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25th January 2007, 12:14 PM
Whats your top 5 dog breeds?
Mine are

cavalier king charles spaniel
golden retriever
Labrador retriever
australian shepherd :D

Cicero's Mummy
25th January 2007, 12:42 PM
1. Cavalier (duh)
2. Pomeranian
3. Chihuahua
4. Shih Tsu or Maltese (can't decide)
5. Lhasa Apso

25th January 2007, 12:50 PM
I like Papillons ( & the phalene type) Bullmastiffs , Japanese chins , & I like the look of Saluki's

matties mum
25th January 2007, 12:55 PM
1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
2 Cocker Spaniel
3 Border Collie
4 Spinger Spaniel
5 Any Spaniel at all
-----Aileen and the gang(Jazzie--Barney--Sam)

25th January 2007, 12:58 PM
1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
2 Cocker Spaniel
3 Border Collie
4 Spinger Spaniel
5 Any Spaniel at all
-----Aileen and the gang(Jazzie--Barney--Sam)

I quite like the look of the b/t cockers , I once saw a gorgous b/t cocker with a stunning coat when I was in the car. One of those dogs you just catch a glimpse of but never forget

Claire L
25th January 2007, 01:09 PM
Sorry I don't have any favourites - I just love 'em all as long as they're nice :D :flwr:

25th January 2007, 01:59 PM
1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
2 Cocker Spaniel
3 Border Collie
4 Spinger Spaniel
5 Any Spaniel at all
-----Aileen and the gang(Jazzie--Barney--Sam)

I quite like the look of the b/t cockers , I once saw a gorgous b/t cocker with a stunning coat when I was in the car. One of those dogs you just catch a glimpse of but never forget

I had a b/t cocker, we just lost him in november he was the most gentle and sweetest dog he was 13 years old.
I always like the spaniel dogs,but cav's are the best.

25th January 2007, 02:04 PM
Oooh toughie as I love so many breeds but I guess this would be my list right now at least

1) Cavaliers
2) West Highland White Terriers
3) Papillions
4) American Eskimos
5) Tibetian Spaniel

25th January 2007, 03:09 PM
1. Cavaliers
2. German Shepherd
3. Border Collie
4. Aussie shepherds-red and blue merles
5. papillon- I just love to say the name really fast and high pitched! I drove my hubby nuts for about 2 months straight!

25th January 2007, 03:16 PM
1. No need to even write it, you already know :)
2. Springer Spaniels
3. Pembroke Welsh Corgis
4. Boston Terriers
5. Labrador Retrievers

Although I am kind of like Claire L, I have never met a dog I didn't think was cute and I didn't love!

25th January 2007, 03:48 PM
I like all, but I prefer:

1. Cavaliers
2. Greyhounds
3. Italian Greyhounds
4. Salukis
5. Afghan Greyhound

(yes, I like very much the greys!!)

But I like any dog that don't want to bite me!! ( I don't feel comfortable with dangerous breeds, like rotweilers, pitbulls, ... )

Scouty girl
25th January 2007, 03:59 PM
I love all dogs, they all have their own special reason for being here, but I am partial to:

1. Newfoundlands, I've had one for ten years, since she was 7wks.
2. Cavaliers
3. Golden Retrievers
4. Bernese Mountain Dogs
5. Labrador Retrievers

I do love my cavalier, Ive only had her for a few months. She is lovely, very smart and cuddly. I'm a big dog person, but was dying to have a little dog also. I have been reading about and looking into a Cavalier for three years. I would like to get another one, one day.

25th January 2007, 04:11 PM
I will agree with many of you that I also think Australian Shepards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the blue merles especially. Alas they are too intelligent for the small space I have and I cant even imagine what would happen to my lil condo with such a smart dog who got bored :p

Adding to my above list here are a few more doggies I adore as well. And just because I adore them, like the Australian, doesn't mean they are best suited for my home or lifestyle

Clumber Spaniels
American Malumutes
Belding Terriers
Golden Retreivers
Tibetian Spaniel
French Bulldog
Shih Tzu
Cocker Spaniels
And the list can go on and on....

If you couldnt tell Im a dog lover and one who has never had a dog before meaning I had a lot of time to look and read up on all kinds of different breeds :D

25th January 2007, 04:21 PM
hhehe you guys and your dogs - they are fun to read about!

