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    I can not thank you all enough for all your help. I thought i was getting a poodle cross and now i have sooo many more options. Truly grateful to all of you who gave me advice

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    Here's some cuteness fodder for you tarabara;

    In order of appearance: the Maltese, the Bichon, the Lhasa Apso and the Toy Poodle baby.
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    I take them all with a side of fries thanks Anne LOL

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    Me too, so adorable!

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    OHHHH my gosh, they are soooooo cute and fluffy. Thank you so much for the pics.

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    And the great thing about them is predictability. You know exactly how tall they will grow, how long or curly the coat will be, whether or not they will require grooming and how much activity they will want, like and need.

    When you cross a dog, you get some qualities of one breed and some of the other and some combinations so you really don't know how the pup will grow and what attributes of each breed it will have until it develops them.

    Forewarned is forearmed in my view.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    If you deiced with a purebred(which I hope you do), we will all encourage you to go with a breeder from the ANKC. Which can cost a fair bit, but they are worth every cent.
    If you don't have $500-$1500 for a dog, you should probably consider a rescue.
    There are lost of Maltese and Maltese Xs up for adoption.
    Everyone is more than happy to find breeders or shelters to help you out.
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    I recon a Cavalier, they have the most friendly laid back natures and do not need much brushing although our old dog who is now only our official tail wagger, since we have no females any more, does shed a bit of fine hair, I notice it in the house so it might depend on weather or not your boy is allergic to it, my partner has asthma and it does not affect him and we have other dogs in the house as well as the Cav.

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    Hi Tarbara.
    I have recently gone through the selection and purchase of a new small "Cavoodle" puppy. who was just beautiful. My only advice would be to choose your breeder carefully. If you read my blog under "Peaches" -puppy advice. you will understand the issues that can arise.
    Certainly stay clear of my supplier!
    Good luck. I'm sure you will make the right choice.
    Kind Regards Peaches

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    I would definately reccomend a maltese, my mother has had cassie our family maltese for now 14 years!! ( and still going strong) such a loving breed, happy to cuddle up on the lounge but are just as happy exploring the back yard on their own. cassie is low shedding also but my parents do get her clipped every three months as they can get pretty matted if you dont have the time to brush them regularly, in saying that when they are clipped they are just as cute!! Am i right that the new craze about maltese cross shihtzu is to get the non shedding characteristic off the shihtzu but with a maltese face?? so if thats true maybe a purebred shihtzu would be an ideal choice too. i have heard that they are very gentle, loyal, and loving dogs also.
    And they are super cute aswell.

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