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Bird Dogs

My dad always had bird dogs when we were growing up. My favorite dog was a Brittany Spaniel named Max. I loved that dog. I've been trying to talk Nicole into letting me get a Beagle or a Bird Dog. She has finally agreed to a Bird Dog. Which one do you think we should get?


Patience said…
Ok, that's just weird! It was a bit early in the morning for my mind to process this.
scmom (Barbara) said…
I love a dog you can keep in a one square foot cage!

PS Beagles are bad dogs! :o)
James M. Hahn said…
Patience, Sorry for weirding you out.

Barbara, I don't know if we'll be able to remain friends, Beagles are awesome! Did you mean bad as in good? ;-)
Patience said…
I have two huskies myself. They live outdoors in a large pen and the colder it gets the happier they are. I don't know what kind of bird dogs they are cause they let a flock of them come in and eat some of their kibble. They are pretty good at slaying a raccoon.
scmom (Barbara) said…
My husband loves Beagles, too, and had one as a boy. I think they dig and bay and generally get into trouble. Maybe it's a guy thing.

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