Hi folks.
Thought some of you might share your knowledge and preferences. My neighbours want to get a dog, but want help to choose a breed. I am a Pug Man, but they want something bigger, (though I really can't understand why) and I really don't know enough about any large breeds to help them. Here's some info. to go on.
No children yet, but they are young, and probably will have a couple. Have a house with yard.
They want a dog that will be laid back and gentle..no aggresive or super-active dog.
Short hair and medium to large size, but not a 'giant' breed. Regards
Chris
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Newfoundland maybe? Old Englsih Sheepdog? I know people with Newfoundlands, and I have an OES myself, and she is a very loving dog that deep down wishes she was just a little lap dog and wanting to cuddle up on your lap...hell sometimes she ever attempts it! She love to be active but really doesn't mind laying around the house either.

That's all I can think of now.
Some people may suggest a Lab, because they are good family dogs and good pets etc.. But I have an 8 month old Lab/Setter cross and she has more energy than the Sheepdog 10 times over.

Cheers,
T Parsons
Newfoundland
Canada
"Just give 'er"
Hi folks. Thought some of you might share your knowledge and preferences. My neighbours want to get a dog, but ... and gentle..no aggresive or super-active dog. Short hair and medium to large size, but not a 'giant' breed. Regards Chris
a retired greyhound.
Hi folks. Thought some of you might share your knowledge and preferences. My neighbours want to get a dog, but ... and gentle..no aggresive or super-active dog. Short hair and medium to large size, but not a 'giant' breed. Regards Chris

They might consider a rescue Greyhound. Tons available. Short haired couch potatoes.
EGD
a retired greyhound.

Have they had dogs before? I agree the greyhound would be an excellent choice. In addition I would suggest: Whippet, Bassett Hound, Smooth Collie (with low drive), Labrador (not from field lines), or go to a shelter and find a dog that fits their needs.
Dawn
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Labrador does not fit their needs.
They are very active dogs that need a lot of exercise, if not they will get bored rather quickly.

Cheers,
T Parsons
Newfoundland
Canada
"Just give 'er"
a retired greyhound.

Have they had dogs before? I agree the greyhound would be an excellent choice. In addition I would suggest: Whippet, ... News = http://www.newsfeeds.com - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! == Over 100,000 Newsgroups - 19 Different Servers! =
Go to http://www.moloss.com /, and get ready to read a lot, and choose a good doggy for your friends, good luck.
Hmm, retired greyhound sounds like a popular choice. I'm on my way to breed profiles now to look 'em up. Thanks to all Regards
Labrador does not fit their needs. They are very active dogs that need a lot of exercise, if not they willget bored rather quickly.

Not all labs are active, we have several in daycare. Some spend most of the time lounging, some tire out after an hour of play and some go ALL day. The right adult dog could very well fit their needs.
Dawn
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