heh…I know. I've stumbled across Basenji's because recently I was going to get a jack russell. My mother breeds them and my boyfriend wants one. HOWEVER, I have small children, don't like overly agressive dogs, and he is busy a lot...so. I did some research and found the Basenji to be more suitable to our life. He/she would live with me.
My lifestyle honed down to points..(Lmao)
I have two kids, a 3.5 year old boy and an 8 year old girl.
I work a regular day time job...but can have the pet sitter come and walk/play with the dog twice a day.
I ahve a pet sitter because I have an older traditional siamese (different personality than a classic, and much larger) who is 23 lbs with his claws. No worries about a puppy harming him.
What I'd like are some suggestions from experience.
A puppy would mean my cat would be able to train him...so to speak...to respect his space hopefully. AND my kids would be better with a puppy I think than a rescue or older dog.
An older dog may be better for me becuase of my schedule - as a puppy requires much training and it will be more expensive to have a pet sitter once a day (my boyfriend gets off of work early afternoon, I leave later in the morning so it would prpbably only be 4 hours alone time)
I have a 2 bedroom house, not huge, but not tiny with lots of park and area to roam.
I like to walk dogs and used to be a big part of my mother's maltese breeding program...
I hear they are good for dog allergy people.
They look closely enough like a jack russell that I think he will be found appealing to my boyfriend but he generally likes dogs anyway, especially the smaller ones.
They seem to be incredibly intelligent and with proper guidance, trainable.
Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions/comments?
I would be incredibly thankful to hear them...
Thanks so much