My husband and i currently own a 4 year old male sharpei named boss, we are thinking of eventually adding a second dog to the family and are unsure on what breeds might be suitable for us as we have only owned sharpei's.
We have a toddler and one on the way, my husband works full time and i stay home. Boss is a very laid back, quiet dog who's more than happy to just chill on his dog bed all day and only go outside for the toilet, which ive heard from other pei owners is quite odd as they usually have tons of energy? which is the reason im thinking maybe we just got lucky with boss and another sharpei may be too excitable for what we want.
I will be completely honest and say im not wanting a dog that needs a lot of walks to be kept happy, im ideally after a dog that is happy playing in the garden and going out a few times a week for a walk. I would like a dog that is more of a couch potato and happy to relax inside with me while im with the kids.
We aren't overly interested in a small dog however my husband absolutely adores scottish terriers but im sure they would have far too much energy for our family, i also have a soft spot for blue heelers but again, a very active dog.
Not really after one that requires grooming other than a brush but would consider it if it was the right dog for us. Gosh im sounding so lazy here
Any breed recommendations would be great, if you need more information feel free to ask