I am ready for an inside dog for protection and I don't want anything huge but I don't want something under my feet constantly either. Would a dog like this be sensitive enough to detect intruders and able to learn not to be under foot? I don't want to feed a horse or mind it being on my furniture so I think small is a must but is this too small?
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Thanks and I do have a yard and plenty of surrounding area for a dog to go out for it must. I had a PeekApoo that was ideal guard growling rather than barking & it was always a person but Try as I may I could not get her trained so she had to go.
We had a rescued dogged that was part Yellow Lab and part Australian Cattle Dog. She was wicked smart and had a bark like a hundred pound dog, though she weighed in at 40 pounds. The only problem is she shed constantly, a characteristic of cattledogs
I had a peek a poo once great to hear things far off & warn me with a growl because I taught her not to bark. I bathed her every night because she insisted on being in the bed with me but getting her in winter deep snow time I couldn't train her!
My large dog is part sheltie and he is great. He only barks when someone knocks on the door. He quits when I tell him 'enough'. He will sit and stare at a window or the door when he hears something. He knows where he heard the sound come from.
That sounds great! I am not familiar with those; will look them up; thanks!
They look like a small collie. There are two sizes of them and you would want one of the smaller ones, since you said you can't afford to feed a large dog. They are about 25 pounds. Check the size of the parents, to make sure you get a smaller one.
Yes I think I have seen those and they are really cute!
I only get female animals & I don't want it fixed. I like to let my animals have one litter not only because I think it is their right (lol) but it is suppose to be a better chance they will not get tumors or similar probs. No prob to give away.
I only get female animals of any kind because I think that is true and they make better pets. We had some old male dogs while I was growing up and they will do but there is a difference. Maybe the mother in the female!
Thank you Alan. I was considering collie but read they were the meanest dog by someone but found that very hard to believe...I mean we all know Lassie, don't we? I appreciate you suggestion and will keep that in mind besides the tree trunk trick.
Oh I think they are beautiful too but I can't afford to feed on of those and really I want a small one to snuggle with. I would say a doberman is a man's dog! lol
I can see your dilemma. My brother had a Rottweiler/ German Shepherd cross. She was an amazing and beautiful dog and she ate like a small lion.