What kind of dog should we get? I really need to know what kind. Here are some traits: Lite Shedding Daily Exersice +12 years Good With Kids Good With Other Dogs Very Healthy Loyal and Quick Learner Please help us!
I think the light shedding needs to be explained a little more. As far as I am concerned, some short haired breed shed worse then my aussies. But there are a ton of breeds that are like what you describe. I would just start exploring and researching different breeds, go out and meet as many as you can. Talk to a lot of people. good luck
Good point, LPN. You could buy the healthiest breed around from a BYB or a pet store, and the dog will have health problems. You could also buy a breed known to have all kinds of problems, and if you've done your research and chosen a good breeder-there may not be any problems at all.
Hi! I'm new to this site & I love this question because 2 years ago, we were in the same situation... Unsure what type of dog breed to purchase, we have 3 small children & when we decided on 2 breeds to go with our youngest was 3. We got a beagle (first), he's AMAZING! So great with our kids & anyone who comes to the door. He's super sweet, super friendly. We taught him sit, stay & to shake with both paws all in 1 week. He's so loving... A year later I surprised my husband with a Pug.. She too is fantastic with the kids & friends/family that come over. Pugs are extremely smart & it's harder to teach them the little things like sit & stay because it's boring to them but our Pug can play fetch like no dog I've ever seen. She's very calm & gets along so well with Chip (beagle). He's taken on watching her & helping her.. when she loses her ball & doesn't have the attention span to look for it he gets it for her & brings it to her, he taught her (by pulling her leash) which part of the yard is used for their potty breaks... Both shed lightly, but make the best friends to all.. I've had other dogs, I loved the labs, but they shed A LOT! Hope this is of some help. Depending where you're located I could give you breeder info for both beagles & pugs.
I don't think this topic is too old yet....maybe the OP is still around
Anyway, try looking in shelters first. Look up rescues that are close to where you live. Give it a good while. If you don't find a dog there that you like, at least you may have come across something that you like the idea of and can do further research from there.
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