I like big dogs. Being somewhat lazy, I guess - or maybe inflexible - I like having dogs that I can pet standing up, without bending.*
Tonight in the kitchen, my Saint Bernard is leaning against me and I'm rubbing his back.
And here come the two Plain Brown Dogs, 50-pounders. They stand on their hind legs, and rest their forelegs on the back of the Saint, so they can get some
attention, too.
I could thus pet all 3 dogs without bending over, and without being jumped on, and everybody seemed happy with the arrangement. The Saint was fine with it, too.

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*I'm perfectly willing to sit down to pet dogs, but that isn't always possible.
I like big dogs. Being somewhat lazy, I guess - or maybe inflexible - I like having dogs that I can pet standing up, without bending.*

Get an IG. It'll jump up in your lap, no need to bend over.

Mustang Sally
Get an IG. It'll jump up in your lap, no need to bend over.

or a pit bull. they'll jump up in your lap too. or if you're standing up, they'll jump up to kiss you. if you let them, of course.

-kelly
I like big dogs. Being somewhat lazy, I guess - ... having dogs that I can pet standing up, without bending.*

Get an IG. It'll jump up in your lap, no need to bend over.

LOL!
They're really cute dogs. I've only seen a couple in Real Life, and they're almost impossibly delicate-looking.

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Get an IG. It'll jump up in your lap, no need to bend over.

or a pit bull. they'll jump up in your lap too. or if you're standing up, they'll jump up to kiss you. if you let them, of course.

I'd love a pit bull, I really would. I think they'd fit most aspects of my (our) lifestyle, except that we always end up with multiple dogs.
Mustang Sally
Get an IG. It'll jump up in your lap, no need to bend over.

LOL! They're really cute dogs. I've only seen a couple in Real Life, and they're almost impossibly delicate-looking.

And unlike Greyhounds and Whippets, which some people also think are delicate-looking, IGs, although they think they can fly, can be somewhat delicate. Broken legs are common, sometimes even from jumping off a couch. Mine is oversized, about 17" tall and 16 lb, and pretty sturdy. I doubt that a smaller one would survive here.

Mustang Sally
I'd love a pit bull, I really would. I think they'd fit most aspects of my (our) lifestyle, except that we always end up with multiple dogs.

i have a friend who fosters both pit bulls and greyhounds... ;-) it's all a matter of management. but then, his wife works from home, which helps.
-kelly
I'd love a pit bull, I really would. I think ... lifestyle, except that we always end up with multiple dogs.

i have a friend who fosters both pit bulls and greyhounds... ;-) it's all a matter of management. but then, his wife works from home, which helps.

Multiple dogs of any breed (s) is definitely a matter of management. I can see how pits and GHs would work. GHs (ex-racers anyway) as a breed are better than average with other dogs, because of the way they've been raised. Sometimes takes them a while to get good at reading dog body language, though, because they're only used to seeing other GHs.
Mustang Sally