Lol kara thats what i said too about the cavalier.
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08-06-2014 11:33 #11
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08-06-2014 11:35 #12
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!
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08-06-2014 11:44 #13
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.
08-06-2014 11:44 #14
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.
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08-06-2014 11:55 #16
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.
08-06-2014 11:58 #17
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.
08-06-2014 12:04 #18
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
08-06-2014 12:08 #19
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!
08-06-2014 12:09 #20
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.
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