Myself and my girlfriend over the past 1-2 months have decided we would like to have our very own dog.
I am 25 and she is 24. We both work Full time 8:30 - 5.
We have done a fair bit of research on a few dogs but we just cant seem to find one that is best going to suit our situation. We aren’t dog breed experts so I thought it best to see if anyone on here could gives us some suggestions based on our situation.
So as said we both work full time so it will need to be a dog that wont go insane being at home 8 hours a day by itself. It will however receive all the attention in the world on weekends and at night with walks and park / beach outings etc as we are an active couple.
We currently live in a townhouse so we don’t have an incredibly large yard space for the dog. We would have approximately 9 x 3 meters of grassed area and 6 x 2 of gravel / rock path (imagine a large L with the grass forming the vertical portion and the rock / path area being the horizontal and that is the shape of our yard space)
We don’t mind having the dog inside as we are allowed to have pets in this 2 storey 3 bedroom townhouse.
We would both love a Rottweiler as my partner has owned one before however I believe its just going to be too big for the area correct?
Dogs we are very fond and would love to own if yard space wasn’t an issue would be bullmastiff, boxer.
We are strongly considering a beagle or maybe even Chesapeake Bay Retriever. The beagle seems perfect for our situation but im just a little worried he will get up to no good being alone for so long.
Our lease is up in 8 months and moving to a premises with a larger yard space would most definitely be do-able if we were to get a bigger dog.
We just know rotties grow quite quickly correct? and the yard space might just be an issue.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.