My family is thinking about getting a dog, but we have no idea which breed to get. We have a medium-sized “double house” and don’t want to disturb the neighbors. We also have a rabbit. My dad would like a Beagle or Border Collie–something loyal–and I would like a Basset Hound. My mother and sister would like a Bichon Frise, Pomeranian, or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel–a cute little lap dog. And finally, my mother isn’t allergic, but doesn’t want lots of shedding. Please help!
Bewildered And Fido-less Family Looking for Excellent Dog
Although not really a petiquette question, B.A.F.F.L.E.D., I’m letting you slip in on a technicality. You did, after all, mention not wanting to disturb the neighbors. Plus this gives me a chance to promote the one-of-a-kind Dogtime matchup tool – an uncannily accurate method for figuring out your canine love match. Ok, not necessarily “uncannily accurate,” but a great way to get you thinking about what kind of dog would be the best fit for your family.
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