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What breed of small/medium sized dog?

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321Go Sun 17-Aug-14 22:28:22

We've been deliberating about getting a dog for ages now. I'd love one (grew up with dogs) and the kids would do anything for one.
We're currently looking after a Labrador and a Cockerlier for a week which is just convincing me more that it is a good idea.
Both dogs are great, but I find the Lab too big and strong when we are out walking.
The Cockerlier is a much more practical size - I can lift her over stiles / in to the car if needed and she isn't so strong. I'm not sure if you'd say she was small or medium sized.
Ideally we'd like a dog that is happy with walking for 1 hour some days, but could manage a long hike too.
Any suggestions of breeds that would fit would be much appreciated.
We'd go for a rescue dog in any case if possible, but this would help with knowing what to look out for.

JadeJ123 Sun 17-Aug-14 22:35:18

Cocker spaniel
Any breed of spaniel

One of my dogs is a rescue and she's a delight, our rescue picked the dog they thought would be the best match for the family, good luck

Logarhythm Sun 17-Aug-14 23:03:23

Our whippet arrived today - and what a lovely gentle sweet little thing he is. No puppy madness, walked nicely on his lead - just perfect really!

NanooCov Sun 17-Aug-14 23:27:24

Border terrier! Border terrier! Border terrier!
Best dogs ever. Perfect temperament, hardy little buggers and cute as anything. Love them.

321Go Sun 17-Aug-14 23:34:24

Ooo thank you!
I have now discovered the people down the road have a Schnauzer (wasn't sure what it was until I googled from your suggestions).
Spaniels are a favourite of my DD.

SistersOfPercy Mon 18-Aug-14 00:09:49

Scottie dog, always overlooked for the westie but the Scott is a hardy little dog, very loyal, love A good long walk and from my experience aren't yappy.
Also, they don't moult.

Florin Mon 18-Aug-14 12:59:37

We have just picked up our working cocker spaniel puppy, she would meet all your requirements. They have such a lovely temperament and she is being lovely with our toddler.

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