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Old 07-20-2005, 05:57 PM
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Brussels Griffons or Affenpinchers are EXCATLY what youre looking for!
I own a Griff myself, and he is my best friend!
Sprout learns things within 5 minutes, hes EXTREMELY intellegent, and he is small too. He's a bit oversized for his breed, but hes still under my knee.
Sprout LOVES to swim, and is great with everyone, but has a special bond with me
Hes not aggeressive with any other big dog, we own a HUGE golden retriver outself, and thoes two are great friends! griffons have scruffy fur and dry off VERY quick.. and dont require lots of grooming..
they can live in apartments, too, they can excersize themselves the pics in my avatar and signature are of sprout, and in my profile pic. you can also look them up on the internet and theyll come up with a bunch of stuff!
and griffons arent fragile, like a chihuhauha or something, theyre pretty buff, compared to other breeds.. heres a video of sprout
http://www.youtube.com/?v=aZv0ZTJoUIg
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:57 AM
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Ice Bucket. What about a Griffon? Thats what Sprout suggested. A german Shepherd is a no no for an apartment. I have one now and she needs to ruuuunnnn like crazy. If you want a dog that can run with other dogs at the park AND is great for appratment life, check out the cavalier king charles spaniel. Here, I did some research for you...

Check out this site. Has all the info you need. http://www.ackcsc.org/

Hope this helps. I think these dogs are great. They are gorgeous and dont shed much.

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Gay, friendly, non-aggressive with no tendency towards nervousness or shyness.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:33 PM
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A Cav is a good pick temperment wise, but the coat may be a little much and they may not be active enough. Seriously, I would go look at the retired Greyhounds. When they say couch potato, it's only when indoors with nothing to do. Once outside and told to chase or let loose, they just GO until called back/get tired. Minimal grooming, and any half-decent rescue can tell you which ones aren't good with cats so you don't have to guess about it.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:51 PM
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If you just give it a quick brush everyday it should be fine. They are cute little things. Here, i posted a pic of a greyhound and a cav







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Old 08-15-2005, 07:13 PM
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I have wanted to adopt a retires racing greyhound for a very long time, however...cat. I mean, chasing things that look like cats is what greyhounds do for a living, what they're bred for. And with a pomeranian possibly as well?

I'm supposing a standard bull is just to big and active for an apartment?
i have a half pom loves cats, and it mother which is a full pom is with cats all the time
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:13 PM
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I scanned through most of the messages, I don't know if anyone suggested this, but have you considered a boston terrier? My mom has one as well as a cat so I know they are good with cats. She's about 25 lbs, active when you want her to be, lazy when you want her to be, she's no taller than 20 inches. She's muscular enough to play with the bigger dogs. She's also an extremely intelligent animal. Bostons would be excellent apartment dogs.

Also, since they are a short hair dog, no grooming is required as far as fur. Every once in a while the wrinkles have to be swabbed with clean q-tips.

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Old 08-15-2005, 09:30 PM
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i hared every once in a while boston terriers have to go to the vets and get like "there package" cleeared out of something(its not neutering)...forget what its called.
i had a boston terrier, but he never got that done, but i heard it hAS tobe done
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:30 PM
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Cavaliers - Lovely, peaceul little spaniels without the huge array of temperament problems that the Cocker spaniel has. Sturdy little guys, too. Peaceful in temperament, not really prone to aggression.

Also, have you considered English Setters? As puppies they are PSYCHO, but as adults they are wonderful, mellow dogs indoors. (Most retain their psycho tendencies once they are let outside, though.) Also, very peaceful and sweet in temperament, with the typical 'soft bite' and gentleness of a sporting dog.

A lot of people suggested Dachshunds, but I personally would steer clear of them for apartment living... Doxies are working dogs, believe it or not, and many are more active than your average Border Collie!

Miniature Poodles are awesome dogs, not too small and apparently not nearly as messed-up as Standard Poodles or Toy Poodles. (Not as popular, it seems.) But if you don't want to take a dog to the groomer's at least every 6-7 weeks, I'd avoid a poodle.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:53 PM
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I think the best solution is to go to the local animal shelter or rescue and look at an older dog. Those blessed animals are waiting for someone just like you. The Animal Shelter personnel are better and selecting a dog for your situation than any internet questionnaire available. Try it. And good luck. The animal you select will be a very happy doggie
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:57 PM
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Gruend comes to mind.
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