please recommend a mid or small dog breed for 70 year old woman
January 9, 2013 7:15 PM Subscribe
I'd like to help my mom get a new dog. In the past she had a lab and then a pointer, loved them both to death, but this sort of dog is just too big and requires too much exercise for a 70-year-old woman living alone. Trouble is: she hates most small dog breeds - doesn't like the lap dog type or the Paris Hilton type dogs. I tried to convince her a Boston Terrier would be a good compromise, but she doesn't like the pointy ears and the bug eyes.
posted by cmp4Meta to Pets & Animals (44 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, the question is, is there some smaller dog that would be the equivalent of the pointer or lab types that she loves but in a smaller body? She has already ruled out cocker spaniel, mini doberman, italian greyhound, king charles spaniel, mini poodle. Brittany is too big. Vizla is too big. She does not like any terriers, and does not like any "girly dogs". Yeah, so this is one mom that's hard to please - try growing up in a house with her!
Anyway, I'd like to help her find a dog because it would be a great companion. Should be one that doesn't require too much exercise and that won't tear up a yard (because she lives in a condo). Any ideas on what has the personality and looks of a big dog but in a smaller package?
Is there anything like a Miniature German Shorthaired Pointer??? Mini Weimaraner?