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Old 05-20-2007, 07:23 AM   #1
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Question What breed do you recommend?

Hello there, I am a new member to this dog forum and I was just wondering what is the top breed to own. I don't have a dog yet but I am willing to get one in the future. I want a dog that doesn't need much exercise, is cute, a lap dog and dog that is quiet and isn't active. Thanks!

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Old 05-20-2007, 07:41 AM   #2
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what about a stuff dog!.
Joke aside,yorkshires,cotton du tulear,maltese,teacup poodle,chihuahua,shi-tzus are great lap dogs but they still need,exercise and training.
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Do you have a job that will mean the dog will be left alone for a long period? Unfortunately, all dogs hate being left alone for ages, and can become insecure and stressed. My dog used to be shut in a flat all day long, and his old ownrs had to get rid of him because he trashed the house. If you're at home a lot, though, a dog is a good choice. All dogs, in my mind, are cute! I don't know about a breed that doesn't need much exercise-- sorry if that wasn't much help
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Thanks for the suggestions! I like the maltese dogs and the shih-tzus. Teacup sizes are great too! Thanks!
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Thanks. That was a lot of help!
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Do you have a job that will mean the dog will be left alone for a long period? Unfortunately, all dogs hate being left alone for ages, and can become insecure and stressed. My dog used to be shut in a flat all day long, and his old ownrs had to get rid of him because he trashed the house. If you're at home a lot, though, a dog is a good choice. All dogs, in my mind, are cute! I don't know about a breed that doesn't need much exercise-- sorry if that wasn't much help
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Yes honey a smaller dog would be better than say a Shepherd, collie, etc. Now, sometimes the smaller ones can be a challenge too. If raised properly however, they would be the best choice for you in exercise field, quiet, (do not know, some are great barkers), feeding cheaper, etc. Good luck.
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Hello and welcome. There are lots of sites with info on the different breeds. I suggest you start your search at a site like these:

American Kennel Club

Dog Breeds — Dog Breed Info

Once you've chosen your favorite breeds, then do more specific searches to learn more info about those breeds.

Good luck in your search. I hope you find the perfect pup for you.

Read about the different breeds & then
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In addition to the great advice you have recieved so far why not go see a few dog shows and get to know some breeds that way. You can talk to breeders and handlers alike.

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All dogs are going to require some exercise and most of the toy breeds can be noisy. There are no such thing as teacups so don't be sucked in by the hype. The runts (usually referred to as the teacups) can be laden with health issues. A toy breed is not going to be large regardless if it is the runt or not.

That being said...We have a lh chihuahua. Relatively quiet, very well socialized (due to my 10yr old daughters dedication!) easy upkeep and not to overly active. Zoey is not a huge shedder and does not require monthly trips to the groomers to keep her looking good.

Do your research, find out what breed best fits your lifestyle and what characteristics you want to avoid. I love poodles, they are very intelligent but to keep up with their coat care is costly unless you can learn to groom yourself and regardless of the size of the poodle they are very vocal and rate in the top ten of alert dogs. That was just an example of what you need to research.

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Do you want a dog that doesn't shed? If you do, you'll need to put in the time for grooming your dog.
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