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Hello

I would like to have some help choosing a bread.
The best way I see is giving a description of my ideal dog, so here it is:

It would be a medium size dog about 30 to 40 cm high, that looks like a Weimaraner or a foxhound ideally Or maybe a miniature schnauzer.
He would be ok to spend a lot of time alone, in my small apartment downtown, as I work 9hs a day plus commuting will be about 10hs alone. (I also live alone with no other pets).
He will shred very little, as I don’t like a lot to have hair all over the place.
He will have the stamina to go running with me, and run beside me when I take a bike ride.
He will be friendly, and social with humans and other pets.
He will go with be for daily walks and training sessions, also running or biking whenever I can, specially on weekends.
He will play and train with me at home most days but will also keep to himself when I’m doing something else.
He will not bark or drool much.
He we’ll be Intelligent and and eager to please, as I will dedicate a lot of time to training him, as well as playing with him.

So. What breads could fit this life?

Thanks to all in advance.
 

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To add something.

The mini schnauzer I worry he won’t be able to keep up running next to me when I ride a bike.
The Weimaraner, it the most beautiful to me, but its a bit too big, and I worry the he will be sad or stressed while I’m at work all day, or if I just take him for a walk, however long or short most days, with only go running on most weekends.
The American foxhound it’s also too big and I think he won’t be ok so much time alone, and the lack of substantial activity.
Beagle, has a good size but also alone time and lack of daily substantial físical activity, I fear would be a problem.
 

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Sorry but no dog is going to be happy being alone for 10 hours a day. Bored dogs become destructive dogs, dogs with problems, nuisence dogs... In the end its not fair on the dog.
Maybe you should consider helping out at a shelter or walking a neighbours dog or maybe waiting until you actually have time to dedicate to a dog..
 

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I agree. The other issue is that most of those qualities (other than the drool) come with consistent training and time with the owner although some breeds are more likely to be protective etc. an older dog whose temperament is known would be a good place to start if you could take the dog to work or arrange doggy day care or a daily walker


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The long time will be only once a week, 2 tops (the days I can’t arrange someone to receive the dog from the walker). I had previously owned dogs and had no problems with this.
 

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In that case I’d still suggest looking for a mature dog because it’s easier to work out if the temperament is good match for what you are looking for.


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Personally, I like sourdough bread but whole wheat is good too. But, I think you mean a dog "breed".

Hello

I would like to have some help choosing a bread.
The best way I see is giving a description of my ideal dog, so here it is:

It would be a medium size dog about 30 to 40 cm high, that looks like a Weimaraner or a foxhound ideally Or maybe a miniature schnauzer.
He would be ok to spend a lot of time alone, in my small apartment downtown, as I work 9hs a day plus commuting will be about 10hs alone. (I also live alone with no other pets).
He will shred very little, as I don’t like a lot to have hair all over the place.
He will have the stamina to go running with me, and run beside me when I take a bike ride.
He will be friendly, and social with humans and other pets.
He will go with be for daily walks and training sessions, also running or biking whenever I can, specially on weekends.
He will play and train with me at home most days but will also keep to himself when I’m doing something else.
He will not bark or drool much.
He we’ll be Intelligent and and eager to please, as I will dedicate a lot of time to training him, as well as playing with him.

So. What breads could fit this life?

Thanks to all in advance.
 

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Hello

I would like to have some help choosing a bread.
The best way I see is giving a description of my ideal dog, so here it is:

It would be a medium size dog about 30 to 40 cm high, that looks like a Weimaraner or a foxhound ideally Or maybe a miniature schnauzer.
He would be ok to spend a lot of time alone, in my small apartment downtown, as I work 9hs a day plus commuting will be about 10hs alone. (I also live alone with no other pets).
He will shred very little, as I don’t like a lot to have hair all over the place.
He will have the stamina to go running with me, and run beside me when I take a bike ride.
He will be friendly, and social with humans and other pets.
He will go with be for daily walks and training sessions, also running or biking whenever I can, specially on weekends.
He will play and train with me at home most days but will also keep to himself when I’m doing something else.
He will not bark or drool much.
He we’ll be Intelligent and and eager to please, as I will dedicate a lot of time to training him, as well as playing with him.

So. What breads could fit this life?

Thanks to all in advance.
e happy being alone for 10 hours a day. Bored dogs become destructive dogs, dogs with problems, nuisence dogs... In the end its not fair on the dog.
Maybe you should consider helping out at a shelter or walking a neighbours dog or maybe waiting until you actually have time to dedicate to a dog..
To add something.

The mini schnauzer I worry he won’t be able to keep up running next to me when I ride a bike.
The Weimaraner, it the most beautiful to me, but its a bit too big, and I worry the he will be sad or stressed while I’m at work all day, or if I just take him for a walk, however long or short most days, with only go running on most weekends.
The American foxhound it’s also too big and I think he won’t be ok so much time alone, and the lack of substantial activity.
Beagle, has a good size but also alone time and lack
 

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Another vote for no dog will be happy sleeping all night only to awaken and spend 8+hrs in a cage. The high energy dog you want will become destructive and you will have problems. Have you considered an older adopted dog that is not "high energy" that may be OK kenneled all day?
 

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Hello

I would like to have some help choosing a bread.
The best way I see is giving a description of my ideal dog, so here it is:

It would be a medium size dog about 30 to 40 cm high, that looks like a Weimaraner or a foxhound ideally Or maybe a miniature schnauzer.
He would be ok to spend a lot of time alone, in my small apartment downtown, as I work 9hs a day plus commuting will be about 10hs alone. (I also live alone with no other pets).
*No such breed! Every dog have a bit of anxiety / nervousness when left alone! It's more dog related then breed related. Dogs are like human, every person have their own character!

