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I rarely go to the mall. But the boys and i were near one today, so we wakled through. We came upon a pet store and we immediately fell in LOVE. It's a Shi-poo, and it's supposed to be hypoallergenic - which is important since my eldest is highly allergic to dogs. So we're thinking it over...but she's sooooo cute!!

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by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Never even heard of that breed before! We are apartment dwellers, so the smaller dogs work better...even though my DH only wants Labs (which have the highest allergy rate! Ugh!!)

Quoting No_Difference:

 We love our doggie, Jack. He's a Coton de Tulear, and has "hair" instead of "fur" so he's considered hypo allergenic too, and "sheds" about as much as human hair falls out. Hubby is severely allergic to all animals, and is fine with Jack :).  He's a bit bigger than a shi-tzu size, he's more cocker spaniel size...at least mine is...but I was told he might be a giant for his breed... He's also really mello, laid back, and a great family dog. Down side...he is massively high maintenance on grooming if you want to keep the hair long :/.
That dog is super cute too :)


usmom3
by BJ on Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:23 PM
Both, little dogs that bounce & yip are so stressful to me, I can't stand them.

Quoting Kat0038:


What  exactly is a "typical yapping little dog?" Do you mean an ankle biter or just a little dog that barks all the time? 


Quoting usmom3:

 I would only want one if it wasn't a typical yipping little dog.




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usmom3
by BJ on Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:26 PM
That's great! That would be the only way I could have a little dog, the ones I have ever been around drove me crazy.

Quoting KickButtMama:

That's the thing. I normally don't like little dogs because they can be yappers.  But little Cinnamon (as my boys named her) was very quiet - even in the loud store with lots of other yapping dogs.now we just have to convince my DH. 

Quoting usmom3:

 I would only want one if it wasn't a typical yipping little dog.


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debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:07 PM

 Cute.

Kat0038
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM


Lol well know what not to get you for Christmas 

Quoting usmom3:

Both, little dogs that bounce & yip are so stressful to me, I can't stand them.

Quoting Kat0038:


What  exactly is a "typical yapping little dog?" Do you mean an ankle biter or just a little dog that barks all the time? 


Quoting usmom3:

 I would only want one if it wasn't a typical yipping little dog.






tuffymama
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Just a warning about shopping mall pet stores: most get their puppies from puppy mills, and that is a bad bet for a family pet. You might want to do some research and see what you find.
No_Difference
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM

 Jack isn't terribly large and doesn't require tons of exercise, and is a great "travel dog" (ranked 3rd on Pets 101 special "travel friendly" episode), so works well in small living spaces too :). Another reason we love him so much lol. I could never do a big dog, especially with how much we travel, and we never know if we're going to be renting or owning, or living on base housing... I just can't do anything too small personally... I am very accident prone, and Jack already trips me quite often...anything smaller and the poor thing wouldn't survive my big feet lol.

Here he is shaved: 



and fluffy:

Quoting KickButtMama:

Never even heard of that breed before! We are apartment dwellers, so the smaller dogs work better...even though my DH only wants Labs (which have the highest allergy rate! Ugh!!)

Quoting No_Difference:

 We love our doggie, Jack. He's a Coton de Tulear, and has "hair" instead of "fur" so he's considered hypo allergenic too, and "sheds" about as much as human hair falls out. Hubby is severely allergic to all animals, and is fine with Jack :).  He's a bit bigger than a shi-tzu size, he's more cocker spaniel size...at least mine is...but I was told he might be a giant for his breed... He's also really mello, laid back, and a great family dog. Down side...he is massively high maintenance on grooming if you want to keep the hair long :/.
That dog is super cute too :)


 

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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Yes, I totally agree, this is why. Didn't walk out w/ that dog. I would prefer to go through a breeder. 

Quoting tuffymama:

Just a warning about shopping mall pet stores: most get their puppies from puppy mills, and that is a bad bet for a family pet. You might want to do some research and see what you find.


