Originally Posted by doggyhog
What about a Cocker Spaniel? Spaniels are generally great dogs. Although like any dog they need need need to be trained and socialized. Not too big, not too small.
They do need grooming, but it's not much as say a poodle (Trust me, I have had a few poodles!)
Although, I must admit, mutts are some of the BEST dogs!! I pet sit a mutt who is about 20-25 pounds and a sheltie mix. He is such a great dog! Very high energy though..
There's always the added "Hybrid Vigor"! LOL
To be honest I don't think the breed as important as the individual dog itself. Be sure you know what the dog's personality is before you bring it home!
If you are getting if from a breeder, please do your research to find a good breeder.
I completely agree with that. I mostly dislike little dogs, but there have been a certain few that I absolutely loved. It's really the individual, though some breeds can have a tendency to be more "likable" than others.If you adopt, it's best to adopt from a rescue that fosters their dogs (like I said earlier) because they will know the individual dog. Our mutt/mix (I call him a mix because we know what he is) is the sweetest dog! He really can sense your emotions and he can tell when someone's afraid of him. He (Conrad is his name) is on the right in this picture and our girl (Abby) is on the left...
Here's him again, on my lap a long time ago (no, those aren't my shoes lol)...
sorry for the rather large pics.
They are amazing dogs. Anyway, I'd say just look around for rescues, breeders etc near you to find your perfect dog. You might get the one you would never have though you would. Oh, and petfinder.com is a good place to find adoptable dogs in your area too.