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Old 07-08-2012, 06:34 PM
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When it comes down to it, you couldn't settle it between you. You allowed your dog to attack another, and are living with the consequences. As soon as your dog attacked another, it was your fault. The consequences are not the neighbours fault, they are your own. Own up to them instead of making excuses. I don't care how severe the injuries were, your dog was allowed to attack another dog. And you think you can handle a large breed? What happens when you allow that dog to attack another, and you have to get rid of the dog? Cause I can promise you, it won't be as easy as rehoming a rottie or GSD with a bite history.

I fail to see how this thread got off topic... It was something you said in the main post as to why you want the dog, which means talking about that was on topic..
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:37 PM
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Standard poodles are also super wicked dogs and do not shed at all!

They're eager to learn, incredibly smart, want to please and can win over crotchety neighbours very easily.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:37 PM
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Maybe it would be better to shoot for something mild-mannered, unlikely to get into fights with other dogs, fun, lovable, easy to rent with, maybe even something particularly good for people with allergies. When you own and have a fenced yard you can think about a Rottie or what have you. Might make life easier.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:38 PM
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Standard poodles are also super wicked dogs and do not shed at all!

They're eager to learn, incredibly smart, want to please and can win over crotchety neighbours very easily.
I think a standard or miniature poodle is a great idea.

All the greyhounds I have known have shed like an SOB.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:49 PM
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Poodles are pretty awesome dogs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:58 PM
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I don't know the details behind the attack incident, but all I can say is that Y'ALL failed your dog, and pretty much all the blame for the attack lies with y'all. Getting rid of one dog in order to get another isn't going to solve the problem.

And with a larger dog, the only thing to happen is the next dog won't be so lucky.

I'm nit trying to be rude. I'm just sick and tired of these kinds of headlines.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:59 PM
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This is Casey a few years ago...NOT in shedding season.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMRb_PhsSTE&feature=plcp

I second poodle or boxer. You need something quiet for apartment living...GSDs and Rotties especially are very good about alerting. I definitely agree those types of dogs are much harder to rent with..and you already have an eye on you.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:02 PM
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:12 PM
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Not even going to comment on the rest of it.
but shedding/allergy was purely, I would say away from GSDs or Rotties. It's A LOT OF HAIR. A LOT.
You can brush. You can vacuum. but let me just say, as someone who dated someone with allergies and had a GSD.. its still going to be an issue.




Now, before you go all "THOSE STUPID NEIGHBORS" .. keep in mind, regardless of injuries/reactions, their dog was attacked, and your dog did it. They might have been scared by the incident and frankly, it's within their right to not want to live that close to a dog aggressive dog. Apartment buildings are notorious for throwing dogs together (elevators. stairwells. hallways.) and you might have to consider that perhaps your home simply wasn't the best situation for him..not everyone is ready to handle a DA dog in such close proximity. Thank goodness no harm was caused this time.. but you have to consider being in their shoes and being scared to walk your own dog.

At the end of the day, it's our job as owners to keep our dogs out of trouble. Sometimes we slip up and sh*t happens, people over-react or things spiral out of control or accident happen.. but regardless, it's OUR JOB to take responsibility. Regardless of how people reacted or how it could've been better handled, it shouldn't have happened in the first place.
We all make mistakes, nobody is pretending to be perfect.. but if you want to move on from this, I would suggest you own up to it and learn from it.

Now, as for new dog recommendations.. I would suggest fostering a dog from rescue. You could get the idea of allergie/exercise wise and a dog would get the chance to be in a home. Contact your local shelter/rescue
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