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Just wondering what breeds you guys really like out there. I'm a dog lover and it's rare that I meet any dogs that I seriously dislike.

Both lists are going to be huge generalizations, since I have met individuals of pretty much all breeds that I've liked. The list of dogs I'd really rather not live with is shorter, so: no hounds, pointing breeds, smaller terriers. Generally, no yappy breeds, and no small dogs unless they have a lot of spunk (I realize this might have a lot to do with how they're raised). Top of the 'I want one of these' list are GSDs, Rotties, Dobies, Northern breeds like Malamutes and Huskies, Boxers, and Pugs. Pretty much everything not on the lists are in the I could live with one if I had to list.
Suja
My favorite breeds:
Pug - Sawyer was DH and my first pet together almost 9 years ago. Rottweiler - Intelligent and intuitive breed (Maxy) Pitbull - I would have never though I would fall so hard for this breed because terriers are the one group of dogs as a whole I couldn't own. The breed characteristics of the Pitbull when properly directed and socialized make it a truly remarkable dog.
Breeds at the lower end of my favorite list:
Almost All Terrier Breeds - WAY TOO MUCH ENERGY!!! They are like little sugar rushes. I love to exercise my dogs but I need at least one hour of sleep a night.
All Other Pugs - I have come to realize that my pug (Sawyer) isn't a pug, he's a very short human. All other pugs I've met (there are 6 in my family) I couldn't live with and neither could he.
I like pretty much all dogs expect for Beagles, Cockers, Chihuahuas, and Poo mixes.
Just wondering what breeds you guys really like out there.

Well I have a favorite canine esthetic - I like long lean body types, pointy noses, "dry" skin (not loose and floppy), ears that go up (high-set button or semi-pricked ears are also nice), dramatic coloring, lower set, full length tails.
In personality I like the herding type: easy to train/smart, biddable, tends to stick close (I like to hike with my dogs offleash), introspective, friendly without overwhelming guests and strangers, a working off switch.

I'm also extremely lazy and thus hairy dogs are not my cup 'o tea. Not so much the brushing/grooming issue - for example I could handled a rough collie. However from watching folks owning bearded collies and Briards, just keeping the face and feet clean seems a daunting task.

Fortunately the smooth collies seems to fit my preferences both in esthetics and in personality but I probably would be fairly happy with some of the other members of the herding group.
I've pet-sat a number of different breeds & mixes and I've grown fond of each one. I can find something I like in most every dog. Even the most difficult dog I've ever pet sat - Precious the Lhasa from Heck. In Precious we had to come to an understanding on basic manners ("DO NOT hump me, my DH or my toddler, you little fuzzball") but after his remedial course in polite pet dog behavior I discovered that he had a charming personality and was actually a fun dog underneath all that hair.
Chris, her two smoothies and one visiting golden pup, Zeffie, Pablo and Nicky
My Top Favourites or so I think
1. Shih tzu 2. Labrador Retrievers 3. Other friendly dogs Emotion: smile

Least Favourites
Basically, any dogs that are aggressive.
1. Chihuahua
2. Rottweiler
Like a lot of people have posted on here I have seen dogs of all breeds that are nice but...
Border Collies are top of the list by far!
There are several breeds I like the look of but they are a bit scatty. I won't name them so as not to offend owners of them Emotion: smile

I'd never own a small dog, a dog that has over active saliva glands, yappy dogs or poodles.
Always fancied a Great Dane, have had Lab's and I would say they are my second favourite. Have also fancied owning a pointer. But after all that unless I was in a position where I was offered another apparently "unhomable" dog (like my Georgie who's lab x BC) I can't ever see me owning anything but Border Collies.
Shell
Just wondering what breeds you guys really like out there. I'm a dog lover and it's rare that I meet any dogs that I seriously dislike.

