Srawl asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Best dog breed for me?

Fist off i know what it is, I was recently forced into getting rid of my American Pit Bull simply because of their reputation, he was perfect, but now some details about me, I have two small boys, two and six months. I want a dog that isn't excessively energetic (content with playing/yard time) , short hair (easy grooming/very little shedding),medium sized (no rats/no giants) i don't really want anything over 60 lbs or under 20, and all the obvious things such as loyal, obedient, child friendly and so on... again i would argue all day that the APBT is the best dog breed out there but sometimes you cant win but my oldest son loved the dog, and dogs in general, I cant have one on a dangerous breed list (even as absurd as they may be) or one that's a guaranteed barker, loud would also not be tolerated by the dog nazis watching over me, so any experience or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I WOULD SUGGEST A BASENJI

    HERE IS A WEBSITE WITH INFO REGARDING THE BASENJI

    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/basenji.htm

    OR

    THE MANCHESTER TERRIER

    HERE IS A LINK FOR THIS BREED

    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/manchesterterrier.htm

    Source(s): DOGBREEDINFO.COM
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would get an american bulldog.My favorite breed is also APBT and I am not allowed to have one because of ins. reasons. So we got a american bulldog and mastiff mix she is almost the same as the pitt.

    Everywhere we take her people always think she is a pitt. I agree, pitts are the best dogs ever.

  • A rescue Greyhound would be perfect. I know they are a little on the big side, but they are gentle, loving, good with kids, don't need that much exercise.

    A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel maybe a good choice as well

  • 1 decade ago

    rescue a shelter dog! you can find your perfect companion in a shelter dog! look at petfinder.com and adoptapet.com. they are both great websites for finding shelter dogs near you! they have a search engine and you can put in your requirements! good luck! im sorry about your dog. its so silly that they catagorize those poor dogs. its up to the owners whether their good dogs or bad. and the good owners have good dogs, they cant just take them all away!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rescue an Italian Greyhound, there medium sized, don't shed to much, and many of them are hyper. Many shelter dogs could be found to.

    Italian Greyhound are medium sized dogs, different from Greyhounds. There so fun to play with outside, they run like crazy, and dogs love trying to chase after them when its impossible :)

    Pics of them-

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtneyjade/22538585...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27533662@N04/30401346...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27533662@N04/26823473...

  • 1 decade ago

    I agree with Horsegal Go to a shelter and take your kids with you The dog will find you

  • 1 decade ago

    labradors are amazing family dogs they tolerate little kids jumping on them and pulling their ears, they are extremely easy to train

  • 1 decade ago

    then i think the dog for you is the BEAGLE! they have a good temper and good with children.

    you can read more about this breed here

    http://www.puppyfind.com/breed/?breed_id=15&back=/...

  • 1 decade ago

    COCKER SPANIEL!

    or go to your local shelter, that's where I got my amazing dog :)

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