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Dr. Gary, thank you so much. Although this is my first dog, I'd like to think I'll have the strong leader tone in order to establish myself as the pack leader. I was leaning to choosing a Xolo because they seem to have far more positive qualities than any other dog... For example, It doesn't bark much and doesn't shed and doesn't drool and is easy to groom and is ok living indoors and is easy to train and isn't hyper and is very intelligent and healthy and playful and emotionally resilient and is ok when left alone for a few hours and is in 10-25 lb. range and is affectionate and is friendly, etc... am I mistaken that the Xolo is alone in this regard and there are in fact other breed(s) I should consider that have all these qualities?
Thanks so much, I can tell you are a knowledgeable and good person. I can focus my search on rescues, the concern which entered my mind there, is getting a mix, I don't know what type of personality and obedience I'll be getting... (also, not being a pup, I won't have the chance to ingrain the father-son bond and name?)
The breed I found that seemed to have the second most qualities compared to the Xolo, was the Manchester Tarrier; or am I wrong about that?
Is it going to be a challenge regarding barking and a first time owner? Is it going to be very needy of constant attention and high exercise? (I have a health issue that prevents me from running or riding a bike)