It is 3/4 Golden Retriever, 1/4 beegle, and yes i will have time to excersise and play with it before and after work. And it is a puppy but my neighbor who is retired told me that if i need her to check up on her fro me she can
I've always had dogs in my life . It seems crazy - but each time I have a new pup in my life I can't believe how much time and attention the pup needs. My pup is now 9 weeks old and boy is he alot of work! Once they get alittle older, you almost forget about all of that. I do know that putting in alot of time and work in the beginning paid off big time with all of my dogs. If you are willing to get up earlier each day, so you have morning time with the pup, maybe have someone stop in during the afternoon, and then spend some quality time with the pup during the evening, I don't see why you shouldn't get a pup. Lots of people go to work each day and have wonderful pets - just keep in mind a puppy takes alot of everything! Think it all out before you make your decision - you don't want to give the puppy up once he is yours. That is difficult for all concerned - especially the pup! I believe someone just posted a situation just like that the other day - not enough time for her pup.
Puppies are a TON of work and I'm sure most people would concur. This is the time when they are just getting adjusted to you and your home. You really should be giving the puppy alot of attention the first few months that it's with you. Otherwise if you leave a puppy unattended for a long period of time, they might develop some bad habits that you won't be there to correct. House-breaking and chewing problems come to mind. See if you can find a dog sitter in the neighborhood... otherwise, get an adult dog from the nearby shelter. But this is inevitable if you are getting a puppy: you need to give it LOTS of time, effort, and attention if you want to build a good relationship and mold a good dog.
Also, keep in mind that dogs become destructive when bored. Especially puppies. If you have a friend who can come and let the dog out to potty I would go the crate training route. I wouldn't recommend leaving a puppy alone in a yard for very long...unless you want your entire yard destroyed. Puppies need to be let out pretty often at first. I think the rule I read once was that they can stay crated about an hour longer than they are old...so a 2 month old could be crated for only about 3 hours at the maxium. Ideally though you would want to let him out more often than that. But, if you're dedicated and get on a schedule, have someone that can check on the puppy while you are away then like someone else said, there are a lot of people who work and have wonderful pets. I wish you the best of luck if you do decide to get the puppy! If not, there are a lot of rescues that have adults who need a home. I got my dog as an adult and we've had to go through training, but it was a lot easier than had I gotten a puppy.