HA! Your dog must be beautiful to watch? What planet are you from? If you love your dog it will be "beautiful to watch" no matter the breed! I have an italian greyhound and several miniature dachshunds: both breeds I hated 5 years ago! Now, I love them, and could not imagine my life without them. I am glad I wasn't close minded about getting a dog I did not think was beautiful at the time. AND all my dogs are great with my 3 year old.
DON'T GET A DOG. You do not need one. A goldfish either. YOU need a pet rock!
you have started to make fun out of me,goodlooking dog was not the issue.All i asked is a dog who is better with me and my family..and the previous two dogs were not good enuff because they were simply NOT good with my family....iam not that much inexperienced as you ppl are thinking..i have been raising dogs in my home...all i needed is the dog who is good with my kids and he shud be a watchdog as well...i didnt say he shud be beautifull...i just said the "COAT" shud be good enuff...i had dogs before who were exactly what i needed from them...its just now these two dogs didnt work...so i asked you guys what breed shud i take.
sorry ! but if you cant help anyone you shud not discourage sum1 with idiotic humorous jokes towards that person...wheather its real life or net or watever...never loose the ethics !
i appreciate all of them who helped me by suggesting me the breeds and not making fun of me.
charmer,what about the newfoundland or a greyhound.There both submissive,good with kids,good watchdogs,and I think these are the 2 breeds good for you.i cant think of anything else right now.If I think of something Ill tell you.
You had honestly better believe when you come on to a pet forum and tell people you dumped off two dogs you adopted because they were not what you were looking for that someone is going to say something! Didnt you go to the shelter and look at the dogs you were getting before you brought them home? I do not think it is right that you go and take two dogs who have already been through enough and go dump them off with your friends because they were not what you were looking for. In that case quit looking because you are never going to be happy. Animals are not plants, they have feelings. They get use to where they are at and it is not right that you did not invest enough time in them to make them good with your family and also watchdogs. How would you have felt growing up if the first fight you got into with your brothers or sisters your parents went and left you at friends houses because they didnt take the time to properly train you not to do so? I know it is not the same thing but you get the point. I think if you get another dog you should look around for a long time to find the right dog. You are not going to find the right animal by asking people online. Only you can go and see the animals with your family to find one that fits in with your 'childrens'.
NO dog is perfect. My friend has a GSD whose primary purpose was to be a guard dog. Guess what? He isn't. He loves everyone and welcomes them. Does this mean she should dump him? Heck no. He is not an article of clothing that you can throw away when it goes out of style. He is a living creature with feelings. You said you gave up a dog because he was toof riendly with the kids and not a watch dog. You are describing a wonderful dog. What else do you want woman? Like I said before you are too darn picky. Get an alarm system, get your kids more toys and involve them in sports. You can get a breed that is supposedly a good watch dog and friendly companion but there are no guarantees. So you will dump the next one too.
Why don't we all just ignore her. We told her how we felt. She is a heartless human being. How can someone dump a dog for being too friendly? She is a heartless "female dog."
BTW she did say the dog had to be good looking
charmer786 Junior Member
joined: 8/26/2005 posts: 39
msg #9 IP: Logged 7:37:08 AM 10/2/2005 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
Too bad the dog can't dump her for being an ugly person.
Sorry people I can't fully agree with you. I had adopted a dog at one time that didn't work with our family either and I had to take her back. For whatever reason she barked like crazy and seemed to want to attack my husband anytime he was leaving for work (he's in the military) so I had to do what was best for my family. I think it was wise of "charmer" to find the dogs another suitable home. Atleast she didn't dump them on some unsuspecting person down the road. I think it's great that you are trying to find a dog that is perfect for your family and it was responsible of you to find them homes even though you had messed up by getting them. I commend you for that, some don't do that. As for your question, I recommend a chinese shar pei. We've had them for years and they're excellent with children and excellent watch dogs. They love our family to pieces and they're medium sized dogs. I hope you find the perfect one and don't be discouraged on asking questions, there are a lot of helpful people on this forum.
I do not have a problem with her wanting to find an animal that meshes well with her family however I do have a problem with some of the things she has said. She should not have gone through so many dogs to still have not found the right one. I think the problem is she is just expecting to bring a dog home from the shelter and it be properly trained and that is just not the way it always works out.
Also reading your previous posts if you do get another dog please talk to a trainer and invest time in training the animal to be what you are looking for. And if the trainer tells you again that you should hit the dog find a different person to talk to. You should not resort to hitting your animal even if that is what the "Trainer" told you to do.
***Edited By: hearay1010 on 10/2/2005 11:36:47 PM*** Reason: add
What was the reason for dumping them, maybe if you told us some of the ppl on this board wouldn't be bashing you. As for you wanting a lab or golden retriever, I think they make horrible watch dogs, but they are great with children. If your really looking for a watchdog try a doberman or GSD, but since you still have children. I think you should make them your first priority, instead of a dog. If you want them to see animals bring them to the zoo or a petting farm. It seems that your not ready for a dog yet.