Me and my cousin are sharing a house, we are lookin for a great inside pet, we also have a decent sized yard that we want to fence in sometime in the near future. We both love dogs so im trying to get an good idea of breed of dog will be best for us to have. Would love to have a good frienldly, loveable dog that will also make a good gaurd dog as well. any idea you might have n info will help alot!!! thanks
The bigger questions, are how much hair to you want to deal with, what size, activity level, etc.
I love my mini aussies for everything they are. Fuzzy cuddle bugs lol. Always willing to give a kiss, and god forbid I try to go to the bathroom by myself. Easy to train, but do need excersize. Mine prefer a ball or frisbee.
There are many choices out there, you need to ask your self alot more questions, and figure out exactly what you want. Many shelter mixes would love to have a home, and be your cuddle bug. If you decide on a purebred, check into rescues. Good luck
Actual guarding breeds are a lot of work, many require a lot of excercise and aren't recommended for first time dog owners. I would suggest going to the shelter and finding a medium/large black mixed breed. Black dogs are less likely to get adopted and people find them intimidating. There are also plenty of pitbulls in shelters and they have a hard time finding homes. I also think small dogs make the best watchdogs, b/c they tend to be more vocal. My Rottweiler never barks in the house. No one would know he is here unless they happen to see him when we are outside. Any dog you get should be trained and socialized.
Any dog will protect you and yours if it is loved and well taken care of. They will be protective because they love you in return. Your best bet is to figure out what you are looking for in size, personality, shedding/maintenance, cost, ect and go from there.
If you are a loving owner who takes good care of her dog, you will have a loyal friend for life. A loyal dog will defend you with it's life without question because it loves you.
If people had emotions as pure as animals, our hearts would have to tripple in size.
i think every dog is a gaurd dog. i have a golden that doesnt have a mean bone in his body but he watched out the window and lets us no if someone is coming.. also we were at a park and a dad was playing with his kids wrestling with them but just playing and the kids were just screaming but not in a bad way anyway my dog started grawling and barking like a dog should when they sence somthing is wroung.. hes a awesome dog but soo hairyy. i vacumme every day i vacume him i brush him all the time and its still everywere but hes worth the hair in my food and clothes lol
i really dont want a dog that sheds awhole lot n im looking more at the med sized dogs. Ive had two dogs growing up my whole life, when i moved out of the house i couldnt have a dog where i moved too, and my childhood dog of mine passed away 2 years ago n ive decided not to get the same kind of dog just for the fact it will remind me too much of the one i had. i dont mind taking the time to train one, but i want an easy going dog, not too hyper but not lazy. thanks for all the advice. its going to really take some time to make a decision, ive took small animal care classes so i have to look into everything before deciding which is best for me.