What dog breeds...?
What dog breeds can stay home alone for 8 hours a day? I know dogs love to have company, but most populace do actually have to work, or go to institution, and they have dogs that seem fine. So what breeds are best if they are going to be not here alone for a period of the day. I would prefer a small breed. Not a really hyper breed. But one that is other happy to be walked. Thanks for the help.
Add: If you really want a dog (especially a small one) you might consider Shirley J's suggestion of getting a dog sitter or taking it to dog "day care." They prevent the dog getting lonely and help prevent desctructive behavior.
Types that you wouldn't want would be :
..wow almost all breeds. Cause dogs get curious and bored. That's when you come domestic to a house that's a mess from the dog chewing or going through stuff.
Don't ask can I keep it in a crate cause no you shouldn't for 8 hours.
If you don't hold time for a dog whats the point of having one?
Breeds that Charlotte K gave are gonna be your best bet. They do best when being departed alone for long periods of time.
I still say not a life for any dog.
Ha yeah take a cat...or a hamster..hey maybe even a fish??
don't go for hunting or working dogs such as labradors Alsatians, jack russels, collies etc they need loads of excercise and stimulation or they will become bored and unless you have a year or so to train them, they can start ripping up your house. it's not right to leave a dog alone for 8 hours they will get lonely. but if you really want one what roughly speaking a Bull Dog, they are quite lazy in common and as long as they got loads of fuss at night they'd be pleased to be left to sleep during the sunshine. if it's for company ever thought about getting a cat? cat's are perfect pets for working owners, they are independant and sleep most of the sunshine anyway but love cuddles and play later in the evening, you can stride some breeds too if you train them to go on a lead!!
a Boykin Spaniel they are so cute but highly calm and obedient they can be left alone for a long time because they are external dogs and love to be walked they will also never run away
Don't ever leave a puppy locked in a kennel for 8 hours, they need a bigger space approaching the kitchen to be left in with food,hose, toys, chews, a bed etc...
As for a breed to reccomend...
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Lhasa Apso
- Bull dog
Alone for 8 hours a day?
If you don't hold time for the dog, what the point of having one?
and it depends on the dogs personality.
You need an older house trained dog without profoundly of exercising needs.
I wouldn't suggest getting a dog, whether you can't be around them, it's selfish.