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Old 03-15-2006, 01:54 AM   #1
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I want to get a dog

I want to get a dog. I have decided a big dog won't work. I want a smaller breed.

I have three cats, so, I am going to have to find a breed that gets along well with other animals.

At first, I thought about getting a Jack Russel Terrier. I read about them, and it sounded like they will attack and kill other pets, so that is out.

I love Beagles, but, they tend to be highly energetic, and would harass the cats as well.

I have more or less settled on getting a Daisy dog. They are a little expensive though.

So, in your experience, what breed works well with cats? Should I go with a puppy or an adult dog? I would have time to work with a puppy, and I think that the cats would not be intimidated by a puppy. But, a fully house broken dog would be easier to deal with. Let me know. Thanks.

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Old 03-15-2006, 02:11 AM   #2
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What is a Daisy dog?
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:19 AM   #3
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Funny you should ask. My sister got a cross breed Jack Russell Terrier/ Beagle puppy from a friend who forgot on her wedding day that her female dog was in heat and let her out before she went to her wedding. Hence, Posey. My sister has one cat, my mom who lives with her has two cats. They get along fine. I'd go with a puppy so you can train it. Older dogs can carry baggage from previous homes. I adopted a 2 year old stray - love her but wished I could have had her as a puppy. Good luck!
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:58 AM   #4
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http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/daisydog.htm

It's a mongrel!!

Cute. But still have to scoop poop. Dogs are bad like that.

And while we are on the topic of dogs. Dog got hit by a car. Car was doing about 50kph. Car has a cracked bumper. Dog turned around, barked at the car and ran off. Dog is fine. Not dead. Barely bruised.

FFS what do I have to do to get rid of it?!

eta Brickbats to the first person to say "60 kph" etc etc
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:16 AM   #5
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i'd get this one:


or a daisy dog. whatever.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:37 AM   #6
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In my experience, the smaller the dog the less well it gets along with cats, and vice versa.

Cats don't understand dogs their size. It freaks them out. They're like, "WTF ARE you, man?!?!?"

But when it comes to big dogs, they're all like, "Hey, dude, you're a dog, I'm a cat, you're bigger, I have sharper claws, we're cool."

Case in point: My cat loves my mom's German Shepherd, but absolutely hates my boyfriend's miniature pinscher, even though both dogs treat it the same.

That said, as long as the puppy is very young when it's introduced to the cat, and they're well socialized with each other, I don't think it will matter what breed of dog you get.

I think it's more about the cat's attitude than the puppy's.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:40 AM   #7
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My best friend has a Maine Coon cat and two Golden Retrievers, all in the house.

The three of them do fine together. Each of the dogs was introduced to the cat as a puppy. The cat was able to slap them around a little when the dogs were tiny and manageable from a cat's viewpoint, and instilled the fear of god in them, and now they leave the cat alone.

Not to mention that if you've got a puppy, you can leave the two of them to their own devices and know that they really can't hurt each other too much. A puppy just doesn't have that instinct.

As opposed to introducing a cat to a full-grown small dog, because even though they're about the same size, a small dog could kill a cat pretty easily.

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Old 03-15-2006, 12:36 PM   #8
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Gatsby's right. Get a fairly good-sized dog and introduce it to the cats as a puppy.
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:09 PM   #9
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Sorry - I forgot that Shibas like to chase smaller animals. Never mind.
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:08 PM   #10
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get this one --



i love it so much i think womb just exploded!!!!
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:51 PM   #11
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Please explain why a "daisy dog" is expensive.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:55 PM   #12
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becuse people are nuts and will pay stupid money for a mixed breed.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:24 AM   #13
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rmr, me too!!! but with this pic:

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Old 03-16-2006, 06:40 AM   #14
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good luck "introducing" a dog to three grown cats!

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Old 04-06-2006, 02:25 AM   #15
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