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What is a good family dog?

I would love to get a pitbull..they are soo cute and protectie..and i want a protective dog.. and my cousin raises them but most of my family does not want me to get a pitbull because i have 2 kids.. so what do u guys think about them and what is a good family dog

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Asked by Brittney20 at 4:31 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Pets

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  • Girl, in my 40 some years, I have owned a variety of different dogs. By far the best that I have ever owned is this Cocker Spaniel! I rescued him from a no-kill shelter several years ago. He only has one eye, so they were having a hard time adopting him out. I am so thankful for that. He's absolutely the BEST dog in the world. We are guessing he is between 6-10 years old. I love this guy. I have talked to others who have owned Cockers as well, and they all seem to have the same temperament. That's my recommendation.


    Answer by m-avi at 4:34 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I have two golden retrievers and they are absolutley amazing with kids!

    Answer by Pandi653 at 4:34 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • One who doesnt rip open the presents or poops on your carpet or bites your brand new

    Answer by Onenamillion at 4:34 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • As long as they are raised around kids from birth, they are great family dogs. A lot of ppl don't realize that any other dog has about the same statistics as a pit bull for "turning on you". They just get a bad rap bc some are bread for fighting. I also really like labs, German Shepperds and collies as a family dog if you like larger dogs. :)

    Answer by Kword at 4:35 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I have been raising my kids around big dogs like pitbulls and now we have rottweilers, Pits & rotts are not bad dogs its all in how they were raised and none of ours have been raised to be agressive, they are very loving but also very protective of us.

    Answer by 405mom at 4:35 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Golden retriever.
    Pembroke Welsh corgi.
    white terrier
    Irish setter.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:36 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • We have had a golden retriever since before we had kids...before the kids came we did not know jack knew how to bark! Now he is a huge gaurd dog and protector! We have a big hairy "babysitter" really the best dog ever!

    Answer by rebeccadac at 4:36 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Pitbull is not a bad breed it is how they are raised. So that should relieve your families fears on that and you shouldn't worry unless they show they will have a bad-behavior thing going on. I have a Schipperke they are amazing with children, other animals, outdoor animals, and are still protective. The only downfall is they are hyper and if you can't devote more than an hour a day playing this would be a bad choice. You should look them up though they are adorable and I found my schipp pure bred in a pet store(very odd but she dad a good attitude) She was litter trained in a day and she is great with my daughter who is 1.5 years old. Good luck on your search for the doggie.

    Answer by Ellie4040 at 4:37 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I have a pit bull and an AMerican Bulldog. I think the pit bull is actually more patient with my daughter. I'm teaching her to be nice to our dogs and so far she is doing good. Pit bulls are great dogs don't believe the rumors. Any dog can attack a child. Never leave dogs alone with kids and teach them to treat dogs with respect and you'll be fine.

    Answer by MLM0503 at 4:39 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Thanks everyone!!!
    and lol i dont want a inside dog..gosh i can barley clean up after my kids, i dont wanna clean up after a dog too lol so i wont have the problem with them opening presents or chewing on my shoes lol

    Comment by Brittney20 (original poster) at 4:39 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

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