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Old 04-15-2005, 07:33 PM
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I'm trying to pick out the perfect dog for me. Must be:
small
not too energetic
able to live with children age 7+
not too hard to groom
trainable
I was thinking about a papillon
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:36 PM
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Golden retriever....
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:37 PM
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sorry, I just saw small . Why??
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:42 PM
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Papillons can be a real pain to groom. I like Bubbat's idea. Would you be willing to go a little larger? Bigger dogs tend to be more tolerant of small children anyway.
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:49 PM
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Papillons do have a lot of hair....and they're pretty delicate. I think a Golden could be a pretty good choice...they're great with kids, do require grooming, but not a ton, they could go with a walk and some playtime every day (if your kids would enjoy playing fetch, I'm sure the dog would be more than happy), are very intelligent and trainable.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:46 PM
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Don't let space be a consideration for a small dog.... I had a 4 bedroom home....lots of space on 8 acres.....where were my 4 goldens.....in my kitchen or wherever I or my kids were hanging out. GREAT with kids !!!
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Actually, going to the humane society and looking for a dog that's out of the puppy stage is a wonderful way to find the "perfect" dog for your family. When they're a bit older you can have a much better idea of what you're getting; personality, temperament and size. And any puppy you get that's healthy is going to be energetic - and need lots of time and training!
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:36 AM
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well, im more of a small dog lover
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:38 AM
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and the kids are not very rough or anything so they can handle it, their both girls so not much horseplay
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:39 AM
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two girls, 12 and 7
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