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I would get a puppy and not a mature dog. I'd also steer away from large breeds and any terrier type of dog. Most terrior breeds were bred to hunt small game and will often instinctively chase a ferret. A larger dog might inadvertently hurt a ferret either by biting too hard in play, or pouncind on them. They might also react to a ferret's bite by snapping back which could have disastrous results. I would not say dogs and ferrets get along or that they don't, just that you have to be prepared to step in and correct any undesirable behavior on both parts. Read more on it here:
I would apply some behavioral tests as well to any puppy you chose to . You will want one that scores mostly 4's.
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I'd like to check in and see how things are going. Did you end up getting a puppy? What was your final choice? I hope my answer was helpful.