I would really like a dog, iv been on my own for a little over a year now i have a good job and i go to school, but i only go to school two days a week about 6hrs. I live in a 1 bedrm apt. I work mostly nights so i need i dog that wont mind sharing time, im not really looking for a puppy but somthing that stays small and somewhat hardy. I have a bossy cat. I was thinking a chi or a daschound. I really like toy/min poodles cause they dont shed but i doubt i'll be able to keep up with all the hair, my mother had a min poodle once, and she claims to have brushed it everyday but it was always scruffy looking, so every three months she took it to get shaved down.OK.. Any suggestions?