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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Well the boss and daughter have decided that we are gettng a dog.

That if fine with me but i do NOT want a rat on a stick as i am 6-5 tall and weight about 19 stone.

Dog size we have agreed on is medium, one that does not have long hair. But must be soft natured as we have little ones that come over a lot.

Thanks inadvance.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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banned#1
easy peasy GSD...
#2
female labrador-wont grow huge like the male ones do
#3
Got to be a Labrador, wonderful dogs and very good natured,
#4
I would recommend a labrador - these are really nice dogs and family pets :)
banned#5
pah labs ... poofs
#6
Get a Shecky
#7
Chocolate Lab
#8
Go for a labradoodle :thumbsup:

As cute as :)

http://labradoodles.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/dsc_0122.JPG
#9
If you do go for a lab do lots of research into hip scores ect as they are very prone to hip dysplasia and get pet insurance! Really think about what you want and don't want from a dog, are you going to mind if they run into the local smelly pond at first chance, constantly sniffing you (my beagle does this and its very annoying) , how much hair they shead ect ect
#10
Greyhound
#11
neighbours have a 9 week old labradoodle pup. (I]f you get one that is more "doodle" than "labra" they are less likely to shed hair - labs are big shedders!!). The wee scrap has the NICEST nature, friendly with humans and dogs, is doing fantastically well with the toilet-training and is as cute as cute can be.

I gather wasn't a cheap purchase though if that's a factor
#12
Schnauzer. Very intellegent, loyal, clean coz they dont shed, non allergenic as our son has every allergy known to man and he doesnt suffer. So many benefits to this breed... as you can tell i have one called Floyd and hes been brill ;-)
#13
I'd go for a lab, they're good-natured, pretty stupid sometimes (in a funny way) and very loyal....
#14
Lab I have 2. Make sure you have them hip and elbow scored.

Expect to pay around £500.
#15
staffordshire bull terrier , the kennel club class as "good with children" dont beleve the hype you see in papers
#16
thanks guys - Lab is my preference - but the "boss" thinks he is too big for us even though we have a nice large garden.

Defo interested in dogs that do not shed much hair.
#17
i have a newfoundland she is fab with the kids but also likes a good play with my other half although she is a big dog she is an absolute babe and sleeps about 14 hours a day.
#18
what are your thoughts on a beagle?
#19
rottweiler very soft dogs yet again pls dont beleve the hype you read in papers and see on your tv
#20
Get a collie. Very loving clever and loyal.
#21
I puppy walk guide dog pupps...usually labs or lab/retriever crosses.....wonderful dogs. Sometimes they fail to make it as guidedogs, often for reasons that would not affect a pet dog ie. refusal to wear a harness. They then sell these dogs on to approved homes. If you fancy a slightly older puppy, give guidedgos a ring. They are always totally honest about any problems the dog may have.
PS...see my avitar for pic of one of my successes...Morris...a real darling.
Good luck
#22
It's GOT to be a labrador...especially if you have a child
#23
http://i43.tinypic.com/2i6mfc8.jpg

Doberman
#24
Beagles are hard work. Got strong noses and a tendancy to run off during walks and hard to recall.
#25
newfies are alot softer with children than labs are plus you can teach them to do water rescue its great fun with the kids getting the dog to pull them back in they really are great dogs and once you own one you will stick with the breed.expect to pay £800 plus though.

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/greyparrot_2008/1585144-378m.jpg
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/greyparrot_2008/untitled.jpg
#26
Personally I would be wary of Labs, I have been ever since I watched an A&E reality type program and the doctor was treating a child with dog bites, he said they see LOADS more dog bites injuries from labs than any other dog.

I heard beagles are great with kids.
#27
I dont have one personally but have heard greyhounds make great pets. Dont shed much hair and are very lazy around the house...just need good walks. I would say they were a mans dog...
No idea how they are with children so you would have to look into it a bit more.

Sorry just noticed the word puppy in the title...greyhounds are usually got once they are a few years old i think and have stopped racing.

Good luck with whatever you get.
Please post a picture. we all love to see the new pest i mean pets.
#28
ChipSticks
Personally I would be wary of Labs, I have been ever since I watched an A&E reality type program and the doctor was treating a child with dog bites, he said they see LOADS more dog bites injuries from labs than any other dog.

I heard beagles are great with kids.


exactly my thoughts when i go to the dog training every week there is 2 labs there and they are not all sweetness and light like alot of people think. boxers are too giddy and german shepards can not be bothered with kids fussing all the time infact i would expect a growl out of them.when i was a kid my mum had dobermans and then japanese akitas the dobs where great but had the bad points as they loved to destroy anything including the sofas and flooring. the akitas where fab too but more suited to a family with older kids as they do like there own space. like i say i have a newfie and she is brilliant i would never own a different breed now after having her.
#29
get a milo........ :-D


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/aah96/Photo-0681-1.jpg#

....well hes a bit on the big side, rottweiler + german shepard , sounds like a vicious dog , but are family is made up of kids and hes really good with them !

But it might be hard to find one :-D
#30
i have a bulldog very good dogs and great with kids.
#31
boxer or pug, these are the only decent makes of dogs.
#32
as with all animals - never trust it alone with a child. I had a german shephard for 13.5 years and was excellent with my children and was very protective of them. They used to climb all over him but when he got fed up with it he would making amoaning like noise and get up and walk away. There aren't really any bad dogs - just bad owners. The only advise I would give you is take time to check everything out about the breed you think you want, remember about the excercise (or lack of it) and also how much they will eat and poop !!! Check out the parents (both if possible) but most of all don't just go for the 'cute' one make sure it is as fit and healthy as possible and ALL dogs look cute as puppies
banned#33
ChipSticks
Personally I would be wary of Labs, I have been ever since I watched an A&E reality type program and the doctor was treating a child with dog bites, he said they see LOADS more dog bites injuries from labs than any other dog.


As I said last time you mentioned this, there are 100 times more labs in the UK than dangerous dogs hence why he would see more. They are a very popular breed of dog.
#34
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs191.snc3/19871_1207346140643_1138366390_30514956_6228399_n.jpg

My collie and westie in the background. He is a bit bigger with a longer nose now.
#35
We have a Weimeraner and she's fab, she loves alot of attention. She's great with my children, my youngest was two when we had her. Our dog is very loyal and very protective, she makes a great guard dog because she barks very loud,and is quite a large dog, and most people are very wairy of her. She does shed some hair but not a great deal. Also she loves playing with other dogs. I would reccomend a Weimeraner to any family.
I think most dogs are hard work no matter what the breed, but they bring so much fun and enjoyment.
Good luck in finding your dog.
suspended#36
Akita, hard to train but very rewarding:)
#37
ChipSticks
Personally I would be wary of Labs, I have been ever since I watched an A&E reality type program and the doctor was treating a child with dog bites, he said they see LOADS more dog bites injuries from labs than any other dog.

I heard beagles are great with kids.


I'm sure I've seen you come out with that unsupported allegation before...:roll:

The official lab dog bite statistician.:whistling:
#38
moob
I'm sure I've seen you come out with that unsupported allegation before...:roll:

The official lab dog bite statistician.:whistling:


He has. Statistically they are the least likely to attack.
banned#39
all dogs have the ability to bite, its bad owners who are at fault
#40
dog_cop
all dogs have the ability to bite, its bad owners who are at fault


But certain dogs are more prone to biting.

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