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post #1 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Small dogs

We're are considering adding a small dog to our family. Right now we have 2 Labradors who are indoor/outdoor dogs, I actually think they'd rather be outside.

I've just been looking around for a smaller dog. I'd really like a black Pug, French Bulldog, or an English Bulldog. Although I don't want to spend a small fortune.

I require the dog to be of good temperament, minimal shedding and not a crazy barker.

Anyone have any ideas?

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post #2 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 04:41 PM
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id say dachshunds but some of them do bark alot. Uhmm Shih-Tzu's are amazing dogs.
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http://www.freebears.com/store/stuffed-shih-tzu.htm


I found a couple that don't shed and don't bark and as far as I know they are very child friendly!!!

PS the best part is that you won't have to potty train them!

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If you want a GOOD dog... go to a local rescue or animal shelter. You can find good dogs there, and half of the time they're purebred. If you want something with minimal shedding, looking for either something wire coated, something with a VERY short coat, or perhaps something with poodle blood.

Pugs, bulldogs, and others like that tend to have a lot of problems with their respiritory system, and often problems with eyes. So make sure you get one that is HEALTHY, or you'll have a TON of problems in the near future.

But like I said above, go to your local animal shelter. Chances are you'll find a small dog that fits your requirements.
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Corgi... I always wanted a corgi... I still want a corgi... buy a corgi... and send me pix everyday... and I can pretend it's mine....

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I found a couple that don't shed and don't bark and as far as I know they are very child friendly!!!

PS the best part is that you won't have to potty train them!

LOL OooOoOOoooh goodness.

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Crogi's sound fun! I'd have to research the breed a little more, I think they're super cute. I've been doing a little research on the Cavalier King Charles breed, that's a possibility.

Not that I'm against getting a dog from a shelter, but with a child in my home, I'd rather not risk it. My son is my UTMOST priority, and I would feel uncomfortable having a dog that could have possibly been beaten, or have a breaking point in my home with my son.

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I am absolutely not a dog person (I'm scared of them), but spaniels are lovely. My uncle and aunt have a very well-trained black and grey cocker spaniel called Hattie. They're intelligent and friendly, and proper dogs, not weird little rat-dogs ;)

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post #9 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 06:52 PM
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Corgis are super-nice dogs!
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post #10 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 07:15 PM
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BASENJIS!!!! They don't bark they howl
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