The Horse Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
394 Posts
What breed of dog do you have? As it will depend on how large your dog is.
That being said that sounds like a good size space for a dog to be.
I'm assuming you mean the dog will be housed in the run while you are at work, or running errands etc.
From the sounds of it, the kennel is more then large enough to allow the dog space to play, eat and nap comfortably through out the day while you're away.
Posted via Mobile Device
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,540 Posts
As long as you still walk the dog 2x a day (and spend some time with it) that'll be a fine size. Personally, if I was keeping a dog in a kennel like that for a majority of the time I would get 2 smaller sized dogs so they can keep each other company.

Just an FYI - Huskies aren't probably the best dogs for town living either. They have a tendency to be very vocal and they are pretty high energy. Your neighbors may end up hating you. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,968 Posts
As long as you still walk the dog 2x a day (and spend some time with it) that'll be a fine size. Personally, if I was keeping a dog in a kennel like that for a majority of the time I would get 2 smaller sized dogs so they can keep each other company.

Just an FYI - Huskies aren't probably the best dogs for town living either. They have a tendency to be very vocal and they are pretty high energy. Your neighbors may end up hating you. :)

^^Agreed, AND I've seen very few huskies that can't scale a chain link. Or dig their way out. If you go for a husky, it might be a good idea to add a roof top and some footers on that kennel. But size-wise it sounds good, better than most dogs get!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
Actaully thats just a misunderstanding of huskys. I have a husky myself and he is not noisy at all because when he was a puppy and he howled outside he would get brought in and put in a kennel. That was his punishment because he hates being inside. Lets just say he doesn't howl anymore, and if he does then its for a reason. Also huskys are very playful when he was 1 and I was 7 I would hang onto one of his toys and he would pull me around the house. There also protective of their family. German Sheperds are not really little kid dogs IMHO.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,540 Posts
I don't know about that... I've known quite a few huskys and most of them were howlers. You were lucky enough to be able to apparently train the howling out of your husky. A lot of others aren't so lucky. And they definitely are a high energy breed. I would suggest anyone who gets one look into sledding or ski-joring (sp) as a good way to bond with and exercise their dog.

There are exceptions to every breed. Most people would say labs are barkers or at the very least not known for being quiet. My dog (Mo) has barked maybe 10 times in his entire life. He's 8.5 yrs old.

I don't know enough about German Shepards to give you any real advice about that breed. I've heard some stories about them being aggressive and the only one I know right now is very dog aggressive, but again I've only know a couple.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,968 Posts
Yeah, most the huskies I have known have been howlers as well, but then, I've never owned one, so I can't vouch for the breed traits.

As for GSDs, I HAVE had many GSDs, and I would trust them around children as well as any other dog out there, they are in no way inherently vicious dogs. And All three that I had were bred by a top schutzhund trainer, so if it was going to be in the genes it would have been there.

All dogs are a a product of their environment, and unless there is a biological imbalance of some kind going on, I don't believe any breed is wholly bad. I'd trust my son around my friend's pit bull without a second thought, and have. I wont let my son near my other friend's lhasa apso and cocker spaniel - both which have bitten me repeatedly.

That being said, I DO believe some breeds have certain traits associated with what they were bred for, and it's a given. If you don't want a noisy dog - don't get a beagle. If you don't want a dog that will try to herd your children - don't get an aussie or a border collie. If you don't want to deal with a lot of grooming, don't get a poodle. If you want a dog that will stay in a fence, don't get a husky :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,473 Posts
I would DEFINITELY go for a German Shepherd... but I'm bias'd XD
When I moved to where I am now on the same property as my grandparents, they had two GS's that were my BEST FRIENDS, I think they make great family dogs, and I know these two had wonderfully hilarious personalities.
Just watch out for thunder storms, or you might have a 12 year old German Shepherd climbing in through your kitchen window onto the counter O_O
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,473 Posts
Yeah, most the huskies I have known have been howlers as well, but then, I've never owned one, so I can't vouch for the breed traits.

As for GSDs, I HAVE had many GSDs, and I would trust them around children as well as any other dog out there, they are in no way inherently vicious dogs. And All three that I had were bred by a top schutzhund trainer, so if it was going to be in the genes it would have been there.

All dogs are a a product of their environment, and unless there is a biological imbalance of some kind going on, I don't believe any breed is wholly bad. I'd trust my son around my friend's pit bull without a second thought, and have. I wont let my son near my other friend's lhasa apso and cocker spaniel - both which have bitten me repeatedly.

That being said, I DO believe some breeds have certain traits associated with what they were bred for, and it's a given. If you don't want a noisy dog - don't get a beagle. If you don't want a dog that will try to herd your children - don't get an aussie or a border collie. If you don't want to deal with a lot of grooming, don't get a poodle. If you want a dog that will stay in a fence, don't get a husky :p
I beg to differ! Aha, I've got a poodle now and there is little 'grooming' we actually do, save for what is typically done for ones dog. But then again... we don't give him the typical poodle cut, so he looks nothing like a poodle just a regular old mutt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,968 Posts
Aussies are fabulous dogs, I have one. PLAN to invest in good obedience training, and start VERY young (like, ten weeks young) and you will have one of the best dogs you can imagine. :) But make sure to keep 'em busy!

If you decide to go in a different direction, I'll have a litter of working collie pups this fall! :lol:

Alexischristina - haha I WAS generalizing of course! I personally love uncut poodles - I used to groom a corded poodle for years, thought he was gorgeous!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
932 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
I'm hoping to do some agility training with her, I already have tug toys and tennis balls. It'll either be the little girl or the little boy I buy. I'm so excited :D:D

This is the little girl I'm hoping to get: Blue Female Merle Aussie Puppy DBA 01-06-2010 Potty Trained | Karlstad | Kijiji | 2522350

Or hr brother who might be a better choice, I adore both, she said he's got alot more energy and she's more lovie dovie: Perfect Aussie Male Puppy 12 Weeks Old potty trained | Karlstad | Kijiji | 2329696
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top