Dog breed suggestions?
I want to buy a dog - whats your breed suggestion for the first time owner?
(I like big dogs :/ )
May 27th, 2020 4:36 pm
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May 27th, 2020 10:52 pm
Its impossible to suggest a breed without having more details. How many people in the family. Any young kids, Will someone be home most of the time with the dog ? Any allergies in the family ? How active do you want your lifestyle with the dog. Is it a family dog or a guard dog. How much training will you do ? Any other pets in the family? Do you live in a house on condo ? Any reputable breeder will ask all these questions and a lot more. I like big dogs is not enough info. There are also different sizes - big is obviously not small but a 'big' dog can describe anything from a lab to Bernese mountain dog.
May 27th, 2020 11:31 pm
May 28th, 2020 9:05 am
First step : Canadian Kennel Club https://www.ckc.ca/en/Choosing-a-Dog/Choosing-a-BreedEafF77933 wrote: ↑ You guys are right, I complete forgot to mention my lifestyle
The dog will be alone for sometime ~5hrs day
Im active but not a sportish (lets say 5/10)
Family of 2
Family dog for sure
I dont know anything about training but willing to give training of course
Live in a house
No other pets
Breeds I like in general are Labrador, bernesse, goldens, rottweilers a big no for: napolitans, masstif, Newfoundland etc
May 28th, 2020 10:11 am
May 28th, 2020 10:12 am
Not all dogs in shelters are there for behavioural issues! You also don't increase the demand for breeders in the off-chance that it doesn't work out and the dog needs to returned to the shelter. People who buy from breeders need to commit to that dog for life in my mind. Adoptions can be more experimental or temporary if they have to be.
May 28th, 2020 11:41 am
I agree that not all of them are there for behavior issues. But since this is a first time dog owner I just thought to take out any uncertainty. OP does not have kids so maybe a rescue dog is fine. I did hear that a lot of shelters are out of dogs as people adopted during pandemic.djdestroyer wrote: ↑ Not all dogs in shelters are there for behavioural issues! You also don't increase the demand for breeders in the off-chance that it doesn't work out and the dog needs to returned to the shelter. People who buy from breeders need to commit to that dog for life in my mind. Adoptions can be more experimental or temporary if they have to be.
May 28th, 2020 8:33 pm
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Jul 10th, 2020 10:39 am
I wouldn't get a really old dog as it's heartbreaking when they pass away.djdestroyer wrote: ↑ Adopt an older dog -- 9 times out of 10, they're so much easier to deal with. My neighbour just adopted a 10 year old ex-sled husky and it's the sweetest most docile dog ever. It's basically ran its entire life and just wants to chill and hangout now. Another colleague adopted a 7 year old mix with "behavioural issues" that she said she never even encountered. Perfect dog.
Having a puppy, you'll need constant care for the first 3 months (as in, never take your eyes off them unless they're in their crate). You'll also need to read a ton to ensure you know what you're doing.
Jul 10th, 2020 10:43 am