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Old 06-20-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Oldhag1, respectfully speaking, attacking other posters will only get the thread shut down. The OP may not appreciate it as she is really asking for advice.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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But chances are you have taken that dog to a vet who has identified the breed mix for you and put it in your dog's records. As the owner of a very, very sweet pitbull mix, trust me, they tell you. If you know your dog is a mix of what is considered a dangerous dog, and most owners do, lying about it is wrong, especially if you are asked. I love my dog enough to not disavow him.
Actually, the vet I took her to told me she was a boxer mix; although my own vet did not.
So, like it has been said, it's not an exact science.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Dog breed discrimination or not, if the insurance specifies a breed and someone gets hurt, you could be in for a long court case. It may be YOU who ends up having to proof the insurance clause doesn't cover you. If you can get the clause declared illegal, good for you. Just be prepared if you lie.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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You are not lying to protect your dog; you are lying to protect yourself or obtain some benefit YOU want. The dog doesn't care if he lives in apartment complex A or apartment complex B; in the swankest part of town or the shady side of town. Your dog doesn't care how much you pay for where you live. That dog would happily live on the street as long as he lives with you. So quit kidding yourself.

Like I said, Oldhag, I own my house. And like I said, I would not own a pit bull if I was a renter.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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Looking for an apartment or townhome rental. Almost every place has breed restrictions. We have a doberman puppy with our 4 boys. Moving there in 2 weeks I'm scared we will have a hard time finding a place to live. He will get good canine citizenship. He is non aggressive. Loves people. Any help out there?

Aaaaanyway, BACK ON TOPIC...

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. We found a landlord willing to rent to us with my zoo, but it's not the nicest house out there. Still, it was well worth it to keep the furry kids with the bald ones, lol! The rentals are out there! Good luck!
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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We have a red doberman with cropped ears. Hard to lie. If I didn't crop he could have passed as somekind of hound or lab. I'm not one to lie, but he is a non aggressive 5 month old puppy. I have 4 boys 4 - 13 years old. If he does bite it's because there is an intruder in my home, protecting the family. I've been on realtor.com and craigslist and will be inquiring soon. I have statefarm renters insurance (at least in NV) and we are medical professionals. We wanted a Dobie, because it is one of the best family dogs. Loyal and protective. we love him and will not give him up.

Our budget is less than $1600, but can afford $1800 if we really needed to. The cheaper the better, because we are saving to buy. Anywhere close to Centreville, where my wife's employment is at. My prospective jobs are at Kaiser and Inova hospitals.

Is anyone on here a realtor or homeowner willing to help us? The last 2 homes I rented, I left it clean. We are a respectful Christian, American born, english only speaking, Asian (Filipino) family that loves everyone.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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We have a red doberman with cropped ears. Hard to lie. If I didn't crop he could have passed as somekind of hound or lab. I'm not one to lie, but he is a non aggressive 5 month old puppy. I have 4 boys 4 - 13 years old. If he does bite it's because there is an intruder in my home, protecting the family. I've been on realtor.com and craigslist and will be inquiring soon. I have statefarm renters insurance (at least in NV) and we are medical professionals. We wanted a Dobie, because it is one of the best family dogs. Loyal and protective. we love him and will not give him up.

Our budget is less than $1600, but can afford $1800 if we really needed to. The cheaper the better, because we are saving to buy. Anywhere close to Centreville, where my wife's employment is at. My prospective jobs are at Kaiser and Inova hospitals.

Is anyone on here a realtor or homeowner willing to help us? The last 2 homes I rented, I left it clean. We are a respectful Christian, American born, english only speaking, Asian (Filipino) family that loves everyone.
3 bedrooms plus a dog for under $1600? Not sure that is possible in this area unless you go really far out.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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We have a red doberman with cropped ears. Hard to lie. If I didn't crop he could have passed as somekind of hound or lab. I'm not one to lie, but he is a non aggressive 5 month old puppy. I have 4 boys 4 - 13 years old. If he does bite it's because there is an intruder in my home, protecting the family. .
It's generally not a good idea to buy dogs for personal protection, beyond just barking to alert you of something. A dog who will bite an intruder will bite someone else, like one of your childrens' friends who wanders into the house or acts in a way the dog doesn't approve of. You should have done like most everyone else around here and gotten the kids a golden retriever.

There does seem to be a socio-economic class component to breed choices. I never see these "dangerous" breeds at the dog park in Old Town unless you consider Australian sheepdogs or border collies dangerous .
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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It's generally not a good idea to buy dogs for personal protection, beyond just barking to alert you of something. A dog who will bite an intruder will bite someone else, like one of your childrens' friends who wanders into the house or acts in a way the dog doesn't approve of. You should have done like most everyone else around here and gotten the kids a golden retriever.

There does seem to be a socio-economic class component to breed choices. I never see these "dangerous" breeds at the dog park in Old Town unless you consider Australian sheepdogs or border collies dangerous .

My inlaws owned Dobermans my husband's entire life. Both my MIL and my FIL were college-graduates. FIL was actually a Coast Guard Academy Graduate and retired from the CG as a Captain after about 30 years of service.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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My inlaws owned Dobermans my husband's entire life. Both my MIL and my FIL were college-graduates. FIL was actually a Coast Guard Academy Graduate and retired from the CG as a Captain after about 30 years of service.
And I'm sure there are a few "nice girls" from good families with lower back tatoos too. I just don't happen to know any. I live in an area of Fairfax County that has no breed restrictions as far as I know in a neighborhood with quite a few military families (granted they're mostly officers at the Pentagon) and none of them have dogs like that (or daughters with lower back tatoos).

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