We have a Pug, who is not exactly laid back, but definitely not threatening anyway. They tend to be very playful, get along well with other dogs, and while they can be a little hyper at first, they run out of energy and need a nap pretty quickly-big on snuggling and snoozing. Wondering if maybe a smallish dog would be less intimidating to your other dog...
I find the basset hound comment SO funny! My mother owns two bassets who are the CRAZIEST dogs I have ever met! And then there's Jerry Lewis who has a laid back lab/border collie mix!! Who woulda thunk?? Just goes to show you, you can't paint one breed with the same brush! lol I have always loved English Setters. My mother bred them when I was growing up and I absolutely adore them! I think any dog will be quite active as a puppy, so I think the suggestion to find a grown dog is right on the money. Good luck to you!
In my experience, which granted is limited to what I've seen at dog shows and lure coursing events, Italian Greyhounds are very nice little dogs, that are extremely attached to their owners. So much so that they really aren't into being more than, say, 5 feet away from them at any given time. They seem a little nervous to me, and very fragile.
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I personally think you should pick a puppy, non threatening to your dog, who will grow very attached to her. I would pick a male, and get him neutered,and of course bear in mind what the grown dog's energy level will be. I'm assuming that you take your dog for walks and exercise; so really whatever you get, barring a Cane Corso,or any of the dogs that lean towards experienced owners of the breed, should be a safe bet. I personally think one of the sappiest dogs I've ever owned was an English Springer Spaniel, who would never hurt a flea.She liked running in fields, but so will your dog.The rest of the time, she spent laying on the couch or on my knee.I really think you have lots of options.
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What about an English Mastiff? They're HUGE but they're docile. Or what about a Bernese Mountain dog? They are known for their consistent and reliable temperament. Labs and border collies are generally not laid back. No I've met and experienced both and I can't say lazy is a word I would associate with them. A Basset Hound is a good choice and quite cute and charming.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
Basset hounds may fit the bill but how about its howling. I think almost any puppy is not going to be low key after all theyare puppies. As an adult I wouldnt recomend a retriever as a lay back dog, or a border colliefor that fact. I think a collie or a great pyrenees for a layback companion dog.
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