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Old 05-30-2011, 05:22 PM
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I might get a new puppy, since Buddy passed away just yesterday.
I would love a cute puppy, one that doesn't get too big when it's older (I want one I can hold easily), and maybe easier to train & housebreak.
I'd also like one that doesn't bark too much, or not to loud. Like a yappy chihuahua or something like that.

Any ideas...?
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Take more time to grieve for Buddy...then check out a local shelter and definitely stay away from backyard breeders. If you have problems with house training I would recommend an older dog that is already potty trained.
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I know, I'm definetely not getting one in the next month or so.
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We just bought a jack russell / pug mix, and although she is in the crazy puppy phase she is very loving and has been relatively easy to train... She is also 4 months and barks maybe once a day at the most? The only down side is she needs a lot of exercise! She has been easy to house break though it has taken a couple of months.

Im also very sorry to hear of your loss... I have had my puppy for 2 months and I would be so upset if anything happened to her, so I can't even imagine how you must feel.
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I might get a new puppy, since Buddy passed away just yesterday.
I would love a cute puppy, one that doesn't get too big when it's older (I want one I can hold easily), and maybe easier to train & housebreak.
I'd also like one that doesn't bark too much, or not to loud. Like a yappy chihuahua or something like that.

Any ideas...?
In order to best suggest a breed or even a mix that's good for you, we need a bit more information.

Most importantly, how much time do you have to devote to exercise every day? What is your experience level with training/potty training?

Do you want a dog that needs daily/weekly grooming? Do you want a dog that's good with kids/cats/other dogs?

Obviously every dog within a breed is different, but if you can answer some of those questions, we may be able to suggest a few breeds to look into
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I'm sorry to hear that your friend passed away.

As far suggesting a good breed for you, I agree - we'll need to know your preferences . . . .

Do you like marathon runners or couch potatoes, or something in between?

Dogs with certain instincts (herding, ratting, etc.)?

Dogs that are right in your face or dogs that do their own thing?

Dogs that need a once-over weekly, or dogs that need constant grooming?
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Depends on your lifestyle & if you'd mind something with high energy, medium or low.
I know when i was looking, a dog that was of medium to low energy was a big thing, as well as Non-shedding. I have enough cats to do that lol My personal favorite are toy poodles or poodle crosses, simply because they dont shed and i've found to be quite easy to train. I have also heard more than once that the poodle (not sure if size matters) is supposed to be the easiest breed to housetrain.
I would also recommend a Shih Tzu if you want something with a typically low energy level that will just like to cuddle & play but doesn't need alot of exercise to keep it from pinging off the walls & destroying things.
Yorkies are popular but i find them yappy & more energetic, same with Chihuaua's.
As someone said, you can always look around for a pup that someone is giving away that has already been housetrained. Or else check out shelters
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