Unless you absolutely have your heart set on a specific Dog Breed would highly recommend checking out your local Humane Society or PetFinder.com . There are so many cute-sweet and yes even full breed dogs of all sizes and ages who are looking for forever homes! All my Dogs except for one which was given to me have been Strays or Adopted from Shelters and have Never had a Bad one. Even if you do want a particular Breed go online and do a search for "Rescues" under the Breeds name. There are lots of Breed specific rescue organizations. Personally I like larger dogs and find them these to be great with kids:anything with Shepherd, Lab, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Greyhound, Great Dane; either full Breed or mix. Would be good , fun Dogs. Hope you get one, and truly hope you consider Adopting! :-).
We have Great Danes and they really are gentle giants. They will know the family and be protctive of their property which is good, but need a lot of exercise. They are just a cool, huge, smart breed in genera. But for a small place that kids cant run with him everyday I suggest a Beagle or shelter dog:) good luck finding your new puppy
Depends on if you have lots of land and want a big outside dog, or an inside small breed...Small Breeds, I recommend poodles because they are friendly and don't shed too much! For an outside dog, I love Collies and Labs...both friendly and playful, but definitely outdoor because they shed! Another good breed would be a German Shepherd...there are places that let you adopt former service dogs, they will be protective of and friendly to your family. If you want a big indoor breed, look at the Womeriner or GreyHound (look for a grey hound that has retired from racing and give them a good home).
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Question do you have any kids? Do you want a lap dog? If you do the dog that I' am about to suggest is adorable mostly a lap dog but it is small it is a WESTIE POODLE or WESTIE POO (I WOULD UPLOAD A PICTURE OF MINE BUT I CAN'T) THEY ARE VERY PLAY FULL and very protective.
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Pit bull. I have two, one is a pit lab mix and they are great with our cat and kids of all ages. It's how you raise a dog - any dog can be mean. My niece was attacked by a golden retriever - bad owner, taught it to be mean.
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First thing; make sure it's a small dog. This is because if you have a limited budget they won't cost as much as a bigger dog. A small loving friend i would recommend a sausage dog. He will be a funny loving friend for all of eternity.
Well my dogs are great with families. I have a corgi and a German Shepard corgi mix. They are both the perfect size for an indoor dog. They aren't to big that they don't have enough room to play or run in the house but they aren't to small so that you crush them.
boxers all the way!! they are sweet, protective, loving, and don't get as agitated with kids as quick as some other breeds do. they are easy going when you want them to be calm and playful when you are feeling rambunctious;) but beware! they drool a LOT! they are a great dog to have for just one person or more! they also have a tendency to not turn on their owners. i would recommend one from the shelter, but if you are really worried about what background they came from, don't worry! but if you are still worrying, buy from a breeder.
I would recommend any herding dog. Very responsive to commands and can be easily trained. Since they were bred to be with the family and to listen to commands they become very attached and loyal to families. I have always owned Shetland Sheepdogs. They are great family pets! They a very gentle with children, love to learn, and love to love. Warnings: Shelties bark quite a bit and sometimes they can be timid towards strangers, so introduce them to the public when they are young. Oh, and they shed... A LOT!
A Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie), I have a tea-cup yorkie she is 4yrs old and she is so sweet to everyone, She is very quiet. I guess it depends on what yorkie, other people say i'm lucky because she doesn't make any noise, very sweet. I think a yorkie. They are smart and would listen to you..except teacup yorkies are very expensive..probably about 2,000+
depends on if your family is the type of family to be outside and active or if you prefer indoor activities.(first and foremost consider mixes from shelters) If you are the active type you could consider something like a husky, australian shepherd, or boxers. if you prefer to stay inside i would say something like a smaller less active breed, maybe a toy breed or something like a yorkshire terrier. For overall family dogs i would say a labrador retriever or golden retriever, along with beagles, and also if you have enough room a Newfoundland (known as the nanny dogs)
SHELTER DOGS ARE GREAT! But I have a Lab/Border Collie, and a Soft coated Wheaten Terrier. They both work great as family dogs. But the Border Collie need a couple hours of walking each day so she is harder.
Grey Hounds!They never bark or howl!they don't jump on you and they don't shed fur.They are beautiful animals and are great family pets!Just make sure they are on a leash 24/7 cuz when they start runnin they will never ever stop!
i have a staffie at home and id recommend them ! there very child friendly dogs if theres any children in the house ! they have ahd bad putting to there name but there very nice dogs if you treat them properly !