Originally Posted by archerchaos
Great dogs and smart move checking the dispositions of the parents beforehand. I love pound dogs but with a small child I would play it safe. Look for hip dysplaysia. Terrible and prominent in that breed.
Hip and spine issues seem to be the norm, at least in most of the larger breeds we have been considering.
To add to our home life situation, I will most likely be working 3rd shift in the near future and my wife works from our home so she would be with the dog the most.