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A friend for my dog. What breed?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by richakn, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. richakn

    richakn PetForums Newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
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    The wife and I are considering getting a second dog as a friend for Eric, our Lhasa/Maltese mix. He's friendly and well behaved if not a little lively - he is a little hyper active around other dogs but never agressive. Any ideas on what breed might mix well with him? We want another small dog who is friendly and easy going, as well as one that gets on well with kids.

  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2010
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    A Westie :thumbup:

    Ok so I'm slightly biased but they're small, energetic, mine is very friendly towards everyone and everything, loves other dogs, loves kids....

    Perfect really :D
  3. portiaa

    portiaa PetForums VIP

    Dec 10, 2010
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    If you want a family dog, I can strongly recommend a cavalier king Charles spaniel, great dogs,get on well with children and a generally loving great breed.

    Or want about a shitz zu (sp?) I don't know a lot about them but they seem to be nice from the ones I've met. :)
  4. SixStar

    SixStar Banned

    Dec 8, 2009
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    Yes, Westies are smashing little dogs.

    Mine is an anti-sociable little bugger - he loves myself, my husband and my son, but couldn't care less about anyone else, and jeez, he hates kids - but don't let that put you off, Westies are generally very happy go lucky little dogs that love everyone and everything, they make perfect family pets.

    They're a nice size (small, but not too small), have plenty of energy but will take as much or as little exercise as you can give them, they're low shedding, not as vocal as some terriers, love other dogs and they have buckets of charm.
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