knew it too. He also liked to lunge at the neighbor's little girl anytime he saw her. He seriously wanted to kill that child. We ended up giving him to a guy my husband worked with. He had a farm out in geauga county, no kids anywhere in sight, was a confirmed bachelor... so it was a perfect fit. Those two became joined at the hip and Cody passed away at 13. (LOL - the next time I had a rather contrary dog, I got rid of the hubby instead!)
 

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Alaskan Malamutes. But they can never--ever-- have the off-lead freedom a well-trained GSD can. This means that unlöess you have an ENORMOUS fenced yard, you can never be with your dog in 'freedom.' The dog spends it's life confined to a yard or on lead-- forever.
 

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Originally Posted By: BrightelfAlaskan Malamutes. But they can never--ever-- have the off-lead freedom a well-trained GSD can. This means that unlöess you have an ENORMOUS fenced yard, you can never be with your dog in 'freedom.' The dog spends it's life confined to a yard or on lead-- forever.
that is so true..every husky i see is confined to a "run" in the back yard..better way to explain it...a clothes line with a chain hooked to it..its rather sad because u know they just want to be free
 
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