just curious. Mine are lagotto romagnolos, beacerons,and pyrenean shepherds
'Stumpies and ACDs share largely a common history.... But their paths started heading different directions....I do love a good looking staffordshire bull terrier, I also like Cane Corsos, but not the such with the dramatic dewlap and wrinkles on face.
I love australian cattle dogs too, but I think I prefer the stumpy tailed over the autralian cattle dog "heeler".
Fair enough.... I prefer the stockier stronger build...... Thing is....... I have been around both breeds for years and years.... I have owned ACDs for a LONG time....... Fostered a few stumpies..... ACDs are the more powerfully built breed...Because I never highly considered any breed, I don't know much about their temperment. I do prefer the Stumpy because of their proportions, they are less stocky, with longer legs. I also like their slimmer head, and I prefer the shape of their ears (being a bit thinner). I am also not a huge fan of tan points in dogs. I really like the fully roaned with a few solid spots look, over fully roaned with TP
That's my favorite dog aesthetic, too. And temperament-wise, Bouvs and Giant Schnauzers suit me - they're dedicated and smart without being high-strung. I'd really like a Bouv but I'm too allergic. I miss my late Giant so much...I've been debating looking for another one, but I think the wound is still too fresh - a dog that was similar to him but not him might be foo hard. He wasn't a perfect dog, but he was perfect for me.I love almost all dogs... I love my beagle and my stabij but my heart jumps when I see those scruffy lurchers or Bouvier des flandres, the giant schnauzer or the russian black terrier, the Irish wolfhound or the Scottish deer hound..Big hairy and athletic I guess thats my type..
You're not the only one. I've been looking for what I call an "old lady's dog" for probably 10 years. Really small won't do for me, but I've researched pretty much everything in the 20-40 pounds range. Not many are possibilities, partly because most of them tend to be barky, and partly because most of them have long hair. Both of those are prejudices and absolute stoppers for me. Lately I find myself researching Shiba Inus. A lot of the appeal is probably my Akita history. There are a couple of breeders here in Colorado, and if the [email protected] lockdown and general COVID fears would ever end, I'd be calling and seeing about visits already. Since dog shows are starting up again, maybe it won't be long before I can do that.I'm starting to lose interest in 100-pound dogs, or any dog I can't carry in an emergency, and my new preference is for scruffy terrier mixes in the 20-30 pound range. According to Embark, Franklin is a mix of about half of the smaller AKC-recognized breeds, and he is perfect.
I feel ya there..... I had to lift a 68 pound Labrador in the car this morning...I love Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, but my ALL TIME FAVORITES are Belgian Malinois and Wolf Hybrids. I love the look of the breeds. My grandpa had a GSD/Wolf Hybrid when I was growing up and I loved him. I have a Golden Retriever right now and he is my first and I LOVE HIM TO DEATH!!! Even though he doesn't self entertain very well and sometimes thinks its ok to chew on pillows lol.