I know this is the cat site, but I figure some of you probably know about dogs, too. I'm starting to do research into different dog breeds and breeders (not planning to actually adopt for another year and a half-two years, but I want to start early as it seems like a huge decision for me and I don't want to take it lightly or jump into anything, so I'm starting now). I'm an apartment dweller and probably always will be, so I definitely will want a small (under 20 pounds) dog - however I really dislike the yappiness and high strung temperments of a lot of the small breeds (I grew up with big dogs, border collies, so I guess I'm more used to that), so I'm trying to find small breeds that are known for NOT being yappy and high strung. So far based on the research I've done, I've found that pugs and boston terriers are said to be 'big dogs in small bodies', and not prone to yappiness or being high strung (the people down the hall have a pug, and he seems very hardy and clever and not at all yappy, great dog) - so my question is, does anyone know of any other small (under 20 lbs.) breeds like this? I realise that socialisation and training play a role, and that for any breed a non-yapper would be possible (yorkies are very popular around here, for example, and most of them are terribly yappy, but I know of one that isn't), and vice verse, that a generally non-yappy breed might have the occasional yapper, but I'm looking for breeds that are generally well known for not exhibiting those kinds of traits. Anyone know about dogs?
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6/27/05 at 2:03pm