- Recommend me a dog breed
Cannot recommend a border enough. We have an 8 month male, great with the 3 kids, great off the lead, ticks all your boxes. Parents have patterdale, again great with kids, however let him off the lead and off he goes, lost for 2 hours once as many are bread for hunting and ratting.Posted 5 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
Don’t believe what you read.
Border Terriers malt ALL bloody year. We are always cleaning up hair and he’s kept striped as well.
If you are thinking of a terrier get a female as most males want to fight other male dogs.
Take them to puppy training but you will never train the terrier out of male bordersPosted 5 years agobenzMember
Word of caution with the miniature Schnauzer…ours has not lost the hunting gene….she likes nothing better than going out into the garden in the dark and ‘hunting’ beetles….which she then takes into the house, drops on the floor then watches my wife ‘react’ as they then scuttle across the carpet.Posted 5 years agoKing-ocelotMember
We’ve got a Scottie mixed with a westie, he matches your criteria. Coming up to 5 months old now very characterful very placid and good company (I work from home a lot) I think the cross breeding breeds out lots of illness but could be wrong. Scruffy looking little fella though my mate said he’s like a pensioners dog!
Edit, I’ve not noticed much maltingPosted 5 years agotacopowellMember
Your criteria has described a Stafford perfectly
In a similar position to the original post, although have 2 cats but kids planned within the next year,
I had a staffie X rescue as I was growing up, great dogs that have a terrible rap due too misguided fools who believe they’re dog is a hardened Guard dog, truth is you can wind a poodle up enough and it’ll snap, angers me! (Rant over!)
Seriously, look into a rescue dog, so many dogs need rehoming and people still buy from breeders, if you look around you’ll come across a staffie puppie or two… or three…..or four
Small – ishPosted 5 years ago
Healthy – very
Minimal malting – yarp
Good with children – very
Characterful – absolutely!winston_dogMember
I’ve got a couple of westies, they great little dogs but like all terriers they are not that trainable and 1 of them doesn’t like children, doesn’t act aggressive but will not go to them like he does with adults. The other is great with anybody.
However, met a lady with a “westiepoo” the other day. He seemed a lovely little fella. The cross breeding should help with health issues and will probably be a bit more trainable than a full terrier. Might be worth checking them out.Posted 5 years agoHadgeMember
You’ve actually picked two lovely breeds of dog there. I have a Patterdale/Jack Russell cross and she’s fantastic and love her to bits. Right now though the hoover is being primed as she’s losing her winter coat and boy does it get very hairy round here when she does. Wouldn’t swap her for the world though.Posted 5 years ago
How long? Two 7yr old westies in the park. Mine fine muscled, lean, no issues and covered in mud. The other typically westie overfed with lots of skin issues. Our Westie had no insurance. No need. The other westie owner had her insurance cancelled. Our dog ate a managed diet/no horsemeat in tins 8)
So we would have had him for c17yrs I bet. Sadly he couldn’t bare our new son and couldnt accept him. Eeeeee I still remember SFBs pic of bingo running infront of my bike on a descent on Rivington 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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