How wonderful you two are planning on adding a fur baby to your family. 🙂 Congrats, and good luck!
My husband and I have two small dogs. They are a joy! 🙂
What breed is your fur baby?
Pom mix and Chihuahau/Boston Terrier mix.
What drew you to this breed?
Nothing. Sophie (Our pom mix) we found at our local shelter. I honestly think she picked me, not me that picked her.
Molly (Our chihuahua/boston terrier mix) my husband picked out, and surprised me for Valentines day.
What useful info about the breed would you give?
Our pom mix Sophie is amazing. She doesn’t need a lot of exercise. She plays a few times a day and after is wore out. After a 30 minute walk she is ready for bed. But she can also keep up with my husband and I while we are hiking. We just make sure to bring lots of water for her and we don’t over do it.
She does shed a lot. So I vacuum usually twice a day. But I have hardwood floors, so it is easy to just vacuum my area rugs. She gets brushed out once a week.
She is very sweet with other animals (cats and dogs, both), and very sweet with children/strangers.
She does alert us when she hears things. Even if we don’t need alerted, for things such as the wind. lol
She loves to cuddle but doesn’t need to be beside me 24/7. Although she does tend to be in the same room as me.
Our chihuahua/boston terrier mix is only 14 weeks old. She is very sweet with people (Strangers) and children. Not so much with cats though. She chases them but we are working on it.
She doesn’t shed much at all, not none that I can even tell. She is hyper but not to hyper. Bout the same as Sophie. A few play sessions a day are good enough for her. We haven’t took her hiking or on any walks yet (not going to until she finishes her shots.) But I realize when we go hiking I will probably have to carry her around during half of the walk because Chihuahuas do not do good in extreme heat or cold.
She likes to sleep right beside me. She loves cuddling and she can get cold easy.
She tends to want me to stay in sight of her, and is a bit needy.
Also where she is super small she can fit into places she doesn’t need to be. So it is good to have a safe place for her to go (AKA her kennel) when I cannot watch her close enough.
Is this a breed you would recommend?
Yes, to both!
If you want a small dog I think both breeds are awesome and I highly recommened them. Remember that smaller dogs can easily get “small dog syndrome” and think that they run the show. It is important to show that you are the pack leader. Show them they cannot be snappy or bite, and that they must listen to your commands.
Here are my sweeties!
And the pair. 🙂
Sophie is 22 pounds. Molly’s estimated adult weight is around 8 pounds.