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Thinking of getting a pup. What breed would you recommend for families??UPDATE Reserved a Labradoodle

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Thinking of getting a puppy. We have 3 children and think it would be good for them and good way to exercise for us. I like labradors and my OH likes border collies. Any stories or advice welcome.

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
If any members of your family have an allergy to pet fur, get a Poodle :thumbsup:.
#2
Think about the size of the dog if you got 3 children and size of your home,so you got space for the dog to go somewhere in the house to be on it's own.

I really like Beagles but I'm not sure if they good around kids,anyway my partner wouldn't let us keep a dog.
#3
collies....I have had 3 rough collies, one was older than me and apparently used to lay at the side of me whereever I slept when I was a newborn :) they are notoriously easy to train and have a very good temprement. Never had any problems with any of mine....suprising looking at the amount of hair pulling and grabbing that went on in my younger years!
Family members have had border collies....same temprement as rough ones....but IMO rough collies are very much cuter (but require more brushing :))
Friends have had labradors....very nice dogs, only perhaps downpoint is that, depending on the age of your children, they are slightly bigger than collies, and slightly stronger, so before it is trained it might be a bit harder to control.

Both dogs there are really good choices, dont know what else to say, dont have a bad word to say about collied (rough collies especially) if you have any questions about them....ask away :)
#4
We had a golden retriever, wonderful family pet xx
#5
Have a cat already and the kids have been around other dogs so no allergies.

Have just converted my garage so we have plenty of room for a medium sized dog.
Just unsure what breed.
#6
A dead one.Can't go [email protected] every where and cheaper
#7
massmail666;5811887
staffordshire bull terrier ( the one with a slight egg head, rather than the crap ones)



+1 :thumbsup:
#8
massmail666
staffordshire bull terrier ( the one with a slight egg head, rather than the crap ones)

http://www.minigallery.co.uk/Janice_McGloine/images/20060710123920018_l/large/Staffordshire_Bull_Terrier.jpg


We have a Staffy.... looks just like this cept she's a tan brown colour... absolutely wonderful with our kids.

If you are truely considering getting a dog to have with young children, check out the "Deed not Breed " info x x
#9
We have a springer spaniel, had him since i was 5 (now 22) and hes been great.
#10
http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/images/English-Bulldog-Puppies.jpg
#11
massmail666
staffordshire bull terrier ( the one with a slight egg head, rather than the crap ones)

http://www.minigallery.co.uk/Janice_McGloine/images/20060710123920018_l/large/Staffordshire_Bull_Terrier.jpg


ClarityofMind
We have a Staffy.... looks just like this cept she's a tan brown colour... absolutely wonderful with our kids.

If you are truely considering getting a dog to have with young children, check out the "Deed not Breed " info x x


Would have thought staffy's would be too boystrous for kids (just a thought...) but I stand corrected! just a question though....did you have the kids or the dog first?
I remember a friend of mine having one when I was about 10 and although it was a lovely dog it would try to greet us and we would end up on the floor with it jumping up lol sometimes got over excited when playing, as though he didnt know how strong he was (in a nice way, not vicious at all like the rumours)
banned#12
Rescue home.

Collie.

Aint no better.
#13
I have a pomeranian spitz he is small but not a lap dog size slightly bigger, he is excellent with children and other pets. good luck finding your perfect breed.
banned#14
torapoole
We had a golden retriever, wonderful family pet xx


+1
#15
lil_tiger
Would have thought staffy's would be too boystrous for kids (just a thought...) but I stand corrected! just a question though....did you have the kids or the dog first?
I remember a friend of mine having one when I was about 10 and although it was a lovely dog it would try to greet us and we would end up on the floor with it jumping up lol sometimes got over excited when playing, as though he didnt know how strong he was (in a nice way, not vicious at all like the rumours)


I got the dog when my third child was about 9 months old... shes been absolutely brilliant with the kids.. she isn't boisterous at all. She protects the kids... if we're out in the park together she'll try and shepherd us all into one place and she knows just when one of the children are feeling poorly and she'll sit right by them or curl up beside them as they sleep. She puts up with my three yr old riding on her back and pulling her around by her collar all day... the two of them are inseparable.. so I had children already and one born after we got the dog, didn't make any difference to her x x
#16
I suffer with sinus allergy issues and my son is an asthmatic.
We were recommended to get a Bichon Frise.
They are very loving, love to play and enjoy company.
Mine is now 15 weeks and is part of our family.
This is him a few weeks ago.

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m342/pcnutta/Picture005-3.jpg
#17
TBH, I would choose a breed that fits your lifestyle, there is a very valid reason why collies and labs are classed as working dogs, and many people underestimate how much time and effort required to keep them healthy and happy.

