I’m getting an Afghan Hound puppy in 10 weeks and I’m already getting ready to look into getting another rare breed puppy to show.
I am thinking about getting a Borzoi or Saluki and as different as they are, really like the Dalmatian, Clumber Spaniel and the Old English Sheepdog. Has anybody got any experience with those breeds? If not/if so, what is your personal favorite breed of dog? I would like a slightly rare and exotic breed but nothing that’s going to take me more than 5 years to find a show quality pup. I don’t want anything popular like a Labrador or German Shepherd and I want a large dog, not a small dog. I might look into medium sized dogs, if I like them.
I am up for any challenge that owning this new dog will throw at me – I mean, I’m getting an Afghan!
Cost, exercise, grooming, training, size does not worry me at all.
And I would prefer a dog that isn’t temperamental or naturally aggressive. I don’t mind reserved dogs (eg. AFGHAN) but no naturally aggressive dogs. I don’t have children of my own but my family is huge and we have many kids in the family.
Yes, I’ve got the big home, tall, securely fenced yard, funds to raise large dogs etc.. Only thing I don’t have is much first hand experience with dogs. I’ve only been around a female Labrador who was an outside dog when I was 10-12.
Answer by Jessie E
Old English Sheepdogs are amazing dogs, I don’t have any experience with the sight hounds, dalmations are also wonderful dogs as long as they are from a good breeder, though they can be prone to skin conditions.
What about setters? English, Irish, Gordon, they are majestic dogs, and not as common as say a lab or a golden retriever.
Whatever you decide, good luck with your pup(s) :)