Border Hoarder: Should I really get a Brittany?
My parents think we should get a CKC,
But we already have a small dog. (yorkie)
I REALLY want a Brittany,
But I'm not sure it's right for me.
I think it fits my lifestyle more than a CKC does.
I exercise EVERY DAY.
I have LOTS of time to devote to a dog.
I'll train my dog every single day.
Im sorry I ask this question a lot,
But every single time i choose a dog breed,
I change again. This is the FINAL question about this.
Please tell me which breed you think is better for me.
Please no rude comments.
I have don a lot of research,
& I still can't decide if a Brittany is the right dog for me.
Based on that information please try & tell me if a Brittany is right for me.
For a while now,
I have wanted to get my dog/s into dog sports. I just couldn't find a good dog breed for me that would normally do well in dog sports, I thought about Border Collie, Then I thought....hmmm.. Too much energy. Then I thought Poodle? Nooo. Then I thought hmmmm... How about a Brittany? & It just stuck to my head from there on.
I will compete in dog sports,
But on Petfinder most of the time there mutts. Not that Im saying that I don't like mutts, I would LOVE to rescue a dog from a shelter. I plan to when I move out.
My parents, for some reason just won't let me.
Excuse me with my stupidity.
Answers and Views:
Answer by ANTMFREAKO!
Follow your heart
Answer by Skipper *BSL IS BS ITSELF*
If you simply want a pet for your family, and don't have the time or inclination to take your dog running or hiking or biking or swimming, or to get involved in hunting, or agility (obstacle course), or advanced obedience, or tracking, or a similar canine activity, I do not recommend this breed. Trying to suppress their "hardwired" drive to run and work, without providing alternate outlets for their high energy level, can be difficult.
We need more information, just because you're active can't determine if this is a breed right for you.
ETA: You got a LOT of people suggesting CKCs here: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqmKb2Zf17.b1LLlCmtivQLsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100422133853AAY2rXu
ETA: If you think it fits your lifestyle more, then why question it?
ETA: No.. You can search purebreds, did I NOT say that? I did.
Answer by ★☆★☆★ Gaining Bananas ☆★☆★☆
A Brittany I think would be the perfect dog for you. But just watch out because your other dog might get defensive, or the Brittany might do something to the other dog because of it's size, like play a little too rough, or something else. Just watch out. Have fun with your new doggie :)
Answer by •Poppy• -Aussies do it better-
I always thought that it would be fun to get into dock diving--you could do that with a Brittany. Agility sounds fun, too, as does flyball.
Brittanys are spaniels; smart, energetic, but not quite as much so as the herding breeds. My cousin just got a Brittany, and he's a very sweet little dog.
If you think a Brittany is right for you, search out reputable breeders. A reputable breeder will show or work their dogs (or both), do extensive health testing (more than just a 'vet check'), will be breeding to better the breed, and will -most importantly- know their dogs better than anyone else and be able to find the best home for them. They'll know if you're the right household for a Brittany, but personally, I think you sound just fine.
Answer by Joni
We have had Brittanies all our life. We love them, but Brittanies are bred to be bird dogs, therefore they are very active sporting dogs. They don't completely settle down until they are about 2. They are very,very loyal and loving dogs. We also had a Border Colllie (which was a great dog too) but those dogs are bred to be busy as sheep herders and are very active. Our Brittanies were more hyper than our Border Collie. Depending on how old you are, keep in mind that the older you get the less time you will have to spend with your dog (more homework, eventually you'll be driving and will be more mobile etc...) and so your parents will be providing a lot of time and support toward the dog you choose. We have 2 Brittanies now (age 13 and 5), a rescue mutt (14) and a King Charles Spaniel (11 mo). Although expensive, our King Charles has soooo many of the same good traits our Brittanies have (sweet,loyal, loving - known as the satin pillow from royalty days), and she looks just like a spaniel - beautiful -- but is smaller!! and not hyper. If you research them, you will see that they can be sporting dogs too! Your parents would love this dog I think and so would you. The drawback, they can be expensive. Maybe you could work something out to get the right dog for all of you...
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