Hi there, we lost our beloved rottie x GSD at the end of Jan and had initially decided to wait longer before getting another but we hate not having a dog so here I am. I would be quite happy with a rescue but due to our/my requirements Im not sure it would work. Duke had a lot of issues thanks to being shut in a crate for 20 hours a day as a puppy. By the time we got him at 8 months old, the damage was done and much as I loved him, this time I would like a dog with fewer issues. Our new dog must be child, cat and dog friendly (we have a cat and a 10 year old (dog savvy) daughter and there are dogs everywhere in our village), housetrained and good to walk OR young enough to be trained properly. The problem with Duke was the lack of puppy education and socialisation. He didnt trust other dogs and pulled me over numerous times on walks. He was a rather large boy! Friendly thoughts on the problem would be welcomed.