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Old 07-12-2006, 01:44 AM
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Whether the dog is friendly, social, happy to see you when you get home and wants to follow you around has more to do with you as an owner, than with what breed the dog is. Although, yes, the breed has a little to do with it.

If you want a dog that's easy to train terriers may not be a good idea. I agree with RD that you should look at Papillons, but you might also like Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) http://www.assa.org/ . A corgi may well be a good match also, but if you have stairs in your home their short legs and long back could mean that they're not suitable (short legged, long backed breeds can get back problems).

Good luck with your search and remember that your dog will have to be taken to obedience classes and be given plenty of socialisation and exercise to turn it into the fun, friendly and loving dog you want. It's not just about what breed it is.

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EDIT: I saw you mentioned Chihuahuas...I wouldn't recommend them. They have terrier like temperaments, can be stubborn and aren't always very easy to train. They're wonderful dogs...I'm not saying they're not. I have one myself and adore him and every other member of his breed. I just don't think they're suitable in this instance.

Also, small dogs don't actually liked to be carried around a lot. Please don't plan on that. It's MUCH better for the dogs if they're allowed to walk on their own (on a leash of course).
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:28 AM
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heya

...just caught this thread lol
okay i'm 14 and i just got a border terrier about two months ago, hes training for obediance and we will start agility soon.
Borders are supposed to be more stuborn and harder to train then rat terriers, so i can give you some help.
Rat terriers have alot of energy and are prone to nipping like most terriers.

my pup when i got him had no idea about bite inhibition, so that was a long and hard thing to conquer, but it is possible,
make sure that you go to a responsible breeder that has kept the puppies with teh parents till aleast 8 weeks.

if you go to a shelter then you might not know about its history, but they learn quick and a crafty fun loving little terriers.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:07 PM
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Ive made my decision..i have my dog NOW!!!i got a papillion.....he hangs around me so much .....im working on training him....hes an easy learner...he already knows come,and sit!!hes is great,his name is champ....hes 12 weeks old.....been with his parents since birth too 8 weeks
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:14 PM
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Oh wow, that was quick. Lol. Congrats on the new addition.

I'd love to see pictures of Champ.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:18 PM
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well yea my mom said when i make the decision lets go.....i will try and get pictures up as my signature(not to creative with taht so might take a while)
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:26 PM
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Where did you get him if you don't mind my asking?

Sig pics are pretty easy, just upload them to Photobucket and paste the links in.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:45 PM
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well yea my mom said when i make the decision lets go.....i will try and get pictures up as my signature(not to creative with taht so might take a while)
holy crap! i wish my mom was like that! I had to bug her for like a year before I got my sammy! but it was worth the wait!!
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:46 PM
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Oh congrats on the new addition!
Now PICS please!
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holy crap! i wish my mom was like that! I had to bug her for like a year before I got my sammy! but it was worth the wait!!
ditto!!!!
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lol...
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