|Barked: Sun Aug 19, '12 2:25pm PST |
|Our family might be looking for a new dog.
We already have a pack of 5, so this dog will have to be dog friendly.
The reason we might be getting a new dog is as a ratter. Our house has had problems with mice in the past, and that problem is pretty much done for the most part. Now we have a bigger problem: rats. They live in the basement and get into pretty much anything they can. They chewed the plastic dog food bins and made us get metal cans (in one night) and they got into a bag of mulch. Because apparently mulch is a delecacy...
We'll probably use rat traps and see where that takes us before we try and get a new addition... The pack is pretty good now and we're trying to not add any time soon. We will not use decon or anything because of the dangers for the cats and the pack.
So thinking into the future, saying we do get a new dog to be a good ratter, I need help thinking of a good breed. Trainability doesn't really matter as we are good with training. We need something that will be friendly with the pack (ranging from 3lb to 50lb) and not want to eat them. Something with a relatively easy coat is ideal as we already have our hands full with two poodles. The dog would have to be relatively small but sturdy so that it can go into the basement and hunt (the cats are too lazy to hunt anything but mice and on their own time ).
So, saying we do wind up getting a new dog, what are some suggestions for a good breed?
*Zephyr sneaks in after mom walks away*
Oh, and I would be thrilled if this dog wasn't pushy. I don't like it when dogs are too much in my face or nuts around my mom...
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