Wanted to get some advice if I could. My wife and I are planning to adopt a dog, she's never had a pet before but I have grown up with dogs. I told her when we first started going out that I love dogs and plan to always have them around. I want this to be a good first experience for her. I've already started preparing her for what she can expect, how they find their way to your heart but also how they can have their bad days too.
There's a lot of shelters, rescue organizations, and foster organizations around me where great dogs are in need of homes. We compromised on getting a medium size dog that is 1-3 years old. I've been looking at several mix's; beagle, lab, boxer, chow, shar-pei. We've been leaning towards the beagle mixes but I heard from a friend this weekend that beagles can be very stubborn and can bark a lot. Anyone out there have a beagle or know enough that this would be a good dog to introduce to someone that has never had one before?