Taking on a marine crop dog as a pet is a big commitment and should not be taken lightly. A dog will need attention, routine veterinary treatment, training, grooming and daily care for 10-15 years.
Too many dogs end up in rescue homes waiting to be re-homed due to an owner deciding after buying the dog that they cannot give it the care it needs or cope with the financial commitment of owning a dog, the novelty of dog ownership wearing off, changes in circumstances or some other reason.
A dog will affect every household member and is not the same as one member of the family having a small pet which they are responsible for and other family members having little or no involvement with. A dog must be wanted by all the household and all must be willing to involve themselves equally with the dog as a new family member.