adv sent me here. What dog for a jogging,hunting and smart companion should i get? preferably a furry lad since I'm thinkina movin to the mountains soon
pic kinda related but i wanna hear other options
Have you ever had a dog before?
>Yes - Husky
>No - Labrador Retriever
Do you work long hours?
>Consider a greyhound. I'm normally against shelter dogs due to wild behavior & aggression, but greyhounds are docile as fuck. I'd sugggest one of these if you're out often as Huskies/Labs shouldn't be left alone for long periods of time
>Have you ever had a dog before?
had dog before but had absolutely no clue since i was 7
>Do you work long hours?
reserves in the army weekly training and roughly a fortnight to do anything like..actual
so if i was to go with a labrador retriever, would he be fine with these conditions?
Dalmatians are an 11 on the activity scale. If you let them get bored they become neurotic and relentless, very nippy dogs. Would not suggest
> against shelter dogs due to wild behavior & aggression
Pro-tip; go to a 501(c)3 shelter (preferably kill ones, as they are much less picky than any breeder). Those shelters need to abide by their state's regulations and codes, which hold them reliable for their animal's behavior (as in, they are held responsible and can get sued for animal attacks). They are very strict about what animals get to go through, and oftentimes if they don't score 90 or higher on a behavior assessment they get put down or placed in a rescue. I honestly suggest a good shelter over a dog breeder for first time owners because of this, but unfortunately usually the opposite happens and that's when shitty, untrained adult dogs show up.
What kind of hunting are you doing, OP and what do you want the dog to do while hunting?
i want the lad to track animals for me to hunt, you know, following footsteps of a deer or something like that, maybe shelters if needed
as a bonus if it is capable of hunting by himself that outta be great.
A lab would totally be fine with that, but you have to be sure you don't let it develop separation anxiety. Crate train it hard.
Definitely 100% avoid shelter dogs those will almost all have separation anxiety issues. Don't listen to what the shelter-cucks tell you
Australian cattle dog or Australian cattle dog x Boarder Collie mix. The acd makes it hardy as fuck, can travel long distances, obedient, loyal and very quick to learn. The Collie will give it the tracking and chasing edge. They are also agile because of their tail and can change directions quick so good for rabbits.
Or Doberman as someone else Sid or retriever because they are so fucking easy and stress free.
Worst advice ever. Got a shelter dog later 9 months. Crate trained her since day 1,fine with it. Work 12 hour days max 3 days a week with 4 off before next 2 or 3 day stint and mines fine. Is a cattle dog. Bit neurotic, just give them shit to do when you arent home like hide treats, kongs, a plastic sea shell full of water and before you go to work take them for a 45 Min walk/run. I might be an exceptional case but I know others in the same boat. Just be responsible and teach your dog it's ok to be alone and direct it to keep itself busy with stimulating activities.
However obviously avoid long times or separation at all costs.
>as with any other dog
>implying all dogs including huskies
WOO WOO WOO. RETARD ALERT. RETARD ALERT.
REMINDER THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER, TRUST A HUSKY OR MALAMUTE OFF LEASH & ONLY LET THEM OFF IF YOU HAVE AN E-COLLAR ON THEM
Every single top dog trainer will tell you the same thing about arctic dogs
No this is my dog. Pitbulls are also incredibly rare here/people don't bring them out in public. Also nothing I said there was unreasonable nor did I fail to mention that my evidence was anecdotal. However more often than not, shelter dogs become equals, if not better than pure bred. Also thanks for making me reply.
As for op, whatever choice you make you'll end up giving a dog a great home as you seem interested and caring. Best of luck!