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Old 03-22-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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Which breeds of small dogs don't yap their heads off?

When I think of yappy dogs I think of Jack Russells. Based on experience what breeds of small dogs do you find are relatively quiet?

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PUGS!!!!!!!
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deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeead puppies
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:52 PM   #4
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I grew up with a pug, which, aside from excessive flatulance was a relatively problem free dog.
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they snort more than bark. the one's i've been aroud do not bark their heads off, save for a bark here or there.

I LOVE YOU PUG.
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I grew up with a pug, which, aside from excessive flatulance was a relatively problem free dog.
!!!!! really?

did they shed a lot?

require a lot of exercise?

what were some of the negatives?
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i think it depends a lot on the owner. lots of people with tiny dogs tend to treat them like babies, coddling the fuck out of them and not properly showing them who's boss.

my miniature schnauzer can get vocal, but she's pretty good about shutting up when we tell her too.


i would personally love a daschund or a bassett hound.
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:54 PM   #8
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pardon my immigrance,

what is flatulence?
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:55 PM   #9
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!!!!! really?

did they shed a lot?

require a lot of exercise?

what were some of the negatives?

I honestly can't remember much, I was in highschool in a sort of foster home that had one.

She had short hair so I don't know if shedding was much of a problem, exercise yes, but so does any dog, the negatives were she had stinky breath and stinky arse. Other than that she was incredibly affectionate and loved to play.
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pardon my immigrance,

what is flatulence?
a: farting

anyways, I also approve of pugs. I would like to get one and call him pig
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Miniature Pinschers

Looking like a pint-sized Dobermann with a fun-loving attitude, the Miniature Pinscher may be one of our most underrated small dogs. Mins Pins, as they are called, actually have a heritage which beats the Dobermann 200 years!

Appearance

A smooth-coated dog, weighing 3.5-4.5kg (8-10lb) and only reaching 30cm (12in.) is not a dwarf (ie: normal body on short legs) but as the name suggests, a miniature breed. They come in black, chocolate or blue with tan markings, or solid red. Their ears are large and erect. They are small enough to be nursed by children or older adults

┬_Temperament & training

Like many small breeds, the Min Pin has self-confidence that outstrips its actual size and many make good watchdogs. Individuals can become overexcited and yappy if permitted, but most are alert and respond positively to training.

Dr. Rob Zammit says some Miniature Pinschers have temperament problems - they are shy, timid and can become fear biters. He suggests overcoming this by socialising the puppy early by introducing it to people and other dogs.

Health

* Luxating patellas (slipping kneecap) and entropion (rolled-in eyelid) found occasionally;
* Fine leather of ears can crack and bleed in cold weather, or with fly bites in summer;
* Sensitive to cold.


Space & exercise

Their small neat size makes them well suited to life indoors, however, the excitable nature sometimes found could demand extra training to avoid accidents with ornaments! While mostly self-exercising, a regular walk could burn off some of the excess energy.

Ideal owner

A great dog for families with school-age children, as breeders say they are hardier than they look and will join in the rough and tumble without danger of injury or retaliation. Older adults also find them a great companion, being small, cheap to feed, amenable to life indoors and a good watchdog.


History

The breed originated in Germany where it was used to hunt rats and vermin. The word 'pinsch' is German for grab or snatch. Some still retain this instinct!
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it's alllllll about the training.
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Nice! I love the mini doberman!
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are you asking because you want to get one?
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Small dogs are retarded.

It's all about the big, drooly, cuddly dogs.
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I know everyone says this about their dog, but my parents dog (which is mine by association) is a JRT and he hardly ever barks at all. Get a JRT, they are the coolest dogs in the world and kick ass.

Thats all,
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Small dogs are retarded.

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are you asking because you want to get one?
Since I will be outdoors more starting this summer, and doing more outdoor activities I thought having a dog would be a good companion.

Ideally I'd get anything between a black lab, Shepherd or Doberman but if I decide to come back to the city, I have to have space for the dog... so I'm just trying to think ahead while considering all possibilities.

I prefer a larger dog, but smaller ones are fun too.
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it's alllllll about the training.
obedience school? at-home training? both?
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:02 PM   #20
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i love pugs! my aunt had 3 when i was growing up and has another one now too. although the pug is short haired i noticed their hair quite a bit (on furniture and stuff).

also pugs are prone to a lot of health problems as they get older. they have a lot of eye problems. my aunts first pug was blind when he was older and they can get cataracts easily and might need expensive eye operations. they are also prone to respiratory problems.
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I like Jack Russells, they're one of the few dogs that keep up with my energy level... pugs are awesome but they blow snot in your face when they sniff you! whippets are retarded... why would you want a dog that looks like it will have a heartattack the next time you sneeze infront of it?

not all little dogs are yippy, just spoiled untrained "auntie" dogs that usually suck as pets anyways... like anything you stick a bow on.
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okay dog owners - I'm looking at a litter of pups, how should I choose?
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it should be small and stupid for maximum amusement
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I have friends for that.
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I know everyone says this about their dog, but my parents dog (which is mine by association) is a JRT and he hardly ever barks at all. Get a JRT, they are the coolest dogs in the world and kick ass.

Thats all,
Kyle...
word...i love jack russells, my buddy has two and they are wicked, great temperment but they are SO badass...our other friend has a huskie and it's scared shitless of them!
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