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Old 09-25-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Hi everybody!

Could you please recommend a good family dog, we have 2 young kids but we are looking for a non shedding dog, good with kids, mid size i guess, 45-90 lbs. a dog thats known to like children yet be protective of the family if needed.

Some told me get an Airedale, others said they are super hyper and are known to tear up homes.


Please help!!
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:53 PM
 
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Hey T!

I've encountered some Bichon Frise dogs that were very sweet, and I don't believe they shed.

Check out this link. I hope I pasted it correctly.

Dog Grooming | Non Shedding Dogs

Cherie
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I have a 2 and 4 year old and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. They are noted for their devotion to children, but are useless guard dogs for thehouse etc.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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Default No hair, no smell

MIL just purchased a Cairn Terrier...(aka: Toto) because apparantly they don't shed....and the rumor is, they don't stink either....
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Default Thanks!

Thanks for the info! We were wondering if anybody knows anything about the breed " Soft coated Wheaten Terrier " I have been reading up on this breed but i dont know anybody who owns one. From what i'm reading they sound like a good family dog.

The dogs everybody mentioned above look nice, but we were looking more for a larger breed, i guess no less then 35 lbs.

Thank you
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:04 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Hi everybody!

Could you please recommend a good family dog, we have 2 young kids but we are looking for a non shedding dog, good with kids, mid size i guess, 45-90 lbs. a dog thats known to like children yet be protective of the family if needed.

Some told me get an Airedale, others said they are super hyper and are known to tear up homes.


Please help!!
no brainer.
boxer hands down
fantastic patience with kids
pretty good bitter with the bad guys
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Dogs Good For Allergy Suffers, Hypo-allergenic dogs

Dogs that shed very little, Dogs that don't Shed, Dogs that do not shed

Dogs and their Reliability With Children (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/children.htm - broken link)

I am on the other end of the spectrum. That reminds me, I have to call the shelter tomorrow to see if that dog is out of the Vet's care.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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no brainer.
boxer hands down
fantastic patience with kids
pretty good bitter with the bad guys
stephen s
san diego ca
Hey Bunky, every Boxer I've met sheds. I agree, great with kids and I love Boxers myself
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Hey Bunky, every Boxer I've met sheds. I agree, great with kids and I love Boxers myself
2 out of 3 is not bad.
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: southern california
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2 out of 3 is not bad.
stephen s
san diego ca
and its mr. bunky
stephen s
san diego ca
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