Looking for a good apartment dog that also likes to be very adventurous.
I have been looking for weeks on the right type of dog that I am looking for. I am a senior in college in elementary education and this will be my first dog, besides the ones my family owned while growing up! I really want a companion to do things with and just a best friend!!!
I want a small to medium sized breed that likes to do the things that I enjoy like kayaking, hiking, biking, camping and all things adventurous. I would also like a dog that will be my running partner. I generally run 3-5 miles every day and I realize that I couldnít run every day with it or that much but would like a dog to run with.
I also would like a dog that is not way to hyper active and can enjoy living in an apartment. One that doesnít shed a lot and isnít that hard to train. I want a dog to train to do fun tricks with and I am not trying to say I just want a dog just to do the things I enjoy doing and not the stuff I donít like, but just a few things that would help.
I realize that there is not a dog that is going to match what I want completely but I would like to see what ideas people have.
A few I have considered but I think they shed too much and would be way to overactive for an apartment were collies and border collies and any other herding dogs. I would like Dachshund but not sure about the running part. Possibly looking at mixes of collies but just not sure. Beagles were another I had thought about.