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Best dog for family of three? (We have narrowed it down)

German Shepard

Doberman Pinscher

Pit Bull (my SO's choice but he is leaning toward no because we don't want to deal with ppl being afraid)


Asked by DomoniqueWS at 11:26 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Pets

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Answers (11)
  • I would go with a Shepherd because of how easily trained they are and how loyal to the family it will be.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 11:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • out of those, german shepherd. We have a black lab and 2 pitbulls, but we live in the country

    Answer by sweet29mom at 11:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • well actually all 3 are dogs people would be likely to fear. if i was choosing a family dog i would choose some kind of collie. thats just me. but from ur choices i'd go with german shepard although prewarning theyre very independent and hard to train

    Answer by devtdbosombuddy at 11:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • german shepherd!! they are AWESOME dogs..all i had growing up was german shepherds..i loved them! they are beautiful, loving, protective, family dogs!!

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:29 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • The shedding! German shepherds are awful when they have their spring/summer coat blow out.

    Dobies and pits might make your home owners insurance go up. Check it out first.

    If you are able to adopt a dog in need of rescue, please do. So many doggies get dumped and are perfect for a family.

    Answer by ecodani at 11:33 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I have never had a good experience with a dobie. Have ypu thought about a boxer? Awesome dogs!!!

    Answer by JakesCupcake at 11:37 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • We have six year old pit bull. He is a great family dog. We adopted him when he was four weeks old.

    Answer by mylilangel817 at 11:40 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • German Shepherd... I had one growing up and she was the most loyal and amazing dog!

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 11:43 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I've heard that the German Shepard breed is a very loyal and protective dog.


    Answer by m-avi at 11:49 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • out of those you have up I would say the Shepard. Although I agree with PP saying a boxer I have one and she is great! But my fav dog is my beagle lab mix. He is super sweet and was easy to train....also is great with DS and anyone else who comes over.

    Answer by Shelii at 11:55 PM on Dec. 16, 2010