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Old 08-23-2015, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay this will be a short (hopefully) rant. But me and my husband are currently looking for a house/apartment to rent and of course planning to get a German shepherd (set on it). Well you can guess it! It is a restricted breed in most places. Some places fool you and say, large breeds welcome!(yay!) HA ! No! The catch is no aggressive breeds.. but what sets breeds apart except temperament and how they are raised! Did you know a Dalmatian is more likely to bite than a pitbull! So why is pitbulls considered aggressive but not dalmations! German shepherds protect our troops and our police and usually unless bred wrong or raised wrong have good tempers! So please tell me how you can judge a dog based on the example of one! AGGRESSIVE BREED! HA ! My a** !!! Okay, I think that's all...
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The solution is to buy a home. Then watch out for HOA rules and regs. If you really want to change this, buy several homes and rent all but one out to people with large dogs.
I was pretty amenable to people with pets until one set of renters let their animals urinate in the house. Not sure I would go for pets again.
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Yeah I would buy a house but I'm in the military so still have to wait so we can move when I can get out. Until then we have the unfortunate wait game to find one who will accept the beautiful breed.
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Your best bet would be to rent from a private party, and not a company.
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Most aren't going to be okay with you getting a puppy and having it go through puppy hood in their rental. Honestly I wouldn't want to own a rental and do the pet thing, let alone have renters getting a puppy. We were lucky and were renting from a friend so they didn't care and knew us really well when I got my shepherd. We own now, I suggest waiting until you buy to get a puppy. It's just easier and you think you'll only be in one rental until you buy, but life happens. We had landlords that promised we could stay as long as we wanted and then at the end of our lease they were selling the house, or moving back into it because their financial situation changed, and then you're between a rock and a hard place with a dog (on the breeder restriction list) and usually very limited options on where to live. I know it really sucks. But it's stressful on all sides to do the puppy thing with a landlord.

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Oh, forgot to add....my solution when I knew I was going to be in rentals for awhile was to get a corgi. They're like mini shepherds and most landlords didn't think twice about him. He's a riot now with our shepherd. :-D
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Most aren't going to be okay with you getting a puppy and having it go through puppy hood in their rental. Honestly I wouldn't want to own a rental and do the pet thing, let alone have renters getting a puppy. We were lucky and were renting from a friend so they didn't care and knew us really well when I got my shepherd. We own now, I suggest waiting until you buy to get a puppy. It's just easier and you think you'll only be in one rental until you buy, but life happens. We had landlords that promised we could stay as long as we wanted and then at the end of our lease they were selling the house, or moving back into it because their financial situation changed, and then you're between a rock and a hard place with a dog (on the breeder restriction list) and usually very limited options on where to live. I know it really sucks. But it's stressful on all sides to do the puppy thing with a landlord.
Gotta say I agree. We've talked about having a rental property someday. I'm very much against this - I don't want to be a landlord - but we are in agreement that if it does happen, we will not allow any pets, full stop. I don't need a cat doing extensive damage to a property (and IME they can do more damage than a dog), and I don't need a tenant deciding that's a great time to get a puppy so it can learn in my house instead of their own that they pay the mortgage on.

Regarding the breeds labeled as dangerous - I don't know if rental companies are abiding by insurance companies' rules rather than just deciding that's their own policy, but I would imagine that's some of it. It is what it is.
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Your best bet would be to rent from a private party, and not a company.
This!Put it out at doggy daycrae places ,groomers ,dog websites that are local. If you have a active friends of the pound associationthose folks may know someone. We have a rental and another house we are selling on land contract .We allow pets but its exception to our lease. The family we have now is great ,so neat and they have a dog b/c they lived next to our rental we knew them. The plan is too replace the fencing so their pup has some where to roam in the backyard . also to protect from theft.Good Luck I kno its hard to rent w/ a pup. Sending wishes fora great apartment for you and yours.
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The Corgi idea is a great one.They are alert and especially the cardigans.
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I know people who ended up getting a Mal and Dutchie because those breeds weren't on their landlord's aggressive dog list. They are probably not less likely to be "aggressive" than a GSD, but they aren't common enough to be listed.

Another good-sized dog to look at is a standard poodle (the large ones) -- seems like they're never on the lists, they're smart as all get-out, and surprisingly fun and agile. The big black poodles in my socialization group have won me over--they are tough, hard-romping, fast-thinking dogs. Aside from the modern foofie hair cuts, poodles actually have their own German literary history--Mephistopheles turned into one in Goethe's Faust I.

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