I am doing a search for my aunt because she doesnt have the internet (crazy huh). anyway she has a 5 and a 4 year old boys and she wants to get them a dog. she wants a small one, not really bigger than a beagle, and shrot hair. you guys know the drill, good temperament, personality etc. if you guys could throw out a couple breeds that I can research further that would be great. thanks ryan
Go to a public library or bookstore with your grandmother and pick out some all breed books to check out some of the smaller breed dogs. That way she can decide what dogs she likes the look of and learn a bit about them. Terriers are good with kids, but they don't react well to being pulled at, nagged or picked on by overly enthusiastic children.
I went under goog.com and typed in "small dogs" it worked very good. SoYouWanna.com workds, too. You could get a Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier, It's the cutest thing ever. Heres the url: http://www.ralfs-hundelexikon.de/glen_of_imaal.htm Good luck!
I HAVE BOXERS AND THEY ARE GREAT WITH CHILDREN. I HAVE ONE THAT IS A SMALL BOXER, SHE WEIGHTS ABOUT 50 LBS AND THEN I HAVE A LARGER ON ABOUT 75 LBS. THEY ARE ALL GREAT WITH KIDS. MINE HAVE BEEN SET ON, PULLED AND DRUGG AROUND ON A LEASH BY A 4 YEAR OLD AND THEY JUST LICK THEM. I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE OF MINE GROWL AT A CHILD, EVEN ONE WHO IS PLAYING ROUGH. MY LITTLE PUP,( SHE IS 10 MONTHS OLD) WILL LET MY LITTLE COUSIN, (HIS 15 MONTHS OLD) PUT FEED ON HER TOUNGE. SHE WILL ABOUT TAKE MY FINGER OFF JUMPING FOR A TREAT. BUT WITH HIM SHE IS SO GENTLE. SHE SLEEPS BESIDE HIM WHEN HE IS AT MY HIOUSE AND FOLLOWS HIM EVERYWHERE. WE HAD ONE BOXER THAT @ 7 MONTHS OLD KEPT A LITTLE BOY FROM GETTING IN LAKE. THE CHILD HAD SLIPPED OFF FROM HIS BABYSITTER AND WAS HEADING FOR THE LAKE, MY BOXER COULDN;T TURN HIM AROUND, SO HE PUSHED HIM DOWN AND STOOD IN FRONT OF HIM UNTIL WE GOT TO HIM. I WILL TRUST MY BOXERS AROUND ANY AGE CHILD. THEY ARE GREAT WITH KIDS.
your looking for a smaller dog, short hair and a breed that can handle 2 young boys.Myself would recamend an smaller American staffshire Terrier.They make great family pets.Talk to your vet and check uot your local breeders.
Help your aunt fill out the questionnaire at http://www.petnet.com.au/selectapet/dogselectapet.html and see what breeds come up. There are other websites out there with similar setups that will help, too. My personal favorites are humane society mutts. If you're not planning to breed them or show them and just want a family pet, there's no better deal out there. Sometimes you can find a great dog that's already housebroken and past that "chew on everything" stage. We adopted our current dog (pure bred Redbone coonhound) who was put in at 5 years old because she isn't a good enough hunter. She's a great pet, though! Tell her to check it out.
You should look into the Shar-Pei, they are great family pets. I have sibblings that are 7 and Bear, my Shar-Pei, lets my little sister drag him around the back yard. They do not bark often. They are protective of family, but not too reserved with strangers. They do not need a whole lot of exercise but they do love to play. They do not shed much, and don't need too much grooming. Good luck with your search!
A shor hair brussels griffon would be great for kids.I have 2 rough coats but they require some brushing but the shorthair are just the same and they are very smart.they run about $500-up but very worth it
i will disagree with the poster soxxy, boxer are wonderfull with children even babies. tehy are loyal caring and very protective of children. all four of mine and the ones i had had in the past love kids. they are very carefull with them. my youngest boxer 10 months old lets my baby cousin put food on her tounge. my previos boxer kept a little boy from drowning. my friends son put my boxer on the trampoline with the younger child and every time he got hear the edge my boxer would pull him back to the center. i could go on and on about how great they are with childs but i'll end with this. i dare you to hurt my baby cousin in front of my boxers, and he is not even around them but once a month. please, before you say that a breed is or isn't something know what you are talking about.
hi. this is my first ever message on here. i just joined. i would totally recommend a miniature schnauzer. i have one, 3 yrs old, male, named Baby. he is such an excellent dog. these dogs are also very smart and quite trainable. hope this helps.
hi, i'm in michoigan have a beagle mix shes 6 yrs old 20# likes cats dogs & kids/adults. must have fenced in yard. i live in michigan she needs a asap home cant keep my old dog is ill.with cancer & its stresses him out the other dog. im in michigan out of state adoptions welcome pls she needs a asap home. she loves everything but birds. indoor only email email@example.com 4 pic
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE STAFFSHIRE TERRIER.THEY MAKE GREAT FAMILY PETS AND CAN HANDLE 2 YOUNG BOYS.TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF AND CHECK THIS WOUNDERFUL BREED OUT. OTHER BREEDS: CORGI BASSEST HOUND BOXER MINATURE POODLE BEAGLE BLACK DOG MIX AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER OR CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL POUND
You have been given some great suggestions. I am going to add one and probably one that you have never heard of before. It is the Spanish Water Dog or Perro de Agua Espanol. These are terrific dogs with children. Historically they are not known to bite intentionally are very easy to train and are very loyal. A rare breed in the US with only maybe 200 in the entire country. They are quite active dogs and need a lot of attention but do have the benefit of never shedding, no brushing and only an occasional cool water bath. Their coats are almost like human hair with some being curly and some being wavy. They are especially good for people with asthma and allergies as they produce hardly any dander at all and of course the non-shedding thing is a plus too. I have 2 of them and would never trade either of them for any other breed. My female will actually swim completely underwater to a depth of up to 4 feet. My male is the best herding dog I have ever seen. He can stop any animal in no more than 3 moves. Do a search on the breed for even more incredible information on these terrific dogs. Or email me directly and I will talk all day about them. "firstname.lastname@example.org" The only problem is cost. A puppy will cost you between $1200 and $1800. I guess it is the old supply and demand thing.