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Hi thereee!

First of all I'm new to this forum, hello ;) I've never had a dog so I was never interested in dog forums either,

But I'm willing to get a puppy, my first one. And I got my eyes caught on two types of dogs, but I can't seen to identify them!

One I already know, that was a Yorkshire Terrier (?), but what type of dog is this?:

http://i43.tinypic.com/f0anf5.jpg

And for dog knowers, which one would you recommand?
 

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Looks like a Rough Collie to me :)

If my eyes are deceiving me and that's actually a small dog, then it's a Shetland Sheepdog.
 

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Hi thereee!

First of all I'm new to this forum, hello ;) I've never had a dog so I was never interested in dog forums either,

But I'm willing to get a puppy, my first one. And I got my eyes caught on two types of dogs, but I can't seen to identify them!

One I already know, that was a Yorkshire Terrier (?), but what type of dog is this?:

http://i43.tinypic.com/f0anf5.jpg

And for dog knowers, which one would you recommand?
Welcome to the forum! You'll find A LOT of helpful people here, including many who know more than I do. A couple of questions pop into my mind after reading your post, though: How did you narrow it down to these two? Are you just going by pictures? I'm asking because it seems a little odd to me that you know the picture but not the breed name. You may have used other criteria like temperament, shedding, exercise needs, etc. and I apologize if you did. You shouldn't put much emphasis on pictures, though.
 

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Welcome to the forum! You'll find A LOT of helpful people here, including many who know more than I do. A couple of questions pop into my mind after reading your post, though: How did you narrow it down to these two? Are you just going by pictures? I'm asking because it seems a little odd to me that you know the picture but not the breed name. You may have used other criteria like temperament, shedding, exercise needs, etc. and I apologize if you did. You shouldn't put much emphasis on pictures, though.
Thank you very much for replying so quickly you two!

And that was going to be my next step! I don't know much about dogs, I've only had cats and bunnies trough the years. But I've always dreamt of having a dog. So I really wouldn't know where to search first, so I wanted to -start- with pictures and eventually get all the information needed about the dog.
If the dog itself not looking at the picture was not what I was searching for i'd try something else!
It sounds a bit odd, i know, but atm pictures are all I have :D
So maybe you could help me out?
 

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Thank you very much for replying so quickly you two!

And that was going to be my next step! I don't know much about dogs, I've only had cats and bunnies trough the years. But I've always dreamt of having a dog. So I really wouldn't know where to search first, so I wanted to -start- with pictures and eventually get all the information needed about the dog.
If the dog itself not looking at the picture was not what I was searching for i'd try something else!
It sounds a bit odd, i know, but atm pictures are all I have :D
So maybe you could help me out?
Well you have to decide what you do and what you don't want in a dog and in what areas are you willing to compromise, as no breed or dog is perfect.

Here are two sites that I think have great info.:
http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/dogbreeds/
http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogselectorindex.do

Don't get depressed after reading the first site. It may make you think all dogs have more problems than they're worth. I appreciate the site because it's very straightforward with the limitations of each breed. But you definitely can have a wonderful, worthwhile, but still imperfect dog.

There are many mutts (mixed breeds) that make great pets too. You can go to a local humane society or shelter and interact with dogs and see what you like. They'll have mostly mutts but some purebreds too, most likely.

Some things to consider:
Size: large dogs eat and poop more (more expensive)
Shedding
Energy level: Do you want a couch potato or a dog that's always on the go? Or somewhere in between? Roughly *where* regarding in between?
Exercise requirements: Dogs need daily exercise via walking and/or active play (fetch, for example)
Affection level: Although you might think, "the more affection the better," extremely highly affectionate dogs can develop separation anxiety and can also be very needy--whining until you play with them even when you want to get work done. My dog loves affection but doesn't mind time alone either, which is perfect for me.
Playfulness: Some dogs will love to play games but will get bored if you don't play with them. Others wouldn't know what to do with a dog toy.
Health: Some breeds are prone to many health problems.
 

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Thank you so, só much! You are really helpfull. I'm going to read trough those websites! But first I need to know what breed this exactly was!

Rough collie or Shetland sleepdog like mentioned before
 

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Thank you so, só much! You are really helpfull. I'm going to read trough those websites! But first I need to know what breed this exactly was!

Rough collie or Shetland sleepdog like mentioned before
As ACM said, it could be either. I'd really try to discourage you from letting physical appearance play a big role, though. So long as you don't think the dog is ugly, what really matters is whether the temperament and needs of the dog match what you're looking for. When you get a dog whose temperament (affection, playfulness, energy level) is the right match for you, the dog's physical beauty will grow on you more an more each day.

Whether the dog is a Sheltie or a Collie, I can tell you that it is a wonderful breed but it will shed A HUGE amount.

I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix and I always recommend the Spaniel family (particularly Cavaliers, Cockers, and Springers) to people because I love them.
 
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