I am planning to get a dog, but what kind of dogs should I get?

United States
December 28, 2008 5:10pm CST
Actually my sister is planning to get a new dog, but she is not sure what breed or what size of dog that she should get. She lives in a new york apartment, which is not very big, so I would assume that she needs a toy dog or a small dog? However, I have no clue what to get, I need some help, but i dont want to go petsmart or those pet shops, their sales people are usually not very helpful, and prvide mislead info. Thanks
5 responses
@phyrethyme (1267)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
I'd recommend pug, pomeranian, shih tsu, or maybe Japanese spitz? I think medium dogs are fine though. I'd prefer a Japanese spitz if I were in a small apartment. In my case, I would want a medium to big dog if I were alone in the apartment. But for you, I think Japanese spitz or shih-tsu will do. :)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I looked up Japanese spitz, and they look very cute, nice, especially their head, I like it white the most. Thanks
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
It's affordable too, I believe. :)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
If you're concerned about the mood of the dog.. Well about the Japanese spitz, my neighbor leaves her dog in their garage. I never saw her take her up her house. The garage is an open area anyway. I pity the dog because she's only tied to the gate by a leash. She's doing fine anyway always alone like that but I pity the dog. The dog's very welcoming to people. She's really hyperactive and affectionate. She's healthy and I think she's a good guard besides playmate because when she's like a security alarm. The barking is annoying for me because my dog is quiet but it makes the spitz a better guard because my dog is too friendly to strangers. Yikes. My dog can get dog-napped.
@henstero (14)
• Norway
29 Dec 08
Is she going to cuddle a lot with the dog or is she gonna leave it by itself? If she is going to cuddle a lot with it she shoudn't get a terrier, if she want a terrier she could get a Yorkshire terrier, cuz those dogs are easy to take care of.
• United States
29 Dec 08
She usually works everyday from monday to friday, but she goes back to her apartment at around 6, which ia kinda late to take a dog for a walk at night. But in the summer, the sun is definitely still out at 6pm. So I think she probably can't take her dog for a walk everyday, but she could definitely do it on every weekend. I am also worry about the dog's mood because she needs to work everyday and come home kind of late. Thanks for your reply
• Norway
29 Dec 08
Then she should not get a terrier. Maybe a king-poodle, they are great dogs.
• United States
29 Dec 08
to be honest there are really two breeds of dog that i would recommend for an apartment. A pug or a pomeranian. They are very small and make great companions also they can't go for to long of a walk since they are very small a little exercise goes a long way. Good luck with what ever you choose
• United States
29 Dec 08
Thanks. Are they similar size? What make them different?
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
30 Dec 08
shadow - shetland sheepdog
This is shadow... the grandfather of my saffy... Shetland sheepdogs are adorable.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
30 Dec 08
First of all don't go to petsmar or any pet shop. Find a reputable breeder. YOu will end up with heartbreaks if you buy from petfarms. Do not support them. It is better to find a suitable reputable breeder who provide you with help and support about his breed. Regarding the breed I would go for a small breed since your sister lives in an apartment. It depends whether she has time for grooming or not. Whether she wants a smooth coated or not. I would vouch for a shetland sheepdog.