i had two dogs but i gave them to my friend as they are not fully comfortable with me and my family..
so i want to ask you guys which breed is good for me....well,i need a dog who is good with my family and specially with my childrens who are 15 and 7 years old...dog should be very friendly and a watchdog as well...his height shud be around 20 inch or more...coat is not matter...but shud be beautifull to watch.
i my self have a beagle that is we got from a shelter when my son was 1 year old. He is easy to groom, barks when someone is at the door and sleeps with my son who is now 3 1/2. I have owned all kinds of dogs but he is the best. I also have fallen in love with a chiuahua jackrussle mix who is great with my son to. she lets him do anything.
Sorry that the German spits didnt work either.Why dont you get an ADULT dog from a breed rescue.Not a shelter,but a rescue.I say a Shih tzu,smaller than what you wanted,but great kids dogs.Maybe a poodle,or if a newfoundland arent to big,Than I would Definatly go for that.
Theres a quiz on Dogbreedinfo.com to see what breed is good for you.
cockerlover is right,i had lab/cocker who was truly aggressive around childrens but he truned out to be a great watchdog.....then i had this german spitz...he was amazing with childrens and with my family but alas...he was not a watchdog..he used to sleep all the time and only awakes when i come around...so i need a dog who is goodlooking and good with childrenss and bad with strangers....what about golden retriever and labrador and boxer??
Goldens are alright.Labs are sometimes very hyper.And boxers are dominit.What about a newfoundland?There BEAutiful.There great watchdogs and they are very protective of kids,they adore kids.They will deffend there property if needed.They can tell the difference between intruders and friends.I will give you a link here.The life span on here is wrong though.They live 10-12 years.
Growing up my dad had two Saint Bernards that were great with us kids and they were awesome watch dogs. One time we took them to the lake, my sister and I swam out to the middle of the lake and both of our dogs met us out there to try and get us to come back, they were very proctetive of us. I got them when I was about 4 and still miss them dearly. However I agree with the other posters you need to invest a little more time in your dog before you decide it is not for you. Take the dog to training classes so they will be what you are looking for. A rescued dog has been through enough they dont need someone taking them and letting them get use to where they live to get dumped again.
***Edited By: hearay1010 on 10/2/2005 2:23:21 PM*** Reason: add
Stop telling this person what breed to get she obviously doesn't need a dog or loves dogs. Tell her to get a house alarm, the alarm can be your guard dog replacement. Get your kids more toys and bring them to play dates instead of counting on a dog for play. Get yourself a mirror so you can look at yourself and feel great; you won't have to worry about getting an ugly dog. If you must have a pet, get a goldfish. You don't have time, the effort, and the love to raise dogs. You dumped two good dogs because you couldn't spend the time to train them. There is no such thing as a perfect dog! Learn this now and you will not be buying dogs then dumping them.
Maybe you should put off bringing another dog into your home until you are ready to put all of the time and effort into the pet.
Unless you are extremely lucky, and fortunate animals do not come into your home knowing your rules. They also do not have the best manners at times because they are after all, animals.
They need to be properly trained and guided into becoming the perfect pet that will fit into you home. If you do not have the time, or you seem to have no patience with the dogs you have already had you will probably just end up being disappointed again. Maybe a cat would be better for your family.
My puppy does stupid things everyday, sometimes several times a day. She is a puppy, and she is learning. Animals are not disposable with your particular distaste for their behavior or your own inconvienience. Pets live for many years if you are blessed, they need your attention and time as well as patience.
As I said already, I recommend an independant cat that you need not train.
Pope she will end up dumping that cat too. Some cats will learn to use the litter box the same day you get them home and some won't. I had a sickly cat who chose to poop everywhere but the litter box. Cats also need training. Cats climb on furniture, scrtatch furniture, jump on counters and tables. They need training maybe not as much as dogs but they do need training. This person obviously has no patience to take in any animals./
I would suggest a Bearded Collie. They are soooooo sweet.My Beardie does therapy. They are also very smart. Plus, if someone is even near your house, ur Beardie will let you know. They tend to bark a lot. My dog is 21" and is 65 pounds
I asked her that earlier. What if she is ugly, can the dog dump her? She is obviously not ready for any pets. She wants a watch dog call 1800-ADT-ASAP. You want your children to have a playmate then you should spend time with your kids and take them to ToysRus. You want a good looking dog maybe you need to look at yourself in the mirror first.