My hubby and I are buying a bigger house and we finally have a bigger yard that is fenced in. We are looking to get another dog..one that is bigger that looks assertive but is not aggressive , and is friendly and good with children. Since we are living in a bigger house I would feel safer with a big dog that looks like a watch dog type but with a great temperment. We have an almost 4 yr old daughter an almost 5 month old daughter and an 8 yr old shih tzu. Do you know of any dog breeds that meet these picky criteria? a few we were thinking were an american mastiff or a newfoundland???any ideas?
Answer by babybri at 1:29 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by 2mothershelpers at 9:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by Scoobersmom at 9:30 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Labs are good. Personally I like the Giant Schnauzer as a guard and family dog. . . mine thought she was a lap dog and was pretty accepting of our Yorkie when we brought him home. Her bark and her looks were good enough to scare the pizza guy away, after he dropped the pizza (yippee freebie). A good resource to look at different breeds as a jumping off point for research is the dog breed guide from Animal Planet. http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogselectorindex.do
Oh, just a thought. . . consider a shelter dog. . .
Answer by chrissmom734 at 9:35 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by staciandababy at 9:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by meegan26 at 9:50 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by MamasGirls4ever at 9:56 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:10 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Here is a list, I preffer Pit Bulls and Boxer(Boxers are a mix of pitbull originally, most anyway.) http://www.therightdog.org/protective.htm
Answer by IraqiVetWife at 10:19 PM on Jun. 1, 2009