What are some low maintenance pet dogs?

Philippines
March 19, 2012 9:28am CST
Ever since I was a kid, I've already loved dogs among all animals. I like the idea of being able to raise and take care of one but I do not like to go overboard since I do not have enough resources to let my dog live a lavish life. What are some breed of dogs that you can suggest that are low maintenance? I'm not saying that they don't deserve to be taken care of but I want to give them the necessary care they need. : )
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@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
I have a mini-pincher, the micro breed. As stated above, small dog feedings are of minimum, but evidently they are very playful and would run or walk or jumps like a small kid, and it is really fun to have. My kids love it and they take turns in taking him out for a walk.
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• United States
20 Mar 12
Mutts--Mixed breeds are typically low maintenance because they don't usually have health problems that you might find with a pure bred animal. You can also get mixed breeds for a fairly good price if you're willing to rescue one from the animal shelter.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
19 Mar 12
Almost everyone spends too much money on their dog, just because they don't know any better. Here are some helpful hints from an x dogfood company employee. Generally speaking dry dog-food is just as healthy and much cheaper than wet dog-food. Dogs are healthier if they are fed once a day, all they can eat, and then remove the bowl until next feeding time.( A dog fed this way will not become obese (fat and lazy)). When your dog gets old and sick-for God's sake put it out of its misery, rather than taking it to the vet,and spending thousands of dollars on an old sick dog!
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• Ireland
19 Mar 12
Any dog is going to require a decent dry food (not the supermarket kind, they're full of junk), a collar, vaccinations, microchipping, toys, treats (not human food, ever) etc. The only difference in 'price' with dogs is the food. The smaller the dog, the less food it will require. Every dog, no matter the size, will require hours of attention, training (if untrained or a puppy) and love. Walks. A dog, any dog, is a big commitment on money and time and if you can't provide an abundance of both to care for your animal, you need to reconsider and perhaps try a hamster. Also very rewarding, but much cheaper and lower maintenance. Even a large fishtank is less maintenance than a dog. Finally, you've really got to remember vet bills. You can't predict how often your dog will need to go to the vet, but you need to bear in mind that at any given time, a dog could need to go to the vet and it can cost anything from $60 to a few hundred or thousand depending on what ails it. I'm not intentionally trying to put you off, simply inform you of the facts. Also bear in mind that you can probably foster a dog. I have a friend who fosters dogs and although it's always hard to give them away when they've found a new home, she gets the experience, the joy of having a dog, but the rescues always pay for any vet bills that may arise. Best of luck to you, whatever you decide.
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@shaggin (36547)
• United States
20 Mar 12
You need to have at least enough money to buy the dog food. A small dog eats less. Longer haired dogs have to be brushed a lot to keep their hair from getting matted. All dogs needs the same attention though to be given food and taken out when they need to go the bathroom. Thats why I like cats they just use the litter box so I dont have to get up in the night and take them out to go to the bathroom.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
19 Mar 12
ats_gemelle... I would suggest you go to the pound and get a short hair small dog. Mutts really are among the best I have been told. Good luck amnd welcome to myLot
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
19 Mar 12
How many dogs you have? Is your dog small or big? Then..., Give good food to dogs. Please answer to my question. And then I will comment back to you. Welcome back to this question