KickButtMama
by Shannon on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Aww, it looks a little like a shitzu? (Sp?) we live in an 850 sq foot apartment while we save $$, so we need a super tiny dog. And I've ALWAYS wanted a tea cup sized. So, this one was exactly right lol.  Hopefully social security will make their final determination soon! (I've been waiting forever for my disability)

do you cut Jack's hair yourself?

Quoting No_Difference:

 Jack isn't terribly large and doesn't require tons of exercise, and is a great "travel dog" (ranked 3rd on Pets 101 special "travel friendly" episode), so works well in small living spaces too :). Another reason we love him so much lol. I could never do a big dog, especially with how much we travel, and we never know if we're going to be renting or owning, or living on base housing... I just can't do anything too small personally... I am very accident prone, and Jack already trips me quite often...anything smaller and the poor thing wouldn't survive my big feet lol.

Here he is shaved: 



and fluffy:

Quoting KickButtMama:

Never even heard of that breed before! We are apartment dwellers, so the smaller dogs work better...even though my DH only wants Labs (which have the highest allergy rate! Ugh!!)

Quoting No_Difference:

 We love our doggie, Jack. He's a Coton de Tulear, and has "hair" instead of "fur" so he's considered hypo allergenic too, and "sheds" about as much as human hair falls out. Hubby is severely allergic to all animals, and is fine with Jack :).  He's a bit bigger than a shi-tzu size, he's more cocker spaniel size...at least mine is...but I was told he might be a giant for his breed... He's also really mello, laid back, and a great family dog. Down side...he is massively high maintenance on grooming if you want to keep the hair long :/.
That dog is super cute too :)


 


No_Difference
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

 Depending on the day, I've also heard spaniel, terrier, Westie, Maltese, and Bichon lol.

I do all of Jack's grooming. He had broken his paw when he was younger, and it didn't matter to the groomers that it was still sensitive after the cast came off, and he had the worst experience ever with them. I made them stop, and took him home half trimmed. Ever since then, I've done it myself.  He's still a little touchy with that paw now, and if I'm not careful, he'll nip at me, otherwise he's very good about people pulling on him, brushing him, or anything else lol.

I hope you guys can get the dog :).  We're waiting on the VA to determine how much disabillity my hubby will be eligible for...it's a pain of a process! If he is considered 100% disabled, he qualifies for social security, and then we have to bascially go through the whole process all over again. I wish you luck with them!

Quoting KickButtMama:

Aww, it looks a little like a shitzu? (Sp?) we live in an 850 sq foot apartment while we save $$, so we need a super tiny dog. And I've ALWAYS wanted a tea cup sized. So, this one was exactly right lol.  Hopefully social security will make their final determination soon! (I've been waiting forever for my disability)

do you cut Jack's hair yourself?

Quoting No_Difference:

 Jack isn't terribly large and doesn't require tons of exercise, and is a great "travel dog" (ranked 3rd on Pets 101 special "travel friendly" episode), so works well in small living spaces too :). Another reason we love him so much lol. I could never do a big dog, especially with how much we travel, and we never know if we're going to be renting or owning, or living on base housing... I just can't do anything too small personally... I am very accident prone, and Jack already trips me quite often...anything smaller and the poor thing wouldn't survive my big feet lol.

Here he is shaved: 



and fluffy:

Quoting KickButtMama:

Never even heard of that breed before! We are apartment dwellers, so the smaller dogs work better...even though my DH only wants Labs (which have the highest allergy rate! Ugh!!)

Quoting No_Difference:

 We love our doggie, Jack. He's a Coton de Tulear, and has "hair" instead of "fur" so he's considered hypo allergenic too, and "sheds" about as much as human hair falls out. Hubby is severely allergic to all animals, and is fine with Jack :).  He's a bit bigger than a shi-tzu size, he's more cocker spaniel size...at least mine is...but I was told he might be a giant for his breed... He's also really mello, laid back, and a great family dog. Down side...he is massively high maintenance on grooming if you want to keep the hair long :/.
That dog is super cute too :)


 


 

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