Shingle Springs, California
August 20, 2008 1:50pm CST
yeah I blatantly stole this discussion idea from a friend who is looking for a small dog... But we are seriously considering looking for a dog. Not a small one though. I'm not into yappy ankle biters, no offense. lol Our dog Lady died two Thanksgivings ago. My daughter has been lobbying for a dog ever since. Husband doesn't want to deal with dog just yet - we are still landscaping our backyard. Anyway what's a good medium to large sized dog, indoor outdoor, that's not too hyper, doesn't dig too much, doesn't poop (just kidding about that last one), is good with kids, can get along with cats, shorter hair preferably? Or maybe we should just pick up a mutt from a rescue group? The kids want a puppy but I'd rather have one that already has some training...
• United States
21 Aug 08
My husband loves dogs, big dogs. We have had mostly full bred dogs. Always more than 60 pounds and inside dogs because Florida is so hot. I can tell you this, don't get a Husky, they are way too skitzo! They are beautiful dogs but very high wired and mine was an escape artist. Very, very hard to train. We had a Sable German Shepherd. He was the nicest, calmest dog ever. Very obedient, and easy to train. The boys were young then and used to "be kids" around the dogs. He would just take it. I could take his food from him at any time and he would just look at me, head cocked. I really loved that dog and I'm not a dog person. Good luck.
20 Aug 08
have you looked into rescue greyhounds? the cat thing may complicate it a little more, but through working with the rehoming centre, they will help you find one without much of a prey drive, who will get used to cats if introduced carefully. Greyhounds are short haired, very easy to groom, lovely on the lead, and very good with children, as they are gentle and calm. not too hyper, a quick run about and they're happy to sleep on their back with legs in the air for the rest of the day, and they're not diggers by nature, as they're sighthounds, so don't seek out hidden prey.