My partner and I are looking at buying our first puppy together. We've each had dogs previously (Bearded Collies and Australian Shepherds) but as much as we love these breeds, we have moved into a smaller house with a small back yard. We live across from an oval, and so the dog will get exercise if not every day, every second day, and when we are at work during the week the new dog will spend the day playing with two bearded collies in a big back yard.
We are looking for a puppy that is:
1. medium-small sized (spoodle sized);
2. medium to long-haired
3. non-shedding (or low shedding)
5. good with children
6. able to cope with the amount of exercise we can realistically give it.
The spoodle seems to check all of these boxes, but doing further research, we have read the strong warnings against buying them. Whilst we are still considering the spoodle, we thought we should also ask for advice as to whether there is another breed that would be just as appropriate (and my fiancee has asked me to add 'just as cute').
Does anyone have any advice as to what breeds we should be considering?
Thanks so much,