I am looking for a family dog to bring into our family, a smaller breed dog under 20 pounds. I have a chance to get a shih tzu that is the only puppy in the litter? Is that ok, will the puppy learn appropriate behaviors with only the puppy and the mother in the picture?
Also, i have seen a cavahon puppy (bischon/king charles caviler) that seems like a sweet little girl.
I have two girls age 10 and 13 and want a dog we can take to our softball games during the summer and possibly camping.
I work 3/4 time and the dog would be crate trained and in the crate for a little over six hours per day. Once potty trained, i would be willing to only baby gate the puppy in the kitchen for this timeframe.
Can anyone let me know if either of these two breeds would work for our family, or suggest how to make sure i am selecting a sweet dog who will not only love my family but will be friendly around strangers and other dogs??