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Hello!

I might be getting a small dog soon. This would be my family's first dog. We would have a small-medium sized garden, the time the dog would be alone would vary. It would be able to get around a 1/2 hour walk in the morning around 7am or maybe even 6am. Most days an walk midday. Then an afternoon walk and evening walk. A lot of time would be spent on proper scializing and training. The dog would idealy be good for young kids or dog-phobiatic(???
:D:D) people. Little shedding would appreciated and low maintenantce is a must.

Also in the future I want to start getting large dogs. I would have much more time. What breeds could give expirence in large dogs. NOT Labradors or any Retrivers.


Do ask questions if they would help with the answer.


Thanks Ahead!!!!


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Beagle, but I always say beagle. They are sturdy, fun loving, great family dogs, and they keep themselves busy for hours when in a yard. They are a bit noisy at times and can let their noses get them into trouble, but I will always have one in my family.
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That breed crossed my mind several times. And it will always be there in the considerations.
 

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A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, if you can find a healthy one. :whistle:

Why aren't you interested in retrievers of any kind? I'd say a Lab would be a great first time dog, not small but not large either (opinions vary, but I don't think Labs are big dogs; imo, big dogs are 65+ centimeters. That's 26+ inches.) And they're generally friendly and happy dogs, willing to please the owner, trainable, yadayada. Good first time dog, imo.
 

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I think it's because she want's a lab when she's older.
 

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Hmmm...that's kind of tough. Little to no shedding most of the time means a dog that will have to be groomed. Umm..I always recommend a mini schnauzer (that's just because I have one) they have great personalities, fun loving, small but sturdy dog, and they are fine with being left alone. They do have to be groomed though and I don't know if that's a deal breaker for you.

I have a BC/Aussie mix with a 7 pound mini, and a pug. So anything is possible as far as big dogs go if your willing to spend the training time.
Good luck with whatever you choose!
 
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