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Dog Breeds Rated for Feistiness
Discovery.com ^ | June 26, 2008 | Jennifer Viegas

Posted on 06/26/2008 10:18:39 AM PDT by Oyarsa

June 26, 2008 -- Little dogs -- think Chihuahuas and Dachshunds -- tend to be feisty, while certain breeds, like Golden and Labrador Retrievers, are as mellow as their reputations suggest, found a new study that identified the most and least aggressive common dog breeds.

(Excerpt) Read more at dsc.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: aggression; behavior; dogbreeds; dogs
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Please read the source in its entirety.

I observe that the inimitable Elkhound was not included; undoubtedly because it would have put other dogs to shame. :-) /joke

1 posted on 06/26/2008 10:18:40 AM PDT by Oyarsa
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To: Oyarsa

The best breed of all, the Pug, isn’t even listed on the expanded list. Not fair!


2 posted on 06/26/2008 10:23:38 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Oyarsa

Help me out here. Where is the expanded list in that article?


3 posted on 06/26/2008 10:26:20 AM PDT by saganite
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To: Oyarsa

This dog is feistier and nastier than all
the other mutts on your list -- combined!

4 posted on 06/26/2008 10:27:27 AM PDT by Zakeet (Be thankful we don't get all the government we pay for)
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To: Oyarsa

This rates a “duh.” Little dogs are hyper and bouncy and run all over the place...big dogs are more laid back. Well, maybe with the exception of a few Chows and Chow mixes I’ve known, now those were some crazy dogs. (And maybe greyhounds, but they’re only hyper for 30 minutes a day...the other 23:30, they’re furniture that wants petting.)

}:-)4


5 posted on 06/26/2008 10:30:11 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: Oyarsa

They are not feisty, they will just eat you if you come in uninvited.

6 posted on 06/26/2008 10:30:51 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Huh?)
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To: saganite

Click on the word “here” in the sentence:

“A more complete list of the breeds included in the study and how they rated may be found here.”


7 posted on 06/26/2008 10:31:22 AM PDT by Oyarsa
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To: WakeUpAndVote

The stair police, LOL.


8 posted on 06/26/2008 10:36:09 AM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Oyarsa

If it's not a Basenji, it's just a dog.

9 posted on 06/26/2008 10:36:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Play that Funky Music Typical White Boy!)
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To: Oyarsa

10 posted on 06/26/2008 10:41:14 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: Zakeet; Joann37

There’s your pug...


11 posted on 06/26/2008 10:41:47 AM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can start differentiating, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians)
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To: Joann37

Any study that doesn’t include pugs is invalid.


12 posted on 06/26/2008 10:42:59 AM PDT by rightazrain (Our Constitution is hanging on how Justice Kennedy feels when he gets up in the a.m. -Rush Limbaug)
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To: rightazrain

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13 posted on 06/26/2008 10:45:19 AM PDT by rightazrain (Our Constitution is hanging on how Justice Kennedy feels when he gets up in the a.m.-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Oyarsa

I am owned by a Rat Terrier.


14 posted on 06/26/2008 10:45:52 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: Eurale
Our late (and greatly missed) Golden Retriever, Prior Lake Jake's favorite night was Halloween. He barked to announce each group of goblins and would lean in and sniff each candy sack's contents.
15 posted on 06/26/2008 10:49:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Zakeet

Hey, my dog wanted me to let you know he is very insulted by being put in the same category as that woman! ;0)


16 posted on 06/26/2008 10:50:24 AM PDT by MissEdie (On the Sixth Day God created Spurrier)
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To: Oyarsa
I'm hooked on Shiba Inu’s. They have a big dog look but in a little body. They don't bark allot, their cunning, and let me tell you about cute. You younger fellas need to be aware of the Chick-Magnet potential of a Shiba puppy.
17 posted on 06/26/2008 10:52:07 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Joann37
The best breed of all, the Pug

I love the pugs, except for one thing.....they shed horribly. We have a pet friendly B&B and I always have extra vacuuming to do when we've had a pug visiting. Other than that, they've been a pleasure to have.

