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new dog...what breed?

my son has been asking for a puppy forever now so i finally caved and said yes. i live in my own house with 3 bedrooms and a nice size backyard. it's just me and my son living here so a new addition would be nice. any ideas on a type of breed to get? thanks.

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Bugzmomma

Asked by Bugzmomma at 4:47 PM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Pets

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  • Labradors are wonderful!
    prettypaper

    Answer by prettypaper at 4:48 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • JAck Russels if you want small ones. Labradors are nice as well:)
    adriennfaklya

    Answer by adriennfaklya at 4:51 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • keep in mind also that i don't like small dogs...too yippy.
    Bugzmomma

    Comment by Bugzmomma (original poster) at 4:58 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • pitbulls are wonderful family dogs. i know the stereo type. but get a puppy, raise it right and your son will have a loyal friend forever!
    mama2bof2

    Answer by mama2bof2 at 5:06 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Shelties are awesome! We got our first one when our daughter was 20 months old and our second when she was almost 4 and they are great together. They are very friendly and have wonderful personalities. The only negatives are that Shelties bark a LOT and can be nippy when they are young (they are herding dogs, after all), but if you train them properly that will not be a problem at all. Oh yeah, they do shed a lot, too, and that is a turn-off for many. If you brush them every other day and feed them a high quality diet, that is not much of a problem either. They aren't that small...mine are 25lbs and 40lbs, but the average for the breed is about 20-25lbs. And, they are soooooooooooo CUTE!!
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 5:19 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • You should get a labrador they are great lvable loyal good with kids and very smart. I have a labrador and a german shepard
    dtdori

    Answer by dtdori at 6:36 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • thankies for the comments. i think we're going with a lab or a german shepard. nice size dogs, friendly, and pretty low maitenance.
    Bugzmomma

    Comment by Bugzmomma (original poster) at 6:45 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I took my son to our local shelter and let him interact with the dogs there to see which ones would fit best with our family. We got a lab mix and she's wonderful.
    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 6:50 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I have to agree with you about small dogs being yippy (no offense to anyone with small dogs) LOL How about a Golden retriever~~great family dogs.
    Carolannie

    Answer by Carolannie at 9:35 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Your son can find his Very Best Friend at the Shelter-i promise:)
    daisyb

    Answer by daisyb at 10:20 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

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