Dragon_Gore: I can't seem to decide! Can you please help me? (what dog...?)?
For the past like... 8 months I've been wanting to get another dog.
My parents are letting me cause I saved up 200$ and have a 3.9 GPA (currently). But it all started with I want a Cocker Spaniel, becuase I had met one and LOVED her!
Then it morphed into "I want a pointer" then into "I want another German Shepherd" then to "I want a GSD or a Doberman"
Now It's started to veer back to the cocker spaniel!!!
I got my hunting license so I could hunt birds with a bird dog (that puts the cocker and the pointer up there.)
But then I wanted a dog I could do agility with (GSD and doberman...)
But now I still want to hunt birds, don't mind whether or not I do agility w/ the dog or not... But I don't want my mom to go beserk when I tell her I changed my mind again!!!
Plus I was really wanting a smaller dog, Cocker Spaniel, and I have ALL the things to size for it already bcuz I bought it all ahead b4 I had changed my mind from a Cocker to something else...
WHAT SHOULD I DO???
Should I get a:
German Shorthaired Pointer
or German Shepherd?
I love all dogs and I wanted to try something new from the GSD but my dad was SO happy when I said "I think I'll get a GSD, bcuz he LOVES them!"
But this is about me, I'm the one w/ the 200$ , the one that's been reading like 18 books on bird hunting and dog breeds, and the one that's got a 3.9 GPA and a passion and understanding of and for dogs.
I just need ur help.
I have two other dogs currently (male and female, both fixed, one 5yr old mutt, one 4 yr old sheltie, sheltie is VERY playful and i will be placing him in herding or agility lessons soon hopefully..)
I have a LARGE yard, we live in a little town and there's a lot of dogs around.
I'm 14, 15 in May
I have a 16 yr old brother, 17 in March
and an 11 yr old brother, 12 in May
I don't know what to do! I'm tolerant of ALL dog breeds and I have studied dogs since I was like 8 so I know their main dispositions and physical and mental needs.
So please help me Decide once and for all!!!
Thank you in advance!!
$ 200 will get me a purebred from a rescue right? Who said I want show quality anyways. I know what to look for thank you very much, and I have money put away for the first month of food, and my parents r gonna help of course. :)
I have found purebreds that started at $ 600 for a good pup and they just wouldn't sell so they lower the prices gradually, and there's always the power of negotiation. Everything's negotiable especially w/ my dad. When we got my old GSD she was going for like $ 500 and he negotiated down to like $ 250!!
hahaha. I have been looking at a shelter cocker spaniel too so... But thanks 4 ur answers anyways. and I know how much it'll cost etc, etc... My parents are going to help out of course, they want the best for the dog too and if ever I needed help, they'd help. They aren't snobby or anything.
Thanks again guys. but I still haven't come to a conclusion as to which breed. :)
also in my state... haha, there's like 2 purebred GSDs in ALL the shelters that I've seen and they're all older and not good w/ kids and dogs or cats so... that's not gonna work. I'm settled on a puppy anyways... or 1 yr or younger.
I guess a cocker spaniel then...? I'm SO stupid, bcuz I love all dogs and it's SO hard for me to choose!!!
to BYBs care for money not dogs: i've already gone to petfinder.
I like the American cocker look better and looks can be decieving: http://www.gundogbreeders.com/breeders-utah/performance-cocker-spaniels.html
any dog can, in my opinion, do anything that it has been bred for currently and/or previously. :]
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I think you may do better with a Cocker Spaniel,as they're a smaller type breed and should be great ,because you will be the one paying for it,so get the breed you want.
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