View Full Version : Looking for a dog

11-03-2010, 04:09 PM
My wife and I are looking to make a new addition to our family and would prefer to adopt a dog in need.

However, due to us having three young children (5,5 and 6months) we have to be selective about breed's and temperment.

(We tried a Chow Chow/German Shepard mix, which we got as a puppy and had trained but she was just too aggressive in nature for the 5 year olds to handle, and we had to find her a better living enviornment which we did and shes doing great)

So we are searching for some type of medium sized "velcro" breed that does well with children (preferably young as i would like the children to be able to grow up with the dog)
Our ideal dog would be a Vizsla due to their passive yet energetic nature and short managable fur but i have been unable to locate any that need rescuing

If anyone comes across anything please let me know!

11-03-2010, 04:57 PM
What about a Lab?

11-03-2010, 05:55 PM
a lab would work.

would love to take on a golden also, but the amount of hair they shed is hectic, and with three kids to watch all the time, need a dog that requires minimal grooming haha, short hair only.

11-03-2010, 06:55 PM
Craigslist has an abundant amount of dogs in need of good homes. Might have the chance to bring your kids to the dog to see if it is kid friendly before adopting.

11-03-2010, 07:03 PM
example on craigslist: http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/pet/2041063979.html

11-03-2010, 07:43 PM
Maybe give(Fire Ball) on here a PM. He might have something.

11-04-2010, 01:09 AM
They are expensive to purchase but you might find a young Goldendoodle at the pound. It is a Golden Retriever and Poodle cross. Come in various sizes depending on the size of poodle used. Great temperament with kids, very smart, and DON'T SHED.

11-04-2010, 09:39 AM
Check out desert lab rescue. My parents got their current lab from them, they always seem to have a few labs and lab mixes looking for homes.

Fire Ball
11-04-2010, 10:44 PM
We have a sweet little English Foxhound Mix, possibly with pointer.

She is about 4 years old and an absolute doll. Short hair. Gets along with other dogs, children, and cats.




Fire Ball
11-06-2010, 09:26 PM
Muffin got adopted :)

11-07-2010, 05:45 PM


11-16-2010, 11:09 AM
well, after going back and forth on what Breed is right for our family, (from schnauzer, her pick, i dont like them, to my preference, vizsla, which are impossible to find) we i think have landed on a breed that we both think will be right, the Weimaraner.
They are not easy to find however from a reputable source, (although easier to find then a vizsla).
So if anyone hears about one being availble (preferablly under a year old) please let me know.
and if anyone stumbles upon a vizsla definitly let me know!

11-16-2010, 11:20 AM
You mentioned a "velcro" breed, but you seem to be focused on getting 2 breeds of dog that are both for field sport. This type of breed wouldn't be considered a velcro type, any hunting breed would have a tendency to pick up on a scent and follow it... off they go! Even more so if it is an adult dog when you get it. Hope you find a forever dog!

11-16-2010, 12:45 PM
My buddy just picked up an 8 week old Vizsla but had to fly to North Dakota I believe to pick it up. Killer little puppy though. Another good friend of mine has a Weimaraner that is about 13, and he has had her since a pup. Digger is right... These dogs are bred to hunting dogs. Its an innate trait, and not taught to them. For most dogs in this breed, if you dont scratch this itch they have, then they can be problematic. There are exceptions to every rule... like the awesome 5 year old English Pointer that I got from Fireball. He has crazy hunting instincts but can be a bit of a couch potato, too. Great with my 9 yr old son and my girlfriends 3 year old. He is the perfect balance between a family dog and a bird dog... But he still needs to burn energy for sure. I think I got a little lucky and that this isnt the norm... Just some food for thought...

11-16-2010, 01:38 PM
oh i know about the breed's very well, i have had Vizsla's most of my life, my last just passed away about a year ago, she was 14.

they actually are "Velcro" dogs, not meaning they stay next to you all the time, but meaning that they have a more deep personal bond then the "average" dog (and they are needy, for example, both of my vizsla's, not matter how much training, would not sleep on the floor, they would start in their bed, but end up under the covers in my bed with their face next to mine)

i have another Vizsla, who is about 5 now, but she stayed in North Carolina when i moved ( along witht he older one, i couldnt take either when i moved), my little brother and sister were too attached to them so i didnt want to move her, also i was moving from a house into an apartment and they are NOT apartment dogs, my step dad had a house w/ a big yard so it was perfect for them.

when the older one (George) died, the younger one (Phoenix) was depressed for about 2 months. They are fabulous dogs, need LOTS of exercise, but they are the best dogs i've ever seen in dealing with children.

11-16-2010, 02:21 PM
i've also had previously, a Husky, Golden Retirevers, Labs, a Sharpei, a german shepard/chow, etc and the best tempermented dog ive had, and most reliable all around by far was the vizsla.

Fire Ball
11-16-2010, 02:23 PM
There is a Weimaraner rescue in Las Vegas.


They are on Facebook


11-16-2010, 05:08 PM
It looks like there's also a Weimaraner rescue here if this is still accurate.


We just adopted a Lab/Boxer mix yesterday at Maricopa County Animal Control at 27th ave. and Durango. There was a Weimaraner there. I'm not certain of the age because I didn't ask but it looked to be close to adult size. You might give them a call and ask for more information.

11-17-2010, 08:52 PM
found a pup Weimaraner today actually :)
sheer luck, just was browsing on Craigslist. 10 week old male.

11-17-2010, 09:11 PM
here are some pics of, BRUCE :)

11-17-2010, 09:13 PM


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11-18-2010, 06:44 AM
so there is the newest addition to our family, Bruce!
unfortunatly, they did not dock his tail at 2 days. and now he's 10 weeks, so debating on doing it or not... its going to hurt him, but if i dont and he breaks his tail it will hurt more.