Homeowner with a decent size yard. Yard will be fenced soon. Someone almost always home. Dog will be inside and outside. 3 children 10, 6 and 2. There will be a newborn next year. I don't care for tiny or very large dogs.
My kids are all over the place hence why the fence is going up for their safety. I would want the dog to run freely in the back yard with the kids. We will take neighborhood walks too so exercise won't be a problem.
It also depends on how active your family is. If your more laid back, the something like a basset hound but if your a more energetic family a lab would be good.
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
November 18, 2012 at 6:37 AM
Very. Thank you. I will see if I can find any around here.
Me either, but I selected low maintence, not up your butt, requires minimal daily exercise, good with kids, a protector but not a hunter/dominant protector (think not a guard dog) and minimal grooming, as well as good with commands and easy to train.
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I'd say a Cocker Spaniel or some kind of med. size mixed pup from a shelter. Labs are VERY energetic. Don't get me wrong they're good dogs and pretty easily trained. The thing I worry about is one jumping up on your little ones and knocking them down. We have a 1/2 basset 1/2 weenie dog, he's great with dd (2). Not too big, not too little. Schnauzers can be aggressive dogs. We have one, but had to make him an outside dog after dd was born. He just can't be 100% trusted around dd, kwim?
I have an 8,6 and 4 year old..... We have two labs am breed them.... They are the most gentle dog with my kids!!! My daughter is special needs and my female is always with her!!! They are very protective of the kids and will put up with just about anything from the kids (pulling on ears paws ect) let me know if you have any questions
A lot of people give up their Pitbulls because their landlords find out about them and it goes against BSL. If dogs are fought, they are not rehomed because it is too much of a danger to other dogs. However, that is not the dogs fault. He didn't teach himself to fight. A lot I it has to do with BSL within cities and improper training though. I've had pits and they're amazing.
I've never had or known one. Just hear the horror stories. I looked online at the local pounds and one is full of Pitts. The one in the city... Coincidence ?
I love pits. Ill get bashed for that but Idc. I advocate for the breed. Wonderful family dogs, great with kids, loving personalities, the list goes on and on :)