We have decided to get a dog, as our circumstances can now allow us to keep one.
I'd love to be able to take a dog riding with me and have the perfect trails to go on.
We are looking for a medium sized dog ideally, a lab is probably too big, but we are still considering them. Top of the list at the moment are beagles, but I know they can be hard to train and often don't listen to commands. Is it possible to train them to return to a whistle or similar?
Another important consideration is that it will need to be cat friendly, so something known for being docile would be best. If I could get any breed it would probably be a Weimaraner, but they are a little too big and I know they are not good with cats/small animals, which is a shame.