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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation What kind of puppy should I get in 2011 Summer?

As you heard... I *might* be getting a puppy during 2011 summer.
I need help selecting :3
I need a smart dog, easy to train, and I don't care about the shedding, but no drooling dogs! They must have a lot of energy, but they can't be very big.
I also need one with minimum health issues....
Can y'all help me? :3
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post #2 of 89 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 08:27 PM
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Get a mix from a rescue organization near you. Not a humane society, but a rescue that fosters their dogs. That way you know you have a housetrained, semi-trained dog that they can actually tell you about. That's where we got both of our dogs and they're amazing!

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Stay away from terriers, they tend to be hard headed.

A papillion might be a good choice, small, high energy, and pretty trainable.

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I'm a mini dachsie fan... but they can be difficult to train. And when they're puppies you really have to watch them around stairs.
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Well, I am partial to Chihuahuas.. BUT they are so hard headed. they actually are easy to train, but they really only listen to one person and really only care what one person has to tell them.

I have a dachshund/chihuahua mix as well, and he is a good breed I think to get. plus, you can easily find one to rescue, even as a puppy. he listens VERY well. he loves to play and cuddle. he likes to run around and have fun, go for walks, but at the same time he doesnt go crazy if you dont do something one day and just sit at home. the only issue I have had with him is he needs his anal glands expressed a lot, but that's pretty common in a dachshund. I also have to be a little careful of his back, but since he is a split between the two, he doesnt have quite the issues a normal or mini dachshund will. he might have alittle min pin in him as well, but he is definetly mostly doxi/chi.
and I got him super abused, unsocialized at 11 months old.. and you would never know =]




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Min Pins are really good. They have plenty of energy...er except for mine. Training is alright, because they love to learn, but they aren't the easiest.

Right now he's laying on the couch all curled up.
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I say the same thing Alexander says. The shelter or a rescue where they already know about the dog and can help match your family with the best one for you is the way to go.

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CHIHUAHUA!!
They are easy to train on "pee pads" and outside. I opted to train mine on pee pads since she was so little and we have a huge population of hawks in my area....yeh, just didn't want to risk it.

They are so very loving, they loved to be loved and they will be your right hand man for forever. Best dog I've ever had. I love my Chi!

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What size dog are you looking for? Have you had dogs before, are you experienced with dogs, etc?
No dog has virtually no health problems, purebreds and mutts alike.
As two others said I would recommend going to a rescue organization. I would still even recommend the SPCA. Our's is fantastic and trains most of their dogs along with thorough temperament testing. They also will try to match your personality with the best dog for you.
A couple breeds mentioned can be very hard headed, and if you don't have experience with training dogs would not be a good idea as it could turn into aggression.
Every animal is also an individual and can be complete opposite of the breed standard.
I would recommend a medium sized mutt. :3 Or any retriever if you want a large size dog.

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Awwe Bloo your dog really does look kinda like mine =]
wiley must have some min pin in him.

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