We are moving into a place that will allow us to have pets. Finally! We all really want a dog. I have an 8 year old and a 2 year old. I want something short haired since both my husband and my son are sensitive to longer pet hair. But I need something gentle enough to be around my 2 year old. I was thinking a dalmatian, but I had heard they were expensive to care for, more so than other dogs. Any thoughts?Answer Question
Answer by Anouck at 6:29 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
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Answer by kuriequinn at 6:48 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
I would advise a small mixed breed..So many of the pure breed dogs have health problems like cance,r allergies, hip problems and etc. from over breeding..I have a chihuahua /silkiemix and she is 10lbs does not shed and her hair is not long so no haircuts and she is super sweet:)..No pits, no dobermans, no big dogs until your children are older and know how to fully respect the dog..
Answer by kjfamily at 6:59 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Answer by momthruivf at 7:38 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
There are many sites where you can do a online quiz to find the best dogs for you. Dogbreedinfo, animal planet, dogtime matchup These site have lots of good info too. Research the breeds best for you and your family. Then go to petfinder and search locally for dogs in need of a home. You can also do a search for breeds that are known to be good with children, although it depends on the individual dog more than anything. Take your whole family to meet the dog before getting it.
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