what should i choose

United States
November 13, 2007 8:15am CST
should i get a german sheapard or a rot weiller.... should i get a pitbull or a bull dog... im havin trouble picking because my bro wants one dog and i want another so i dont kno what to pick can yall help...i really need to know because i have 3 days before the guy sells to another person and i dont want to lose these dogs and i can only have 2 dogs in my apartment
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• Canada
13 Nov 07
Personally I wouldn't even consider any of those dogs in an apt. They are generally high energy, and good size dogs that need lots of exercise. Are you hope all day and able to get them out lots? Do you have any small children around or will you be expecting any in the near future? So many things to consider, but try to find some places on the web site where you can actually take a test to see what types and breeds of dogs would suit your family needs. Don't rush into anything just because you have to make a decision immediately, unless it's what you really want. One you get a dog, it should be to give it a forever home. Just something to think upon.....
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
For an apartment, i'd be looking at a smaller breed - you didn't say what kind of bulldog you were looking at (the american ones are much bigger than the British ones) so if you went with a Bulldog maybe a British one would be best for that kind of living space. They're a lot lazier & smaller so would be better suited to a small area. Although, daily exercise would still be required. Have you looked at minitures? I know there is a Miniture Pittbull here in Australia - about half the size, excellent temperament but still a pittbull non the less. That might be an option? I think you really shouldn't look at the LARGE breeds unless you have a proper sized house, with a large yard or you'll end up with a lot of destruction! Good Luck!
• United States
13 Nov 07
Of the four dogs you listed, only the bulldog would be anywhere near suitable for living in an apartment. The other three are higher energy breeds and you would have to be walking them like 6 times a day(long walks, that is, not just to go to the bathroom). Do you already have a dog, or have you owned one before? If not you may want to do some more research before jumping into owning two dogs in a small space.
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Do you have renters insurance lil? I know it's a crazy question but a couple of the breeds you mentioned would negate any insurance contract you have because they are considered "attack breeds" even if they are not being raised as attack dogs. Unfair I know, but that's the way it is none the less. I've aways been a fan of bull dogs myself, I had one when my oldest was born but had to get rid of it because when she started walking the dog would knock her down and hump her, trying to show it's status in the household.
@cuicuiha (22)
• China
13 Nov 07
If you have trouble in decision, I think all the dogs are your favourite ones. For most time like your situation, I will just consider one aspect most care. Then the solvation will be simpler. Good luck to you!
• United States
13 Nov 07
my suggestion would be to narrow these dogs down by doing some research on them. find out about their personalities and which 2 would best suit your needs. Like you said you have an apartment so the larger dogs may not be a good idea. I read before that bulldogs are good apartment dogs because they are pretty much lazy and will not go nuts in such a small space.