|Barked: Fri Oct 5, '12 10:19am PST |
|Well here is one of the dogs at the top of my list.
Bouviers. Here is why
1- they are not quite a giant breed but larger then most large breeds. 75-125 lbs I believe. I would need a dog about this size.
2-They were bred to work, cart pulling, herding and I have seen them do freestyle dance and agility.
3-They are built like a bus, I like thier stockiness
4- fairly easy to maintain coat, infact feels kind of like Dora's
5-Has that Norwich look but waaaayyy bigger, not tail to step on and upright ears.
6- very devoted and docile-I know several who have been therapy dogs.
With that said I have heard they can b quardy although the ones I have known and cared for were seathearts and loved everyone. Both were from good breeders and well socialized.
Others on my list but would not be as much for mobility are Standard Poodle, Golden retriever, possibly greyhound.
i would get a larger breed next time to help more with physical stuff.
Although 10 lb Dora is able to help undress me. She will even drag over my shoes and get them up to me. She saves me a lot of bending over but larger would be better for next time.
Another breed I love but would not be large enough for me for balancing is a Dobie. I was a vet tech and worked at shelters for over 20 years so I have been around a lot of breeds. I think there are many out there that will work, just depends on where you get them and what you need them for.
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