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Newton

Dachshund / Cocker Spaniel Mix

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: No training

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

4/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

4/5

The best friend we could find

By

2000, Argentina

Posted January 11, 2017

My boyfriend and I found this sweet dog 2 years ago on a Saturday afternoon in the park. It was clear he had owners before because he had stitches of a recent surgery. We took him home and we looked everywhere, but couldn't find his family. So, unexpectedly, we got "stuck" with a dog in our very small apartment.
When I was younger I had lots of dogs, but I always had a garden. I found out it is not as easy to have a dog in a small place. The responsibility is bigger, because you need to walk him at least three times a day for him to "go to the toilet", and he needs much more attention because otherwise he can get really bored.
But all the effort is absolutely worth it. There's no bigger love than the love of a rescued dog. Sometimes it makes me sad the fact that he doesn't have a garden to run all the time, but he's actually pretty lazy and loves relaxing on the couch all day long. Besides he would be in the streets, without food or water and with no shelter.
According to our vet he's about 5 years old now, he's pretty quiet, he likes to play but he gets tired really easily, so it is perfect for a young couple like ourselves with not a lot of free time on our hands, or maybe for older people too. If you are planning to have a dog in an apartment, you need to know that you have to be there as much as possible. Some dogs can put up with no having a backyard, but they can't stand being alone all the time. Luckily I work at home, so we keep each other company, and I can manage to walk him around the neighborhood every 4 to 5 hours.

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