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Post  allaboutourdogs on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:41 am

I think it would also be cool if we post a topic of other breeds here aside from the our beloved Golden Retrievers.

We can talk about them from caring, shows, food, training, adopting, etc.
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If you didn't have a Golden...

Post  allaboutourdogs on Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:04 am

If you didn't have a Golden, what breed would you like to have? I think I'll have a yorkshire terrier or a lhasa apso. But of course, I should be well informed about the yorkshire terrier care and yorkshire terrier training. Also, lhasa apso care and lhasa apso training are a must. I'm caught between these yorkshire terriers and lhasa apsos breeds. They are both adorable breeds. But I am not sure if they will fit well with Alex, my Golden Retriever.

Yes, I'll do research, research, and research on the websites about yorkshire terrier or about lhasa apso. But it would be best if you guys can advise me regarding these two breeds. Especially from owners, handlers or breeders.

Any reply is much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Re: Other breeds

Post  Emma on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:35 pm

I would never consider adding any other breed to our family, because for me there is only one breed - Goldens Smile)))

I think the best you could do is attend dog shows. There you can meet the breeds, see how they behave, talk to breeders about the breed. Beware that long hair dogs like yorkies are very difficult to groom, so if you plan spending a great deal on it, go ahead.

Goldens need regular grooming, but I am ok with that. I trim Emma's coat (ears, neck, etc) about twice a month, more if I have to go to shows.

For instance when asked about blowing coat, I always tell people the first time they do that is critical- tons of coat everywhere. People should know what they're getting into.
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Re: Other breeds

Post  allaboutourdogs on Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:40 pm

Wow, you're very loyal to Golden Retrievers!

I am actually thinking twice about getting one of these two breeds: Lhasa Apso and Yorkshire Terrier.. Both have long hair. I don't know if I can handle the grooming but I would really love to have 1 aside from Alex. Hehe. Still confused.
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Re: Other breeds

Post  Emma on Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:32 am

Get another Golden then Smile hehe. This way you will have two dogs, two are always better than one, and you know already a lot about the breed Smile

Besides there is nothing sweeter than two (or more) Goldens playing

I can hardly wait for a second Golden
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Re: Other breeds

Post  allaboutourdogs on Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:58 pm

I have finally decided... I'll be getting a lhasa apso dog instead of a yorkshire terrier dog. My friend's lhasa apsos gave birth. He said he'll give me one. hehe! I am so excited! So I made a lot of research about lhasa apso. According to my research, lhasa apso care and lhasa apso training need a lot of patience so I should be ready. Hehe. Very Happy They can be stubborn, so early socialization and obedience training are important. Wish me luck!
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Post  Emma on Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:21 pm

fingers crossed! Keep in mind that certain things, such as temperament are genetic. Sire and dam have a great say in how pups turn Smile Of course pups will have different personalities, but they all should be within standard.

You can study their pedigrees to rule out certain issues (not sure about this breed what they should be tested for, for Goldens it's hips, elbows and eyes).

Have lots of sleep before you bring the puppy home lol!
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Post  allaboutourdogs on Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:26 pm

Do you think the temperament of the lhasa apsos would depend on the gender? Does male golden retrievers differ from those females?
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Post  allaboutourdogs on Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:28 pm

By the way, thanks for the reply and the good luck wish. Yes, I should sleep a lot before getting him/her. Lol!
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Post  Emma on Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:37 am

I am not familiar with that breed, sorry. So far at shows I have seen many small dogs, but I always keep away from them. When Emma was a puppy she was attacked by some very nasty, hysterical little dogs and since then she does not like small breeds(with exceptions, of course!) So I make a point at shows in staying away from small dogs Smile)) Besides I don't remember sharing the ring with small breeds....

With Goldens, however, I can tell both genders can be extremely affectionate. But in Goldens you never get dominance issues as in other breeds, certainly not in carefully bred Goldens. Bitches and dogs are not different in terms of temperament, but in other breeds there could be such differences. Of course there is variety in terms of manifestations and each individual behaves differently, but all within standard requirements.

And that is exactly why you should pay attention to how the sire and dam of the pup you want are like. Study their behavior, it is really important to know what to expect. If there is something you really hate, step away...It is better to step away before you get the pup. I strongly believe any dog is a life time commitment and we should work hard to make it work for both parties (family and dog).

Regardless of where you get the puppy from, there should be some minimum requirements fulfilled : clearances for genetic issues (each breed with its own set) for sire and dam, show quality sire and dam (otherwise what is the point of breeding), temperament true to breed standard, knowledgeable breeder willing to help in the long term etc.
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Re: Other breeds

Post  allaboutourdogs on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:06 pm

You are well-informed buddy! I learned a lot from you. According to my research Yorkies are territorial that's why I chose the Lhasa instead. I hope they both get well together.
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Post  Emma on Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:59 am

they should, even if it takes a lot of work on your side Smile That would be my last concern regarding adding a new puppy Smile
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Re: Other breeds

Post  allaboutourdogs on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:28 pm

Hey buddy! Just an update, my golden retriever dog and lhasa apso are doing great with each other. they became very good friends with each other and i am really happy with it. Very Happy
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Re: Other breeds

Post  allaboutourdogs on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:33 pm

Oh btw, I am thinking of getting a new dog, and that would be 3 dogs in our family soon. I am choosing between a boston terrier dog or a a big one...maybe a great dane dog. But am still studying about boston terrier and about great dane. Adding a new dog needs extensive research if they'll get along with each other. I was successful with the lhasa and i want the new dog to be friends with my present 2 dogs.
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Re: Other breeds

Post  allaboutourdogs on Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:45 am

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? I just wanted to give you an update about my new pet. I have adopted a Chessie or commonly called as Chesapeake Bay Retriever. She's 6 months old and I just got her last week. She is getting along well with my other dogs. Yay!
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