What breed of dog should I get?

I want something with the following characteristics:
>Very Intelligent.
>Can be trained to not make a mess or shit everywhere.
>Isn't likely to have any genetic defects.

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't want a very intelligent dog OP they're not worth it, unless you want to deal with training and working them all the time.
    Just get a retired greyhound

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna need a realistic expectation of how much work you are willing to put in yourself on a daily basis. Basically, do you know how lazy you are? Not as an insult, just literally, do you tend to be lazy and cut corners where you can, or will this dog be like a working project for you, where you want to put in the effort and time for a good result? This will be 95% of building a relationship with any dog and how well they turn out, or are willing to handle knew challenges and learn to think. Very smart dogs are prone to neurotic behavior, especially if they don't get help or training early enough to form good habits and work with the habits that were bred into them. Like my brother in law has a blue heeler that didn't quite get enough work when he was younger, now when he gets really excited, he overstimulates and grabs his leash likes it's a pull toy and won't let go because he's hyper focused on it. You really have to stop and work with him to get him calmed down enough to drop it, which can quickly get SUPER frustrating on your end because it seems like the dog isn't obeying, which isn't the case. He's just a work dog that was bred to FOCUS, so it's difficult to get him to break that focus.

    These are things you have to consider before getting any dog, and then once you have your own expectations hammered out, then start looking at breeds, and then individual dogs and their own unique personalities.

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Adopt, don't shop.

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    get a kangal

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>Very Intelligent.
    Many herding breeds (border collie, german/dutch shepherd, aussies, etc)
    Keep in mind intelligence usually brings with it drive, and if you aren't able to work or mentally exercise your dog on a daily basis that'll result in neuroticism

    Everyone says they want a smart dog but most people can't deal with a smart dog

    >>Can be trained to not make a mess or shit everywhere.
    That's literally any dog

    >>Isn't likely to have any genetic defects.
    Literally any well bred dog with proper genetic vetting, don't ever get a puppy off craigslist or some backyard breeder, expect to pay in the neighborhood of $3-6k for a well bred dog of any breed

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Literally any well bred dog with proper genetic vetting
      Is there a certification of sorts? How do you know which place is genuine?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        The funny thing is you don't, if breeders want to fool you they can, I've had longtime professional dog trainer friends get duped by breeders with a supposedly good reputation and end up with a puppy riddled with problems

        Depending on the breed, do a little research into what you want.

        Embark is the most common genetic test nowadays and will screen for most genetic issues, on top of that if your breed is prone to bone/joint issues you want to look for OFA certification of the parents to clear that

        Intelligence and drive don’t need to coexist. See: labs. Most doggays see drive as intelligence though because they just want a dog that obeys them.

        Some dogs are also intelligent but have no drive aka ocd + need to please. See: akita inu, alaskan malamute.

        While you're right, proper working line labs are high drive as frick and extremely high energy, that's been bred out of most pleb labs though

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Intelligence and drive don’t need to coexist. See: labs. Most doggays see drive as intelligence though because they just want a dog that obeys them.

      Some dogs are also intelligent but have no drive aka ocd + need to please. See: akita inu, alaskan malamute.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bro a lab almost drowned me in the river a few weeks ago because he mistook the toy in my hand for something his owner tossed and was trampling me into the river to retrieve it

        Labs are super high drive

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think he was saying labs are dumb

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Border saluki

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think, pick a sort of general dog you want, then get a mutt that looks like the breed you want.
    You should also tell us how much work and time you're willing to put into it. What lifestyle you live.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I live 2 bedroom apartment alone. Money isn't an issue. I work 12 hours a day, but I can switch to working from home. I am willing to move if into different place if the puppy requires a lawn. I have no intention of dating or having kids. But there are neighbourhood kids who come to play games at my place, I suppose a puppy would bring more of them, but I could just move to a different place. When I say money isn't an issue I really mean it.

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    take a breed match quiz, AKC has a pretty decent one iirc. What're the seasons like where you live? What level of grooming are you going to be able to dedicate time to? How much space do you have? What breed behaviors compliment your lifestyle? How much barking can you tolerate? How active are you?

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    american staffordshire or presa canario

  10. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    dog breeds are a set of ring species because the different size classes and deformities would have too much difficulty mating without human aid. "doable with AI or holding a smaller male up to a larger female" does not mean "same species" otherwise we have far fewer cat species than we think we do.

    they are not all the same species and never will be. this is denied because it would make it too obvious to npcs how badly the AKC has ruined dogs, and diminish the social importance of breeds by lumping hundreds of breeds under one species and another hundred under another.

    no more
    >is that a husky
    >no its an eskimo dog!
    >is that a lab
    >no its a short coated golden retriever!
    just
    >is that a husky
    >it's a canis familiaris maximus.

  11. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Siberian husky.

  12. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Miniature pinscher or a mix thereof

  13. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    A clever dog is often more prone to getting easily bored, which can lead to mischief and mess-making. Dogs with higher intelligence require mental stimulation and engaging activities to keep them entertained and prevent boredom. When these dogs don't receive enough mental stimulation, they may resort to finding their own sources of entertainment, which can result in destructive behaviors such as chewing furniture, digging holes, or scattering household items. Consider carefully before choosing between a clever and energetic dog or a lazy and less intelligent one.

