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    Okay Questions And answers. Also Sorry if you guys think ive been posting alot of similar posts lately i just want to make sure i know everything i need to know. Knowledge is power.

    ROTTWEILERS
    1. Are Rottys a good house companion?
    2. If i was to walk the Rotty alot and give it alot of exercise Does it need a big backyard?
    3. Prices on a rotty?
    4. Could you give me a general summary on their characteristics?



    STAFFY (SBT)
    1. Are staffys a good house companion?
    2. If i was to walk the staffys alot and give it alot of exercise Does it need a big backyard?
    3. Prices on a staffy?
    4. Could you give me a general summary on their characteristics


    DOBERMANS
    1. Are dobermans a good house companion?
    2. If i was to walk the dobermans alot and give it alot of exercise Does it need a big backyard?
    3. Prices on a dobermans?
    4. Could you give me a general summary on their characteristics


    BOXERS
    1. Are Boxers a good house companion?
    2. If i was to walk the Boxers alot and give it alot of exercise Does it need a big backyard?
    3. Prices on a boxers?
    4. Could you give me a general summary on their characteristics


    AMERICAN BULLDOG
    1. Are american bulldogs a good house companion?
    2. If i was to walk the American Bulldogs alot and give it alot of exercise Does it need a big backyard?
    3. Prices on a American Bulldogs?
    4. Could you give me a general summary on their characteristics


    MASTIFF
    1. Are mastiffs a good house companion?
    2. If i was to walk the mastiffs alot and give it alot of exercise Does it need a big backyard?
    3. Prices on a mastiffs?
    4. Could you give me a general summary on their characteristics


    GERMAN SHEPARD
    1. Are GSP a good house companion?
    2. If i was to walk the GSP alot and give it alot of exercise Does it need a big backyard?
    3. Prices on a GSP?
    4. Could you give me a general summary on their characteristics


    THANKS YOU

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    You could just go on the internet yourself and have a bit of a read on each breed yourself....To be honest, even though this is a forum, every one has different tastes in what dogs they like or own. This will confuse you more, so I suggest doing some research of your own. Don't get me wrong, it is good you are enthusiastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    You could just go on the internet yourself and have a bit of a read on each breed yourself....To be honest, even though this is a forum, every one has different tastes in what dogs they like or own. This will confuse you more, so I suggest doing some research of your own. Don't get me wrong, it is good you are enthusiastic.
    thanks , I would search myself but my internet is capped lol i just managed to load this page -.-

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    Well i have an Amstaff x, he is a beautiful natured dog, but has a high prey drive. He will play with other dogs, but is more of a people dog. He can be quite rough with my kids when playing, but then he can handle a lot when my kids are laying all over him. He can be a huge lounge lizard, but loves a walk or run as well. He isn't overly expensive for us to feed, he is on Hills Science Diet for Sensitive skin. Oskar is still very much a pup, being almost 12 mths old, he probably will settle down in another 18 mths, though he a beautiful natured dog like i said before. Regardless of any dog you get, make sure you do obedience training, that is one area we havent really spent time on. He will be the perfect dog when we get him trained in obedience.

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    There are some vast differences in the breeds on that list.

    A Rotti,Dobe and Shepherd arn't as likely to be as forgiving in mistakes you make with their upbringing as the Boxer,AmBull or Staffords.

    Tobe utterly truthful here , and please do not take offence as I mean no harm..... you seriously do not sound quite ready to have a dog of any breed just yet . Perhaps get more settled,work out where your life is headed re studies,work etc and then start looking for a dog to actually bring home
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    If you do really have your mind set on getting a dog now, why don't you look at getting a rescue dog? If you find one that is in foster care, the carers will be able to give you a pretty accurate description of their temperament and their exercise needs. PetRescue - find your new best friend! is the place to start.

    Definitely steer clear of anything that even vaguely looks like a pitty if you are in VIC.

    Not sure about Rotties and Dobes, but GSDs really are very high maintenance dogs. Extremely smart, but that actually makes it harder to train them and keep them happy. I wouldn't recommend them for a 'beginner' at all.

    Also think very carefully about the future. It is very hard to find a rental with a dog. And a group house for example would be even harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    If you do really have your mind set on getting a dog now, why don't you look at getting a rescue dog? If you find one that is in foster care, the carers will be able to give you a pretty accurate description of their temperament and their exercise needs. PetRescue - find your new best friend! is the place to start.

    Definitely steer clear of anything that even vaguely looks like a pitty if you are in VIC.

    Not sure about Rotties and Dobes, but GSDs really are very high maintenance dogs. Extremely smart, but that actually makes it harder to train them and keep them happy. I wouldn't recommend them for a 'beginner' at all.

    Also think very carefully about the future. It is very hard to find a rental with a dog. And a group house for example would be even harder.
    I know what you mean, But to be honest i wouldnt call myself a 'beginner' Because ive had a dog my whole life my family got it when i was a baby and that dog is still alive now and im fifteen. And i moved out of that house, And now i want to get a dog seeing i dont have that dog no more.

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    One thing you need to remember and that is a dog is for life. It is not a toy that you can take into your life and then leave behind when you go to uni. YOu are staying at home at the moment and that could change somewhere along the line. Will your new circumstances have room for a dog.

    You are talking about some big strong dogs that will require intensive training on a permanent ongoing basis. Are you in a position to say that without fail, I will go to obedience/agility/flyball etc tonight instead of going out with Mr Handsome over there.

    You are also all along talking about the dog YOU want. What input is your mother going to have. After all she is the one who is going to house and look after him whilst you are at school. Has she the strength to control a Rotti, or a GSD , or GSP, or a Staffy?

    I too believe, reading between the lines, you are too young to take on the responsiblity of dog ownership. If you really insist on having a dog now, then buy your mother a Maltese or a Silky and help her look after it. Let it be her dog so that when you leave home it will not be "left behind". And don't make the mistake of thinking that just because it is a small white fluffy thing, it cannot do obedience or agility.

    On the research side, you do not need a computer. There is a library full of books on dogs. YOu could find out where and when dog clubs in your area meet and go along to see what dogs they have and talk to the owners. Dog people love talking about their dogs.
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    We're you completely responsible for every need of that dog though, did you support it financially? Your parents owning a dog and you helping care for it is a hell of a lot different to owning one by yourself and being completely responsible for its every need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    We're you completely responsible for every need of that dog though, did you support it financially? Your parents owning a dog and you helping care for it is a hell of a lot different to owning one by yourself and being completely responsible for its every need.
    Honestly, i wasnt financially paying for it because i was the one that still young, if that makes sence lol.But as i got older around 10 yrs i was the only one who played, socialised, fed, changed her water, wash her, Buy her toys and everything. But now im get money to do things, And im 100% commited to putting all my money towards this dog. I have been nagging and nagging for a SBT since i was 13 litterally. And now im almost 16, Im in a good position where i can can a dog. For me and my mother. She wouldnt put any money towards it, so its all on me, Ive worked out the costs and i can safely say i can do this. Especially if i adopt from the lost dogs home in melbourne. The dog wouldnt need any vet vaccines and everything for a long time

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