Saturday, November 25, 2006

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

We are considering buying or rescuing ourselves a dog for Christmas. Our last dog, Brandy, was a large dog, part Husky and part German Shepard. I think we would like a smaller one this time.

What breed of small dog is noted for its temperament and being friendly – yet a good watch dog?

Any suggestions?

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Reuben said...

I once had a pomeranian that was a great companion and very clever. Will have another when I move out of my condo and into my own home. May be difficult to find one at the pound though.

5:08 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Reuben,
Our neighbors of long ago had a pomaranian named Jo-Jo. Was it named after the iine in a Beatles song - "Get back Jo-Jo!"? I remember Jo-Jo reminded me of a little toy with a air bulb you squeese and the thing jumps and yips.
Everytime Jo-Jo would bark both of his little front feet would lift up.
Don't Pomeranians shed that long hair?

5:25 AM  
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10:00 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

a weiner dog, Ed. they are smart as a whip and loyal to their masters.

1:18 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Bird,
Thank you for your suggestion and Anna suggested the same thing, but I am afraid a weiner dog would not be much of a running mate.... if I try to run and it ran with me I am afraid it would wobble all over the place.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

You'd be surprised at how fast they can run, ed.

3:16 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Bird,
I meant to welcome you back to beautiful Georgia in the last reply but got carried away with myself describing weiner dogs.
Wait, I am oonfused... that is ME who wobbles when they run.

4:12 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

I had a dog that looked like a Yorkshire terrier but was the size of a Cairn terrier. She was a great watchdog, but she wasn't much of a runner (too low to the ground). How about a cocker spaniel?

4:44 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
Thank you. I thought about a cocker spaniel. But don't they shed a lot?

5:59 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I love corgies, but I have no idea if they are good at anything except looking happy.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

If I were to pick any I would go with a Boston Terrier. Thats just me though.

1:31 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Suzanne,
A Corgie hun? I'm not sure what one is, I'll look that one up. But it pases one qualification, to look happy.
Steve,
Iused to have a Boston Bull dog when I was in high school. She made a good pet, she sat around and looked at me as she was worshiping me.... that is a good qualification too. But, since I already have had a Boston Bull that disqualifies a BB.

3:07 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

If corgies are good enough for the Queen of England, they are good enough for me. Lizzie has four of them.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

I had a corgie for a while...got her from the local shelter. I could NOT keep her in the yard and one day, she just disappeared. I am wondering if that is how corgies are...

5:06 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Bird,
Did you notice if your corgie was wearing a cape or not?

5:14 PM  
Blogger Button Gwinnett said...

My last two dogs have been rescues and I enjoyed every minute of them. For some reason Daschunds are sometimes abandoned. As sweet as they are, I just can't believe that. I gave my mother the Daschund, Barney, that I found for her. He was an older dog, but still adorable and full of love. And he ALWAYS lets her know when someone approaches.

Right now, I have a Yorkie. Most Yorkies that I have met are very sweet and friendly. Unfortunately, Izzy doesn't like too many people or other dogs. I met him when he was older too and I believe that he was never socialized properly.

But whenever someone rings the doorbell, he takes off in a dash down the hall and literally bodyslams the door, usually startling the ringer. I keep saying I'm going to buy him a little crash helmet!

11:32 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Button,
I agree with you and Bird, Daschunds, aka Weiner Dogs, make good pets. All that I have noticed seem to adore their master, which is requirement number one.

12:47 PM  

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