Originally Posted by finnfinnfriend
Oh okay. So it kind of depends on the breed? Like a Golden retriever is okay alone but a beagle will want dog companionship?
I think breed can have some influence, but mostly I think it depends on the dog itself, no matter the breed.
May people will tell you that a Standard Poodle shouldn't be kept alone if you can't be there all day, but I had one as a singleton for 11 years and he barked a bit the first few weeks when he was a young pup, but it wasn't an all day thing. (I asked the neighbors to be sure.) After he grew up he never barked unless someone knocked on the door.
After I lost my boy to cancer I got another SPoodle. This one was over a year old and well socialized. Well, she had been raised with lots of other dogs around and when I tried to have her as a singleton it didn't work out and I had to return her to the breeder. (It was for the best and she ended up in a great home with another dog.)
I'll try another Standard Poodle one day, but right now I'm not ready for that so I'm getting BETTAS!!