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Old 07-26-2013, 03:05 AM
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What about a Crested?
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:12 AM
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Why do people,always,think that small dogs needs little exercise.
I know 3 of the 4 breeds that you mentioned,quite well and they need quite a bit of exercise.Dont know about the Bichon.
As for the Pomeranian(not mentioned),I use to bicycle,with one and he was happiest when being well exercised(2hrs minimum a day).
That dog is what made me look into the breed cos he was such a cool dog.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:25 AM
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Golden, I don't automatically think a little dog needs little exercise......hence the thread asking for information

I currently have a doberman, (raised from a puppy) and we lost our border collie mix last year.....execising either of them enough was/is sometimes a challenge for us!

We want a small dog companion, who takes up less traveling space who doesn't require a ton of exercise to be happy/healthy.

P.S.....with all the Havanese votes, they are not only added to the list but will be rocketed to the top! When so many chazzers agree on's definitely a sign! hahahahaha

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:01 AM
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To the OP,
Wasn't ranting about you but in general as I hear often enough and have to contradict them
What about the Shih-Tzugreat little dog but not as active as a small terrier or a Pap?.
I also like the CKC.Could fit the bill as they can be as active as you want them,to be.

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:08 AM
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All I can say is I just LOVE the yorkie who lives next to us! He's so adorable, sweet, playful, etc.......
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:26 AM
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The Havaneese we fostered was the most chill dog ever! Very smart, not yappy, and happy to just hang around the house with you.

But most little dogs are harder to house train. I know many that had very hard times with yorkies and shitzus.

I think energy wise sometimes bigger are calmer. My dobe was better with one walk than my cousins Yorkie who goes goes goes. All of my grandmas shar peis are very relaxed. But harder to travel with since bigger. Though my grandpa takes one with him everywhere!!

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:52 AM
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I find it interesting that no one mentioned pugs.

They will probably be over your 10lb limit, but minimal grooming, most are pretty layed back, but enjoy a good walk. They seem to meet a lot of your requirements.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:59 AM
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What about a Boston Terrier or a Miniature Pincher?
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:22 AM
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I think Caveliar King Charles would be a good fit also. I think their coat basically just needs brushing. They have a rep for being mild mannered and not big barkers. I have never owned one but have always wanted to. Of course they are expensive and have some substantial health concerns so you would have to pick one after alot of research and screening of the breeders. Hummm?
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:37 AM
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If you get a brussel, you must name it Sprout.

"Hi guys, this is my brussel, Sprout."

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