Here are my top 5:

1 ~ Cavaliers
2 ~ French Mastiff or Doggue De Bordeaux
3 ~ Chinese Pug
4 ~ Golden Retriever
5 ~ Yorkshire Terrier

Andrea&Diva´s mom
25th January 2007, 04:58 PM
2. austarlian sheperd
3. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
4. Japanese Chin
5. Golden retriever
6. Papillon
7. Tibet Spaniel
8. French bulldog
9. Toy spaniel
10. chihuahua

Oh did you just say the top 5 !! my list go on and on


I could be all day thinking of my favorites :lol:

25th January 2007, 05:01 PM
1 Cavalier King Charles
2 Boxer
3 Yorkshire terrier
4 Labrador retriever
5 any other sweety

25th January 2007, 06:00 PM
There's no way i can list only 5. :shock: But Cavaliers and Greyhounds will always have a special place in my heart. :l*v: Pretty much any other sweet dog (breed doesn't matter) goes on the list, making it basically endless. :)

Daisy's Mom
25th January 2007, 06:19 PM
Mine are:

1. Cavaliers (Of course. I wanted one for about 15 years before I was finally able to get one.)

2. Poodles -- I grew up with them, and I still have to say they are unbelievably smart dogs and very easy to live with. I loved the 4 we had over the years (2 at a time). They were my best friends throughout childhood and up till about 9 years ago when the last one passed away. One of them was beatific and angelic to absolutely everyone (to a fault -- she would put up with all kinds of obnoxious behavior from kids), two were friendly to almost everyone and slavishly devoted to our family members, and the last one loved my family ferociously and had no use for anyone else, and let them know it. As much as I love Daisy, I have to say that our poodles had waaayyyy fewer bad habits as puppies than she does. They were just less "doggy." Less chewing, less biting, cleaner, easier to housetrain, stayed in our unfenced yard, came when called without training or treats, were less wild but still very playful, etc. I know a lot of people don't like poodles, but I am a big fan. My husband hates poodles so I knew they were never really an option for us when we finally decided it was the right time to get a dog. Plus, I hate the grooming issues.

3. Papillons -- never really been around one but I think they are adorable looking.

4. Pomeranians -- see above.

5. Yorkies

Can you tell I'm a big fan of small dogs? :D Of the big dogs I've been around, I like boxers and golden retrievers, but I would never want one that big in the house. And I never want an outdoor dog -- I feel so sorry for them out there alone 95% of the time. Our neighbor has a chow mix out in a dogpen that barks all the time and just looks so miserable. Plus he is very unfriendly. Now, for some unexplicable reason, he has gotten a second dog -- a purebred chow puppy. Great -- I'm just waiting for the stupid thing to get out of its prison and attack my kids or Daisy. Plus, a chow outside in Tennessee is just not fair, IMO, because it just gets too hot for them. Wow -- way off topic. Sorry for the venting.

25th January 2007, 06:37 PM
I will be the first to not list a Cavalier first because I have yet to experience ownership... BUT THIS WEEKEND THAT CHANGES!

1. Labrador Retrievers (such loving yet playful pets)
2. Cavalier (very much like a lab except more playful perhaps more dependant)
3. Minature Collie (almost chose this breed over the Cavalier - a little too playful perhaps)
5. Husky (love love the look of them but would never take on one myself do to exercise/space needed)

25th January 2007, 07:24 PM
Cavaliers, then Bichon Frises (had two growing up), and if you want to see something really cute, google a "Cavashon" (a mix between the two although still more fur than I'd care to groom).

25th January 2007, 07:31 PM
my top 5....

1) cavalier
2) irish setter
3) border collie
4) shih tzu
5) clumber spaniel

25th January 2007, 07:48 PM
CKCS/ Shetland Sheepdog.
Border Collie.
Springer Spanial.
English Pointer.
Irish Setter.

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

25th January 2007, 07:52 PM
3. Minature Collie (almost chose this breed over the Cavalier - a little too playful perhaps)

Do you mean the Shetland Sheepdog/Sheltie? :D

I have two, yes loads of energy in those little bodies, lots of daily exercise needed along with lots of grooming! Excellent for obedience and agility, both of mine just thrive on it.

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

25th January 2007, 08:08 PM
3. Minature Collie (almost chose this breed over the Cavalier - a little too playful perhaps)

Do you mean the Shetland Sheepdog/Sheltie? :D.

Sheltie! that's it, I sat here thinking... darn what's the real name. As a teen my neighbour had one and I loved them. But growing up we had 2 labs, its all I have ever know! Hense it was also my childrens first dog. So when looking for a puppy this time, due to a health issue i have, I needed a smaller dog that wouldnt pull me on my face - so to speak! I started looking at the Sheltie but decided although smaller still would be pretty energetic which might not work out for a balance issue i have. Then I discovered the Cavalier.... love at first read!

25th January 2007, 08:56 PM
google a "Cavashon" (a mix between the two although still more fur than I'd care to groom).

They're too cute!!!! Like very fluffy cavaliers!!!!! sweeeeeeeeeeet!

