I live in an apartment but I am a very active person. I run ALOT and need a running companion. I am not sure what dog would be good for me though. Any suggestions? I have always have Dachshunds, and I have owned a Boxer. So I love big or smaller to medium sized dogs. PLEASE HELP!
I wouldn't recommend a large dog in an apt - unles he/she is an older dog out of the high energy stage.
Since you don't sound like you have your heart set on any one breed why don't you contact your local rescue and shelters and explain your situation to them. Usually they know the dog's temperment etc. and can help you find the best fit for both of you.
Good luck and I hope you find the perfect 4-legged companion
Since you run a lot.. I would say you CAN have a higher energy dog in an appt. I know of a few people with BCs and JRTs who jog daily or do agility regularly who's dogs are fine with that arrangement. Much happier than dogs who are just turfed out into a yard with no interaction!
But one thing I will say is that you don't want a puppy. Dogs shouldn't run on hard surfaces or for prolonged time until they are mature. I suggest you go to a rescue, shelter or find a breeder who is retiring a breeding dog (or has a return).
What sort of attributes do you like in a dog.. how much grooming are you willing to do. Do you run when its hot, cold, or does it fluctuate. (ie if you run in heat a lot you wouldn't want a boxer)