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Wanted: One Dog-must love old people. Apply within.
Fairly recently my grandparents dog died and after a period of greiving, they find themselves craving canine companionship again.
The problem is they know absolutely nothing about dogs and are asking me to help them out in finding them a new one. I've put together a list of requirements that a dog of theirs should have, but I'm at a loss about what breed of dog best suits these requirements.
So far, the qualities I think a dog of theirs needs are:
Small size: since they can't lift a bigger dog easily to take it to the vet if they need to, I feel a smaller dog would make them more self sufficient regarding the needs of their canine friend.
Medium energy level or low energy level: being older, they won't be able to exercise their dog as much. I can and will help, but that's still a lot of time when the dog will not be running around.
Less fur: their last dog shed a lot, and they've pretty much said outright that they don't want that much hair on their next one.
Friendly: this one's for me also, since I'm going to be walking the dog and I value all my bits intact.
Could anyone suggest a breed or breeds that would meet these requirements? I've been looking at a few, but am open to any advice available.