-energetic but not to energetic(not a dog like a jack russell terrier because there always wanting to run or exersise) -a dog that likes to cuddle -a small to medium size dog my friend dosent like the following breeds -jack russell terriers -labs -bull terriers -pitbulls -rottwielers -golden retriever
my friend is thinking about a shih tzu .do you think this is the right breed?
Look at a Sheltie - but make sure it's well bred. Puppymill/BYB Shelties often times have temperament issues and are big barkers and very shy. Well bred Shelties from a breeder who looks at temperament as important are amazing dogs and would fall in line with the criteria you mentioned.
Hi animalover. Your friend should consider a Boston Terrier. They are medium energetic, shed very little, like to cuddle, love water and riding in cars, and are great family dogs. I have Bostons and I love them. Bostons can also do well in agility or flyball if you want to train them to that. They have the most beautiful alert expression and are born with a short tail and their ears stand on their own at around 3 months of age--no cropping required. They are ideal! CeCe
I was just about 2 reply and say a shih-tzu is the right breed, but then i read on and you say that she is thinking about getting one. I think they are the perfect one. Our sish-tzu is very energetic, but also loves to cuddle at the same time.
dachshunds are great dogs too! They do shed but it's not bad. They are very active and love walks but going out for long runs is not a requirement for them. A dachshund will love to cuddle with their owner, and even if they don't want held they want to be with you wherever you are. They are a breed who will, however, not do well if you give it away or rehome it when it's older. They bond deeply with their humans.
I would say Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are small to med, energetic (but not too energetic) Love to cuddle and just plain sweet. I have two, my mom has three and my best friend has 2. I started out with the one and then my mom thought he was so sweet and it just turned into an addiction.. you can't have just one! They are prone to heart problems, so that is one thing to keep in mind...