I’ve been thinking about getting a dog lately. In doing the due diligence, I’ve visted a handful of shelter websites, talked to friends with dogs of their own and tried out a couple of online breed selectors. These are where you pick your likes and needs and the site tries to match you to a breed. I’ve been struggling with the results.
One of the sites told me to get an Italian Greyhound. They’re small-ish, like I wanted, and they like to go out and run (I’d like one to play soccer with). But they’re not my style. Too delicate looking. They’re also hypo-allergenic, which is good. I’m not allergic to dogs — I grew up with them — I just don’t want to have to clean up too much hair.
Another site actually told me to just get a cat — no lie. Maybe they’re right. Maybe I’m just too picky. I’ve yet to mention I don’t want to buy from a breeder, and most shelter dogs are mutts anyway I suppose.
So what kind of dog should I get? Stay tuned.