Dogs: Breeds as a child vs. as an adult

Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
I have noticed that most people I know tend to stick with the same breed of dog for a pet that they had growing up.
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I have a different breed(s) than I did as a child.
Hot'n'Bothered , Subbi , underHim , Graniteal , dv8 , GONE! , melissa1973 , Beck , Nirelan , LoveYouLikeThat , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Dixiemomma , Peggi , Allstars316 , KRD
15  (68%)
Same breed(s) as when I was a child.
Ms. Spice , kawigrl , HarlequinBunnie , Life's Little Secrets , Envy
5  (23%)
I did not have dogs during both my child AND adult life.
loveshocks , chantalgiardina
2  (9%)
Total votes: 22
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02/13/2012
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wdanas wdanas
We had mixed breeds when I was growing up, but as an adult I opted for a purebred. I wouldn't turn away a mixed breed, though; you never know when a stray will decide to make itself at home.
02/13/2012
Subbi Subbi
I had a mutt growing up, then a yellow lab, and now a pit mix. I don't like getting the same dog because you can never "replace" the one that passed. I like to move on and try out other breeds.
02/13/2012
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Quote:
Originally posted by Subbi
I had a mutt growing up, then a yellow lab, and now a pit mix. I don't like getting the same dog because you can never "replace" the one that passed. I like to move on and try out other breeds.
Good point.

Maybe it's just my weird circle. LOL

I had a mutt growing up. Currently have a Pomeranian. (always wanted one growing up, if that counts...)
02/13/2012
underHim underHim
Had a miniature collie and a cocker spaniel growing up now I have a giant mutt. I like getting animals from the shelters.
02/13/2012
loveshocks loveshocks
No dogs in my childhood or current adult life. My mom is allergic to most pet dander.
02/13/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
We've always had mixed dogs, the only purebreds we have had was a Border Collie and a Jack russel.
02/13/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
shepherds are the best
02/21/2012
GONE! GONE!
I no longer have dogs but if I did it would be totally different than the kinds of dogs I had as a kid.
02/22/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
I had german shepards while growing up, but now i gave 2 small dogs. My land lord won't let us have anything but small dogs and only the 2.
06/19/2012
Beck Beck
I had a beagle growing up and a German Sheppard/Collie Mix. Now, I have a Chihuahua - Wiener Dog. I do plan on getting a Beagle and a German Sheppard again. We wanted a small dog for while our children are small.
06/19/2012
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot'n'Bothered
I have noticed that most people I know tend to stick with the same breed of dog for a pet that they had growing up.
I love my little chihuahuas. They help with asthma, blood pressure, anxiety, not to mention they are cute!
06/19/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
I have a smaller breed than when I was growing up because of my living situation now. I miss my big doggies.
06/19/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
We had boxers growing up (and I love them to peices), but I prefer having Beagles. I love those little doggies
06/19/2012
Life's Little Secrets Life's Little Secrets
I had a German shepard collie mix for 15 yrs that I put down about a yr ago (I am 23 yrs old, and he had advanced Alzheimer's disease) and i also have a char pei and mallameux mix. So I may get another German Shepard mix or get a pit bull and boxer mix. I have always been into big dogs.
06/19/2012
Envy Envy
Same breeds, but now we have birds instead of dogs. But I will always have a thing for Doxies and hope to get another someday.
06/19/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot'n'Bothered
I have noticed that most people I know tend to stick with the same breed of dog for a pet that they had growing up.
I didn't have a pet growing up and we don't have any dogs but we do have 2 small birds
06/19/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
my dogs got bigger right aong with me lol had labs and beagles and such as a kid not i have mastiffs LOL and a chihuahua that thinks she's 300 lbs
06/20/2012
Peggi Peggi
Growing up we had two GIANT Dobermans who thought they were my nannies, and would protect the heck out of me as a toddler! They were so patient with me, but a stranger sets foot on the property and you can hear them go nuts!

I always had a love for big dogs because of this, and although I did end up getting a smaller dog at one point and medium dog, my TRUE love is for larger dogs like German Shepherds, which I lucked out and got a lovely mix of G.S., but growing up I always just wanted big dogs. Most of them were beautiful and I love the fact that you can use them as a giant pillow during snuggle time! Plus, little dogs tend to be more difficult for me to train, since most of the breeds for tiny dogs are more stubborn (not to mention hyper!)
06/20/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
We had one mutt growing up. Now I have a cockerpoo!!
06/20/2012
KRD KRD
I always rescue so whichever little pup or dog I fall in love with, that's what I take home
06/20/2012
Total posts: 21
Unique posters: 20