Darby's Mom
25th January 2007, 09:30 PM
1. Cavaliers
2. Cavaliers b*n*n*
3. Cavaliers ;)
4. Cavaliers :lol:
5. Cavaliers :rotfl:
6. Tibetan Spaniel
7. Border Terriers
8. Papillons
9. Bernese Mountain Dogs
10. German Shepherds

25th January 2007, 11:27 PM
1 Cavalier
4Rottie(specaily long coated)
5French Bulldog
6 Any poor dog needing a place to stay

26th January 2007, 12:46 AM
1. Cav
2. Clumber spaniel
3. Burmese Mountain Dog
4. Golden retriever
5. sussex spaniel or a blue merle australian sheepdog

26th January 2007, 04:22 AM
1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the absolute best breed
2. Vizsla - I will have another one some day
3. Basset Hound - I have a real weakness for this breed
4. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
5. German Shepherd - my first dog (first love)
6. Miniature Schnauzer
7. Yorkshire Terrier
8. Pomeranian
9. Shih Tzu
10. West Highland Terrier

26th January 2007, 12:40 PM
Okay Bare in mind I love all dogs. These are the ones I lean towards the most.
1. Golden Retriever
2 Cavalier
3 Border Collie
4 Germanshorthaired pointer
5 Aussie shepherd.
And for all those Aussie lovers out there. Heres a pic of my Secret.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/119/365650461_b66ec54625_m.jpg. Beautiful girl. And I will show you a pic of Hades when i find one. He is a black tri, but lives with a friend now as the country was too much for him. He is much more settled being in a back yard with wood fencing so he doesnt have to look at everything.[/img]

26th January 2007, 03:40 PM
For small dogs, my first two choices are obvious icon_whistling while the last two are breeds we seriously considered before going with a Miniature Schnauzer.
Cavaliers, Miniature Schnauzer, French Bulldog, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

For larger breeds, I love the Old English Sheep Dogs, the Saluki is just beautiful, and the Wirehaird Pointing Griffon has that shaggy, old man look that is so cute...ie...Schnauzer! :lol: :lol:

26th January 2007, 04:25 PM
1. Cavs, of course
2. Weimaraner (I love those steel coats, and if I ever have a big house with a big yard, I'm getting one)
3. Choc. labs
4. frenchies
5. Brussells griffons or clumber spaniels...

26th January 2007, 04:31 PM
3. Choc. labs...
Oh I love them. We had a blonde and everyone here wanted a Chocolate one next. But my "tipsy body loss of balance issue" ruined that plan. But I know we will love the Cavalier breed too, its just going to be an adjustment period to looking down to find the dog!!

26th January 2007, 04:38 PM
1. Tri Coloured Cavaliers
2. B & T Cavaliers
3. Blenheim Cavaliers
4. Ruby Cavaliers
5. Cocker Spaniels (any colour)
6. German Shepherd (long coated)
7. Rottweiler
8. Choc Lab
9. Black Lab
10. English Bull Terrier
11. Staffie

I love loads of dog breeds so can't limit it to five, sorry :oops:

26th January 2007, 11:42 PM
Let's see....

1. Cavaliers (of course!)

2. Pugs (they are so ugly they're cute and such friendly little sweeties as well)

3. Golden and Labrador Retrievers (i should separate them but can't)

4. Corgis- i don't have much experience with them but their short legs and long bodies make me smile.

5. I have to say that I have a soft spot for mixed breeds---Heinz 57s

My childhood dog was half cocker (black) with a mother that was half cocker half collie and looked just like a sheltie. Lady somehow managed to come out looking just like a Ruby Cav with black tips to her ears. She had a Cav's selfless devotion, fearlessness and loving temperment and is what led me to the breed in the first place. I grew up in the US and moved to Ireland when i was 23. I'd never heard of Cavaliers before coming here, saw Ruby cavs at a dog show, and made it my mission to find the breed of dog that looked like 'little Ladys.' And so I eventually found out and got Indy!


27th January 2007, 12:05 AM
Oh no! Don't make me choose :lol:

1. Cav! It's the only breed I've owned so I'm a little biased icon_whistling
2. Golden or Labrador Retriever If I am ever lucky enough to own a big dog like this I don't know which I'd choose!
3. Staffy Oh how dangerous! Lol I just love these dogs!
4. Boxer I've always been around boxers (grandparents own them) and their just so sweet!
5. Burnese Mountain Dog Oh here comes my big dog obsession :p
6. Great Dane How could you not love these guys!!
7. St Bernard Just a big fluffy bundle of love

27th January 2007, 06:14 AM
1. our dearest Cavies... (do'oh)
2. Pomeraniann.. love the white lil puffy ones! :P
3. American Eskimos
4. White westhighland terriers.. cause of Ceaser's soft food ad in tv ! :sl*p:
5. White long hair German Sheperd

but i love any breed.. tee hee.

okay , i know , i love white dogs..... :oops:

29th January 2007, 09:15 AM
i like mixture dogs.
my first two were cocker mixes.
then i had a sheltie mix.
I'm not talking about designer dogs, deliberately blended breeds. I mean, heinz 57. i had good experiences with those, and at the dog park, i often see dogs that i think are adorable and with great personality, and i say "What kind of dog is that??" and the owner shrugs and laughs and says they don't know, or they start guessing, "Well, they think he's part...."

cavaliers are special to me. they have all the qualities of my favorite mutts.