Our breed criteria is pretty simple:
- smaller dog
- great with people and other dogs
- average activity level
- easy to train
- it would be nice if we didn’t need to go to the groomer every 4-6 weeks for a trim
- a breed that will excel at pet therapy
Reviewing my list, I just realized that basically, what we are looking for is a dog with a personality similar to that of a Golden Retriever just in a smaller package. Now the test is to see which breeds best match our criteria and then make a decision.