dogs i love:
pit bulls
boxers
bull mastiffs
dogo argentinos
dogue de bordeaux
all bulldogs (american, french, english)
pugs
boston terriers
most terriers, really, with westies first and JRTs last (because i just don't have that much energy).
standard schnauzers
brittanys
rotties
pinschers (all sizes)
chow mixes (i love chows but like a more outgoing dog) huskies and mals
pointers
the larger scent hounds
catahoulas (yeah, i know how much work they'd be, but still!) "curs"
retrievers
any mixes of any of the above
dogs i probably couldn't live with:
herding dogs
cocker spaniels (talk about unpredictable. i was bit by one as a child, and they still scare me)
sighthounds (beautiful, but i'm sure they'd run away from me) small poodles
small poo mixes
most toy dogs
dogs that would eat me for lunch (cane corso, fila, etc)

-kelly
Well I have a favorite canine esthetic - I like long lean body types, pointy noses, "dry" skin (not loose and floppy), ears that go up (high-set button or semi-pricked ears are also nice), dramatic coloring, lower set, full length tails.

me too. but my favorite is different.
Hair, hair, hair. I like shorter muzzles as opposed to pointy noses. ears.
Keeshonden, Sammy's, Pomeranians. Malemutes & Siberians are my type also.
I also like smush faced dogs - boxers, bulldogs, frenchies!

BethF, Anchorage, AK
It's YOUR God.
They are YOUR rules.
YOU burn in hell.
Well I have a favorite canine esthetic - I like long lean body types,pointy noses, "dry" skin (not loose and floppy), ears that go up (high-set button or semi-pricked ears are also nice), dramatic coloring, lower set, full length tails.

I think we've discussed this many times before, and Chris & I share similar likes. I adore ***-eared, pointy nosed dogs. While there are a lot of smaller dogs that I find lovely, my personal preference is for medium to large sized dogs (no bending to pet!). I find this in most of the herding breeds, especially Collies & Belgians, a few of the sporting dogs (usually sans the pointy parts like English Setters, Flatties & Field Spaniels), Dobermans, and most of the Sighthounds (esp. Borzoi, Saluki & Greyhounds).
I like the herding type: easy to train/smart, biddable, tends to stick close (I like to hike with my dogs offleash), introspective, friendly without overwhelming guests and strangers, a working off switch.

Me too, which more or less elimates the sighthounds. I like their reserved nature, but I like dogs that want to be near me. With me, I like a dog that will go over the top with gushing love. :-) Yep, Coda is like that, and Bodhi is VERY like that.
I'm also extremely lazy and thus hairy dogs are not my cup 'o tea. Not so much the brushing/grooming issue ... However from watching folks owning bearded collies and Briards, just keeping the face and feet clean seems a daunting task.

I don't mind grooming, but I prefer a smooth faced dog as well, probably the same reason why I prefer *** eared dogs easier to keep clean.
Fortunately the smooth collies seems to fit my preferences both in esthetics and in personality but I probably would be fairly happy with some of the other members of the herding group.

Me too, also I think that right now, for what I want in a dog, the Collies might be a bit too laid back, and the Border Collies too much! :-) The average GSD I see looks clumsy to me compared to the Belgians, since they are lighter in bone & stature, and Belgians just have a "prancy-ness" to them that I like.
I've pet-sat a number of different breeds & mixes and I've grown fond of each one. I can find something I like in most every dog.

Yep. I never imagined that an English Bulldog or a Lab could be so fun or sweet until I met my brother's EB, Amos or dad's Lab, Molly. Amos is like dynamite, he's explosively fun, and adores everyone. Molly is cute, fun-loving, and gets along famously with my brats, even when they're trying to herd her around the yard she solves the problem by diving into the creek & leaving my hairy beasts at the shore! :-) There's an AmStaff in an agility class I've gone to that is hilariously fun- loving. She "bounces" everywhere, and when she misbehaves, she leaves me laughing. Especially when she glances over her shoulder to her handler with a terribly mischeivious grin on her big mug! Shelly & The Boys
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