He will shred very little, as I don’t like a lot to have hair all over the place.
All dogs shed, if you can't deal with dog hair then you probably shouldn't get a dog. Having said that, poodle is probably your best bet. They're probably the only dog that don't shed much. But then again, you'll have to comb his hair every couple days.

He will have the stamina to go running with me, and run beside me when I take a bike ride.
*Stamina come from training. You just can't expect a dog that sit at home all day will sudden developed the stamina to run next to you on a bike ride. It takes a lot time and energy. My dog can do it all day long but then again, I spend huge amount of time with her playing and exercising.

He will be friendly, and social with humans and other pets.
*This is mostly down to you, taking your dog out socialising with people and dogs. Again, not entirely breed related. But yes, there are some breed that's more naturally friendly towards people.

He will go with be for daily walks and training sessions, also running or biking whenever I can, specially on weekends.
*All dogs will do that. As long as the dog is happy and healthy, they all like to go out and have fun.

He will play and train with me at home most days but will also keep to himself when I’m doing something else.
*Again, not entirely breed related, more to do with the dog's personality and your routine. Dogs learn best through routine. So when you do something with him over and over and over again and agin, he'll get it.

He will not bark or drool much.
*All dogs bark! Not wanting a dog to bark is like asking a person not to talk. Not possible! However, usually small dogs bark more, like poodle. They can bark like crazy! My dog never bark outside, but she does bark at home, when someone is outside the door. She's a great guard dog. But like I said, all dogs bark!

He we’ll be Intelligent and and eager to please, as I will dedicate a lot of time to training him, as well as playing with him.
*All dogs can be trained. So this is the lease of your worries.

So. What breads could fit this life?
*I don't have an answer for you but I would suggest you to go to a shelter or something, adopt rather then buy. They'll certainly help you to find the right dog. They'll usually have a bit of training and you can take your time to get a feel first. Because having a dog, means you'll have to sacrifice a bit of your life for him. On top of that, you get to help the dog that is suffering.

Thanks to all in advance.
 

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Hi Guys thanks for all the replies, your are great!
yes, i mean BREED, not Bread 😅 Forgive my rusty English, its been a while since i use it.

I appreciate your comments, i find them really important.
The fact is that, i don´t think a very high energy dog will be a good idea. I consider myself and medium energy human, with a very even and calm temperament.

I mean, on week days, i will be walking, training and playing with him every day, normally. Sometimes he could accompany me to a 5 to 10 km run near home when he´s grown enough (but i dont do it very often). But on weekends, he will be getting much more exercise, as i like to go to a great (in size) park in my city, to do some exercise (10k runs, or 20/30k bike rides at a fast pace), were i also spend some outdoors time, and sometimes joining with friends, and other dog owners i know from the park (i always talk to them, i love their dogs 😄 ).

For all I been reading on my own, the best pick so far, was the miniature Schnauzer.
Hes really medium energy, he is highly trainable and eager to please, very low shreding, moderate barking, no drooling, he will be up to my short runs, and he´s very loving and a great companion that will love to spend a lot of time with me.
the only 2 cons i find, are:
1- It worries me that he will not be up to the higher intensity activities that i plan for him to join me doing (mostly ruining by me when i ride my bike). On the other hand if i put it in the balance, i may have to consider just leave him out of those more demanding activities, for he is great on ALL other aspects. and he still can join me to my 5-10k runs, whenever i do it (again, not much, but i want to do it more)
2-Although i think is a lovely looking dog, i prefer very short hair dogs. But i couldn´t find any breed of short haired dogs, that will do low or none shreading. much less match all my other preferences.
 

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Hi Guys thanks for all the replies, your are great!
yes, i mean BREED, not Bread 😅 Forgive my rusty English, its been a while since i use it.

I appreciate your comments, i find them really important.
The fact is that, i don´t think a very high energy dog will be a good idea. I consider myself and medium energy human, with a very even and calm temperament.

I mean, on week days, i will be walking, training and playing with him every day, normally. Sometimes he could accompany me to a 5 to 10 km run near home when he´s grown enough (but i dont do it very often). But on weekends, he will be getting much more exercise, as i like to go to a great (in size) park in my city, to do some exercise (10k runs, or 20/30k bike rides at a fast pace), were i also spend some outdoors time, and sometimes joining with friends, and other dog owners i know from the park (i always talk to them, i love their dogs 😄 ).

For all I been reading on my own, the best pick so far, was the miniature Schnauzer.
Hes really medium energy, he is highly trainable and eager to please, very low shreding, moderate barking, no drooling, he will be up to my short runs, and he´s very loving and a great companion that will love to spend a lot of time with me.
the only 2 cons i find, are:
1- It worries me that he will not be up to the higher intensity activities that i plan for him to join me doing (mostly ruining by me when i ride my bike). On the other hand if i put it in the balance, i may have to consider just leave him out of those more demanding activities, for he is great on ALL other aspects. and he still can join me to my 5-10k runs, whenever i do it (again, not much, but i want to do it more)
2-Although i think is a lovely looking dog, i prefer very short hair dogs. But i couldn´t find any breed of short haired dogs, that will do low or none shreading. much less match all my other preferences.
If you like the Miniature Shnauzer why not consider the Giant Schauzer? My Boss has one. I would say he meets your size range and would be more able to keep up with you.
 
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