ok folks, im currently researching my next breed, chis will always be the love of my life, but id like soemthing a little different. ive been looking into chinese cresteds and toy poodles. firstly of course im looking for a small breed preferably under 10lbs so the chis wont be overwhelmed with size and for eas of transport and living situation. im looking for a breed that, assuming is well socilized from day one is good with strangers/other people and dogs. this dog will be my store "mascot" and would be comming into the shop every day with me so meeting new people and other dogs would be part of daily life. and ill be honest and say im looking for a dog that will put up with me putting cute pet jewelry and little outfits on. my family owns a pet boutique so my next girl will be a model for our newest items. i like cresteds for their personality and the fact that they are very unique, but to be honest they have a face only mothers could love as they get older...if going this route id probably go with a powderpuff and trim the coat into a hairless cresteds cut then let it grow out as she gets older. i like poodles again great personality and theya re gorgeous. id probably do a white female and keep in a simple but "girly" cut. id like to possibly show, and i want to be able to possibly persue cgc for therapy work. grooming: is no problem, im currently looking into training to become a groomer so have no problem spending the extra time grooming either of these breeds (it would be good practice) excersize: i have a securly fenced 1/4 acre for free playtime and running before and after "work", but most of the day would be spent indoors in the shop. training: id prefer an easier to train breed, i love my chis but they can be difficult to house break and lets face it, there more cat like making you earn the responces lol. id like a dog whos willing and eager to please and even show off so opinions folks...should i go for a powderpuff crested or a toy poodle?! please note this wouldnt be for a while but i like to get started on the research early.