Well the discrition you wrote and said you liked about the breed could very well be said for the Affenpinscher, Brussels Griffon, or the Japanese Chin, but I don't you parents are going to want to shell out the money for them either.
I would find out what you want in a dog. What price range you are looking at. Then start going to some shows and actually looking and talking to owners of some of the breeds you were thinking about getting.
Reading about them is a good start, but it can only tell you so much about the actual breed. Breeders and owners can tell you things that aren't writen in breed standards.
I wouldnt just go on that. We were looking for a dog and you can ask anyone on here how many times we changed our mind. Talk to diffrent breeders, talk to people who own them, Talk to people on here about the breed.
We started with a yorkie and ended with a pug. You can read tons of good thing about the but untill you talk to people who have them and to breeders you wont know much about the breed.
We will probly stick with bully looking breeds, We love them, They snort, fart, sniff, and snore and its just more to love.
hello they have a ton of issues wrong with that breed that is the worst dog ever with all the issues they have. but other wise they are great pets theycan be very pickie and they are soooo exspensive.like over a million dololars they are not cheap pluse i just got one not to long ago and it bite me so it had to go back
animallover123, your 13 yrs old? Have you considered doing volunteer work at a local rescue, or shelter? Also if your family is looking for a dog, have you all considered going to some dog shows, it would let you see many different breeds all in one place, and then you could talk to breeders, and handlers of the breeds you are interested in. Just a suggestion, we love dog shows, and used to go every year, til I finally found the breeder I like, we have gotten 3 dogs from them, and any future dogs I get, will most likely come from said breeder, unless we move to another state. The absolute first thing you should do is make a list of what you all want in a dog, that will make it alot easier, just even being set on the size of the dog will help. I only say this cuz your list had so many random breeds, of different sizes, and energy levels, etc. Good Luck in your search.
I actually have done research on the breed and am very pleased with my results,as I have heard A LARGE percentage of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are healthy and 100% total affectionate.
LOR thank you for talking to me in a POLITE way.!While other people are critisizing about my love of cavaliers there breeds have a lot of health problems too. like for example: ~prone for hipdysplasia ~gain wait easily ~prone to PRA which effects eyes ~PFK a blood disorder ~PERSONALITY PROBLEMS-called rage syndrome ~dont respond well to commands ~test there owners Did you know the English Springer goes through all these?
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Heart mitral valve disease (MVD) is the leading cause of death of Cavaliers throughout the world. It is a polygenetic disease which afflicts over half of all Cavalier King Charles spaniels by age 5 years and nearly all Cavaliers by age 10 years, should they survive that long.