Instead of thinking about getting another dog, why don't you invest in training lessons for your poodle? Your current dog attacks the neighbors dog, biting them. Don't add another pet to your household, when you can't even control the dog that you already have.
After you have that dog under control, then think about another pet.
Well what kind of dog would you like? small, meduim, large? one that need lots of exercise or one that doesn't? one that likes to swim? one that doesn't shred much? drool much? loves to play and loves lots of attention?
Let's see, in just over a half hour, you have posted that your poodle attacks the neighbor's dog. Now you say that you gave that dog back, since you had it less than a week. In 34 minutes, you asked for help and supposedly got rid of the dog you posted about. Something smells fishy...
I'm done responding to you, I doubt you even have a dog. You just came here to start trouble. I'd suggest, go back where ever you came from and learn some manners.
***Edited By: Basset_lover on 4/15/2005 9:41:14 PM*** Reason: *
I had the smallest toy poodle in my life and she is the most loving dog I have ever had..to other people..she didnt like other dogs however..I gave her to an older couple after I got unglued with her barking..which..in essence was due to my own frustration and post pardum depression..But..any way..she is like 11 now and still sweet as she can be. She loves all people and will"sing" for perfect strangers and will do anything for a couple of well placed scratches..So..I would say...it is all in the way they are raised..as well as good temperment from repupable breeders...Good luck..but you cant get a dog regulated in 1 week as you stated that you returned the pup in a week..I hope you give another one more of a chance...best wishes
I am very surprised that you had a "furious" POODLE dog. The way I enterpret that it is an agressive POODLE dog.
I have 4 poodles at the current time and in my family we all have poodles and love them to pieces. To this day, I have never meet an agresssive Poodle. All they want to do is lick and lick and lick to no end!!
Even when I brush their coat and pull at it they do not get agressive at all!
They do bark at strangers though, at least my females do. My boy, he just lies down in any comfortable place he can find (like a pile of recently washed laundry)and won't even move when all the other dogs are barking!
I think the barking is normal. What is a dog to do but bark and protect its owner?
***Edited By: alldogslover on 4/16/2005 3:28:45 PM*** Reason: .
Roxygirl, I agree with the research, do more than book research, I have found drastic differences in breeds than what books have told me, also something that looks good on paper might be all wrong for you. go to your local dog club ask some trainers, visit your dog parks. ALso, geographical location can make a huge difference in the breeds. a lab from from wisconsin or other state where hunting is huge is not the same as a lab from southern california. the dog sin those areas have been breed very different things one hunting ability the other more of a companion. also every dog I have ever owned has had traits I wish it did not. the only way to get the dog you want is from hard work on your part on the dogs. a perfect dog is very rarley born and not given the right things the nicest dog in the world can become viscious.
Could somebody enlighten me on when Roxy said that a French bull is ugly? (A link or something??) I am having trouble keeping up with this entire fiasco. They are adorable! (Just like every animal in the universe)