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Choosing the Right Dog > A dog with a destiny



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Barked: Tue Oct 22, '13 11:12am PST 
Thanks for the kind replies! T'will be food for thought!
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Choosing the Right Dog > A dog with a destiny


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10/17/2013
 
 
Barked: Sun Oct 20, '13 4:12am PST 
Thanks for the great advice!

EXTRA INFORMATION

--------SIZE

Well the kind of dog she wants is actually a pretty large dog (labrador, golden retriever, with max size something like a bernese). We have a big garden in a nice green neighbourhood, so there are a lot of places where the dog can run free. She likes bigger dogs as they make her feel safe, she really does want a guard dog, but given her health, a nice, gentle one seems desirable. A newfy looks awesome but is a tad too big.

------ EXPERIENCE

We never had a dog before. Two troublemaking sons were demanding enough!

------ SHEDDING

She's not a big fan of shedding, though, being the caring type, she'll probably love grooming.

A cuddly dog is favorable, but a dog that can be independent as well. She works part-time so the dog will be alone every morning in the weekdays.

-----ACTIVITY LEVEL
She goes walking every day, but defenitly never goes running (because of the hip).

-----OTHER

We have a cat, an awesome cat, so the will have to get along.


----POSSIBLE CANDIDATES I RESEARCHED:

>Golden retriever:
Awesome dog, but not guardy enough?

> Labrador retriever:
my gf has one, very high energy)

>Scottish collie:
High Maintenance, though still a possible candidate

>Bernese:
Keeps the puppy mentality for a long time apparantly

>Newfy:
Fits the bill, but a bit too large

----TIPS FROM YOUGUYS

>General consensus:
Adopt an older dog as the temprament will be more predictable.

>Breed:
not really important



Excuse me if I make language mistakes, English is not my mother tongue.

Thank you!
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Choosing the Right Dog > A dog with a destiny



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Barked: Fri Oct 18, '13 11:26am PST 
Great, thanks! The puppy training wont be that much of an issue, as my brother and I will be home to lend a hand the first two years. When both of us are gone, the dog will be 2 years old. Thats why I was interested in specific breeds. But apparantly its isn't that important.

Thanks guys!
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Choosing the Right Dog > A dog with a destiny



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Barked: Fri Oct 18, '13 6:07am PST 
Hmm, thanks for the tips, but no breeds that fit the discription?
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Choosing the Right Dog > A dog with a destiny



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Barked: Thu Oct 17, '13 9:22am PST 
She really wants one. In her own words: 'I want a lassie'.
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Choosing the Right Dog > A dog with a destiny


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Barked: Thu Oct 17, '13 9:03am PST 
Hello everyone,

My story is as follows;

I live at home with my mom and brother. I just graduated so I'll be leaving home next year and my brother the year after. I'm a bit afraid she'll get lonely, so maybe I'll buy her a dog to keep her company and guard her!Though, I dont really know what breed. I thought a rough collie would be nice, but the long glorious coat could be to high maintenance. A bernese seems nice as well, but I havent looked in to it as much.

My mom is a bit frail due to a hip replacement so a hyperactive dog might not be best. The ideal would be a kind, loving, protective dog that enjoys walks but does not need loads of activity or is very high maintenance.

Can youguys help me figure this out? Thanks!
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