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Old 09-29-2010, 01:58 PM
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I can't add much to the discussion as I'm only a recent puppy owner myself. I did find that when I asked opinions (not on this forum) I got lots of people recommending the dog they have/had despite that it didn't meet any of my criteria! At least on this forum you'll get educated replies.

My Poodle/Schnauzer cross (Schnoodle) is proving to be an absolute delight and meets your criteria - but then I am somewhat biased.

BTW - very impressed at your forward planning ("Also, as I said, it should be patient and trainable. Patient especially with kids.....in the future I may want kids.").
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I have to say this...no breed is always ok with kids. I have met labs who are frightened by children, schnauzers, cockers, chihuahuas, etc etc etc. Just an fyi
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I got lots of people recommending the dog they have/had despite that it didn't meet any of my criteria!
hahah, I notice that also on other forums, kinda funny.

iam awful with the breed recommendations...so sorry no real help here.



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Wow, thanks for all the informative replies, everyone!
I am primarily looking for a medium sized dog, but I'm perfectly all right with smaller breeds as well- I might end up getting one if I decide it's a better idea, or if I have to have a french bulldog because they're so darn adorable. xD

As for not passing up a dog if it isn't interesting looking, I'll make sure not to. Whomever I fall in love with and get along with, personality-wise, will be coming home with me, and that's that. I'm not so picky when I'm in puppy-mode. x3 But I can't really not be picky about some breeds vs. other breeds.

I'd never get a dog from a pet shop. I was always unnerved by the runny noses and often hyper or exhausted-seeming dogs they sold there, and now that I'm older and I've read so much about puppy mills and the like there's no chance I'll buy a pup from one. I'm also well-versed in what to look for if I'm going to head to a breeder, so that won't be a problem, thank goodness.

I love schnoodles! They're a mix of two dogs I really adore and I'd love to have one. I'm really into goldendoodles, to, and other poodle mixes. I meet a lot of standard poodles when I'm walking our mini and the majority have been well behaved and friendly, as well as really pretty. Thanks for the recommendation, I don't care if you're biased- I'm sure I'll be just as biased towards whatever dog breed I get. ;3 Thanks for the comment about planning, I've put a lot of thought into it, or so I hope. I want the best possible outcome for me and my prospective dog.

Thanks for pointing that out, pawzaddict. I know that dogs are individuals, and I plan to socialize my puppy with other dogs, young children, cats, etc, slowly and with positive reinforcement so whomever I get gets used to these things meaning fun and other good stuff. I've also got a seven year old sister who is very, very sweet and polite with animals (she reads to her guinea pig, it's the cutest thing x3) and the puppy'll get to know her, which should help as well. I'm just trying to raise my chances of succeeding by doing my research about this breed vs. that breed before I do my choosing about this puppy vs. that puppy. :3
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Given that you've put so much thought into what sort of dog you're getting I'm sure you'll end up with the right one. Let us know what you decide.
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If you are going to allow children to climb all over and pull at the dogs fur or ears then a dog is not for you IMO.

Funny but this was my No1 recommendation when I rescued my boy!! I volunteered at the shelter he was at. I poked & prodded him. Pulled his lips and ears, lay on him & tried my best to annoy him (NO I would not recommend you all do this), he did nothing. But I did get to know him first.

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This is a wonderful project! Raising a puppy is a lot of work, but very rewarding. If you are looking for a good chance of a "bomb proof" dog in terms of children and lots of activity, I've seen a lot of good labs in that department. My nephew's family has two labs and they are terrific with their 3 year old boy, and other children who visit. As you say, kids can be a bit physical with dogs. The older lab is 4 years and they have a new baby yellow lab puppy too. The older dog is extremely gentle with the boy, and never takes offense when the child climbs around him or what ever. The dog loves all the attention and boy and dog are best buds. The new puppy is following suit, in terms of her enjoyment of the boy, and being very calm even around all the activity created by a 3 year old. Now I'm sure not all labs are so great with kids, but there are definitely some rugged, tolerant genetics to be found in this breed.
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Funny but this was my No1 recommendation when I rescued my boy!! I volunteered at the shelter he was at. I poked & prodded him. Pulled his lips and ears, lay on him & tried my best to annoy him (NO I would not recommend you all do this), he did nothing. But I did get to know him first.

Ducking out of the way now!!

lol, I did the same thing with my first dog, not that I had kids...I just think its a good idea (within reason) to know if your getting a dog thats going to nail you if you touch his feet, etc.



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Funny but this was my No1 recommendation when I rescued my boy!! I volunteered at the shelter he was at. I poked & prodded him. Pulled his lips and ears, lay on him & tried my best to annoy him (NO I would not recommend you all do this), he did nothing. But I did get to know him first.

Ducking out of the way now!!
Nothing wrong with that! We all realize kids need some guidance/supervision around dogs, but it certainly is sensible to make sure a dog you plan to have around kids, is not overly sensitive or reactive. Kids make mistakes and things can happen quickly, an arm's length away. Its good planning to lower the odds there will be an unpleasant incident.

My Mom had a boxer when my brothers were little. She said it was the best dog ever to have with young kids. She was gentle and tolerant with the boys, and also protective of them. At they time my family was living in a not very safe area, so the dog gave my Mom lots of peace of mind.
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No no no my point is if you are going to allow kids to do that to your dog its not a good idea. To make sure the dog will not bite when touching or poking at it is one thing, to sit back and watch kids climb all over dogs and pull ears and never do anything is another. That was my point. I met a kid who was attacked by a shih tzi to the point of plastic surgery at the age of 3 because he pulled the dogs ear one day and the dog was NOT having it at that point
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