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    Well my wife has finally agreed to get another dog however I have been overruled on getting a second Lab, > :'( both my wife and son want a small dog…. :P

    So my question what kind of small dog could I look for that would also be a good playmate for Willow? I would like something good with kids, other dogs, trainable and not a yappy dog…ya know lab traits…

    We doggy sat my in-laws Chihuahua mix this weekend and although Willow was very good with her I think Willow wants something a little bigger to play with. I’m not big on small dogs so I would like something about 20 to 30 lbs

    My in-laws dog is older and didn’t want to play with Willow. Or do anything with her.. Poor Willow just wanted to play chase with her and snuggle at the end of the night but she wasn’t very accommodating.

    I don’t think Willow really cares what her new friend is as long as she has someone to run around with!

    Any suggestions?


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    DefaultRe: Second Dog Wanted ...but not a Lab :(

    If you go to your local humane society or shelter, I'm sure there'll be many small lab-like dogs there that would suit both you and your wife!

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    A pug? Mambo loves them, they can take anything Mambo does to them, and they fight back. Plus they are really cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddsmom
    no offense, but ewww.... :P

    I second the shelter recommendation. That way you can see how Willow will interact with them before you bring them home (and you could hopefully get one that's already housetrained - small breeds are awful to housetrain.)

    A lot of the time there are small breed rescue organizations as well that could help you find a good dog for your family.
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    I'm with the rescue! Lots of small dogs-lots that our mixed lab- that need a forever home! Good luck what ever you decide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317
    Quote Originally Posted by kiddsmom
    no offense, but ewww.... :P
    No comment about your second dog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddsmom
    I love PBGVs! Althoughbeing hounds, I think they tend to be a little vocal, but at least it isn't a yappy vocal! If you aren't necessarily looking for a purebred, I haven't met a Poodle/Cocker mix yet that hasn't had the most wonderful personality.


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    DefaultRe: Second Dog Wanted ...but not a Lab :(

    Quote Originally Posted by kiddsmom
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddsmom
    no offense, but ewww.... :P
    No comment about your second dog...
    Oh, you have one of those...??

    Whoops.... :-[ :-[ :-[

    *sticks foot in mouth* ;D

    ETA: Oh, and actually she was my first dog...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpowell
    If you go to your local humane society or shelter, I'm sure there'll be many small lab-like dogs there that would suit both you and your wife!
    Oh most defiantly…..any dog I get will most likely be some sort of rescue from a shelter. I have been leaning towards this anyway. I’m just Lab spoiled I know plenty about labs but not much about other dogs..

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