Have you ever met and pet any of these non-allergenic, large dog breeds? Bouvier des Flandres, Portuguiese Water Dog, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel or Standard Poodle.
We're looking for a large dog that's good natured, good with children, gentle, not one to jump up on newcomers (especially not on children), and one that's fairly easy to train and doesn't mind being alone from time to time.
We do live on water, so that would be a plus for a Portuguese Water Dog.
I had always hoped to have a Standard Poodle some day, but that was before I began to realize all of these other non-allergenic dog breeds out there.
But I'm also checking into local dog rescue shelters, so we may take pity on a 'less-than-perfect' dog that we think could fit into our family and give him or her a try, instead.
We tend to have a 'soft side' for the unfortunate, so that would extend to dogs, as well, though if the dog wouldn't get along with young children, that would be a problem, as I teach piano to young children and do have my great nieces and nephews over from time to time.
What about you?
Do you lean towards liking one of these breeds over another?
Or would you suggest another non-allergenic, large-ish dog to me (a mixed breed would be fine too) that you think might work better than any of these for my family?
...I'm listening & open to suggestions!
(But I really don't want another small or medium-sized dog that might be a car chaser, as our past dogs died by being run over by vehicles.)
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