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    I wonder if anyone could suggest a dog that would be suitable for someone in a wheelchair who lives on their own. I am capable of taking a dog for a walk as long as its not too big and headstrong. I live in my own bungalow but only have a yard, not a garden. I'm used to Jacks and Poodles when I lived with someone but now I'm alone I'm thinking Jacks might be a bit too boisterous. Any help/advice would be gratefully received. Thanks.

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    I think any breed of dog would be alright - as long as it was trained well. Sometimes the larger breed dogs are a little calmer (at least they have been in my experience). Also - try searching shelters and breed rescues. Most of the times the employees and volunteers will help find the right dog for you.

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    Good advice from Fullhouse..... the obedience and socializing is the key factor, not the size. Sometimes the big ones are the "coach potatoes" and the little guys are pistols. Rescuing a dog is such a rewarding experience. They seem to understand what you have done for them and give that extra sense of loyalty. All the dog-pals we have had in the past 50 years have been either strays, rescues or shelters.... have not had a disappointment yet. Freckles became a member of our family 2 1/2 years ago at age 6 weeks. She was at a flea market and headed for the pound. (White/red flecked border collie/red heeler mix). She creates attention wherever we take her... and what a love...loves people. But, got her into puppy obedience from the get go and a few advance classes, just because she is so smart and it was fun to see what she could do. Go for it... all you've got to lose is your heart.

    [ November 27, 2003, 11:20 PM: Message edited by: Freckles ]
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    my aunt is the kind of lady that likes lap dogs and she always seems to have teacup poodles. they are smaller than a toy (about 3 lbs) and they are the sweetest, most loyal and loving dogs! plus very low maintenence. good breed i think!
    You don't know love until you know a border collie!

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    I would have to say that poodles are anything but low maintainance.

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    teacup poodles really are. at least my aunt's last three have been
    You don't know love until you know a border collie!

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    I'm sorry, but I disagree, if nothing else grooming them takes so much time, energy, and money. Teacup poodles are more of a responsiblity because of increased health problems.

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    Alot of labs are very good animals, maybe a more mature one from 2-3 yrs old. i would also go to my local rescue group and search.
    *aSh*<br /><br />"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies." -Gene Hill

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    I think that any dog that requires routine clipping is high maintenance. Course I guess I'm kind of a nut - because I got a Husky. He takes a lot of brushing (but he's worth it)

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