I was brought up with working Springers and chocolate labs, who would work up to 16 hours a day during the season, and as my grandad said when I asked him if springers ever calmed down, "Aye lad bout 10 minutes before they drop dead"
#18
pcnutta
I suffer with sinus allergy issues and my son is an asthmatic.
We were recommended to get a Bichon Frise.
They are very loving, love to play and enjoy company.
Mine is now 15 weeks and is part of our family.
This is him a few weeks ago.

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m342/pcnutta/Picture005-3.jpg


Awwww gorrrrgeous hon!!!
#19
ClarityofMind
I got the dog when my third child was about 9 months old... shes been absolutely brilliant with the kids.. she isn't boisterous at all. She protects the kids... if we're out in the park together she'll try and shepherd us all into one place and she knows just when one of the children are feeling poorly and she'll sit right by them or curl up beside them as they sleep. She puts up with my three yr old riding on her back and pulling her around by her collar all day... the two of them are inseparable.. so I had children already and one born after we got the dog, didn't make any difference to her x x

very suprised! (in a good way :)) sounds like a lovely dog :)
pcnutta
I suffer with sinus allergy issues and my son is an asthmatic.
We were recommended to get a Bichon Frise.
They are very loving, love to play and enjoy company.
Mine is now 15 weeks and is part of our family.
This is him a few weeks ago.

cute dog but I wouldnt be able to put up with that yapping sound they make as an excuse for a bark :p lol
#20
I previously had a springer/lab cross and he was a great dog. Very good with us.
#21
DKLS
TBH, I would choose a breed that fits your lifestyle, there is a very valid reason why collies and labs are classed as working dogs, and many people underestimate how much time and effort required to keep them healthy and happy.

I was brought up with working Springers and chocolate labs, who would work up to 16 hours a day during the season, and as my grandad said when I asked him if springers ever calmed down, "Aye lad bout 10 minutes before they drop dead"


lol, wonderful story :) x x

We had a border collie when I was younger too... enorrrrrrrrrrrmously active, way more so than our staffy.
#22
lil_tiger
very suprised! (in a good way :)) sounds like a lovely dog :)



She always knew before me when I was pregnant too... she'd start sniffing me all the time...

the dog is a walking pregnancy test :thumbsup:
#23
lil_tiger
very suprised! (in a good way :)) sounds like a lovely dog :)

cute dog but I wouldnt be able to put up with that yapping sound they make as an excuse for a bark :p lol


He doesnt yap,( yet) i cant stand yappy dogs, they drive me nuts.
As yet he hasnt become a yappy dog.( friend has a westie and it yaps)
mine just licks everyone to death! which is embarassing sometimes! loll
#24
We got a west highland terrier because they were supposed to be good with kids (I was 10 and we had younger kids visiting the house like cousins etc). She is a great little guard dog (and proper barking, not yapping!) and brilliant with kids. Loves nothing more than a baby car seat, eager to see the baby. She doesnt even growl or anything if kids pull her tail or something, she just gives us a 'look' that says "Get that kid off me!"

Although I think its good to give a home to a dog from a rescue centre, I wouldnt if you have kids, because you dont know what has happened in their past. Most will be fine (they are tested to check if they are ok with kids first) but some may snap at some point.

I think if you have the dog from a young age then most dogs can be raised to be good with kids, its all in the way you bring them up.
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kelly_o_fanatic

Although I think its good to give a home to a dog from a rescue centre, I wouldnt if you have kids, because you dont know what has happened in their past. Most will be fine (they are tested to check if they are ok with kids first) but some may snap at some point.

I think if you have the dog from a young age then most dogs can be raised to be good with kids, its all in the way you bring them up.


+1 million x x
#26
pcnutta
He doesnt yap,( yet) i cant stand yappy dogs, they drive me nuts.
As yet he hasnt become a yappy dog.( friend has a westie and it yaps)
mine just licks everyone to death! which is embarassing sometimes! loll


Westies dont usually yap, woman we know who works at the vets takes them in from rescue centres and keeps them until she can rehome them, she has had over 20 at a time, and visiting her house you get excited barks but not yaps.
#27
ClarityofMind
She always knew before me when I was pregnant too... she'd start sniffing me all the time...

the dog is a walking pregnancy test :thumbsup:


omg i agree with them knowing.. our pup used to sleep on bottom of our bed with us( say used to as weve stopped it now) however, my OH was feeling really unwell one night and the puppy was sooooooooooo restless! Hes never restless, the puppy sleeps 9hrs solid in the night without waking. This particular night he kept wimpering, crying, spinning around on the bed, jumping off and on, going up to hubs and nuzzling his ear.

