|Barked: Sat Mar 15, '14 10:37am PST |
So I'm getting a new dog, but can't really decide on a breed.. I really want and active and intelligent dog that is easy to train and versatile enough that I can use it for several sports such as search, tracking, agility, obedience and frisbee. I also hope the dog can come running with me and that it can learn a bunch of tricks. I've had (three) dogs before, so it won't be my first. A priority is that the dog is motivated by playtime(!!) and food, I know this is somewhat an individual trait, but I'd rather not go for a breed that tends to be mainly food motivated.
If it's kind of a velcro dog, that is a bonus to me. I don't really want the dog to be running off with strangers easily, hehe (my last dogs would). I don't wish to use the dog as a guard dog or anything, but I don't mind if it's a bit protective (I'd actually like it if it barks when it hears visitors outside etc).
When it comes to size, medium to big is what I'm generally looking for. I don't want to spend all day grooming, but I think it's quite fun, so I don't mind if it needs some brushing. Shedding is not really a problem either.
I live on a small farm with cats and chickens surrounded by forest.
Thanks for any suggestions and/or help!
|my posts|| [notify]|