I presently have Boxers, but due to health reasons, am considering downsizing to a smaller size dog. I love my Boxer's, but I am not able to give them the attention they need. I would like some input on what type of small type of dog is suitable for indoors.
Ireb43, Boston Terriers are a great little dog. They have the same classic, alert expressions and short nose, but are born with a short tail and their ears stand on their own at about 3-4 months of age--so no tail docking or ear cropping is needed. They shed very little, usually wiping them off with a damp cloth twice a week is sufficient. They don't drool and none of mine slobber. They are just wonderful little dogs. They love being a lap dog, or riding in the car or going on a walk. I posted some pictures of my Boston babies on here a few days ago "The cutest puppies ever" is the thread. Take a look at them. (Not trying to advertise-all mine are and have been promised since before birth). Or find someone who has some Bostons and visit them. CeCe
Do you want non shedding, low maintenance, how small, 5lbs., 10,20 lbs., any color preference, lab dog or somewhat active? I have a Bichon/Westie mix and he weighs 17-1/2 lbs. and is almost 2 yrs. old, he sheds very, very little, I get him groomed every 6 weeks but some people only groom them a few times a year, he is very gentle, loves to go for walks, loves getting brushed, he can be very layed back and just lay around or he can be very active, whatever the mood is around the house. He loves to be held like a baby but he isn't that interested in being a lap dog. He will "share" the chair or couch with you if he has too! :) He loves for you to lay on the floor with him, he doesn't care if you sleep on the floor or watch him as long as you are there. Here is a pic of Cody.
There are a lot of other questions you need to ask yourself when getting a new dog. Such as temperament, fur length, activity level, grooming and exersize needs, shedding ammounts, trainability, etc, etc...