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Another breed suggestion thread!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Alice Childress, Jan 29, 2012.


  1. Alice Childress

    Alice Childress PetForums VIP

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    I know these are around a lot but when a friend asked me what breed would suit her, I thought I should come ask the experts here...

    So her situation is:
    Housing: She lives in a reasonable sized flat, ground floor, but has no garden.
    Work: She works from home so will be around all the time but as she has to get work done she says a low energy breed is a must (although she realises no puppies are low energy).
    Exercise: She goes for an hours walk daily already on her own and she says she'd like to have a dog who was happy with one or two walks adding up to about this amount of time.
    Coat: She doesn't really mind what the breed looks like or what it's coat is, though she'd prefer to not have to go to the groomers regularly.
    Children: She doesn't have children yet, so it's just her and her partner (who works full time), though wants them in the next 5 years (I've explained to her that this will have a lot to do with proper socialisation around kids rather than a breed characteristic).
    Size: She's flexible.
    Extra: She has cats so wants to avoid any high prey breeds.

    What should I recommend for her!?
     
  2. SEVEN_PETS

    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

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    I'd suggest a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

    They are super dogs, very friendly, affectionate but also low energy. They will walk for as long as you want, but will laze around in the house all day too. :) Their coats do need brushing and may need a trim and tidy-up every couple of months by a groomer (or she could learn to do this herself).

    Make sure she gets a puppy from health tested parents. Here's a site about cavalier health:

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Health & Genetic Diseases
     
  3. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    Id recommend my breed! Chihuahuas!:D
    They come in long and short coated although neither requires any real grooming. Would be happy in a flat and my lot are equally happy with a couple of half hour walks as they are with 3 hours of walks.
    Only down side is that you have to socialize them well with children....and then train your children extremely well how to behave with little dogs!!
    One of mine is ok with quiet kids but gets abit nervy around loud ones and the other will happily jump into the arms of any kid he meets no matter how loud or annoying they are!:rolleyes:
     
  4. DoggieBag

    DoggieBag PetForums VIP

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    I echo the Cav suggestion.
    Maybe also a rescue Greyhound who has been tested with cats.
     
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