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    Question Has anyone ever owned a larger hound?

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    I want a black and tan coonhound. My little dog is cool (she's actually my heart), but I want a second dog, I want a big one, and I like hounds .

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    I know people who've have them for hunting.

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    You should research the breed to be sure that it will fit into your lifestyle Just because a breed is cute, pretty, big, cool etc. doesn't mean they are the right breed for you. Getting a dog for looks or size, whatever, is a big reason a lot of dogs end up in shelters. Just do some research
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    You should research the breed to be sure that it will fit into your lifestyle Just because a breed is cute, pretty, big, cool etc. doesn't mean they are the right breed for you. Getting a dog for looks or size, whatever, is a big reason a lot of dogs end up in shelters. Just do some research
    Spare me the speech. I HATE pet politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livetosurf View Post
    Spare me the speech. I HATE pet politics.
    Oh god, I wasn't giving you a speach, I was just suggesting you do research because not all breeds will fit into all lifestyles... I was trying to offer some helpful advice. I myself have gotten a breed in the past that absolutely did not fit into our life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livetosurf View Post
    Spare me the speech. I HATE pet politics.
    She gave you great advice. I suggest you listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    You should research the breed to be sure that it will fit into your lifestyle Just because a breed is cute, pretty, big, cool etc. doesn't mean they are the right breed for you. Getting a dog for looks or size, whatever, is a big reason a lot of dogs end up in shelters. Just do some research

    Agree and it's not a speech...I think it's helpful
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    I've never owned a large hound, but my beagle is a lot more work than I had anticipated. Nothing we couldn't handle, but definitely different from the labs we had growing up. I would say the biggest things with hounds is proper training and a fenced in yard. I've even read that scent hounds can't hear you when they catch a scent. Hopefully other people have more info so you can decide if they're right for you
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    as an owner of an older small dog, and a younger large dog--well, let's just say i'll never do it again. if buddy were younger and had more pep then maybe. but gwen does a lot of damage to him. i suppose it would be different if i had gotten her as a new puppy. but i don't suggest it. there's just too much that can go wrong.

    and i know there are people here who have a large dog and a small dog and do just fine. and i honestly think we'd be fine if we had gwen as a puppy. but right now buddy is on kennel rest for the second time since june and it probably has a lot to do with how gwen plays with him.

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