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    Thanks all for you quick replies. He is a Visla cross (not sure with what), and according to refuge came from a family with 3 young children (moved and could not take him with them)- but really- we will never know for sure.
    Yes- the children will be supervised at all time, and I will keep in mind to wait 6 weeks before fully feeling that we "understand" what he will be like.
    Small steps here- we have wanted a dog for many years however wanted to wait until the children were out of "baby" phase, and feel we are doing the right thing to get a dog that needs a new home instead of puppy....
    I have had dogs in my youth but not for the last 15 years, so its been a while.

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    I would be googling the breed so I know what needs it has re environment, exercise, stuff like that.

    My son got a dog for his kids, no research..thought it a good thing to do at the time... dog had to be rehomed due to his stupidity of not matching his family with a suitable breed and it's care. He now has gunea pigs and hermit crabs...a great success.

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    The Hungarian Vizsla are from the Gun Dog Group along with Labs, Golden Retrievers & Setters to name a few.

    A high energy dog that with the right training mature into lovely dogs.

    The ones that I came across while showing in the gun dog ring were all friendly and good with kids.

    They were a breed I considered for a while, but my OH was turned off them as each breeders place we visited was noisy.

    I've seen them in the field, absolutely magnificent workers.

    But then I can only tell you about the Vizsla 1/2.

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    The RSPCA in my state will not let you adopt a dog if you have children at home, unless you bring the children in to meet the dog - in the yard - ie spend 30 minutes playing with the dog and your kids together.

    Your kids should have been involved in choosing the dog from the start. And if you had any other pets (cats and dogs) at home, they should also have been taken to meet and help choose the new dog too.

    As far as I know the RSPCA will not let you "reserve a dog" either, ie you go in, and you pay up or the dog is not yours - so I assume you have paid for the dog and getting it desexed hence the delay? Although I don't think they even offer a dog that is not desexed.

    Did you tell the RSPCA you have children. They should be able to assist with strategies for managing dog and children. Like the others said - never ever leave them alone together. An adult dog can take longer to settle into a new household.

    If you have contact for the dog club - you can ask their advice too.

    I am completely shocked that you have not already introduced this dog to your children and that you obviously did not tell the RSPCA that you have children.

    This is directly from their website.

    Staff will expect you to spend at least 30 minutes with a dog before purchase - We do not support buying of pets as surprise gifts - If you have young children or other dogs at home they need to meet your choice of pet before adoption to make sure it is suitable - Any dogs visiting the shelter must bring proof of their current vaccination with them - Dogs can be put on HOLD for 24 hours, but holds can only be made after you have spent some time with the animal.
    PS your idea that saving an older dog and not a puppy - doesn't mean the puppy won't be PTS because you didn't choose it. Always pick the best puppy or dog. Hopefully the advantage of a dog is that you don't need to house train it and it should understand basic commands and have a concept of the word "no". All the Vislas I've met are well behaved and like long walks. None of them have been that keen on zoomie runs with other dogs or jogging, they seemed relatively happy to be lazy to me.
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    Is the OP in SA?

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    Hi DA

    I don't know. They said they were getting their dog from the RSPCA - I would have thought they were all the same. I could go look a dog elsewhere and see.

    Each shelter puts different stuff on their website. The Faifield one says they do property checks and want to see written permission to have a pet for rental properties. The NSW central coast - says nothing at all.
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    They sure don't do that here, and they sure didn't do that where we lived in Qld.

    Your point is very valid, I hope the OP did take the children to view and choose the dog, rather than just accept what the RSPCA has told them concerning the dog's past history of having lived with a family with 3 children.
    I would like to think that the OP discussed the fact she has children with the RSPCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Hi DA

    I don't know. They said they were getting their dog from the RSPCA - I would have thought they were all the same. I could go look a dog elsewhere and see.

    Each shelter puts different stuff on their website. The Faifield one says they do property checks and want to see written permission to have a pet for rental properties. The NSW central coast - says nothing at all.
    The written permission for the rentals is true. That came in after a spate of people buying dogs only to return them so they weren't evicted from their homes. They also ask to see proof that you own the house you live in at times too.

    Property checks are done depending on the circumstances though. If you live close to them they will check, normally they just ask for the size of the fences and judge from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Your point is very valid, I hope the OP did take the children to view and choose the dog, rather than just accept what the RSPCA has told them concerning the dog's past history of having lived with a family with 3 children.
    I would like to think that the OP discussed the fact she has children with the RSPCA.

    I agree and will wait and see what the OP says before going any further.
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    wow- TBH thats a bit full on.
    Yes the children have had 20 min with the shelter person and both of us (parents) and the dog. There is no reason to be "completely shocked".

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