Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Help me decide!

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted a Dog. Now that I am done with school, I have been itching to get one, and have (I think) narrowed it down to 2 breeds. A Puggle or a Yorkie. I have done a lot of research, and I want to be sure I am ready when I do get one. Yes, I of course want a "cute little dog," and they are both that. I don't want a big one, since I will be in an apartment probably for a while. In short, here are a few of the pros and cons of both:

Puggles- "pros" They are good in apartments, good with children and strangers, short hair- no trimming necessary, bathing only once in a blue moon, they are friendly and loyal, they don't get stressed or depressed easily, they are super cute!
Puggles- "cons"
They can get to be up to 15-20lbs, they need the folds of thier face and eyes cleaned often, they can be hard to potty train, they shed, they may be prone to "digging"




Yorkies- "pros" They are loyal and loving, they are small and good in apartments, they don't need tons of excercise, can be trained well, they are easy to take around if needed, they don't dig or destroy things, they are adoreable!
Yorkies- "cons" They can get lonely easy (I work a lot), they need to be trimmed often, and brushed regularly, Must be bathed 2-4 times a month (not too bad), may have a tendency to be yippie.

I need help in making a decision, especially if you know more about either of them. OR...if you have any other suggestions for dogs, lemme know. So comment away...

8 comments:

Lacey and Tyler Voris said...

you should get a puggle. my brother and sister-in-law have one and it is very cute and well behaved. they haven't had any problems with her. :)

Great Scott's! said...

I miss seeing you almost every other day. Well I love your post cause for the last month I have been conteplating getting a cat(they pee and poop in a box, total pro + I'm a cat person.) It's a serious decision and commitment. I think yookies are so dang cute!! And dorkies are even cuter:) I dont know which one though cause the pro and cons both sound good. So good luck with that one.

rachel! said...

Both?

tanyawhite said...

I think that you should get a puggle. Not that I have any experience, but I've always wanted one, and they ARE darn cute! and someone as cute as you must have a cute puppy too!~

The Ball Family said...

I say a Yorkie! I like small dogs better. The fact that you need to brush him often isn't a big deal as long as they like being brushed. OH... the thought of a yorkie... Parker playing with him. Yes, get one of those and you can bring him over every time you come over. We would love it. parker loves dogs. I am getting excited. Do it. Do it NOW! NO pressure.

AshMasta said...

Get the puggle. First of all, did you see that face?? So super cute! Also, though yorkies are so cute and special they are the neediest dogs on the planet! And they yip like you wouldn't believe. Hooray the Puggle!

Brian and Lindsay Holmstrom said...

I would say the yorkie. My family had a beagle when I was younger and they are super hyper and bark A TON! They are both so adorable though! I want a dog too, keep us posted on what you decide!

Nicki said...

I'm definitely a puggle girl, but only cause I think they are cuter. But the cleaning between the wrinkle thing could get annoying. But nontheless, I still vote for that. If you work a ton, leaving a pet feeling neglected kind of defeats the purpose of having a pet. I would go for the less time-demanding one. Miss you, Jer!