+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 54
  1. #11
    Zombie_eyes's Avatar
    Zombie_eyes is offline Formerly Diamondeyes
    Winner 2012 - Biggest Computer Nerd
    Winner 2013/14 - Funniest Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    9,354
    Thanks
    2,835
    Thanked
    9,033
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Lol kara thats what i said too about the cavalier.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Zombie_eyes For This Useful Post:

    KaraB  (08-06-2014)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,487
    Thanks
    921
    Thanked
    551
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    We were thinking of getting a Labrador as both DH and I love them but I have been rethinking it lately as I hate the hair loss that comes with a dog like that
    I think we will probably go down the lines of either a labradoodle or groodle as they have a wool coat and are still a good size.( neither of us are keen on little dogs) DH isn't quite convinced yet that he wants a dog with 'oodle' in it (something to do with his masculinity) but I'm working on it. In regards to German Shepherds. We got our puppy brand new when I was 1 year old and he was the most beautiful dog. Do not have a bad thing to say about them but I guess it's all personal choice and depends on the temperament of the dog. He passed away when I was 13 so I go to spend my whole childhood with him, it was really special. Good luck coming to a decision!


    ME 28 Mild endo, Mild pcos : DH 33
    TTC # 1 : 3 years : OI x 3 BFN : IUI x 3 BFN IVF # 1 BFP! DS born 29/9/13
    Last edited by TeamCarts; 08-06-2014 at 12:39.

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,149
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    505
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks for all the thoughts so far, lots to think about. In regards to the King Charles Cavalier, yes they are gorgeous, our current dog is a beagle x cocker spaniel and she's a cutie. I just don't think DH will go for a small dog. I feel I have a better chance of convincing him to get say a golden retriever or something like that.

    I know you can get some crazy border collies. Maybe not then. They are just so gorgeous and we do have a big property. Hmm it's hard.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Under the sea
    Posts
    2,602
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    155
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Is there a dog you would mutually agree on?
    On the topic of dogs attacking just thought I would chuck my 2cents in I have been bitten twice by 2 different jack Russell's and ds once by another jack Russell. They scare me now.
    I have only ever owned rescued dogs and with my kids have had a pit bull xdane, dobermans (I have them now) and a staffyx. All of these breeds are 'dangerous' but I have never had an issue in fact sometimes I'm scared the kids will hurt the dogs.
    It's comes down to supervision, making the dog part of the family (not just feed, walk, ignore) and letting the dog know who's the boss.

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    825
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    154
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCarts View Post
    We were thinking of getting a Labrador as both DH and I love them but I have been rethinking it lately as I hate the hair loss that comes with a dog like that
    The hair loss with labs is insane! We lost our beautiful lab over a year ago and we are still finding hair about the place. I miss him terribly, but not the hair at all.

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    75
    Reviews
    0
    My brother has a lab too and oh my god the hair loss is crazy and he brushes it every day.
    We have a pomeranian and he was a little stand offish when we bought DD home and had to watch him carefully even though pomeranians are teeny you can still never be sure. He loves her now though and even gets worried if DD cries.
    I worry with big dogs because even though they may have a beautiful temperament (like my brothers lab) I always worry they could squish a baby.

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,116
    Thanks
    2,908
    Thanked
    3,332
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My bestie just got a groodle and it's a great dog. So family friendly (she's about to have her third). It's a puppy so does bite but since her DDs aren't bothered I'm guessing not too hard.

  9. #18
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    615
    Thanks
    200
    Thanked
    299
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Im sorry but the issues you have with a german shephard you can expect the same from a border collie. They bite its their job to nip and bite. Ive been bitten by a GSD and i would still trust them before i would a BC

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,013
    Thanks
    1,211
    Thanked
    491
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    What's a groodle?

    If your DP wants a big dog - what about a Great Dane? My bosses have had three lovely Great Danes - since his kids were small - they are lovely (although it's a nightmare to get them all in the car - 3 kids/ 2 adults/ 3 dogs - comical really!).

    I hope for your sake he doesn't bring a puppy home - puts you in an awkward position.

    Good luck with the decision!

  11. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,149
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    505
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sandy cheeks View Post
    Is there a dog you would mutually agree on?
    On the topic of dogs attacking just thought I would chuck my 2cents in I have been bitten twice by 2 different jack Russell's and ds once by another jack Russell. They scare me now.
    I have only ever owned rescued dogs and with my kids have had a pit bull xdane, dobermans (I have them now) and a staffyx. All of these breeds are 'dangerous' but I have never had an issue in fact sometimes I'm scared the kids will hurt the dogs.
    It's comes down to supervision, making the dog part of the family (not just feed, walk, ignore) and letting the dog know who's the boss.
    He's not open to mutually agreeing at all right now haha! But I'm trying to find something right for us.

    With the biting thing, I totally hear you and agree but there is less capacity for a smaller breed to actually really hurt a child, whether intentional or not. If a Jack Russell snaps and bites you may need stitches but if a large breed snaps a child is likely to be seriously injured or be mauled.

    We already have a dog so we are fully aware of what's required in terms of training etc. I guess despite everything, with even the best trained dog, I would still like to minimise risk when the kids are babies. Even when the kids are 9-10 years old I'd be happy to have a large breed, but with tiny babies I just feel it's better not to. Perhaps I'm being silly? I don't know.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Recommend me a dog breed
    By nudge88 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 07-05-2014, 21:08
  2. indoor cat breed
    By Louise41 in forum Pets
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 05-10-2013, 10:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Cryosite Family Cord Blood & Tissue Bank
Cryosite has been providing Cord Blood Banking services for over 12 years, and is the trusted choice of Australian families. To discuss the benefits of banking your baby's cord blood & tissue stem cells call us on 1800 220 410.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!