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Old 03-28-2012, 06:48 PM
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So my mom is planning on getting my G-ma a dog. With my G-Ma's consent of course. My Papa has cancer and we have no idea how much longer he is going to live for. And we are thinking a dog would not only help with the healing, but it will help keep her busy and have a companion.

-A little about my G-Ma, She is very active. They own a large trailor park and also live in it. She regularly goes on walks. They have about 40 acres of just farm land and trees in the pack of the park that she goes for walks on.

-Im guessing a small to medium dog. My moms thinking chihuahua, but I don't get the right feeling with the breed for my G-Ma. Im thinking it might be too small, especially for the outback walking and the amount of snow we get.

-Brushing is probably not a huge deal either, nor is shedding.

-A dog not so barky as she lives in her trailor park

-A breed thats good with other dogs, if my G-Ma goes traveling and what not the dog will be staying with my parents, and they have 2 other dogs.

-I have not decided if a puppy or an older dog would be the way to go, she would have lots of time for training a puppy, but I guess if we found an older rehome pup on kijiji or somthing as long as is does not have huge issues, that would be ok too.

SO GO!!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:00 PM
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I'd recommend an adult dog, unless you go with a puppy from a breeder. Either way it seems important that you get a good feel for the dog's temperament (or potential temperament) before committing to it.

My first thought was shih tzu. They're still small, but bigger and more sturdy than chihuahuas. Their coat is also a little better suited to the cold weather.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:25 PM
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First thought was a Shih Tzu!! They fit the bill PERFECTLY <3
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:47 PM
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Havanese? They came to my mind first.

Always got a fantastic personality, super friendly with people and other dogs, easily trainable, small but not TOO small, non-shedding but do require grooming of course.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:59 PM
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Or a tibetian spaniel?
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:11 PM
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I thought Havanese too (:
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:12 PM
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:30 PM
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Why not some little random bred mutt that's a rehome? Seems like you could easily just find a dog that suits her personality-wise, especially if it's an adult from a home setting. I've met some pretty nifty lab/beagles or shihtzu or chihuahua mixes.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:37 PM
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My G-parents have two dogs from me - a 1/2 Shih Tzu, 1/2 Peke and a Shih Tzu.Please see my thread on Shih Tzu's under breed information about grooming. They must, MUST upkeep the hair coat. I have worked at a boarding facility (large scale, 350+ dogs) and have dealt with way too many cases of neglect from the elderly re: their dogs hair coat maintenance.

I would recommend a Shih Tzu if they would be able to afford grooming and the frequent haircuts needed, and a MinPin or other short haired small breed /mix otherwise.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:56 PM
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How about a whippet or a smaller size greyhound?
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