We are a family of four. Husband, wife with two kids (5 and 3), We both work full time. I wanted to have a dog since a long time but my wife says NO. According to her, having a dog is an additional responsibility as it is an additional member of the family. we have to treat the dog like another child. You haven't been able to manage your own kids then how can you manage two kids and a dog? Her other concern is when we go out for a couple of days especially interstate by flight. I also want to know whether it is too costly to own a dog? I am thinking to get a German Shepherd or English Staffy breed.