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My parents and I are getting a dog soon…But we need a breed..I would match my family myself but they said no to the breeds accept 1…Here’s the requirements for the dog:

Intelligent
Medium-sized
Able to lay down for a while then swim their heart’s off
Able to swim

My suggestments:

Yellow lab(by me)
Golden Retriever(by K8TheBeast)

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thanks! But i won’t be there sometimes to tell him/her because ill be over my cousins house some weekends and im going to be his/her master..

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What about a Golden Retriever?

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Schnauzers and Labs are good

Schnauzer have the urge to hunt smaller animals like rabbits and rats, sometimes bigger, depends on the type.

I really reccomend both!

(Friend owns 3 labs I own one schnauzer)

AND TWINNY!! /huggles Beasty)

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ill put that on the list

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a newfouldland dog would mostly bbe good for swiming to me but it not a medium size dog
i like the golden retriever most

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Well, Considering labs and goldens are NOT medium sized dogs I think most retrievers will fit your life style quite well. Try going to your local Shelter,check out the dogs there. I’m sure there are plenty of retrievers. .

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boxer there medium size like the water smart calm at times and super cute:)

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Portuguese Water Dog. :D That would be perfect.

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no dog loves to swim like a lab does…

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Swimming dogs are athletic, and can require hours of exercise.

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For these rules…

Intelligent
Medium-sized
Able to lay down for a while then swim their heartís off
Able to swim

Id say an aussie ? i have one right now that is VERY intelligent, loving, gentel, playful, active, and MUCH more.

But another breed of dog that fits the standers is the “Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever” Here is some info about them (a whole Website about them!)

The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever looks somewhat like a small Golden Retriever. It is a well-muscled dog that is medium to heavy boned. It has a deep chest that is well-insulated for swimming in cold water. The coat is dense, and comes in various shades of red and orange. It usually has small white markings on the feet, chest, tail tip and sometimes face and may have a slight wave on its back, but the coat is otherwise straight. The ears are triangular and set high and are well back from the skull. The head is clean-cut and slightly wedge-shaped. The powerful, compact, well-muscled body is on sturdy, solid legs.
Temperament
Sensible and very devoted to its family. These dogs are intelligent, easy to obedience train and good with children. They make great companion dogs as long as they get enough exercise to fulfill their energetic needs. Tollers may be a bit more reserved around strangers than the Golden Retriever, socialize them well. The same charming way this water dog has with his game, he demonstrates with his owner. He is hard-working and clever, and enjoys being with his master. His expression may seem low-spirited, but once in the hunt he is the happy hunter. The Toller’s strong retrieving desire and playfulness are natural traits, both necessary for his tolling ability. Tolling (luring) is a natural trait (like pointing) and cannot be taught. They have an intense natural excitement about their duty. Young dogs need to practice; training sessions involve establishing a close relationship and having children throw things for them to retrieve. Some owners say the Toller is a retrieving fool. They love retrieving games! These are excellent family pets which get on well with other dogs and animals. They are very patient with children. They bark when there is danger but that is likely to be all. They need owners who know how to properly communicate authority over them.
Height, Weight
Height: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm.)
Weight: 37-51 pounds (17-23 kg.)
Health Problems
This is a healthy working breed that is increasing in popularity. With its limited gene pool, a corresponding increase in some health dangers have occurred. Besides some thyroid and autoimmune problems, progressive retinal atrophy is starting to show up.
Living Conditions
The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They do well in cold climates.
Exercise
These high energy dogs need a lot of physical exercise. They need to be taken on a brisk, long, daily walk or jog. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog’s mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. In addition, they will enjoy it if you throw a ball or stick for them to retrieve.
Life Expectancy
About 12-14 years.
Grooming
The water-repellent, double coat of the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever should be combed and brushed with a firm bristle brush, paying particular attention to the dense undercoat. Dry shampoo regularly, but bathe only when necessary for it removes the natural oils in the skin which make it naturally water resistant. This breed is an average shedder.
Origin
The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever originates from Canada. Tolling Red Decoy Dogs probably accompanied their masters from Great Britain to Nova Scotia. They were crossed with retrievers and working spaniels. It was developed to toll (lure) ducks in the manner of the fox. The clever manner in which foxes work together to obtain a duck dinner has been observed over the centuries. The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever is the creation of skillful Canadian hunters. The Toller’s rather unusual job is to lure ducks and geese within shotgun range, and to retrieve them from the water after they have been hit. From his concealed blind near the shore, the hunter tosses a stick parallel to the shore, and with great liveliness, but without barking, the Toller retrievers it. It may take a dozen or more throws before the ducks or geese become curious and approach the shore. When the overly inquisitive ducks are within shooting range, the hunter calls his dog back to the blind, stands up to put the birds to flight, and shoots. The Toller then acts as an efficient retriever. Indians utilized this mesmerizing practice by stringing a fox skin across a length of shore and yanking it quickly back and forth, simulating the movement of the fox. The breed used to be called the Little River Duck Dog or Yarmouth Toller, but when the Canadian Kennel Club began registering them in the late 1950’s, the present name was established. FCI gave them full international recognition in 1982. There are a fair number of Tollers and breed specialty clubs in the USA. The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever was first recognized by the AKC in 2003.
Group
Gun Dog

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Yes I was going to suggest the Novia Scot Duck Tolling Retriever as well. They are like golden retrievers but their fur is golden with white paws and a white belly. They loooovvvveeee to go in lakes.

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Big-Foo-Family. Please remove the outside link or you will be flagged.

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my dog is a lab pit mix and he is the sweetest thing ever and he doesnt swim tho

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Anything but labs they r well known bitters and vicous to kids especially

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No there not and no offense but I thought you werent going to post anymore…

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were you talking to me??? Because thats just rude Koton