I was looking into getting a dog and a breed that I found that has the type of temperment that I really liked was the Boxer, but the problem is that the home that I live in would be a bit tight for a dog that large and I do not know whether I would be able to meet the exercise requrement that a Boxer needs. I do have some dog experence but I can honestly say that I would not be able to handle say a Rottweiler or a Bullmastiff. I would like a dog similar in size to that of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and in terms of exercise I would be able to provide a two 15 min walk and a 30 min sesion of play time. So if you could please provide a list of some of the dogs that are similar to that of a smaller and less energetic Boxer I would appreciate it greatly, thank you.
My friend got a boston when she was looking for something like their boxer but in a much smaller package. The dogs act the same to me but the boston is just a lot smaller:) Could also be because they grew up together too!
I think it would be better if you had a dachshund or maybe an Alaskan Klee ki. An Alaskan Klee ki is like a siberian Husky, but smaller. Its real cute looking. Look at the website www.puppydogweb.com; go under pictures and check out the breed. The breeds that others told u snore a-lot.
I don't think the Alaskan klee thing is a good idea. Its just antother badly designed dog for people who think they need something different. Not only is it nothing like a boxer but if this is the mix i'm thinking about i've only heard horrible things about them from all of the nordic breeders.
***Edited By: joce on 7/21/2005 12:14:00 AM*** Reason: g
bostons do resemble small boxers,but they are terriers and tend to be on the hyper side. if you want a more laid back breed. i would go with the french bulldog. i have two and have never had a more wonderful breed in my 49 years. they are very loving, good with kids, smart, playful and comical little clowns. they average between 23-28 pounds.here are some recent pics of my babies
If you want to research I suggest exhausting ALL possible avenues. Get the Dog Bibles - the AKC Complete Dog Book, 19th Edition (Revised) and Eyewitness Handbooks: Dogs by David Alderton. Pour over the books cover to cover and make yourself knowledgeable about the 350 plus purebreds and you'll find a significant portion are good on the whole from Australian Shepherds to Vizlas. However, the trick is finding one that fits into your lifestyle. Thus, I recommend:
Attending area Dog shows and speaking to various breeders about their breeds. Going to local Dog parks and speaking to various owners about their breeds. Calling breed specific rescues and speaking to rescuers about their breed. Joining breed specific discussion forums online and getting feedback from owners across the country and around the world even. (You'd be surprised, but many of these folks are very knowledgeable and the forums are wasy to find, just type in (insert breed here) forum - e.g. American Eskimo forum, Keeshond forum, Pitbull forum, Boxer forum, Rottweiler forum, German Shepherd forum, Boston Terrier forum, Akita forum, Labrador Retriever forum, Golden Retriever forum, etc...) Go to the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) site and use their Select-A-Breed (http://www.ckc.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=228) feature to help in conjunction with the information gathered from the above sources.
Hopefully, you'll really do your research. Good luck!