I am looking for one that gets along with children and can he indoors as well.
Answer by Anouck at 1:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
Answer by thatgirl70 at 1:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
Mutt. It's best for the dog and for you if the dog is indoors. It will be more social if it isn't kept outdoors. I just got a dog and I went to the humane society 4 times before I was sure. I went alone and picked 3 to have them get out and show me. I went back with my Chihuahua to make sure they got along. I went back with my son. And then the 4th time I had them get her out again before I was sure. They were impressed and didn't feel bothered and held her for me from the first day I had interest. She has turned out to be a great dog. Shelter or rescue people will help you. It can help to go the first time without kids so you don't come home with a cute dog you aren't sure of. You can search for dogs on Petfinder.com.
Answer by Gailll at 1:50 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
Answer by Iluvmy5 at 1:49 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
We have had many calm large dogs, ours and fosters. Right now my new 55 pound mutt (a beautiful brindle short haired shepard mix) is sprawled out on the couch and my 3 pound Chihuahua is asleep on my lap. Choosing the right dog is important. With many dogs you can't expect running around the yard to be enough. They need walks or a dog park. I would love to have a labradoodle. They are hard to find in shelters or rescues and cost thousands to buy because many people think they are the best dog ever. The are low shed, maybe low allergy, and have the best qualities of a lab. There was one that lived across the street and it was the funniest, greatest dog. Lab mixes are good. I LOVE having a doggie door and a secure fenced area.
Answer by Gailll at 1:57 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
It just depends on the dog. My Chi is calm and lets my toddler grandson carry him around. It is good to get a dog around a year that is housebroken. By that age you know what size and what personality you will be getting. I would never get a puppy. Kittens yes, puppies never. I wouldn't get a pit bull. I live in Tucson where it seems half of the dogs are pit bulls or pit bull mixes. I've been at rescue events with them and they have been very nice and someone will come along and they will go crazy. It may be just the pit bulls here that are unpredictable.
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