posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:11 PM
originally posted by: ArchPlayer
No matter what you are going to have to train the dog. Don't do AKC breeds, as members have said it will lead to problems down the road. Don't
limit yourself on size either - a Jack Russ or a Llahaso Apso could be the perfect dog for you. Look around, get your feelers out.
DONT GET A BULL MASTIFF. Those are dogs for farms. And they like to bite
All dogs can "like to bite" if they're not properly socialized. I'm sure my Rottweiler would like to bite too but he was raised correctly. His 3
favorite things in life are any other dog, children, and cats.
A good friend of mine has 3 Bull mastiffs, from 110-160lb and they're wonderful. He also has two young children and the dogs love them to death.
They're fantastic dogs as long as you can keep up with the food bill!
As for not getting any AKC breed, as long as they come from a good, reputable, responsible breeder that's not such a problem. It's when you get a
back yard breeder who just has two pet store/puppy mill dogs and decides to mate them that it becomes an issue.
OP, I don't know if anyone has said it yet but give Petfinder.com a shot. You can find just about anything on there and 99% of them are from a
shelter. Lots of mutts, and lots of pure bread.
Look up Catahoula Lepord Dogs. One of the coolest breeds I've ever seen/met, loooots of them came through the shelter when I was there. That's what
my girlfriend and I are getting when we get out of our current apartment and are allowed to have two dogs.