Ouuuuuhhhh! Thanks, for the info. and link, NavyWife!
Oh, gosh, I'm wondering if I could ever have a Chin then ... my babysitters only know how to open the back door to let my dogs out, when to give them treats and feed them. My dogs will tell you themselves when they need out, expect a treat, or want to be feed - lol. The bunnies I had, one was litter box trained and so sweet and friendly, but he kept chewing on phone and lamp cords - so I gave him away (I was 17 years old at the time, and didn't know what to do, but didn't want him to die from electrical shock); the other one I got 2 years ago ... my dogs barked at her, which scared her, and I felt it was best to give her back to the pet shop. It was a bunny that my cousin's ex-fiancé had bought (with his money), then she ran off with another guy, and he ended up moving in with me for a few months and gave me the rabbit to care for. I put her in a 48" x 60" cage, and she wasn't friendly in the least bit toward me, so I was afraid to let her out of the cage, cuz she tried to bite me several times when I was changing her water and feeding her (pull-out tray on the extremely large cage helped when changing her bedding every day). I had her for 4 months, and finally decided it was best to just take her back to the pet shop. I begged the pet shop owner to take the bunny back and give her a good home, and she did ... made her a pet within her own home, cuz she couldn't resell her, not knowing of any problems she might have had since the time of sale. I'm so glad!
I think that if I get a baby Chin or Flem, then my dogs can get used to it with periodic, and well-supervised, exposure ... they need the gradual exposure, I think. Then when the animal gets bigger, my doggies just might grow to love it. BTW, my 76 and 94 lb. dogs have been housed within my home with other adult dogs that I've babysat from 2-7 days, weighing from 5 lbs. to 32 lbs.; even a stray 12 lb. Cockapoo that my doggies told me about, which made it's way under my fence, until I could reach the owner. My doggies got along with him just fine (no territory limits whatsoever - and they all slept in the bed with me). That's why I'm thinking I might can pull this off with a Chin or a Flemish that will become larger eventually. Kind of scary, but, I'd like to try it. What do all of you think about that? I'd really love to know your opinions before even attempting to get a Chin or Flem.
BTW, which would you consider less maintenance (including vacation time for someone else to have to worry about) ... the Chin or Flem?