Need dog breed recommendations
-med to large breed (like the size of a golden retriever)
-easy to train - we are first time pet owners
-easy around babies
-not much genetic diseases
-we can take the dog out 2-3 times a day (when the kids are brought to school and taken home)
-good size yard to run around
A couple of other questions we have include:
-any breed or way to minimize scratching on hardwood floors?
-we are okay with mixed, and were initially looking at golden retriever and labrador retriever mixes. CKC breeders tend to only breed thoroughbreds so where can we look to getting mixed breeds without supporting a puppy mill?
Any thing else we should think about?