Join Date: Jan 2013
Dogs Name: Lady corgi/beagle mix
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Hi! I am new here and need advice. I currently own a 14 year old corgi/beagle mix. We were told by the vet that she has about 1 to 1 1/2 years good years left. I have two children, 9 and 6, that love this dog more than life itself. I wanted to get another dog before she goes down hill, not to replace her but, to get the kids adjusted to having another friend before she starts going down.
I want a bigger dog in the house because my husband works away often and the kids and I are often at home alone. He came to me the other night with the option of a doberman. While I have always loved the breed, I will admit I have not researched the breed enough.
We live in a house in the middle of a small city. I have a backyard that the dog could run around in, but not enough space where the dog to roam for hours on end. I am a teacher, so during school months I work from 6:45 in the morning until 4 or 5 at night. My husband works a typical 8 to 5 job. We do travel, but have a camper, so the dog would be able to come with us on most of our trips.
I wanted advice form owners as to if this would be the correct decision for us and, if we do get a doberman, how to best get our dog adjusted to our lifestyle and family.
Thanks in advance.