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I'm planning to get a puppy soon ( in around a month ) does anybody know good family breeds?

I'd prefer a large sized dog and please no labs, golden retrievers, and german shepherds. I want something different. Also has to be good with children. Please help, i'm trying to decide a breed.

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FunnyLittleFrog

The best big dog for families I know of is the boxer. You may also want to check out collies, Belgian Malinois, Poodles, Great Danes....

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Look at Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, they are large (very) sweet dogs, short haired and dry mouthed :)

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wemeraner or however you spell it

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a collie? or great dane? a pitbull but get it when its a baby

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DolceMonserrat7

Mastiffs:)

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go for a bull mastiff or shitzu bull mastiff is good guardian dog but not an agressive breed. shitzu is a good companion pet and great in small size so it wont cause harm and is a great breed

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Shitzus ftw!!!
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Greyhounds my uncle has one and he has a 5 year old boy and 2 year old girl they are so sweet and caring

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I love my two shih tzu dogs!! They are sweet, good with kids, can be indoors or outdoors, love to cuddle and play, and are adorable! For a big dog an australian shepard. They are really sweet and easy to train.

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Shitzus ftw!!!!
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German Shepards! They are the sweetest dogs! great with kids too

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Labs

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They said no labs!
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Great preneese are big, but sweet!

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whatisnext

For whatever reason you are rejecting Labs would escape me, considering they are known for the most family friend dog.

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I'm not rejecting Labs I just want something different. Everyone has a Lab, I'd like to get something different, something not so ordinary. I have nothing against Labs, they're a beautiful and wonderful breed, I just don't want one.
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Good reason, thanks for the answer. Good luck.
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hi LOL13! I would agree with whatisnext. the lab is a good family dog. we have a lab/border collie mix and she is the best. one thing. if you live in the country a lab would do good also would other breeds. i think a big dog would do best in the country and little dogs such as boston terrier, jack russel, etc would do better in town. big dogs i think would be more reliable to get out of the way of traffic. our neighbors had a small dog that would go out on the road and it got ran over. our dog goes on the road but gets out of the way of traffic. just some options to consider. i wouldn't really recommend german shepards as they are more of a dog that police and detectives use to sniff out for drugs and that kind of thing. great danes are a dog that get about the size of a colt (baby horse). one of my friends family has one and she said alot of people are afraid him.
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Labradoodle or Maltipoo have both of these dogs! Best dogs ever! If u want to get two... Get these kinds they will love each other even though they are different sizes! And the most important thing thy dont shed much and they are really friendly!!! Make sure to train them well! And when they are a puppy give them carrots as snacks so their teeth will be clean always!!! Ps. Don't get a white dog! Very hard to take care if their fur!

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Boxers are great family dogs, however they are high energy as well. As long as your family has the time to exercise one properly they are the best.

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Should have read the fine print.

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An Airedale Terrier. Big, but not too big. No shedding. Smart and funny as heck! Very trainable too. Mine is on FB and has 2700 friends. I just post about the funny things he does.

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http://siberianhusky.californiapuppiesforsale.com/?awkw=siberian%20husky%20puppy%20breeders&awca=CAM&gclid=CNGxrJLXw7MCFUxxQgodJiQAgg


http://germanshepherd.californiapuppiesforsale.com/?awkw=german%20shepherd%20puppies%20for%20sale&awca=CAM&gclid=CL2z_tjYw7MCFYp_Qgodu0gAAg these dogs are very friendly and potty trained and have their vaccination healthy as a horse.

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See mutts are very good because there very intelligent so like an Akita German Shepherd mix or a pure breed German Shepherd

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Shi-tzu!!!! They are the best dog ever!!!!! Adorable and sweet and they are great with kids! They are very laid back dogs, they let you do almost anything without ever getting mad! And they don't leave your side when outside! :)

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English springer spaniels

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Well if you have the time I'd go with a German short haired pointer there a medium size like a golden retriever but there also highly intelligent they make good watch dogs but there not aggressive they love human interaction with people but do require exercise they were built to hunt and be family watch dogs so make sure they can run out side they also get along with other animals cats dogs ect

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Don't not get a golden retriever! the reason why everyone has them is because they are awesome! but if you are really set on not getting one go for a mastiff! They are very friendly, but kinda stupid. THe best dog you could have for a familiy is a golden retriever!!!!! they are adorible and extreamly nice. I have had nearly all the pure bread types of dogs and like 3 or 4 mixes. In 2nd best for family dogs would be a labridor retriever, but they stay acting like puppies for like 3 years, which can get annoying. if you want a smaller dog get a jack russle terrier! they are super smart, there only problem is that they dig!
p.s only prob with a golden is that they shead! I don't think it's bad, but make sure you don't wear black pants around them, they won't be black for much longer:)!

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Definitely go with the Newfoundland. They are the best, most sweetest dogs ever, and they are not called "The Nanny Dog" for nothing. (Also they are adorable)

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Great Danes in my opinion are truley gentle giants. My family has four and put together they are a bout seven hundred pounds. So funny seeing all of them on a queen sized bed

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