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Old 04-17-2010, 09:53 PM   #11
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I love the spaniels, my favorite is the clumber spaniel. That's going to be my next breed. I just want to pinch there cheeks.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:28 AM   #12
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I love the spaniels, my favorite is the clumber spaniel. That's going to be my next breed. I just want to pinch there cheeks.
I really like the Clumbers too but you know the only one I have ever met was at a dog show... you just don't see them around here.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:23 PM   #13
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I really like the Clumbers too but you know the only one I have ever met was at a dog show... you just don't see them around here.
I have never seen one. I just love them. I look them up all the time on the internet. They remind me of the bullies. Huge heads, lots more fur.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:47 PM   #14
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I met a Clumber at a furniture store in England (he was the greeter at the door) He was a very friendly, laid back fellow. I went back to the states wanting one, but haven't seen any since I got back. They seen a bit rare in the midwest._Marie
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:00 PM   #15
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i was going to suggest something from the toy group purely for the size point of view lol. i grew up with a bichon frise and we have several in our extended family. they dont require massive amounts of exercise and are small in size but still have intelligent friendly personalities. the only real issue would be grooming, they dont moult but do require frequent brushing and trips to the groomers. but maybe im biased lol.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:31 AM   #16
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I'd recommend a Papillon, not because I'm partial to them or anything.. =P but because to me, they're very similiar to a Cavie, only they don't have any realy health problems.

Their size can really differ. Average size is about 7-8 lbs. I currently own a 2 lb one, and my big boy who now lives with my ex was 13 lbs. A friend of mine on another forum has a 17 lb Pap.

Grooming is minimal. They are wash and wear. They have the look of a long haired dog, without all the work. Roxy might get a bath once a month? I rarely ever have to brush her. They shed continuously, so it's very minimal. They don't blow their coat like other breeds. Once in a while I notice a long white hair, but other than that, nothing. We find more hair from the pugs..lol..

Both Roxy and Gizmo are fantastic with kids. My two year old nephew loves Roxy who he calls 'Rocky', and he loves to pick her up. We watch him really closely, so that he doesn't pick her up the wrong way, but if he does, she just sits there and waits for us to help her out. She doesn't yelp, snarl, bite, growl..anything.

They can be yappy if they're not properly trained, I don't know what Roxy's bark sounds like.. lol, she never barks. Gizmo loved his own voice though. The difference was that we corrected Roxy in the beginning, but allowed Gizmo to get set in his ways.

They also can be high energy, and they love to run. They're the athletes of the toy breeds, and they're the 7th smartest dog breed. They need lots of stimulation, physical and mental. Roxy is pretty low energy, and does will with a walk, some training and a kong or car ride a day. Gizmo needed a run, a walk, fetch time, dog park time, lots of training and a kong before he was calm, not even tired..lol..

I love my Pap, but I also love my pugs too..and Pugs are supposed to be the best small breed dog if you have children. We have 2 and they're fantastic with all of the kids all the time..lol


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