|Barked: Mon Jun 11, '12 7:59am PST |
|Yep, that was me, Kash. Boxers have a level of intensity that you are already used to and that jives with your own personality and handling style...it's the type of energy that can be similar to some terrier breeds, but without as much of the independent streak of a terrier. Dare I say Boxers can also be a bit stubborn? So I can tell you've come to terms with that, enjoy that side of them and you know how to work with it. Boxers love to be physically close to their people. You might find that a rat terrier is right up your alley; they're intense, very athletic, but a bit more closely bonded to their person than many terriers tend to be (some are almost like a velcro dog). That's a quality you like, so I was thinking you might want to give them a second look. I've seen them do very well in multi-dog households, too. Borders are great little dogs, too, not so drivey as the Jacks are and they get on well with other dogs. They have more coat than the rat terriers, though.
Typically when a person is thinking 'terrier...uh not so much for me' I don't usually recommend the Jack types because they are all that and then some. They tend to be higher in drive and independence levels and their energy is very intense more often than not. Hopefully you get to meet some good examples of these breeds as you narrow it down. Best of luck with your choice!
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