  14. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    You need to tell me a little bit about yourself and what you do my Waufnon

    For instance, Peter here required alot more energy then I was ready for, I had to build the energy for walks and play time, plus having to groom him and train him. I think the breed you get should either depend on your personality ,or the purpose you intend the dog to do.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I live 2 bedroom apartment alone. Money isn't an issue. I work 12 hours a day, but I can switch to working from home. I am willing to move if into different place if the puppy requires a lawn. I have no intention of dating or having kids. But there are neighbourhood kids who come to play games at my place, I suppose a puppy would bring more of them, but I could just move to a different place. When I say money isn't an issue I really mean it.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you're in an apartment I won't lie, you'd have to live a pretty active life style for a bigger dog and if you're working 12 hours a day that's a little hard; the neighborhood kids will not raise the dog, nor will they care about it as much as you(should). I had taken my childhood Pomeranian with me when I moved out and that apartment was 2 beds and since he was old it was big enough, but for active play it would not have been big enough, I know with Peter and the play he requires as a Shmedium dog my house is large enough where we can play inside on rainy days.

        You still haven't told me for what purpose do you want a dog, do you want it as a companion? Or do you want it for work? Also Peter is a Pomsky, he's about 20 pounds, here's him with his buddy Stitch as my GF's sisters house

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          >You still haven't told me for what purpose do you want a dog, do you want it as a companion?
          Companion. I don't really have much to do at home.

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            Then you don't want a very smart dog which will be happiest if youre active and spending a lot of time out of the house every single day. It will be a nightmare.
            Retired greyhound is easily your best bet, if you have to get a puppy a greyhound is still great.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your neighbours kids come to your House? New kids might come in future. What?

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, they come to play video games. If I get a dog they might want to play with the dog too, and more of them might end coming here.

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ok you must not be from a western country. Very understanding parents.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also cute dog, what kind of a dog is it?

  15. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get an American Eskimo dog. They're possibly the easiest dog breed to train, and are extremely intelligent.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're also extremely healthy like the other spitz breeds. Even their standard size is around 30 pounds so they're unlikely to have joint or hips issues and are typically very long lived.

  16. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Beagle ir beagle mix
    >smart
    >energetic
    >small enough to avoid hip issues
    >big enough that you won't accidentally hurt it when playing with it
    Had a beagle terrier mix as a kid. Great dog. RIP sandy

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Beagle
      Is it true they are really good at detecting scent and tracking?

  17. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Toadline
    >smart dogs, sporting chains
    >cannot move enough to make a mess, they remain where you sit them down indefinitely
    >every additional defect raises the price tag of their offspring

  18. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also, forgot to ask, should I get a male or female?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      husky or border collie

      female dogs are more intelligent and less aggressive than male dogs

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        >husky
        I don't think the climate here would be good for them. Temperature go upto 45°C here.
        >border collie
        Are they are good at living in places with high temperature and high humidity?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're still too vague, what size would you prefer? Is there a group of dogs you like more than others (spitz, sighthounds, retrievers, mastiffs, etc.)? How much time and space can you dedicate to it? Do you live with other people/babies/pets?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't really have a size preference. I live alone, but some children do come to play here. Security isn't an issue here, but it would be nice if my dog tries to help me if I get attacked. Wouldn't blame it if it can't though.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          Great Dane.
          Rottweiler (German).
          Doberman Pinscher.
          German Shepard.
          Rottweiler (American).
          Poodle (fullsize).
          >this seems like a joke but look up the breed- not that bullshit purse dog but the one created for hunting
          Dalmatian.

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Recommends nothing but aggressive dogs
            Kek

            I live 2 bedroom apartment alone. Money isn't an issue. I work 12 hours a day, but I can switch to working from home. I am willing to move if into different place if the puppy requires a lawn. I have no intention of dating or having kids. But there are neighbourhood kids who come to play games at my place, I suppose a puppy would bring more of them, but I could just move to a different place. When I say money isn't an issue I really mean it.

            >I live into an apartment
            Do not get a dog
            >I have no intention of dating or having kids
            Do NOT get a dog

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              Don't get a dog if you live in an apartment? You understand English Bulldogs exist right?

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                he said dog, not mutant toad

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                Great argument, your teachers must be so proud of you.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                Species is a social construct

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              >I have no intention of dating or having kids
              >Do NOT get a dog
              Eh, Why?

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              The most aggressive dogs on that are the standard poodle and the GSD

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Female dogs imo make better pets. They're usually easier to train and have a more relaxed personality when compared to male dogs. What's more important than gender is breed in regards to personality.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      The biggest difference I have personally experianced is female dogs tend to be more chill thou sometimes standoffish while males are more energetic but affectionate. Still breed is tbe bigge lr determining factor and no two dogs are really alike even among siblings.

  19. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was thinking of Golden Retriever, but I heard that because of their popularity they are overbred and have some hip problems.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      are golden retrievers the ones that are perpetually hungry so they're easy to train?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes.
        But that's not a proper definition of what's referred to as the "hunger gene".
        They "crave".
        Wether it's food or attention or chewing or chasing or whatever is going through their mind.

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