Need help on what breed of dog to buy, yes buy i'm sorry?
I really shouldn't have to apologize to the people on here but some folks in this section on here are way too critical, impossible to please and way too assuming and judgmental but I won't complain. I might seem a little naive to some aspects of dog owning but perhaps that's because this will be my FIRST DOG. Anyway here is my situation, we have narrowed the breed selection down to a select few but still welcome any suggestions or advice. Please please please do not simply list your favorite breed or a dog that was perfect for you. Everyone is an individual. That's about it for my little speech. Here is my situation: Me and my fiancee are unable to have kids, I feel it's time to add to our family and as we cannot have a child I want a companion pet. Cats are not on the list,fish are not really companion animals at all,lizards the same,guinea pigs smelly, and birds do on interest us. We want a dog and unfortunately as much as i'd love to adopt as many animals sit in shelters I wish to have a purebred dog from a reliable,safe,certified, and humane breeder. We live in a 2 bedroom apartment in Folsom, California. Our winters are very cold (35 - 51 degrees F) and our summers very hot (85 - 105 F) I do not mind a dog that is lazy, but it also works in the sense that I also love to exercise so I feel that increases our options. I run about an hour a day, and walk to the gym on the weekends. We have plenty of time to spend with our pet and it should only be alone solely on its own for one day out of the week for about three or four hours. I want a dog that will love to sit on the couch and watch T.V with us. My fiancee loves the Alaskan Klee Kai's, I am partial to loving chubby little dogs like the French Bulldog, and also love the English Bulldog. We have also considered an Australian Terrier. I want a dog that will be fairly easy to train NOT TO BARK. I know if improperly trained dogs will bark but I truly want a low barking breed. So which of the following listed is likely to be the most quiet, least barking dog. Please do not act bitter that I have narrowed and focused so much on breeds and please only consider the dogs I have listed. Feel free to offer your input and suggestions but of these which is the lowest shedding,QUIETEST, and friendliest best choice for me and Jessica. 1. Alaskan Klee Kai ( I hear they are barkers, may be a factor) 2. American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) 2. Australian Terrier 3. English Bulldog 4. French Bulldog 5. Havanese 6. Pekingnese 7. Scottish Terrier 8. Yorkshire Terrier * NOTE the dog can be a LAZY breed. I do not need the dog to be able to walk with me but if it's a breed that requires exercise then that's perfect. My fiancee stays at home so she can play and interact with them while I am out.
Asked By: Mike - 12/19/2012
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Answered By: Marie - 12/19/2012
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Get a border Collie or pure bred collie. The lures have a very long cost of hair. The border collies are very nice . Best dogs ever, so loyal an sooo pretty. They are the nicest dogs out there and so loving. It's not on your list but search it sometime.. :)
Answered By: dylan - 12/19/2012
Terriers tend to be yippy. My personal favorites are the chocolate labs because they're very personable and also protective but not in a "I'm gonna bark at everything I hear" kinda way. They're low maintenance and loyal dogs.
Answered By: Rebecca - 12/19/2012
I would go for a French bulldog. Seems to fit everything you are looking for. They are very smart and both lazy and active, lol if that makes any sense. I hope this helps :) and don't worry about what anyone says about where you get your dog from.
Answered By: Alexandra - 12/19/2012
Not sure why you had a fit about the word 'buy' you do buy dogs... More
Answered By: peanut 2 - 12/19/2012
I dont know much about most of the breeds you listed but i thought i would share, I've heard quite a few people comment on the American Eskimo Dog saying its a hard breed to train...Wether this is true or not?..but i just thought i'd share... More
Answered By: Sam - 12/19/2012
I am not going to criticize you. everyone have their own choice but I just going to ask you one questions why are you going to buy a dog from a breader instead of going to the shelter and save a life of one abandon animals, have you hear how dog breeders abuse animals and all the poor animals have to go trought to get... More
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Answered By: Dog Lover - 12/19/2012
you guys definatly need a shar pei! They are expensive, buy worth every cent! They will become your kids!!. They are so smart you can have conversations with them. well almost! they are obiedant. they dont shed too much, they have short hair ones. they bark when they need to bark. very loyal. try 2! trust me.....you... More
Answered By: tracy h - 12/19/2012
Ive always wanted a bulldog but my BF's dream dog was a bull mastiff which is a very big dog. He is extremely lovable, he get's along with everyone, including little dogs who have bitten him in the face because their offended on how big he is, he loves to playy but he also LOVES his sleep. He's only hyper when he's... More
Answered By: Jennifer Gonzalez - 12/19/2012
Any terrier yaps and is very hard to train otherwise,a yorkie is more rodent than dog.I would go for a German shepherd,they are true companions... More
Answered By: lou - 12/19/2012
Have you taken actual breed choosing tests? This seems like such a "mixed bag" of breeds, quite different from one another. You have a lot of terriers - which TEND to be yappy & a lot of really small dogs, not to mention dogs TOTALLY unsuitable for running/jogging (Bulldogs, Peke, Yorkie). A number have a LOT of... More
Answered By: E. H. Amos - 12/19/2012
A reputable breeder can certainly be a good way to go, but make sure you look up all the possible genetic problems of the breed you finally decide on, and make sure the breeder does all the applicable tests. Often breeders will talk about how healthy and wonderfully temperamented their dogs are, but have no actual... More
Answered By: Lilly - 12/20/2012
Whatever breed you chose, do try and find a purebred rescue... More
Answered By: Frankie - 12/20/2012
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