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Small Breeds

Beagles

Beagles are members of the hound family which means that they are scent hounds. This means that they love sniff and find things. This is why they are so sought after in law enforcement to sniff out fruits and vegetables at the airports. They are a high maintenance dog, but they like to have a job, and respond well to training. If they get bored they can be destructive, but this breed makes an excellent family dog. The Beagle also is very good in being in groups of dogs, and likes to have dog friends.  - All Breed Dog Rescue, Website: www.allbreeddogrescue.org

Bichon Frise

This is a breed that is extremely intelligent, entertaining, and totally devoted to the owner. And they do everything with so much with enthusiasm. Although they are very happy and playful dogs the can have an attitude. These are a high maintenance breed, and they need exercise and are happiest when they are walked. Grooming is critical so they need to be brushed out constantly. They also need yearly dental work. –Marti Colwell      Website:  www.bichonfurkids.org

Border Terrier

This is a breed that is great with children of all ages. They live to please and are really a great companion dog. This is a dog that is prey driven and will chase other critters, so you want to make sure this breed is not off leash around cars. There also is a certain amount of attention that needs to be given to its non-shedding and hypoallergenic coat. - Skyline Border Terriers Website: www.skylineborderterriers.com

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Boston Terrier

This is a breed that is very smart, energetic, and can be great with kids, but the kids need to really understand the dog. Because of their energy, Boston Terriers can get overly playful, and can get a little out of control if you have kids that are constantly screaming and jumping up and down. If you have toddlers, I would recommend supervision with this breed.  - Patty Andrews Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text76926); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dachsund

The Dachsunds are scent hounds and they were bred to chase game. If you have gophers, they will do a great job trying to get rid of them. Because of their curiosity and barking, they do make excellent small watch dogs too. They also are good family dogs, and at the same time, they will guard your house. They need obedience and will be totally devoted to their family. If you don’t let them get overweight they will live a long time. They are not small dogs with long bodies.. they are large dogs with short legs.... – All Breed Dog Rescue                                 Website: www.allbreeddogrescue.org

English Cocker Spaniel

This is a breed that needs lots of love and attention, and they also need structured discipline. They are very people oriented and will look for your leadership as well as companionship. Because of their coat, these dogs need to be brushed out at least once a week. Because they are a drop ear dog, they have a tendency to get ear infections. So they need to be checked once a month. - Kristin Crouch  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text34657); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fox Terrier

Fox Terriers have an incredibly high prey drive meaning that they like to play, and play rough. This is why I would not recommend this breed of you have kids under 10 years old. But the Fox Terrier is a very smart and quite loyal breed. If you have other dogs, you will need to slowly socialize this dog with other dogs.                     – Tammy Colbert Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text98068); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a very sweet and gentle dog that can make a great family pet. Like the English Bulldog, they cannot swim, so if you have a pool, it must be childproof. They are also susceptible to changes in the climate. If it’s too hot or cold for a two year old, it’s too hot or cold for this breed. – Jody Kott  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text77325); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jack Russell Terrier

This is a breed that is a terrier meaning that they were not bred to sit on your lap. They were bred to hunt, and they were bred to flush the fox out of the hole. Remember that they are a working terrier. They like to play and play rough… and have a lot of stamina. But they are also a very loyal dog. The coat is very low maintenance and you will find that they do not shed a lot. – Connie Presley Website: www.soranch.homestead.com

Whippet

This is a breed that is very clean and quiet and good with kids. Whippets must be part of the family and cannot be kennel dogs. This is a breed that are known as sight hounds, meaning that they were bred to be hunting dogs so if they see something like a squirrel or rabbit, they are going to want to chase it. In my opinion this is a breed that is one of the best kept secrets. -  Shellie Juden Website: www.elidaswhippets.com

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SPAYING OR NEUTERING

If you are not a professional breeder, it is essential that your dog be spayed or neutered as soon as possible. When should your dog be spayed or neutered? That is a decision that is based on two things. The specific breed, and the reccomendation of the veterinarian that knows your specific dog.

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