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I was wondering if anyone could advise me on what breed of dog yo should get in the future. I am really interested in starting to show dogs, and don't want to end up with completely the wrong dog.

My current criteria-

Small- preferably under 16 inches but could go up to 20.
Not 'independent' like Shiba Inu or Basenji.
Can live with an hour or so of exercise a day. Probably free running or with a trailing line.
Likes to play games with toys.
Intelligent and can learn easily.
I could probably be able to groom every 2-3 days, but nothing that involves a lot of clipping i.e. Poodles, or anything with excessive hair that needs kept up to stop it breaking.
My preferred coats are smooth, semi-long and wire/broken. I could learn to hand strip, as I have had a bit of practice with my broken coat JRT, but that's just stopping her getting too scruffy looking, not anything near show level grooming.

That is all I have so far. Any ideas?
 

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Petfinder.com. There are literally thousands of dogs in need of homes that would meet those requirements perfectly.
 

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A Satin Havanese! My little Jasper fits all of those requirements. Lol. Now you just have to find one. :)

Really, the petfinder idea is a great one.
 

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Petfinder.com. There are literally thousands of dogs in need of homes that would meet those requirements perfectly.
Unfortunately, Petfinder is useless to me as I live in the UK. My next dog IS going to be a rescue. This is for the far out future, when I finish school and get a job, with my own house. I have really wanted to show dogs for as long as I can remember, so I really want fulfil this dream some day. Since if I am showing the dogs, I am going to be devoting my life to that particular breed, so I want to be able to take as long as possible to find out as much as possible about the breed.

Any reason not to go with the JRT since you have experience there? Or do you want a less energetic breed.
Jack Russell Terriers are definitely in the top ten, but I just want to have a look around at others before I decide completely. Also I have the Jack Russell/Parson Russell thing to choose. Parsons have a greater range of shows they can go to, because they're accepted by both the British Kennel Club and the Irish Kennel Club, and living in Northern Ireland I have the choice of the two, while Jacks can only be shown in IKC. Although by the time I get around to this this might have changed. The top three are currently Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier and Border Terrier. Basically the smaller members of the terrier group and shorter coated members of the Toy group, along with Miniature Schnauzers and a few other random breeds floating about in my head. I should probably make a proper list some time. Rosie is my first dog so I can't really compare her with anything else.
 
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