I just recently moved into a small studio apt. with my boyfriend and six month old daugther.We really want a dog but we don't know what breed would be good around the baby. Obviously I need a small to medium sized dog but I don't know which breeds to look at.Any suggestions??
I have a mix of those. I have lhasa, shih tzu and poodle mixed all in my apartment and they do absolutely fine as long as they are taken outside and exercised and able to have fun. :) If I had to pick, having a child.. I would say a shih tzu. They are absolutely beautiful and absolutely loyal to their family.. especially kids. :)
i would steer clear of lhasa apso's if you have a small child. all the breeds mentioned, save the daschund, however have costly grooming requirements. unless you learn how to groom yourself, you will be paying upwards of 45-60 dollars every 6-8 weeks to have them done by a professional.
2 breeds that are wash and wear, small, don't have high exercise requirements, and are pretty sturdy for a small child would be a boston terrier or a french bulldog. i would steer clear of other terrier breeds as most of them are high energy.
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