Want a new dog, but have concerns... advice please. - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 04-04-2012, 09:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
Tomoe Gozen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We haven't had a dog in 3 years (my ex took the kids' dog irked.gif).  We're moving to a place we can have a dog again. 

 

My kids and I are all allergic to pollen and cats.  I am afraid that one (or all!) of us might develop an allergy to the dog. 

 

Of course, we want a dog that is gentle and good with kids.

 

Also, I have a personal concern.   I like dogs, but I'm really sensitive to how they smell.  hide.gif  Are there less-stinky breeds, or is this just my fantasy?

 

Just to be more complicated, we definitely want to get a rescue dog.

 

Suggestions? 

Tomoe Gozen is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 04-06-2012, 05:28 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

.

ChitownTracy is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 04-06-2012, 07:19 AM
 
JavaFinch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: WI
Posts: 525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am not going to pretend to be an expert but in my searching for a breed to get I did read some things about the doggy odor being stronger for many hound breeds or any dog that has an oily coat ('water dog').  We used to have Basset Hounds and they did get smelly.  I chose a Collie and they are supposed to be less smelly than many breeds.  But other than that, I would encourage you to just google something like 'dog breeds least smelly' or 'dog breeds doggy odor' and you'll probably find hours of reading that will help you out :)

 

As for the allergies, I have no idea.  I know I LOVE my vacuum cleaner and plan to use it a LOT and hope for the best!

 

Good luck!!!

JavaFinch is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 04-08-2012, 09:45 AM
 
starrlamia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

a good diet will help cut down on smell.


Aspiring Midwife applying to University for fall 2011!
starrlamia is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 04-08-2012, 02:42 PM
 
DoubleDouble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 346
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

And a good bath! Don't get a huge dog that's hard to bathe. We had one that was almost larger than the bathtub. smile.gif

DoubleDouble is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 04-13-2012, 01:28 PM
 
kythe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by starrlamia View Post

a good diet will help cut down on smell.



I second this.  I just posted in another thread about my dogs' smell.  I had always fed them a diet of grain free food that used no meat by-products.  But I switched to a store brand food when I was tight on money and could no longer afford the expensive food.  Only then did the dogs develop a strong body odor which seemed unaffected by bathing and grooming.  It's just how they smelled.  Now we are back to natural food for the dogs and the odor has diminished again.

kythe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off