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  1. What Position

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    im 13 and my mom said i can buy a dog......
    i would like

    something small-like a rat terrier-that is cool to pick up and hang around.
    i would like a rat terrier.........but i heard they can be very mean..
    i would like a toy or small dog i can pick up that is nic and cool to hang with that will be happy to see me when i get home for baseball basketball,etc.
    :confused: im not sure what kind to get...anyone mention something please,and if you can,get me a link to a site where i can read about that dog.
     
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    First off, are you sure you're ready for a dog? Have you done much research on them, their attention requirements, their lifespans etc? A small dog can live up to 20 years.

    It doesn't sound like you want any breed in particular.. How about going to your local animal shelter and checking out the small dogs that they have there?
     
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    im sure im ready i have one already(border collie) but my pop lives right next door and realy likes him.......so im giving him to him ...........my local shelter has 2 rat terriers,a pug,a puggle,and a weiner dog.i went there about 5 days ago..i called them n they still have them....are rat terriers calm.or are they mean like some people say.
     
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    they have got a chihuahua..hes a pup....all of those dogs i mentioned are pups and are ready for training.
     
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    Not to criticise but for info. why are you re-homing one and getting another ?
     
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    my grandma just passed away(year ago) and my grandpap likes to hang around with this dog so i am giving it to him....he lives next door.......so i can walk over to see him.
     
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    Rat Terriers are terriers. They are very intelligent, energetic and some can be a little quick to snap or bite if provoked, though I wouldn't call any breed "mean".
    I'd definitely check out the dogs at the shelter - you may find the perfect match there :)
     
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    ok.... i did.....this pup of rat terrier....is still young....so i will be able to train him...also feel free to mention anyother breeds you reccomend.
     
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    im liking the mini schnuzer....but im sticking with the rat terrier as of now.
     
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    oh ok i c thank you. Very happy to see you checking out the shelters too. Is your life style active? and how much time do you have to train, work or play the new one ?
     
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    active loife style.i have a lot of time to be with this dog.
     
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    Well, if these dogs don't work out I would recommend researching the Papillon. Fantastic little dogs for an active lifestyle, they are very intelligent and most are pretty happy-go-lucky little guys. The ones I have worked with (besides my own.. who I am convinced is demon spawn in a pap suit) have been very responsive and fun to train.

    www.papillonclub.org
     
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    omg they are soooo cute!!!!!i like that at the rat terrier.....i just have to read about them..they dont look like they'd hurt much......lol
     
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    The reason I asked is that the breeds you are leaning toward require activity and lots of work in trainning as they are stubborn. Very intellegent and will try to have things their way. They are on my list of " BURGER KING DOGS" you know have it your way??? lol . I have 2 ACDS they are " BURGER KING DOGS " too.
    I hope you get a great companion and have a good long and loving relationship no matter what breed you get. I think a Lab mix would be good for you.
     
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    RD I don't know about that breed other then I think that they are always so darn cute. I love watching them in the Westminster shows.
     
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    i dont want a dog that is stubborn..im taking a quiz on a dog site to see what they think fits me..........i wnat one taht i can train(ill train it as i trained my other dog very well)but a lil dog that i can carry around that will follow me hang aournd me and everything.....ill let you know the quiz results
     
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    I just wanted to say YAY FOR YOU! You're only 13 and you have the right idea already! BEFORE getting a pup, research to find the best one for you. So many adults haven't even gotten that one figured out! ;) So kudos for that! :)

    I don't know much about small breeds.. but many people here do and you'll find some really great advice! Good luck finding you're new forever friend!
     
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    welsh corgi was 100% match, also,rat terrier was 90 percent......im taking it ageb...i put the wrong answers for one of them though
     
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    ooh rat terriers. i've got one spunky one myself. she's not very social, like she'll go up to people and be like oooh pet me, but is tolerate. well when she wants to anyways. she's very affectionate to me though.
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