18 posted on 06/26/2008 10:56:07 AM PDT by mupcat
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To: NavyCanDo

Forget feistiness. Rating dogs on the Chick Magnet Scale, Shiba Inu is #1 (Just don’t let the wife know how good)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZWM4vf32k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GfSz3LTNrQ&feature=related


19 posted on 06/26/2008 11:02:00 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: WakeUpAndVote

I have a matched set just like these - you can never have too many wienies!!!


20 posted on 06/26/2008 11:03:44 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: NavyCanDo

Elkhound puppies are cuter. ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl4vlSpfv0E


21 posted on 06/26/2008 11:05:46 AM PDT by Oyarsa
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To: WakeUpAndVote

A friend gave us their Corgy/Dachsund mix. He IS feisty AND smart. He is only 6 months old. I hope he grows our of the feistiness, before I beat it our of him.

Just joking. He’s great.


22 posted on 06/26/2008 11:08:37 AM PDT by wizr (Your life is God's gift to you. How you live it is your gift to Him.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Aw! What cuties! We have a minature dachshund and our son has a dachshund that’s called a “tweeny” because his weight and size are inbetween the minature and standard sized dachshunds. You are so right about someone coming in uninvited!! No one even comes down our driveway unannounced anymore, in his mind our little dachshund is a Rottweiller! He backs down our big fat Catahoula all the time. Very protective, very smart and the funniest breed we’ve ever had!


23 posted on 06/26/2008 11:09:21 AM PDT by fishergirl (My warrior, my soldier, my hero - my son. God bless our troops!)
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To: Oyarsa

I also note that Irish Setters (either show or sporting breed) are not listed. I presume that’s because they are to ADD to sustain a grudge or engage in aggressive behavior. Ours is the picture of domestic lunacy and docility, until you try to groom him. Then, you’d better have a whip and chair in hand or a tranquilizer gun.

Our boxer, on the other hand, is the most docile, loving, slobbering, shedding bundle of plumpness you can imagine. She looks ferocious, but she’d lead you to the family jewels and wait for her treat.


24 posted on 06/26/2008 11:09:35 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Typo, that should be “...too ADD...”


25 posted on 06/26/2008 11:12:18 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Oyarsa

It should be noted that male dachshunds have an uncanny ability to mate with any female dog variety. And will, when you least expect it.


26 posted on 06/26/2008 11:12:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: mupcat
I love the pugs, except for one thing.....they shed horribly

Huh! Try a Pembroke Corgi. They shed constantly. I used to own Shelties, and they would blow their coat once a year; but, the corgi sheds ALL the time, and Spring is just awful (as I look at my downstairs carpet and little tufts of hair all over it).

However, they are so cute and have such great personalities that all is forgiven. For anyone thinking that this sounds good, I would recommend a Corgi (Pembroke) if your kids are at least 6 or 7. They love their people, but I don't think they are very patient with little kids who would be pulling at them.

Again, a small dog body, with a large dog spirit. Our Griffyn will chase a ball forever.

27 posted on 06/26/2008 11:13:29 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Correct. I saw a dachsund try to mount a border collie in Central Park some time ago.


28 posted on 06/26/2008 11:17:21 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: NavyCanDo
I wish our neighbor's Shiba Inu didn't bark a lot. He barks incessantly, ALL the time.

Of course, they leave him outside by himself all day -- he barks frantically at my two lady Labs whenever we go by, they do the doggie equivalent of a smile and a wave, which just makes him more frantic.

Poor guy. They don't take proper care of him.

29 posted on 06/26/2008 11:19:09 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Oyarsa
No big surprise.

The term "feist" - an old Southern word - means a small, yappy, bouncy dog of indeterminate parentage.

I will say that my Labs are not so mellow as all that, being field bred.

My 100% field bred black Lab is so feisty, she rushed my camera at age 7 weeks:

'course, she just wanted to give me a great big sloppy puppy kiss, not eat me alive. After all, I had just rescued her from the cargo hold of a jetliner and an open baggage cart on the apron at Hartsfield Atlanta.

