I have a lot to think about. We've always had mixed breed dogs and our last one was saved from having to go to the pound. A neighbor of ours a long time ago kept Max tied up in the yard. He would howl and cry and when the guy told my dad he was taking Max to the pound my dad offered to take him. Max was the best, most loving and protective dog we ever had. He was a poodle, cocker spaniel mix, I believe but we were told he was part Pomeranian but he looked more like a Cocker spaniel than a Pomeranian.