1)Which store (for example PETsMART) is the best place for all the supplies you need for a dog? 2)Which is the best breed that goes with cats, bunnies, rodents and fish? 3) Where is the best place to train dogs? 4)Which breed doesn't bark unless there is a stranger? 5)Which breed likes to take walks and play fetch? 6)Which breed will enjoy playing at a bark? 7) Which breed goes with questions 1-6 and is a good family dog?
hun92 1. any pet store or catalog is good to get supplies. a store like petsmart would have more variety than a small private owned pet store. 2. stay away from all the terrier breeds except for the boston terrier which is not a terrier at all. 3. go and sit in on some training classes in your area to determine what style of training you agree with. 4.most breeds are not incessant barkers. there are a few like the hounds that like to howl alot and the northern breeds like huskies that like to talk to you alot 5.most of the retriever breeds and any that have high play drive will like to fetch. 6. dogs that are well socialized with other dogs will do well at a park. 7. don't know of any breeds that don't make good family pets except maybe the chow.
1)Which store (for example PETsMART) is the best place for all the supplies you need for a dog? personally, i won't shop in any pet store that sells puppies and kittens. 2)Which is the best breed that goes with cats, bunnies, rodents and fish? you have to watch any dogs around these, and keep them out of the dog's reach. 3) Where is the best place to train dogs? petsmart is okay, find a training place that uses positive methods. you can ask to sit in on a training class and see for yourself. 4)Which breed doesn't bark unless there is a stranger? don't know exactly, but terriers can be quite barky. 5)Which breed likes to take walks and play fetch? retreivers for fetch, but all breeds for walks. 6)Which breed will enjoy playing at a bark? most all, except the real house dogs, like an italian greyhound. 7) Which breed goes with questions 1-6 and is a good family dog? many- retreivers, pugs, spaniels, mutts, huskies, shepherds, newfoundlands, beagles...the list goes on and on. look in a book about breeds to find what you like.
rednosered i have a chow mix also. the reason i said that was because chows tend to be bonded with one person even in a house with multiple family members. the few owners i know that have chows in a family situation say that they are tolerant of the kids but not very interested in interacting with them. i thought by her questions she was looking for an all around family pet.my chow mix is ok with his family. has very little interest in playing with my son. is not fond of neighbor hood kids. does alright with adults as long as they don't try to push him around. we socialized him very well when he was younger and he still goes to obedience classes at the age of 6 but imho he would never have made it as a family pet in any other home. he has a very dominant personality and i think he was lucky we got him because i can't imagine him doing well in another home. maybe he just inherited more of the chow genes than the keeshond genes.
rednosered there is another post by someone who owns a chow i asked her how they are with family and she thinks hers is great. even with the kids. i just know about the ones that come into my clinic and the ones my husband grooms. all of them need to be sedated in order to have anything done to them. i don't like reccomending just any old dog to people who i have no idea what they are like. i have an anatolian. i think she is the most wonderful dog. but i wouldn't recommend them to just anybody who asked. in the wrong hands she could become dangerous.