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Old 08-26-2012, 10:29 PM
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I guess I'm not understanding why he should have to not get the dog he wanys becaise you want to get a second dog? Wouldn't that then be something you have to think of and decide on when the tine comes? Especially since it's not like he's living in your house... you're both living with your parents. IDK, then again I didn't take too lightly sister tried to tell me i cohldn't have more pets... it's not her house, not her concern and not her business

I wouldn't suggest a breed like a pug that has folds to be cleaned/thoroughly dried, though
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I would not suggest a cat either.. they are a lot of work, especially my 3. I love mine to death but yeah I would not suggest a cat..
Yep. People are so mean to cats.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:38 PM
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Something like a smaller hound might work if he kept up with its physical demands. Beagles tend to get along pretty well with other dogs.

If you could possibly find a breeder, there are some small coated sight hounds. Long haired whippets, silken windhounds, and Appalachian greyhounds. The last come in a wire coated variety. I've always been intrigued by those, but not sure how hard it would be to actually get one.



ETA: You might check into a Portuguese podengo pequeno. I don't know what the DA tendencies are in that breed, but they are expected to hunt bunnies in large packs. They sort of have that terrier-ish look, and are cool little dogs.

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:55 PM
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Yep. People are so mean to cats.
I don't think it's mean to say that cats are less work than dogs. Yes, you have vet bills, food bills, etc. However, every cat we've ever had has come litter box trained. There is the issue of cleaning the litter box but with one cat that's not usually too bad. They like to hang out, play, snuggle, and be pet but don't need the outdoor exercise that a dog does. If you are going to be out longer one day there is no arranging for someone to take the animal out. Even having had the most cracked out kitten ever I can safely say that she was less work than having a puppy.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:07 PM
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In my experience as a cat owner, my cats are more needy than my dogs some days. I guess it depends on the cat, but yeah that is why I am against suggesting a cat to just anyone just because they shouldn't have a dog and people think they are so easy to care for.

I'm not saying her brother wouldn't be good for a cat, but cat's need exercise too, being played with, vet care, good food, litter box scooped daily, etc.

I guess he could get a cat that is lazy? Most cats sleep the majority of the day, but mine are pretty active especially my 3 year old female. My boys are older but they are pretty darn needy too.

I guess I find them more needy because I have 3? Just one couldn't be so bad to care for, cats are fun I think. Kittens are brats though! I prefer older cats and I adopted my boys when they were mature. I got Angel as a kitten and she has made me never want a kitten again but you know I will some day. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:46 AM
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What about a chihuahua..?
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:35 AM
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Ummm.... I don't know one aggressive Corgi.
Sorry to burst your bubble...


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But for MANY other reason on your check off list, I would NOT recommend a Corgi at all. A visual to sum it up?



something tells me highly that this would be too much work for him, and that's not even the half of it! If you don't want to spend an hour taking it out of "the source" a week at the least, you'll be vacuuming it up off the floor, don't like to vacuum? Then learn to eat it...oh heck, you'll be learning to eat it regardless !


But no seriously, thoughts on Dachshunds? All this does all day is sleep under a blanket, but can buzz up MANY small sessions of playful "zoomies" a day.

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:56 AM
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Something like a smaller hound might work if he kept up with its physical dem
ETA: You might check into a Portuguese podengo pequeno. I don't know what the DA tendencies are in that breed, but they are expected to hunt bunnies in large packs. They sort of have that terrier-ish look, and are cool little dogs.

This breed barks a lot, is pretty independent and I think they are known for being escape artists. Not sure if they really fit in the "easy pet dog" category.

As for Doxies, they are cute and funny but most I have met have fairly terrier-ish attitudes.
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I'd also say shihtzu. Every one I have met has been cute, cuddly but also with a bit of attitude thrown in there. Like walks, but obviously aren't going to need hours every day!!
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Yes. I love Doxies, but they are usually d-bags... the most common breed to bite in fact!

Corgis are just sassy. Big difference between sassy and aggressive!
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