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#1 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:36 PM

So, DH and I are humouring the idea of a second dog.  So wise dog people on EB, what would suit our family?

Current dog: 6 year old male Pug - desexed.  He is pretty laid back, loves a walk, loves his food, no health problems so far.  His best friend is a male desexed shih tzu and they get along really well, except our dog tends to hump the other dog, but the shih tzu doesnt mind much.  Our dog has average dog-manners, he doesnt like bigger dogs much, he gets a bit scared of them.  But he never barks at other dogs on our walks, just wants to sniff or play with them.

My family, 4YO, 5YO, me, husband. Someone home almost every day.


Edit to add:  I would want to adopt an older dog.  I dont want a puppy.

Edited by ~LemonMyrtle~, 25 January 2020 - 01:39 PM.

#2 Oriental lily

Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:40 PM

I am getting a Havanese in 8 wks . They seem perfect in every way !. They don’t shed like a pug but their long silky coat needs a bit of maintenance , They are good with kids . Good with other dogs and very trainable ,

#3 Ellie bean

Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:53 PM

A toy poodle- just because I love poodles
Eta and they don’t shed (but do need clipping)
Eta again sorry I meant miniature not toy

Edited by Ellie bean, 25 January 2020 - 06:39 PM.

#4 OceanTwentyFour

Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:01 PM

A shih tzu - just because our dog is one 😁
He doesn’t bark at other dogs unless they are in our front yard and then he gets territorial. Doesn’t shed although does need to be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. Is a Velcro dog though, very attached to me.

#5 SummerStar

Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:21 PM

I'd go with what you already have.

#6 *Spikey*

Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:28 PM

Bichon Frise
Corgi (they're awesome)
Japanese Spitz
Mini Pinscher
Mini Poodle
Any of the small spaniels

#7 capper

Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:46 PM

English toy terrier,  just because I have two.   And they aregorgeous dogs.  Very friendly.  Love getting out and about

#8 Dianalynch

Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:56 PM

I love dachshunds, but they may be a bit temperamental for your pug - and your kids!

#9 Etcetera

Posted 25 January 2020 - 04:18 PM

Cocker spaniel
Ours is so lovely - friends with everyone, great with kids and other dogs, very gentle.

#10 kadoodle

Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:58 AM

Another pug? You know what you’re in for that way.

#11 just roses

Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:08 PM

Personally, I have found whippets to be the best dogs ever :-)

#12 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:44 PM

View Postkadoodle, on 26 January 2020 - 11:58 AM, said:

Another pug? You know what you’re in for that way.

god no, simply because we already have one, lol.  He is lovely, but cant handle any more hair.

What about a beagle?  there seems to be a few at the pound. Which is a worry, whats wrong with beagles?  Theyre the right size, anyway.

#13 blimkybill

Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:53 PM

Beagles are not a great dog. They are often not highly interested in their people and can be escape artists who do their own thing.

#14 Ellie bean

Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:02 PM

Beagles shed lots of hair and can be very stubborn

Edited by Ellie bean, 26 January 2020 - 01:03 PM.

#15 *Spikey*

Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:11 PM

Beagles are great - but you need to be really, really into training them, and their noses rule.... They are also master escape artists. But cute, adorable, and so friendly.

#16 purplekitty

Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:13 PM

Miniature poodle,but I am biased.

We just weakened and got another one before Christmas.
She is gorgeous.

#17 Oriental lily

Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:13 PM

Beagles can also be howlers . They are very sweet dogs though if you have the time for them . The reason why they are overrepresented in the pound is because they are adorable puppies and do have a reputation as a good family pet due to being very docile and tolerant to kids . But they  have a independent streak and like to wander .

#18 yeah

Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:18 PM

I got a third dog two months ago. A French bulldog. OMG. She is such a delight. She’s outside playing with my two old terriers right now. An Australian Terrier and a Westie. The AT just tolerates her because he’s getting old now (he is a rescue so we don’t know his exact age) but the westie has taken her under her wing and loves to play with her new friend.

side note: I always thought the FB breed would be a bit thick due to the way they jump around but this one is proving me so wrong. Easiest dog to train so far.

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