Hi, I am currently doing some early research into a pedigreed dog to join our family. Currently we have an elderly Dalmation who is a real sweetheart, but is starting to show his age
we recently lost our little foxy who was a companion to the Dally and the Dally is fretting without his mate.
I am just starting to research into the types of breeds we might like to have, it won't be a decision to be made at all lightly, and I do not want to buy from a backyarder or a pet shop. So please only "real" breeds
Now... we have 5 kids, all of whom are over 6. Our 6 year old has Autism, but adores the company of the Dalmation who shadows our son ( beautiful to watch
We have 2 indoor Ragdoll Cats, who don't mind dogs at all, I am home 98% of the time so our potential new dog will be able to come inside and be absolutely part of the family. We have a secure, fully fenced yard and my Husband adores dogs as well so the doggy will be completely adored.
We love our Dalmation, I am looking at Golden Retrievers (researching the breed) and I am wondering what else I should be looking at?
I would love a larger breed, gentle, but still able to have some romping fun with the kids, happy to have a daily walk but not too high energy. is there such an animal? LOL