I have two miniature dachshunds and absolutely love them. My husband has been begging to get a "real" dog (meaning not lap sized) for as long as I can remember. He loves the look of the husky, but in the research I have done it says they aren't the best match for a family with small pets. We have 4 children from 3 to 12 years old and are military so we never really know how much space we will have from one house to the next. We do always make sure we fence in our yard but we don't really know how big that will be. This is why we have stuck with small dogs so far. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas of a breed that would fit well in our family. The dachshunds work well for me and the kids but Daddy wants something bigger.
My husband really likes the look of the husky. Does anyone know of a breed that is similar in look to a Husky but maybe not such a problem with small animals. Although we don't always have a lot of space my husband would like to be able to take his dog on runs with him. We would be looking in our local shelters in addition to trying to find reputable breeders, but I just want to kinda know what to look for. I really want to be responsible in making this decision.
An American Eskimo Dog would be great with your family. They come in three size categories... toy, miniature, and standard. We have 2 miniatures and they are awesome! They are great with our kids, and our basset hound and chihuahua. They also have beautiful long/thick white coats, which are very easy to take care of.
I looked them up just now and they look great. Now just to find a breeder...I have never seen this kind of dog before. I'm pretty sure my husband would like a standard size one although the toy and miniature sound adorable to me. How do I go about finding a reputable breeder. I looked on the AKC website but found nothing.
Another breed that resembles the husky and has more of the Husky colorings is the Keeshond. They are also very good with children and other dogs. Our neighbor has 5 kids and i always see their dog out playing with the kids.