|Barked: Mon Oct 8, '12 11:26am PST |
|Quite frankly OP, if I were you and those were my circumstances I'd consider something much smaller and none of what's been suggested here thus far.
Think Pug, Lhasa, Shih-tzu....something along those lines.
Until you get a place of your own I'd always caution against getting any kind of large breed dog. If you need to move, for whatever reason, it can be incredibly tough to find a place that'll accept dogs at all, certain breeds such as the Chow, Doberman and German Shepherd especially. Not impossible some places, but definitely as tough as it gets when it comes to owning a dog and renting. Not to mention there are added liabilities when renting with a dog. Many home owners or rental insurance policies will not insure dogs of certain breeds, if you are even able to find one that is willing to let you move in with a large breed dog at all. Not that they're bad, or the stigma is deserved, but it is something to consider when you don't own your own home and it can make things considerably more difficult.
Tiller's suggestion is fantastic. When you are ready definitely take advantage of the offer if you are able. To have someone knowledgeable to help you not only breed match but match on an individual level is priceless.
It'll definitely set you up for the best chance at a successful match.
Edited by author Mon Oct 8, '12 11:28am PST
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