I'm getting a dog for christmas

December 9, 2012 1:41pm CST
Like the title says I'm probably getting a dog for christmas, but I'm wondering what dog would suit me the best? More information -We have a small living room, lets say 5x8 meters -I'd prefer short fur -A dog with little to none health issues -I have a lot of spare time, so the dog will get a lot of attention -Looking for an adorable and energetic dog I was thinking of a labrador myself, but I want to hear some other opinions aswell.
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@KipBert (21)
• Netherlands
10 Dec 12
Labradors are great but they have some health issues.
• United States
12 Dec 12
I have had labs for years and none of them ever had health problems.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
11 Dec 12
What size of dog do you want? That is a good place to start. If you want a medium to large dog, do you have a large yard for your dog? Is it fenced? I would read all about the different breeds of dogs. My suggestion is to talk to dog trainers in your local area and ask them what is a good breed for someone who has never had a dog before. I would suggest you get a dog with a good temperament. Sometimes mixed breeds make the best kind of dog. In other words, a mutt. Mixed breeds are not so high-strung and don't have the health issues associated with a particular breed. My suggestion is to train your dog. Take dog training lessons. It doesn't matter the breed of dog if your dog (and you) are well trained.
9 Dec 12
When I read this, the first thing that popped into my head is a chihuahua. They are happy little dogs, with long or short fur. Although they can be hard to train. Try adobting a dog from an animal shelter where they already know their personalities. :)
@maclanis (1508)
• Belgium
9 Dec 12
Oh, how exciting! I myself am more of a cat person, but I think dogs can be really cute as well. I don't know a lot about dogs though, so I'm not sure if I can help you. Since you have a small living room, you might not want to get a big dog. It is great that you have a lot of free time for the dog, because they need a lot of attention.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
9 Dec 12
I have had a little dog for many years. Shes a rat terrir not to big at all. She eats more than she weighs. Dogs are great pets to have. Im happy for you. merry xmas.