Ajax's mom and pop came back from WA. this morning. His mom told me she can't imagine life without a dog and wants to get another one in the somewhat near future. (There's no rush.) She's asked me to find out what breeds would be best for them.
She really loves Labs, but doesn't want to be FORCED to walk the dog everyday. If we can, he will be walked. In fact, I guarantee as long as I'm here I'll be walking him/her, but after I'm gone? They worry about having to walk the dog everyday for the next 15 years.
She is open to small dogs, but doesn't want it to be too small, as this is a busy house and a small dog might be stepped on.
She doesn't like the dogs with real short noses, or bulging eyes either, since they tend to have eye and nasal problems.
Mixed breeds are also welcome, although they're a little harder to predict. She'd be happy to adopt from a shelter or rescue, as well.
Long hair is preferred as she likes long haired dogs, but shorter hair is fine as well (AJ had short hair.
What I'm thinking is that a Dachshund would be a good idea, and she likes Dachshunds. Also, maybe a Corgi.
I can't think of any medium to big sized dogs that don't require alot of exercise, though, so I think she's just going to have to get a smaller one that can appreciate this house and this yard. It will get walked, she just doesn't want it to be a requirement.
Suggestions are appreciated!