Dogs

(20 Posts)
LittleJack15 Sun 30-Jun-13 21:47:41

Just out of interest how many parents have dogs and what breed?
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DramaAlpaca Sun 30-Jun-13 21:52:41

I have three teenagers & three springer spaniels. We got the first dog when the youngest DC was six. Springers are very energetic and probably a bit too bouncy for very young children, but they are great with older children.

Bambi27 Sun 30-Jun-13 21:55:54

Shar pei got when lo was 1. He's so dopey and slow perfect!!!

sewingandcakes Sun 30-Jun-13 21:56:51

2 dogs - 10 year old retriever/? Cross breed, and 3 year old utterly bonkers and annoying border collie. Both great with my 3 ds.

Manchesterhistorygirl Sun 30-Jun-13 21:58:46

2 kids 7 and 2, 2 dogs, similar ages. Both cross breeds.

Spero Sun 30-Jun-13 21:59:21

I have a rescue staffy, got her when she was a puppy. Best thing I ever did, she is lovely and my daughter - 8 years - loves her very much. I think pets are really good for children.

joanofarchitrave Sun 30-Jun-13 22:04:20

we've had a terrier cross for four months. DS is 9.

I've never had a dog before so it's been quite an adjustment. He is very lovely and a pain in the arse.

Kelerina Sun 30-Jun-13 22:04:39

I also have a staffy, 3 years old and a 4 month old DS. She's very gentle with him, gives him the odd lick!

WitchOfEndor Sun 30-Jun-13 22:21:18

One black lab, he is 9, DS is 3. DDog is as soft as butter.

MatriarchalDreams Sun 30-Jun-13 22:46:28

We have two dogs, one is a 5.5 year old lab who we've had since she was a puppy, the other is a 5 year old staffy cross who was a rescue girl of about 18 months when she came to us. Our DD is 11.5 months and absolutely adores her dogs who are both fantastic with her.

Yonididnaedaethat Sun 30-Jun-13 22:49:27

2 German Shepherds, 3 DC and another on its way smile

MumOfTheMoos Sun 30-Jun-13 22:52:24

1 lab/staffie cross a rescue puppy aged 3.9 and 1 DS aged 15 months.

Steffanoid Sun 30-Jun-13 22:56:12

a JRT mongrel who's 3 this year and a two week old DS, the puppy thinks the baby is a monster and licked his head to mame sure

silverangel Mon 01-Jul-13 10:03:09

2yo twins and a 2 1/2 year old cairn terrier. They love him and he loves them!

SignoraStronza Mon 01-Jul-13 11:30:12

Six year old and a one year old baby.
Six month old German Shepherd pup (Kevina the teenager!).

Hard work, but dh often takes her to work with him. Dog and baby have a symbiotic relationship around mealtimes and mannah from highchair heaven.

wigglesrock Mon 01-Jul-13 11:42:58

8,5 and 2 year old kids and an 11 year old crossbreed, bit of everything medium sized dog smile

We had the dog first then the kids. The older 2 never really bothered with the dog at all, she was just there. The 2 year old adores her, she talks about her in her sleep shock .

CreepyCrawly Mon 01-Jul-13 13:34:50

Almost 6 month old baby and a 6 year old boxer.

He's a big softy and only just starting to take notice of DD. She's besotted with him.

LittleJack15 Mon 01-Jul-13 19:01:25

We've got two Italian greyhounds and a lab. Our little chap is 3 months old.
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MiaowTheCat Mon 01-Jul-13 20:29:27

A god-knows-what (there's something vaguely terriery in there, something collie-y, and something distinctly german shepherdy in there too, plus a side-order of whatever was wandering down the alley when mum was in season) and a retired greyhound... not a braincell between the pair of 'em.

A three-legged OAP cat who chases the greyhound mercilessly.

A 14 month old, and a 14 week old.

LeoTheLateBloomer Mon 01-Jul-13 20:32:59

I have an 8 year old lab and a 3 year old DD. I couldn't have asked for a better natured dog for DD to grow up with. She's learning about the responsibility that comes with caring for a pet and is fantastic at walking long distances on bumpy terrain smile

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