Werent bulldogs and collies considered aggressive during the 80's? I mean its a different breed every decade but i recall both being high on bite stats in the past. Breed doesnt really matter anyway its all about the people who raise them. My nephew was mauled by a lab and had his face tore up. Always remember while they are pets they can snap at any moment no matter the breed. Good write up though. My pit is the dumbest most gentle beast there is. His biggest problem is he cant stand to be alone and needs his family with him at all times.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Mar 08, 2013
If you have older children (ages 10 plus) I would recommend adopting a retired greyhound. They are considered and often called "gentle giants". They are also great for older folks as they are very easy going, great companions and love to walk.
Many of my family members with kids under 10 have Boxers, they are very good with the children and love to play and cuddle.
Beagles are great family dogs and so darn cute :)
branie (rep: 67.6k) posted Mar 08, 2013
I think it was Teddy Roosevelt that said that Newfoundlands were like men without the vices. Years ago I was looking for a family dog and came close to buying one. The only reason I didn't was because they are a long haired breed and I live in a hot climate. Went with a Bullmastiff. It was also a good family dog.
I have a pug mix now. He's not very healthy and I may have to have him put down soon. Friendly dog. Rescued dog. Dumb as a bag of hammers and they shed year around. Gotta keep that in mind if you get one.
Branie is right about Boxers. I've never seen a mean one. They are quite energetic though.
My parents had English Bulldogs for most of the time their grandkids were being raised. Never had a single problem. Unless you consider the gas they constantly seem to have as a problem. ;-)
I also had a Pit Bull when I was a teenager. My sister had a baby and the dog was very protective of her. A completely different animal when she was around. Overbearing towards adults...gentle as a lamb around Nikki.
Nice page Erick.
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