|Barked: Mon Jun 17, '13 9:21pm PST |
|I must say, a Sheltie is a good option.
Of course, it is the antithesis of your list!
Shetland Sheepdogs are small-medium dogs that are extraordinarily intelligent. This intelligence though, isn't a cunning variety. They pick up well on training and usually master any task you give them. When well socialized, they are great companions for children. They are stranger wary, and tend to BARK ALOT! So training that early on is a spot on idea. They are also extremely loyal and they do pick a favorite human.
They do shed. Twice a year they blow coat, so daily brushing is required and perhaps a thorough groom every six weeks. The coat is a lot of work, but it strengthens your bond.
They excel in obedience and other dogs sports, and can easily match the energy of a six year old. They love walks, fetch, and even a good training session. I do not think the Sheltie has an excessive amount of energy, despite being a herding breed, but definitely make sure some task or job is provided for them. I adore my Shetland Sheepdog, she is everything I wanted in a dog.
Edited by author Mon Jun 17, '13 9:26pm PST
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