I must admit I also like cockers
I must admit I also like cockers
Pets are forever
A Bichon Frise would suit you perfectly. I have one (and previously owner another). They are quiet, affectionate, a lap dog, energetic enough but not too much, intelligent and the breed itself is extremely healthy. Easy to train and suit a variety of things, such as agility, obedience, accompanying you for a walk/jog or simply being a backyard ball chaser. They tend to get along with every person and animal they meet - including boisterous kittens. They have a non-shedding coat that does require a fair bit of grooming (google a Bichon in full show coat and see what I mean ), but we just shave off Jag once every 6-8 weeks (I do it myself, way cheaper) and give him a groom with a slicker brush once a week in the interim.
like a rolling thunder chasing the wind...
I knoow what not to get as these do moult quite a lot during the the change of longer daylight hours and that is a ACD.
But I would look at a snouwser, I am so sorry about the spelling.
But I would seriously look into one of these as I am comsidering getting the wife one next year or mid next year.
We felll in love with one of them at puppy classes.
I think someone here has them. So have a look around at who owns what and pm them for a better insight into what ever breed you decide on.
This is great guys thanks I'm currently busy researching on the net and stocking up on some books about these breeds at the library.
Are there different temperaments with the different-sized poodles?
Standards and Minis are similar, although I have known a few Standards that have been agressive, you just need to thoroughly research the breeder and buy from a kennel that breeds for good temperaments. They can be large and can knock children over, but with training this can be prevented.
Minis are the middle size and are pretty well rounded, medium exercise, medium grooming. Weight is around 8-10kg so fine for children.
Toys are the smallest and can be very hyperactive, they also aren't very good for small children due to their size.
All poodle sizes do well in Agility and I have found them to be easy to train.
With the minis, how much exercise do they need? I've heard they mellow out as adults and that they can adapt to the owner's exercise needs. I've also been told that they're yappy and hard to control? Is this a big problem or just perhaps too little socialisation?
If you want google to help you. Not sure what it will do with snouwser. Just off to find out, cos I can't resist. Do you mean "snow star". Frosty sometimes gets called "snow flake".
And I know a few Mini Schnauzers, most are very laid back and some bark a lot at everything but with good training - they can be persuaded there are more rewarding things to do than to run up to every dog in the park and bark in its face. Most I know are not into that anyway, they stick with the boss and bother nobody. They do need clipping and they can shed too.
Schnauzers is the word I was after but I just couldn't find it here or more to the point where to look for the correct spelling of it.
I know this isn't the first time I have spelt it wrong and I know it wont be the last either.
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