i have 4 people in my house hold and they all want a dog. i am getting the dog. i have to take care of it, feed it, etc. but i love dogs, dearly, i want WANT one so bad. There is a yorkie on this site that is ONLY 390. it is in pa and we aren't to far from that so we are planning to get that one.
i am not saying i am letting the dog be excused out of our family.
I have to agree with Houndz-I'm in Pa, and there are TONS of puppy mills! Not every breeder, of course, is a puppy mill-I actually met a few good ones. But MEET the breeder before you make a decision. Meet the parents of the pups. See what kind of environment they are being raised in. Find out what they breed for. Do they show their dogs? What kind of AKC events do they participate in? Just having healthy vet records means nothing.
Actually, any size dog will take up less room then a person will. Their possessions are very limited and that makes a lot of diffrence when it comes to space.
If you want a small dog, get a small dog, but don't get a small dog because of personal space. Many small dogs need a bit more time, attention, and monitoring then large breeds do. Many small breeds, although not all, are quite needy and want to be with you and on you constnatly.
One reason I like large breeds so much is becuase they are very independent animals and can lay beside me and be still for hours.
But for actual space, there isen't much diffrence beyond the crate and size dog food bag you get.
Why all the rude comments? Basset, why would you tell the op that she should not get a live pet? That is rude and presumptuous. Why not suggest a small breed? I have a GSD and he takes up a ton of room. For 2 years of his life he stayed in a huge crate while we were not home. We crated him for his safety and my sanity. He chewed everything. He had a very huge crate. Some people don't have the space. My GSD loves car rides but he is so big that it's quite an ordeal. I love taking my dog everywhere with me but it's harder with a big dog. If someone wants a small dog, let them. To each his own.
PLEASE when looking on this site for a puppy be very careful that it's not a scam, I too am looking for a Yorkie and came across a few good priced ones but they were all scams, just look at the scam alert list, thsi is a good site but I think that they should screen the people first......... I know that Yorkies are very expensive little dogs so when you see a price that too low it's a scam. Good luck.......
Johndenver4000 I agree that the price is too good to be true. The only time I saw a yorkie that price was from a puppy mill. You can get a cheap yorkie from a shelter or rescue but other than that, I would say it's a scam.
If you want a Papillon, then why not get what you really want? this isa small dog with a very unique look and great personality. And pooey to everyone who is being rude to this writer. The fact that she cares enough to admit she is limited on space says alot. Leave her alone. Good luck with finding your new companion.
Actually basset, get a dictionary. I spelled presumptuous correctly. Try spell check before you correct me next time. It makes you look foolish when you correct people on their spelling and you have no idea how to spell. LOL Why don't you copy and paste what I wrote and use spell check? This is funny .. thanks for the laughs.
good luck with whatever pup you get. some big dogs also do well in limited living space. my gsd is a house dog. he is more laid back than my frenchies and tends to prefer to lay by by bed at night and by my chair when we are all gathered in the family room. i would also be very leery when buying your pup. check out the breeder . if you are able to actually go and meet them and see the pups, thats even better. there are so many scammers out there that we really have to be careful. yorkies and papillons ar cuties and there are good breeders out there. you will find just the right dog for you and when you do, hope to see some pics. good luck !