Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Puppy question

Hello all my blog lovelies! I have a question (cause I love them!) We are looking at getting another family member - of the furry, four legs, tail, variety! We would ideally like a pup only so it can grow up with the madam and as I am home with her till school happens we thought it might be a good time. Just wondering what breeds anyone else has ? How do they go with kids? You know all the usual 'I'm getting a dog and can't make up my mind questions!'. We would ideally like a rescued pup but in lieu of that are going to buy one.

Your wealth of wisdom is much appreciated xx

3 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Some other things to think about, taking it for walks, long haired vs shorthaired, puppy training. We have had 2 dobermanns, really lovely dogs but do require a lot of exercise and a fair bit of training. Larger dogs take longer to grow up so destruction stage will last longer with them. Never leave a puppy/dog unsupervised with a child. I have recently been looking at the Greyhound Adoption Programme, and although they are older dogs, they come to you well trained, have a look at their website : http://www.gapsa.org.au/
and remember there are no bad dogs only bad owners. Sorry to rant on for so long, but this is a subject I feel quite strongly about.

Kelly said...

greyhounds/whippets are gorgeous dog. but have a tendency to run! id recommend you take one of the online dog quizzes which match up all your lifestyle components with a dog. a really good . i totally agree with pip. just incompatibledogs/owners.

Maggie May said...

we have three kids and love our golden retriever. such a perfect doggie for our family. we also have a mix, part Husky, German Shepard, and ? that we don't know but he is also wonderful. I know someone who has German Shepards and they have been wonderful dogs for their kids.
I grew up with Shetland Sheepdogs and they are marvelous too.