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Old 11-25-2009, 08:49 PM
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How about a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier?

They weigh 30-40lbs and from the ones i've met seem to be a less hyper terrier. They are non-shedding so will need grooming. They are not a "one person dog" and thrive with human interaction and a very good in a family setting (of course you'll still need to set up rules and train the dog to be what you want) and tend to be very patient with children.


I second this. the Wheaten is very near and dear to my heart
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:49 PM
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Pomeranian Kills 6-Week-Old Girl

My pomeranian bites. My pit bull however, does not. Interesting concept.

I second, or third, or whatever, the pit bull recommendation
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:02 PM
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as a dog groomer I see many breeds come in.

its not the pits that get you (yes have many monthly pit clients)

its the chihuahuas, schnauzers, scotties, pekingese, Lhasas, and poms that get you!
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:14 PM
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Sigh. I was going to post some stuff, but then I remembered some posters aren't worth the effort.

So, to the original poster, I think people are right that you need to share more information to get a clear idea. How much do you really plan on exercising the dog year round? Do you like training and playing with the dog daily, or do you want a dog who can just sort of "blend" once it's older and finished basic training? Do you want a dog that can go hiking off-leash, or do you not care if it has to stay leashed all the time when outside of a fenced in yard?
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:23 PM
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To the OP: I definitely recommend looking at PetFinder, especially focusing on groups that foster their animals, as opposed to a shelter. Many foster homes are family settings with kids (as opposed to one single person or an adult couple) and they will have a good idea of how the dog is with children and what ages, and if he likes them or just tolerates them. They'll know exactly what the dog is like in a house setting, how active he is, whether he can be trusted alone and for how long, etc.

They'll also be able to tell you how much the dog sheds. Breeds are a general guideline (for example, a Collie will shed more than a Poodle), but the individual dog also goes into consideration. I mean, most cats in general shed. Mine sheds very little. There is no noticeable hair on my furniture or clothes - you can only tell if you look VERY closely. When I brush her, I get very little hair on the brush. So, it does depend on the individual animal.

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:24 AM
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that had to be photoshpped, EVERYBODY KNOWS you can't teach a terrier to sit stay they are tooo crazy to learn basic obedience that makes hunting dogs better handling in the field.
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