30 posted on 06/26/2008 11:25:21 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: LibertarianLiz

We have a Corgi, too, and everything you said is right on - especially about being so cute that all is forgiven. :)


31 posted on 06/26/2008 11:29:19 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I take it you almost had an Siberian Dachshund from an amorous Doxy’s romantic exploits. You've got to give him an “A” for optimism.
32 posted on 06/26/2008 11:30:30 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: MizSterious; Kokojmudd; brytlea; Darnright; Sensei Ern; sangrila; rattrap; dervish; sandalwood; ...

Woof


33 posted on 06/26/2008 11:38:00 AM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: Eurale

Chi-wah-wahs ...

I have two: Fidel & Charo. Aye!


34 posted on 06/26/2008 11:41:09 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: WakeUpAndVote

We had three of them. Ha,ha.


35 posted on 06/26/2008 11:42:56 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Not if you get them neutered.


36 posted on 06/26/2008 11:44:34 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: AnAmericanMother

Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet Labs. Can’t say it enough. Oh and did I say sweet? Miss our Yellow Lab. :(


37 posted on 06/26/2008 11:45:35 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: BunnySlippers

Never thought much of them but over the years I have had a little contact and LOVE them. They are darling and so sweet and...can be taken anywhere!!!


38 posted on 06/26/2008 11:46:24 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I was behind a van the other day that had two stickers:

“That’s not a dirty window, it’s my dachshund’s nose art”,

and the one that made me snort my Diet Pepsi:

“If you can see my wiener, you’re too close!”


39 posted on 06/26/2008 11:46:29 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Eurale

Yorkie?


40 posted on 06/26/2008 11:51:12 AM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Me and the wife are sooo close to getting a dachshund. She’s off this summer and I’m pushing her to go ahead and get one. Any suggestions (assuming the pic you posted is of your two good looking dogs)?


41 posted on 06/26/2008 11:55:48 AM PDT by cpanter (Steyn is my Obamamania!)
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To: Oyarsa
Pfffffffttt! Image and video hosting by TinyPic ...;0)
42 posted on 06/26/2008 11:58:15 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: TruthWillWin

Labs are the best dogs in the world hands down


43 posted on 06/26/2008 12:01:51 PM PDT by mattfromva
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To: Joann37
They were too feisty to bother with market researchers! pug1
44 posted on 06/26/2008 12:03:55 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: LibertarianLiz

“Huh! Try a Pembroke Corgi. They shed constantly. I used to own Shelties, and they would blow their coat once a year; but, the corgi sheds ALL the time, and Spring is just awful (as I look at my downstairs carpet and little tufts of hair all over it).

However, they are so cute and have such great personalities that all is forgiven. For anyone thinking that this sounds good, I would recommend a Corgi (Pembroke) if your kids are at least 6 or 7. They love their people, but I don’t think they are very patient with little kids who would be pulling at them.

Again, a small dog body, with a large dog spirit. Our Griffyn will chase a ball forever.”

Cardigan ones are much the same, though somewhat more laid back, and a little less “barky”. They both are shed-monsters, though.

My mom is on her 4th Corgi, having had 2 of each flavor.

I think I’ll stick to my Weimaraners or maybe a German Shorthaired Pointer. I love those Continental pointers.


45 posted on 06/26/2008 12:04:12 PM PDT by Mr Inviso
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To: Oyarsa

I see greyhounds and whippets are the least agressive, which is my experience.


46 posted on 06/26/2008 12:04:18 PM PDT by js1138
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To: Oyarsa

I'll be writing in my shepherd for president come November; he's way smarter than Obama, and far more conservative than McCain. He's strong on defense without being overly aggressive and his domestic policy is pretty much limited to going to the bathroom exclusively in outdoor venues.


47 posted on 06/26/2008 12:04:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Oyarsa

Confirmed, Siberian Huskies are extremely friendly dogs.

Not rated, the West Highland White Terrier; generally needy, active, a bit snippy, extremely smart.


48 posted on 06/26/2008 12:05:00 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
This is as feisty as she gets! morningshadows
49 posted on 06/26/2008 12:06:38 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: NavyCanDo

Oh my gosh! Those puppies are adorable, LOL.


50 posted on 06/26/2008 12:12:21 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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