Little dog

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  1. the_dude

    the_dude Elite Refuge Member

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    If I was looking pet first, hunter second, I would choose an AWS over a Boykin. Similar, but in my experience AWS is a much more laid back temperament than Boykins. If you need a dog with a ton of stamina for long hunts, AWS would not be my choice. But AWS are really, really good house dogs.

    That said, I don't think either qualify as a "small" dog. "Smaller" yes, but I would call them both a medium sized breed.
     
  2. #1WATERFOWLER

    #1WATERFOWLER Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm an AWS fan and I wouldn't call them small either. Mine is 45 lbs. Super around the house and in the field.
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  3. duckmann

    duckmann Elite Refuge Member

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    I think y'all are missing a big point here. His WIFE wants a little dog. He didn't say she wanted a dog to share with him. Do what she wants. A new companion for her might make it easier for him to slip away more often. As far as the "no wiener dog" advice I strongly disagree. We're on our third one over a 30 year period. They all have definite personalities but they have been asmuch a part of the family and as good with kids as our beagles, labs, and Goldens. I wouldn't touch a doxie mix like a chiweenie though.
     
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    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Good call. My wife wants a beagle named honey because her childhood pet...
     
  5. Bclick

    Bclick Elite Refuge Member

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    My next dog is a shiba inu, like a fox that wont dig out the back of your sofa for a den
     
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  6. duckmann

    duckmann Elite Refuge Member

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    Had a friend with one of them. Great dig. Lived to be 16.
     
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  7. nobands

    nobands Elite Refuge Member

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    Only problem is she is noisy, she was a rescue , that didn't have a good start.
    But yes we love her. This is a typical evening on the couch . She's a loyal little devil though.
     

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  8. Chance1

    Chance1 Senior Refuge Member

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    My wife wanted a replacement for her beloved shiatsu (sp). I talked her into a Boykin. Had him a year now. Great dog and a great hunter. Good compliment to our lab.
     
  9. Wiscoduckhunt

    Wiscoduckhunt Senior Refuge Member

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    Cockapoo... My mom bought one when my dad and I were up north for a ice fishing trip ... Although almost caused a real issue ... dog turned out to be ok ... No shedding ... Dad ended up being ok with it ... Thing lived to like 14 yrs old
     
  10. Ratboy

    Ratboy Senior Refuge Member

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    My 50lb lab is a little dog... My wife came along with me yesterday and got this pic...
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