You end up enjoying the idea of adding a four-legged family member, but each member of your family wants a different breed of dog. Choosing a dog breed may seem like a daunting task at first, but here are a few tips to help you make this all-important decision. Remember that patience is key!
The first step to narrowing your search is to find out if a household member is allergic to fur. In this case, all you have to do is entertain breeds with hair like the Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Poodle, Wheat Terrier, Bichon Frize, Havanese, and others. Hairy dogs don't produce as much dandruff as hairy dogs, so they are less likely to cause allergies. The best option is to buy a teddy dog from the sale that can be easy to handle.
The second step is to understand why each member of the family wants the dog and what they can do with the dog. Our four-legged friend can be a caretaker, a playful friend, a sports buddy, or just a dog or a lazy couch (bulldog?). The main problem you need to tackle here is the training requirements.
If everyone wants a dog to play with or train/play with, you need to focus on the more agile and sporty puppy. If no one is willing to take the responsibility of walking the dog or actively entertaining them with good playtime and exercise, focus on a dog that just needs a little exercise.