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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 08:31 PM
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Do you live in NYC or in the state? If you live in NYC and have a 5 year old, I wouldn't recommend a GSD. You'll need to spend lots of time getting out and exercising and your son may take a back seat to the dog, which would be a conflict as most people put their children first. An older child who could take on some responsibility would be OK, IMO.

There is a member here who doesn't sign in that often that may be able to help you, he lives in Long Island and has beautiful dog, here's a link to his last post and you can try to send him a private message:
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