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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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unfortunately my fatherinlaw passed away last week leaving behind a widow. she was asking me about a good breed of dog that is not big and not a little yappy dog. she has 2 cats a nice big yard and she wants to feel safe at night. if you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 05:05 PM
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a lab? they are big yes, not all though, some are more medium and they are great at protecting their loved ones, yet they are great with company?

or a mutt... try going to the shelter and seeing if she falls for one.

stay away from bordercollies though just because they have a lot of energy.

or if you want smaller what about a boston terrior or french bull dog? they look alittle intimidating and their barks are lower so they sound bigger on the other side of the door.

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mutts mutts mutts.

all i will recommend is a mutt ,with maybe qualities of a Lab,shepherd,or retreiver?? sorry im not an expert but love the uniqness and loyalty of a mutt,i know alot of older people who have given thier hearts to little shih tzu's too..good luck
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i'm a mutt lover too, they have less health problems normally too.

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sorry We all prolly sound like a broken record here, but i love my mutt Hes the best dog I've ever owned. I like the idea of going to the animal shelter. Then she can pick out an older dog which is already full grown, so she'll know exactly how big its going to get, and maybe she can find one that came from a home with cats.. even if she wants a puppy our shelter always has puppies.



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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 04:32 AM
 
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Yeah I also have a mutt and I love her to pieces! Mutts are great they tend to have less health problems, come in all sorts of sizes and if they are from a shelter they will absolutely adore you.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Hmmmm....that's a tough one. I am a single female and my brother wanted me to have a large dog to protect me as well. He of course suggested a german shepherd which are def. big dogs. I went with a maltese which is def. the other end of the spectrum, but I was considering a boxer.
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