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Thread: Indoor Dogs, What Breed Do You Have?

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    Of course I am going to say greyhound! Most will take over the sofa. You can find cat friendly ones, and ones that love the beach (one of my ex-fosters loves to sprint down the beach).

    Whatever dog you choose, I would recommend looking at older rather than younger, as they will be more inclined to adapt to being inside for longer hours. In general, a dog that will be happy to sleep it's way through the day is probably not going to be a very active dog. The more active it is, the less likely it will like being cooped up all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeiLuver View Post
    I have a Shar-Pei who is very sick at the moment. They are an inside pet, but very high maintenance, I wouldnt think they would really be suitable for someone just starting out, and if you were to get one, please please check the breeder out thoroughly. Entropian, very wrinkly faces usually mean they have to have their eyes tacked, for that surgery, around the $1000. Ears - tiny little ear canals that just love getting fungal infections if they arent looked after all the time. Very faithful dogs tho.
    Ah ha, or you could consider rescuing a Shar Pei who has had their vetwork completed, perhaps a 4 or 5 yr old who is a bit zen and already had training???

    Take a look at our website for more information - in fact do a general google research into the breed and feel free to contact us. Not all dogs are on the web site at any given time, and given we want to see our dogs go to one home only (i.e. not return to us) we will be completely honest with you!
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    We have a Greyhound and Jack Russell indoors.
    They can go out through the dog door whenever they like.
    They run after other dogs in the water at the beach.

    Last edited by The Mop; 12-24-2009 at 12:29 AM.

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    I personally think you are asking for trouble if you even consider a GSD inside the house for 8-10 hours each day. The thought of that makes me cringe, I'm sorry.

    So having said that I can clearly understand why AF made the comments she did in such an un-offensive but honest way. She loves SBT's, and would obviously hate to see one inside a house for that amount of time each day without human contact or mental stimulation/exercise etc.

    I personally would hate to say most breeds in that situation, but that is merely my belief on the matter.
    I certainly wouldn't put a GSD in a unit either.
    Please don't consider that, OP.

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    I don't mind honesty at all, in fact I would prefer to do the right thing by the dog. I have a cat at the moment who is fantastic and I don't want to get myself in trouble by geting a dog when I shouldn't or the incorrect breed.

    When I move I am considering looking for a job closer to home, which would be handy for going home for lunch and letting the dog out. The only other option is moving house with a big backyard lol and considering I haven't even moved into my brand new place that option isn't sounding great :P

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    I have an Australian Cattle Dog/Kelpie/Beagle mix and she's a half-indoor-half-outdoor dog. She's allowed into one room of the house and has a doggie door into the backyard.

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    I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is an inside dog. He spends anywhere from 5-9hrs a day home alone with access to the backyard but my neighbours say they rarely see him in the yard, and im guessing he spends most of him time sleeping inside (From the hair on my side of the bed! ) He gets a good run every afternoon and is generally pretty tuckered out after 1/2hr or so of full on running. He also loves to swim

    Whislt he did chew as a puppy, quite a few things who shouldnt have! such as a skirting board or window frame, that was easily solved at the time by making a confinement area with a play pen. He is left everyday with appropriate chew toys/bones to keep him occupied.

    Im not being rude AF, i just think it can be done. Alot of people who work 9-5 own our breed and there dogs are not deprived

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    I agree with DA's thoughts about a GSD in a unit. I do not think it is appropriate at all for one.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
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    Nah GSD in a unit probably not a good idea, whilst my girl loves to lay about, when she wants to run boy does she want to run and she needs the outside to do so, or else a veryyy blond walk, which is what she is getting at the mo until we move into our new place (that keeps getting put back and back arghh!)

    8 - 10 hours along also isn't a good idea, you'd probably have nothing left that wasn't destroyed.. but thats not just a gsd thats ANY dog... 10 hrs in a unit? Day in day out come on thats not fair on a human let alone a dog, you'd need a heck of a lot of stimulation and a lot of patience for when stuff was destroyed and also about 2 hrs worth of walking and playing to keep it all 'fair"..

    Perhaps fish/snake/turtles/bid even a cat (who sleep 16 hrs a day) might be the better option for now..

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    I shouldn't have posted ... clearly ....Sometimes I should just keep my mouth shut .....

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