I am in the process of deciding which type of dog to bring into my home,
and I was hoping that y'all could help by giving your suggestions and
I have read a few of the FAQs regarding choosing a breed and have done
some reading on the subject, but I have yet to narrow my choices.
Here are some important facts:
1 - I live in an apartment, but there is a park and plenty of trails nearby.
2 - I desire a small (max. 17 inches) dog.
3 - I prefer a dog who sheds minimally, and who is known as clean.
4 - I prefer a dog who has a short coat.
5 - I am willing to spend plenty of time with my dog, but I want very
strongly to be able to train my pet, both for obedience and for sport.
6 - I MUST be able to housebreak my pet, so I need to choose a breed
condusive to housetraining.
That's all I can think of for now -- please let me know if I've forgotten
important considerations. I will be a first time owner (though my family
adopted a 3 yr old Lhaso Apso), and so I am fairly ignorant about training
and especially ignorant about puppies.
I've been advised to look at dalmations, miniature pinschers, beagles,
labrador retrievers, chihauhaus, and several other breeds, and yet I don't
have a good idea of what would suit my situation best.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Nirav N. Tolia