We have agreed as a family to get a dog, and for a whole host of reasons we have agreed on a rescue adoption.
We have been trawling the pet rescue website and we have two that have really caught our eye but which to choose.
To give you some background, we have 3 kids, 12, 9 and 6. My OH and I both run (I'm slow but steady). Our house has a fenced yard and we are close to dog parks etc. Basically we are active. I have had dogs before, but my OH hasn't since he was a kid.
We are looking at a staffy X something, or a border collie X some sort of terrier. the staffy is about 12 months old and the BCX is about 6 months.
I am quite looking forward to training together, and maybe even agility at a later date.
I know there is no rule of thumb but have you anything I can use to help make the decision. I have spoken to both rescue places. The dogs areboth dog friendly, have very rudimentary manners, can get excited and jump up, like kids, are still puppies so need boundaries and more training.
Thankyou for your help.