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The Right Dog for Me
I need some suggestions as to the right breed for me. My husband and I are
moving soon to the Southwest, probably the mountains of Arizona. Temps
there range from single digits in the winter nights to nineties in the
We will be living on a small ranch with horses and perhaps chickens. We
will have our cat who is moving west with us. She's an elderly quiet
cat. Our previous dog was a collie who lived to be fifteen. We didn't
her because we've been talking about moving for several years. We've
bit the bullet and put the house on the market.
Anyway, I want a companion dog, one that will be inside at night and outside
with me during the day. A dog that will sit quietly around while I'm
horses or cleaning the barn. A dog that gets along well with other animals
variety of visitors. I don't want a really small or toy breed, I don't want
really large breed, although Bermese Mountain Dogs do sound intriguing.
I also want a rescue dog, I do not want a puppy.
I may also consider getting two dogs, one a smaller breed for a house dog,
one a larger breed for an outdoor dog. We will have either a fenced yard
or put in an invisible fence.
One of my pet peeves is people who get dogs then allow them to run loose to
terrorize the neighborhood. I live next to people like that!