I NEED HELP!! I really want to get a dog, but i have younger siblings, 2, 4, and 9 years old. I would like a lap dog that dosent shed, and would like to cuddle but also to play. I dont mind grooming them alot, and i need a fairly active dog. I really like carin and norfolk terriers?
What do you guys think? Any opinoins? Any suggestions? THANKS!!
Yorkshire Terrier , they don't shed and their lap dogs and like to play. My boyfriend has two of them and they both love to cuddle when it's time to cuddle and play when it's time to play. One of them is named Cirlces because he gets really excited when you say his name that he does a million little circles (thats how he got the name) and when you talk to him. The other's name is Ozzy. Good luck with your search! Best of wishes!
Oh yeah but you also need to keep up with their grooming, just like any other dog ;o)
i would say because of the age of sibblings a sturdier dog then yorkie...I have 2 mini schnauzers..they are sturdy..but..read up on the terrier as a class..many things might not be good for your family...such as..barking, needing a fenced yard..diging..ect...it is all the things they were develped and bred for..but some get dogs because they love the look..but dont really like the charactistics at all..and then the dog gets the boot..i think your doing the right thing by asking questions now..do the research and this is the best time..so much fun to see what you like..take your time and enjoy the search..take care
If you're interested in Cairns email me and I can send you a link to a terrier forum. Those that own Cairns can give you laods of info. There are several on the forum who are also involved in cairn rescue... so thats another alternative. email@example.com
I noticed you posted another thread regarding the breeds mentioned as well as Norwich terriers. If you decide to go with a Norwich be careful who you purchase from as irresponsible breeders are passing off Cairns as Norwich terreirs, as the Norwich are priced much higher than cairns.
I would go to a shelter to make sure that certain breeds can get along with such young children and make sure that your siblings know how to behave around around a dog too. Maybe if you go online and see if there are certain breed rescue organizations. That might work too. That way you could go to whereever the dog is being fostered and check the dog out in a neutral setting. Good luck in your search! :-)