As you know - I created a thread in the early stage were we are looking for a new family member. In this thread I've learnt a lot of facts from bad to good, ups and downs of breeds that we are choosing from. Here is the old thread that I created and closed, I hope others (potential new owners) can pick up some valuable information from this thread.
After a long search, studying and brainstorming with different breeders, we finally found the breed that we like to welcome in our small family. We decided to welcome Cindy our American Staffordshire Terrier. Photo of Christian and Cindy in this link.
Alright, the reason I am creating this thread is to keep everyone updated of our family's progress. We realized that this is an everyday learning stage for our family, not just one off thread from the forum, it is a serious family commitment.
So for the first update:
1. A forum member messaged me about Raby Dog park last month . Yesterday we all went to the park, Cindy's first time in an enclose park environment with other mixture dogs. Funny that she is the only female and the rest are big males. So you can imagine what happened next when we got in. Males (all males, like me) got excited and bam! all over Cindy. The breeds are American Bulldog, GSD, Staffy, Pugxbeagle, cocker spaniel, Bull terrier and French bulldog. 5 minutes being inside the park, others and my partner said let her go, when I did she started playing with other dogs and very friendly towards other people.
Our Son thinks he is a big boy, started playing with the dogs, and got ran over by the American bulldog twice, fell 3 times after the GSD swept him and licked by the bull terrier. We stayed for good 1 hour then we went home. My Partner, Christian and Cindy laid in the lounge area while I was cooking Dinner - everyone had a great time.
2. Puppy school this Wednesday, I will keep everyone posted.
This is all for now - if you have suggestions or comments, please share.