Post # 1
Help me pick one out, I know NOTHING about dogs! His specifications are “it has to be small and not gay”, mine are- it has to be a dog that can handle living in a condo (I’ll take it for walks every day)
Pretty please help me!
Post # 3
Tell us more :). Do either of you suffer from allergies? Are you looking for a dog to be mildy active around the condo or one that will be really energetic or really lethargic all day?
Also, small, medium or large? And one more thing–how exciting that you’re getting a dog!!!
Post # 4
This is our little girl, she is a rat terrier. They have all the great parts of a big dog in a little dogs body.
Post # 5
Well, I want a smallish dog, one that isn’t too hyper, a dog that wants to cuddle and play a little and go for walks
Post # 6
OH YAY!!! Well Bulldogs are GREAT condo dogs and are small, calm and not a “gay” dog. LOL. They are ADORABLE! and there are plenty up for rescue.
There is also the Boston Terriers, these are smaller dogs, but are quite hyper.
Good luck! let us know what you get!!!
Post # 7
I have a minature dachshund and she LOVES to cuddle. It is her number one favorite activity 🙂
Post # 8
You should get a cockapoo, they are super cute and would be great for condo living.
Post # 9
Well my poodle is the manliest dog there is. She’s hilarious. She rolls around in the dirt on a daily basis. I’ve honestly never came across a poodle that is actually as “stuck up” as they are portrayed to be. And trust me, I’ve tried to get her to be a little doll baby, it’s not working haha.
Post # 10
@Shooozy: ok that’s an ADORABLE dog you have there. SO CUTE!
Post # 11
FI’s family has rat terriers, too, and they love them. One of them had a problem with barking too much, but they were able to train him to stop freaking out at every noise eventually.
Personally, my family has a poodle bichon mix, and he’s lovable with a ton of personality. I’m guessing your Fiance wouldn’t really go for that, but poodle mixes are great because they’re mostly hypoallergenic (read: no shedding!), and they’re very intelligent. Labradoodle’s are medium-ish dogs and everything I’ve read makes them sound great.
Oh, and if you want something slightly larger, boxers have great personalities and they like to excersize in spurts but they’re not super active throughout the day.
Also, you should check this out: http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogselectorindex.do
It’s basically narrows down some breeds that might be good for you guys. Just be sure to do tons of research so you get a dog that fits your lifestyle well.
@Shoozy: Omg, too cute! My grandma has a cockapoo, and she’s a great dog too :). I love the apricot color!
Post # 12
I second that Bulldogs seem like great small, “manly” dogs. I hear they have health problems though. I just got a Beagle myself in December. She is 5 months old now, and I love her to death, but she is a handful! And potty-training is hard!!!
She is super cuddly, and she looks like a hound dog so I think thats why he doesn’t think she’s a gay breed:0) She has about an hour a day where she goes crazy, but hey, that’s a puppy. The only thing about beagles is they bark like a bugle horn. Some of them do it a lot so that is def. a consideration if you are in an apartment.
Post # 13
I have mutt from the pound. He’s a medium dog, and he’s grrrrrrrrrrrrreat!
Post # 14
I LOVE jack russell terriers … alas, they need places to run around and expend energy or they can be destructive (depending on the personality of the individual dog of course). So unless you had a yard, I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m going to vote for the cute little rat terrier though 🙂
Post # 15
@helenberrycrunch: If I could like this I would! YAY FOR RESCUING YOUR PUP!
Post # 16
Do a LOOOOOT of research. There are plenty of quizzes you can take online that can help you pinpoint the type of dog that would suit you best. Be brutally honest about yourself and your lifestyle. This is a HUGE decision, and while having a dog is AWESOME–it’s only awesome if you and the dog are the right fit. Take your Fiance into consideration, too. The dog belongs to the both of you! Visit shelters and see what your options are. Find breed rescues in your area. Don’t rush this decision. And honestly–mutts are often the best choice. They aren’t plagued by the genetic diseases that run rampant in pure-breds due to inbreeding, they live for yeeeears, and they usually combine the best of the breeds they’re mixed from. Good luck!!