i am getting a puppy soon..
i am cluless on what kind to get..
i go walking three times a week.
i dont want a dog that has to be groomed to much.
i have a pretty big fenced back yard.
i love big dogs but i would rather not have to pick up a giant size poo…
so… any suggestions.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Ali
try a Chihuahua
Just head down to your local shelter or humane society. They will have loads to choose from and will help you meet your match!Answer by I Love my Pyr.
German Shepard. It is medium.
Or really a shelter mutt would be best.
Maybe a beagle…Answer by bds
Go to www.petfinder.com You should be able to find just the right dog. I was looking there this evening and there are SO many cool dogs that need someone to love. It’s heartbreaking to see these dogs and read some of the stories. One thing about picking up giant size poo – you can see it before you step in it LOL Good luck in your search.Answer by me
Please pick one from the shelter it will love you dearly and besides that they have a lot of big dogs.Answer by camoflague21
ummm . . . chihuahuas are not the way to go! i have one, nad she has to be groomed alot, and she hates anything to do with exercise . . . um, why dont you get a like, german shepard, they dont get that big . . .Answer by Chatterbox
Poo is poo, picking it up is no fun no matter what size it is, so don’t let that be a deciding factor.
I can only advise you on what NOT to get, to eliminate some choices:
Don’t get a dominant dog (german shepherd, pitbull, rottweiler, etc.) as a first dog – you need experience and you need to be older to manage those dogs and for them to accept you as a pack leader.
Don’t get a hyper dog like a herding dog; 3 days a week walking won’t be enough to keep it busy and out of trouble.
If you get a shelter dog, do try to get a young puppy so the chances of a bad history are less. Don’t fall for the “part german shepherd” line. That line is always used to sell mixed dogs. My sister bought it and when the dog was full grown it was obviously a pure-bred pitbull. Have a vet check it out immediately (same day) to determine breed and health; take it back if necessary.Answer by doglover
First of all make sure the dog you pick does not require content grooming (since you said you don’t want a dog that needs to be groomed often). Pick a short haired dog. We have a Maltese and she requires daily brushing and we also have her groomed once a month. If you prefer large dogs then you will have to deal the large poo. Golden retrievers are wonderful, gentle dogs. Labradors are also wonderful. There are so many to choose from, it all depends on your preference. Make sure you don’t buy from a pet store. Buy from a local breeder or animal shelter. I walk my dog twice daily, even tho we have a large back yard for her to play in. She enjoys walking and sniffing and socializing with other dogs. Just make sure you don’t walk your dog until he/she has had all their puppy shots. I hope your puppy will have someone to stay with him all day. Good luck. Dogs are one of Gods best creatures.Answer by Texas Surf’s Dragonfly
I agree with the shelter thing. There are so many loving, small, medium and large dogs there that are just waiting for a great home… And German Shepherds are NOT medium sized dogs! They are 75+ pounds and while they don’t have to be groomed at a groomer, they certainly shed a lot and have a double coat that you need to brush almost daily if you don’t want ‘hair tumbleweeds’ everywhere!
try going to https://www.dogbreedinfo.com
they will have an online test for you to take that will match you up with several different dog breeds that match what you are looking for.
Good luck!Answer by perkin6740
Get an Australian Sheperd. They are loyal, don’t need very much grooming, and can survive with three walks a week. He also isn’t too big! He is small-medium, and very healthy. Very low-maintenance. I love my Auzzie!
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