I am much in the same situation as Tobe. I am thinking of getting a toy dog maybe in the next couple yeawrs. I am getting older and would like a dog I could travel with easily. (Torie is 20 lbs. I contemplated flying wiht her last year, and just about had a nervous breakdown.)
I want a dog that is under 15 lbs and maybe under that. I do not want a brachi dog.
Getting along with cats is VERY important to me. Therefore I have ruled out anything in the hound. And
I don't want to spend lots of time grooming. I am very interested in training so a sharp dog is important.
A couple ideas I had were:
Papillon, toy poodle (though I am not sure re: breeding of them) or poodle mix if I decide to go the rescue route), someone suggested Maltese or is it Havanese.
Your input would be interesting.
(BTW, if Torie had her way she'd get a Whippet. She loves Whippets! I think they a bit large and would not be so great with cats.)