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DM: Thanks for all the comments on yesterday's post about our NextDog! To address a few of the comments and suggestions:
- All the breeds I mentioned have energy levels I am more than capable of handling. We're an active family with active dogs (you're probably thinking I have no idea what active is since I have Dachshunds, but trust me on this. My crew need just as much activity as a young Lab), so energy level of the breeds listed isn't an issue.
- Someone asked if I was sure Nola wasn't "too spoiled" for another dog. I'm going to ignore the implications of that comment, and simply remind everyone that Nola lives with three other dog. She's ring leader and head bitch, but she's very good with them and is extremely tolerant and accepting of puppies.
- Things like baying, grooming, drooling and shedding, while not ideal, aren't deal breakers for me. :)
- Some breeds suggested were: Swedish Vallhund, Belgian Malinois, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Beagle, Airedale Terrier and Weimaraner. I personally LOVE the Swedish Vallhund, but they're such a rare breed here it'd be quite difficult to find one, especially in the time frame I'm wanting. Mals are beautiful dogs, but way too mouthy, drivy and snappy for me. I like the look of the ACD, and am looking further into them. Border Collies are lovely, but I'm not really a Border person. Beagles, while cute and a good size, just aren't my kind of dog and I don't personally care for the look. Airedales are a viable option, and I'm looking more into them as well. Weimaraners are actually on my list, just not posted!
PS: Is anyone else having issues accessing their blog roll? I can few the first few blogs on it, but when I click the "show all" button nothing happens. POS.