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Suggestion Dog for my family

Discussion in 'Hobbies and special interests' started by danbandanna, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. danbandanna

    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    We just moved to a house with a large yard and are interested in getting a dog or two to add to our family... We have a 3 yr old son and am looking for suggestions on what to get from some of you who are familiar with breeds... want to keep price reasonable as we think that we ultimately want 2 dogs so each will have company as these will be yard dogs not house dogs... thanks in advance for your suggestions...

     
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    Post #11 by Roadwitch80, Mar 11, 2020 (5 points)
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    Pompolino DI Member Showcase Reviewer

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    Labradors/Golden Retrievers are great with young kids. They are very loving, big enough to scare off strangers yet gentle enough to tread carefully around kids. The only down side that I know (used to breed them) is that they remain at the puppy stage for 2 years which is much longer than most dogs and much longer than my current fantastic dog a German Shepherd. Would suggest you talk to the vets as they would have an idea of the puppies recently born. Noticed some puppies going for shots at Cats n Dogs on St Jose extension recently so that would be a start. The Labs come in black, brown and golden and all have the same loveable personalities.
     
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    RR_biker DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    I agree some breeds like mentioned in the previous post, are more kids friendly than other dogs. I should not choose for a Terrier , Doberman or Rottweiler and the like. However for the safety of a 3 year old boy and the dogs, never leave them alone but @least one adult always around to keep an eye what's going on to avoid unsolicited action from both sides. A boy of that age does not have any idea what is wrong or right when playing and even a well known friendly dog can react unfriendly when he/she no longer accept some kind of behavior a harmless kid might do.
     
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    I’m a big fan of Belgian Malinois; some people say they aren’t “family” dogs but I would disagree. Then again our’s were raised/socialized with kids of all ages from pups. Fantastic watch dogs as well, I know when we take our big boy out for a walk folks want to cross the street but he is probably one of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever had.

    We have 2 mixed breed dogs (one medium and one small) and they are both good dogs, but we got both of them as pups.

    Good luck in your search.

    Shawn
     
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    you_have_been_removed DI Member

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    I think your concern should be about safety for a 3 year old as opposed to the price of a dog that may or may not harm or indeed the social welfare of just one dog who might get lonely
     
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    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    there is always one.. :(
     
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    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    It is so sad that you feel like you can make comments on my ability to be a good parent to my son .. when you know nothing about who I am... but then the comment really reflects on your lack of personality and your desire to offend while hiding behind your keyboard.... you should really seek help with that
     
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    you_have_been_removed DI Member

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    You are the OP, YOU ARE THE ONE asking for suggestions
    I dont need to know anything about your ability nor am I commenting on your where with all to be a parent, nor am I hiding behind a keyboard, and I dont need to seek help with anything that you might consider sad or agree with.

    You are the one who is looking for on info on where you can buy some cheap dogs

    woof woof
     
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    Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary has about 50 dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes in need of adoption and a loving home. You might want to consider contacting them. That's what I would do anyway.

    https://www.facebook.com/dumagueteanimalsanctuary/?ref=bookmarks
     
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    It is easy in 99% of cases to know about a person from what they write about here, how they write it and their responses to other postings.

    We have seen some bad ones come and go - one very recently. These are people with little respect for others, for forum members specifically and, quite probably, for themselves.

    Anyone who has ever read any of the postings from @danbandanna is VERY WELL AWARE that he fits the profile of a very nice and caring person - it is plainly obvious to see.
     
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