Dogs know!
#28
kelly_o_fanatic
Westies dont usually yap, woman we know who works at the vets takes them in from rescue centres and keeps them until she can rehome them, she has had over 20 at a time, and visiting her house you get excited barks but not yaps.


omg hers yaps yaps yaps all the time. Its like a cross between a tiny dog yap and a bark. Drives me nuts lol
#29
labradors are great family pets, had one as a kid, just got one for my kids, got her at 10 weeks but kids love her and so far been really easy to train them
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kelly_o_fanatic
We got a west highland terrier because they were supposed to be good with kids (I was 10 and we had younger kids visiting the house like cousins etc). She is a great little guard dog (and proper barking, not yapping!) and brilliant with kids. Loves nothing more than a baby car seat, eager to see the baby. She doesnt even growl or anything if kids pull her tail or something, she just gives us a 'look' that says "Get that kid off me!"

Although I think its good to give a home to a dog from a rescue centre, I wouldnt if you have kids, because you dont know what has happened in their past. Most will be fine (they are tested to check if they are ok with kids first) but some may snap at some point.

I think if you have the dog from a young age then most dogs can be raised to be good with kids, its all in the way you bring them up.



VERY true, my sister who doesnt have kids has rescue dogs and two of them would have been no good to home, had my sister had children.
The uncertainity of whats happened to them may make them unpredicatable. ( as in my sisters rescue dogs case) who cannot be allowed around young children.
#31
pcnutta
omg i agree with them knowing.. our pup used to sleep on bottom of our bed with us( say used to as weve stopped it now) however, my OH was feeling really unwell one night and the puppy was sooooooooooo restless! Hes never restless, the puppy sleeps 9hrs solid in the night without waking. This particular night he kept wimpering, crying, spinning around on the bed, jumping off and on, going up to hubs and nuzzling his ear.

Dogs know!


Our dog knows when my asthma is bad (sometimes before it actually kicks off) and knew before I had my fits, which was good because it gave me a warning before I started recognising the signs of one coming on. If I am not well then she will not leave my side, and will bark until one of my parents comes over. If they leave without 'making me better' then she is not happy!
#32
pcnutta
omg i agree with them knowing.. our pup used to sleep on bottom of our bed with us( say used to as weve stopped it now) however, my OH was feeling really unwell one night and the puppy was sooooooooooo restless! Hes never restless, the puppy sleeps 9hrs solid in the night without waking. This particular night he kept wimpering, crying, spinning around on the bed, jumping off and on, going up to hubs and nuzzling his ear.

Dogs know!


yep :) x x
#33
kelly_o_fanatic
Our dog knows when my asthma is bad (sometimes before it actually kicks off) and knew before I had my fits, which was good because it gave me a warning before I started recognising the signs of one coming on. If I am not well then she will not leave my side, and will bark until one of my parents comes over. If they leave without 'making me better' then she is not happy!


awww that's sooo cute hon x x
#34
kelly_o_fanatic
Our dog knows when my asthma is bad (sometimes before it actually kicks off) and knew before I had my fits, which was good because it gave me a warning before I started recognising the signs of one coming on. If I am not well then she will not leave my side, and will bark until one of my parents comes over. If they leave without 'making me better' then she is not happy!


awwwwwww they are wonderful creatures! AND sometimes a lifesaver!
#35
ClarityofMind
awww that's sooo cute hon x x


pcnutta
awwwwwww they are wonderful creatures! AND sometimes a lifesaver!


Yea, its strange because the fits only started a few years ago and straight away she knew.

They can train dogs to do that sort of thing, but it must already be in their instinct because we didnt try to train her or anything (and she is the worlds silliest dog so I doubt we would be able to anyway!)

Comforting to know that when I came round she would be there nuzzling and licking me!
#36
kelly_o_fanatic
Yea, its strange because the fits only started a few years ago and straight away she knew.

They can train dogs to do that sort of thing, but it must already be in their instinct because we didnt try to train her or anything (and she is the worlds silliest dog so I doubt we would be able to anyway!)

Comforting to know that when I came round she would be there nuzzling and licking me!


that's just how our staffy is too x x x
#37
She howls whenever she hears an ambulance as well, fine with police and firemen, but howls if she hears an ambulance. We assume thats because she has heard them quite a few times when I have not been well and then I have gone
#38
kelly_o_fanatic
She howls whenever she hears an ambulance as well, fine with police and firemen, but howls if she hears an ambulance. We assume thats because she has heard them quite a few times when I have not been well and then I have gone


aww sweetie, she truely looks after you x x
#39
massmail666
staffordshire bull terrier ( the one with a slight egg head, rather than the crap ones)

http://www.minigallery.co.uk/Janice_McGloine/images/20060710123920018_l/large/Staffordshire_Bull_Terrier.jpg




yep staffies all the way fantastic family pets great with children

we had dog first then our baby the dog dotes on him while my son is always nasty to her lol

if you do go for one look out for local shows and go along and ask around if any one has any litters or due to have one that way you will be getting a full staffy
#40
Labrador or Golden Retriever.

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