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Old 12-08-2012, 11:29 PM
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Default Still pondering small breeds...

So, we're still really toying with what small dog we want.

Here are the needs...

Small, I'm thinking at least lap size but if it fits on a plane it'd be a welcome perk.

However, not too fragile, we have and will continue having rough and tough malinois who'll probably bowl said dog over here and there.

Maybe the 10-15 lb range?

We're looking for good with dogs. Cats aren't an issue, we're cool with prey drive and killing of fuzzies. Good with strangers isn't a huge issue but we don't do well with nervous alert barking.

Of course drivey, biddable, sportable, and fun to play with is great but a strong cuddle and chill off switch is more important.

I think grooming isn't an issue but I'm very inept so anything too unforgiving may be over my head.

Breeds we're strongly considering...

Rat terrier, problem is I'm not sure I know who to buy from anymore, I've lost track of the breed and I know there is a ton of shyness insecurity in the breed which I don't want. Hannah, my 13 year old, is perfection but her breeder doesn't breed anymore and I'm now sure about tracking down the lines. Plus I'm still not sure I don't want something a bit smaller, she's 25 lbs.

Border terrier, they seem pretty much perfect for what we're considering but I'm still trying to be sure.

Other recommendations?
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Arnold CGC TDI FD 6/29/04 - 07/05/13
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