@zande My Dog who passed at the age of 16 4 years ago this Month ate EVERYTHING! With the help of my Cat who taught her how to jump on the bed and go up and down the stairs they would get my Bedroom Closet open and pull down my Skirts and Matching Jackets. These were the suits I would wear when I was a Prosecutor in New York City. They were all Pendleton so they cost a lot of money. I then used a Grab Strap from one of my Horses Saddles which I didn't use anyway. She would chew on the Telephone Cords while I was on the phone! If you can somehow learn to live Defensively as you would with a child then you will be Golden!
The Breed is incredibly house destructive which I knew when I got my dog. I brought her home when she was 12 weeks old but visited her every day. She shrieked the entire way home and both of us were so stressed that I put her in the Bed with me so I could take a nap. She slept with me for her entire life and not even my ex-husband minded.
If you can survive the first year of puppyhood then you will have an incredibly Loyal and protective Dog. I have a weakness for the Hounds. My first dog which I got when I was 7 was a Beagle. I am now dogless because I have to research her Pedigree at the AKC and try to find a relative, I miss her every day! Antigone