So heres the scoop. We have a 19 mo old child and a 3 year old child. We also have 2 cats that are indoor/outdoor, a bearded dragon, recently for christmas my daughter got a hamster, and one dog. Our dog is a 3 year old rescue that has discoid lupus ( in remission ). For about 4 mo i have been doing research on dog breeds and i have decided that a beagle seems to fit our familys needs. Small, intelligent ( stubborn i know), great with children. I want a puppy...who doesn't love puppies. Our 3 yr old daughter has also been asking. I think a puppy could begin to help with teaching responsibility, it will get us out and moving, it would be companionship for our other dog and us. I am home 4 days a week and when my husband isnt home my mother is here with my children and she has agreed to care for a puppy. My husbands concerns is barking alot, mess, and inability to housebreak. Oppinions?