ok so ive decided to get a dog...except I cant get a big dog like I wanted. I talked to my landlords and they said they have a 35 pound limit, and it also has to be a nice dog. So can someone reccomend a good apartment dog that is lazy and doesnt mind being alone for a few hours a day, and in the 35 pound range (im sure I can get away with up to 45). Also kind of a manly dog if you know what I mean. If there is no breed that fits all my needs thats ok they are somewhat flexible :)
A Frenchie would be a fun dog but they are kinda expensive . But cute little stout doggs like the pug. The pug would probley be the laziest LOL. Boston terrier are adorable and manly . but being of the terrier family alittle more hyper than the pug.
The english bull dogs are the manliest :0) but I think you would have to tell him to suck in his tummy when Mr. lanlord came around cause he isn't gonna pass for a 35 pounder.....LOL Jubilee
Actually, I don't think Boston Terriers are part of the terrier family. They're just called that. They're great dogs, though.
I have a pug... I got him because I thought he'd be a good, quiet, lazy apartment dog. Let's just say that everything I read about pugs was WRONG. Mojo does not know he's a pug. Don't get me wrong... he's the best puppy in the world.. and hopefully, by the time he's a little older he will have mellowed. But for now, he's insane. Maybe if you went through a rescue and adopted an adult pug, I'd say that would probably be great. Or if you can stand something a little high energy, but full of love and personality, pugs are for you.
hi, I would resommend that you eith go to the website www.akc.org or buy a really nice book about dog breeds and just sit down one night and look at breeds under 35 pounds and decide what would be best for your lifestyle. This is what I always do before getting a new dog and it really helps you realize what to look for in your pet. Obviously if you live in an apartment size, energy level, and how much they bark will probably be an issue for you. I always find that making out a list of what you need the dog to be like and what you would like to do with your dog really helps narrow down your selections, then after you find a couple of breed you think meets your needs and that you like I usually reserch them in more detail to find all of the pros and cons before making a desicion. Sure it's a lot of work but it really helps prevent a lot of flustration and heartbreak in the future if you get a dog that just dosen't work out at all!
Italian greyhounds are nice dogs. They can be very sweet without coming across as "girly." However, they're legs are like toothpicks and tend to break easily.
Have you considered a whippet? They're bigger than Italian greyhounds (and thus a bit more sturdy), but they're not so big that the landlord would get upset. Whippets also are usually quiet, so they tend not to bug the neighbors.
French Bulldogs are the greatest!!!!! They stay quite small, but are very sturdy. They are playful and goofy, but not crazy and energetic. My frenchie is still really young, only 9 months...and he is such a well behaved boy. He loves his crate and never barks when he is in it. I myself live in a small apartment. He does great. He is good because he is not a barker. It is very rare when he barks. He is also VERY affectionate(sp). I could go on and on about why frenchies are so great for hours!! hahaha.
The negatives are: They are very expensive, and it is really important to find a good breeder that does all health tests. Respatory problems run in the breed, but are not as common in the french as they are in the english. They snore...and snort. I think it is cute, but then again I am a heavy sleeper. Also...they can clear a room!!!! Bulldogs, as well as boston terriers and pugs tend to have a flatulance(sp) problem.
ok ive been looking at both the french bulldog and boston terrier, and they both seem perfetct for me. Except the boston terrier is much more affordable for me, so thay may just be my choice. (dont worry I will do more research into it)
Also thanks for the help you all have been really informaitonal and nice.
I love bostons! They are very fun dogs. The biggest reason that we chose the french over the boston was that bostons are ALOT more boisterous(sp). We wanted a dog that was going to be a little less spazy until we can get a bigger place. My neighbor just got a boston a few months ago and he is super cute. A boston was perfect for their family. They have two little girls, so there is always someone around wanting to keep him busy.
Shiba Inu. I like small mutts. Shiba Inus stay small. Shiba Inus are smaller and less agressive than their cousin the Akita. But, they have to live inside, they do not like living outside. What about the Siba Inu? A Labrador Retriever would be a fun dog but they are kind of expensive if you want a good one. A Pug would also be a good dog. I honestly don't believe the Pug is a "toy" dog, they are more like working dogs in a small package. Go to http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/ Miniature Poodles are nice dogs. No worries, one of us will find you a breed. Also look at the Labrador Retriever and the Airedale Terrier. I love Shih Tzus! Look at them too. Go to http://www.petfinder.comShih Tzus are aroudn 11-25 pounds and are very very lazy. I think you should go to petfinder.com and adopt a dog.
I know some people with whippets and they are really great dogs, since you mentioned the italian greyhound, you really should consider them as well. They can be active at times, but also are perfectly comfortable as lap dogs/couch potatoes. And they're not a noisy breed either, very friendly and people oriented.