I've been badgering the missus to get a dog for a long time. Before we got together I had Rotty, a sweet thing that loved the next door neighbours kids (not for dinner), she sadly passed away a number of years ago. Since then, I've had two kiddies, the daughter is petrified of dogs (mums fault), but the younger boy loves em (dads fault ).
Anyway, we got into this "hypothetical" discussion about what dog I would like vs what I would be allowed.
The no's from the missus are
Got to be smaller in size - i.e. probably slightly smaller than beagle
Got to be "different" - not entirely sure what that means, but i'll guess not a lab!
Can't molt too much
The missus likes those PUG things (I say like in the loosest sense of the word).
So what fits the bill here? I'd like a dog from working breed for general "smartness", something that can come out for a run, maybe the odd ride, good with kids (4 and 2), is a bit "different" and is on the smaller side (but not rat like).
Personally I want another Rotty, but it's not going to happen...
oh I also work from home most days (that will be relevant somewhere).