Hello dog lovers!
We are a family of three with a boy 2.5 years old and we live in Sydney in a house with big yard.
We really want a puppy and we will buy it from a breeder. But...
I am confused with all these breeds of dogs ! For example some dogs are not for us according their temperament and other do but have a lot of genetically health problems.
We are playful, love nature, sea, camping, walking and every weekend we visit parks, bicycling or travelling. We are not a sport oriented or very energetic family. Often we need to slow down from daily routine and just calm. We both work so the dog will be alone for 8 hours, 5 days / week. We will take him daily for a walk/ playing and of course a lot of hours every weekend.
I had a Yorkshire when I was younger and Ι grew up with a german shepherd and a boxer (my uncle's dogs).
I would love the dog to be close to the following characteristics and temperament.
- love kids and playful
- loves hugs and caress any time
- creates strong bonds with the whole family
- loves be with us all the time whatever we do
- eager to please
- "medium energy" /not destroy the house or digging when getting bored
- not barking all the time with no reason
- not shedding too much
- generally trainable
We prefer a medium size dog but all recommendations are welcome.
I know that I describe a perfect dog! Please advise me any breeds which are close enough to this description.
Thank you all!