we want to get a puppy in the next year.
we want a young puppy from a breeder. there is no compromise there. we have both grown up with shelter dogs adopted when older, and want a puppy once in our lives.
we want a larger, calm dog.
we will be living in an apartment in a large city.
the dog will always have someone at home, but not have a yard to run around in.
living in a city, we will walk everywhere.
the dog needs to be one that can be left unattended (tied out in fron of a store while i go in for a few things), and not want to get into too much trouble.
we do not want a small dog. ideal is 40-60lb range.
we would take the dog for walks everal times per day, and to the off leash dog park daily, so the dog would get plenty of excercise, but in scheduled increments, not just running around the backyard.
short hair is also highly prefered.
so, to sum it all up:
we want a big calm dog that does well in cities, crowds, apartments, but also loves a good run each day.
the dog will have lots of attention, but not too much space.
and, before you say greyhound, df can't stand them. he jsut hates the way greyhounds look, and absloutely does not want one. nor anything similar, such as italian greyhound or whippet.
so, does the breed we are looking for exist? are our requests too picky? are we horrible people who don't even deserve a dog?
thanks for all replies.