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We are looking to adopt a small dog for our family. Any suggestions on what type of breed would be a good fit for us? We live in a small three bedroom house with a small backyard. Thank you!


Asked by PatriciaofMN at 2:21 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Pets

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  • I love yorkie-poos. I think they're adorable. When I lived at my parents, my neighbors had a little female and she was so sweet. I also like chihuahuas, but I hear they're not always good with children.

    Answer by metalhealthmama at 6:11 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Talk to the humane society.

    Answer by timelessglass at 2:23 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Becareful with talking to the humane society, we did and they helped us get a dog that was totally wrong for us and after two years of trainigor at least trying too we had to give her up. It broke my heart but she went after my hubby and myself.. At a later date we did lots of research and adopted two wonderful little boys a pomeranian and a papillon and wow we are in love with these lil men.. Do the research on your own. Good Luck!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • A Papillion or some type of Terrier?

    Answer by BrandonsMom1000 at 2:37 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Thanks, I have been looking at the shelters but most of the dogs are too big for our home. We have a 5 month old and two small grandkids that visit and would like a dog that will be calm around children and enjoy being spoiled.

    Answer by PatriciaofMN at 2:41 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • bichons are sweet little dogs that can live in small places and do not require tons of space for exercise. Bichons do jump a lot and are high on life, if you work with one, they will calm down.

    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 4:30 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • small of course maybe a shitzu or yorkie that should be good for your family

    Answer by BABICAKES904 at 4:37 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • shih tzu maltese poodle bichon etc etc look on craigslist

    Answer by melody77 at 4:44 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Japanese chin... I saw online that the saint bernards are good for small spaces because they are so I wouold love to have one in my apartment!!!

    Answer by BriHan06 at 4:59 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I would suggest a Lab, but since you have a small yard I wouldn't recommend them for your case. Although they are GREAT with families.

    I really like the Toto dogs, Cairn Terriers. Very cute, small, good with families ...

    Answer by ap9902 at 5:25 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

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