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Trad dogs?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Intrepid, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. paul winston

    paul winston Super Member

    United States
    new york
    new york
    Our Chipp2 company makes a range of products( ties, suspenders, wristwatches- all for people, not dogs) that feature pure breed dogs. For years the most popular breeds,as gaged by the products we sell, have been goldens , labs (black, yellow, chocolate),pugs, schnauzers, and bulldogs. Designer dogs- labradoodles (Lab/Poodle), puggles(Beagle/Pug) , cocapoos ( Cocker/Poodle) have become "in". They were created in an attempt to blend the advantages of the two breeds. For example in the case of the labradoodle they wanted the sturdiness and disposition of the lab with the intelligence and non-shedding coat of the poodle. I really believe the majority of dogs are selected by people because they like something about the dog, not for the image. When my kids were young I wanted a dog with a great disposition that was big- not big because this cast an image, big so my children couldn't break it.
     
  2. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

    United States
    New Jersey
    Flanders
    I think it's more likely statistics than coincidence. Without looking it up, I'm pretty sure that Labs are #1, and Goldens either #2 or #3. Having some familiarity with Labs, and been dad to a wonderful Golden, I can assure everyone that there are good reasons for both breeds' popularity. Goldens are beautiful dogs with an exceptional tempermant that makes them almost idiot-proof with kids. They are generally inteligent, and some very much so. And depending on the dog, they can be great athletes or field dogs. They do shed a lot, and unfortunately, genetic based illnesses are the norm. Mine was one of the best conversationalists I've ever encountered.
     
  3. dbgrate

    dbgrate Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    United States
    Massachusetts
    Boston
    My lab is not much of a conversationalist,but she's a wonderful listener..and ,I can tell,usually will second any of my suggestions and agree with most of what I say.
     
  4. swb120

    swb120 Super Member

    United States
    PA
    Pittsburgh
    Terriers are true trad...Wire Fox terriers (remember Asta in the "Thin Man" series?), Welsh, Irish, or Airedales. Highly intelligent, fiercely loyal, great with kids and non-shedding, Wire Fox terriers have won more Best in Show titles at Westminster than any other breed.

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  5. tinytim

    tinytim Senior Member

    526
    United States
    Ohio
    Cleveland
    And most do.
     
  6. The Louche

    The Louche Super Member

    I have a labradoodle. She has a great disposition and she doesn't shed, but I'm going to have to say she is pretty dumb. But I love her dearly. We didn't pick her out b/c she is a "designer" breed either. We picked her b/c she was the only one of her litter that didn't know enough to pay attention to where she went to the bathroom. Shes one helluva dog.
     
  7. tinytim

    tinytim Senior Member

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    United States
    Ohio
    Cleveland
    My wife and I have owned 3 boxers over the last 17 years. We really love the bull breeds. But they're not for everyone.
     
  8. Jovan

    Jovan Honors Member

    United States
    New Mexico
    Albuquerque
    Oh, I agree...

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  9. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

    United States
    New Jersey
    Flanders
    Smart Lab + smart Poodle = dumb Labradoodle? Huh? Are you certain she's not just too smart to let you know it? "We picked her b/c she was the only one of her litter that didn't know enough to pay attention to where she went to the bathroom." Huh? And your dog's dumb? When I do that my wife hits me with a rolled up newspaper! :icon_smile:
     
  10. hbecklin

    hbecklin Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    We have a Soft-Coated-Wheaten Terrier, and love him. He is very trad- he even has the fairly rare (more wiry) "Irish coat". My dog is also loyal, good with people, and has never shed on anything. I can spend time with him for 20-30 mins. in my good blazer, and not have a hair upon me.
     

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