Hi welcome, You will have to think about your lifestyle and then energy requirements, the grooming required, the amount of shedding you would be comfortable with etc of the various breeds and X's.
Not all dogs are created equally. Some have higher maintenence needs than others for example. and specific breed traits should be looked into when deciding on the right breed.
Also Big medium or small? ruff and tumble or delicate etc.
It's something that should be taken into consideration before falling in love with the first big brown eyed rescue that takes your fancy.
Last edited by Beau; 02-22-2010 at 04:11 PM.
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