My wife and I are looking a smaller breed that does well living indoors, doesn't shed a lot, is fairly even-tempered, and will enjoy going on daily walks with me. I should admit that a main reason for getting a dog now is that my physician said I have to increase my daily walking and having a dog along would increase the enjoyment. Thanks for any advice.
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Not small, but the Greyhound does well INDOORS, does NOT shed, is very AFFECTIONATE, loves a walk, and is not hard to obtain since there are so many X-racers. Many live in NYC apartments!
They are good dogs who deserve good homes.
We are an older almost retired couple and really need a smaller dog. Greyhounds are beautiful dogs, I agree. Thanks for your suggestion anyway.
Most of the rescue greyhound owners I know (which have been a LOT - I used to teach a class JUST for greyhounds) ARE retired people! There is a couple in my neighborhood who is always out walking theirs - all times of day or night - keeps them active.
Greyhounds are slugs. they lounge on the couch and love going for walks (not runs, not a lot of exercise). Most are very content to lead a quiet lifestyle.

Small dogs are often pretty active, and that can be entertaining, but isn't for everyone. A Westie (West Highland White Terrier) is a generally easy breed that fits your description. Your local shelter may have a dog that fits your need to a T, and rescue organizations may as well. An adult dog sounds like a good match.
Try www.petfinder.com to find your new friend!
Janet Boss
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WAIT A MINUTE!! Smaller dogs can be very hyper active with small bladders.. Greyhounds are gentle and love to sleep the day away! If I were retired, I would want a gentle Greyhound.
-Rich
We are an older almost retired couple and really need a smaller dog.

How about a Toy or Minature Poodle?
An older dog might be best for you, that way you can skip all the puppy stuff ) There are Poodle rescues out there, and sometimes you can find them at your local animal shelter. Sometimes responsible breeders will also have older dogs available. .
Miniscule shedding, but they do need to be groomed every couple months.

Dogstar716
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Nice dogs, except for the poodle.
Howdy tenplay,
My first choice is the 45 mph couch potato (Greyhound) :-) Then I would check out the Bull Terrier or Miniture Bull Terrier. Some people call them the Clown Prince of the dog world.
Frank X. Morris
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My wife and I are looking a smaller breed that does well living indoors, doesn't shed a lot, is fairly ... said I have to increase my daily walking and having adog along would increase the enjoyment. Thanks for any advice.

Boston Terriers are neat little dogs, smart as can be, and shed little. I am also thinking of a Pug but am not sure about the shedding factor with them.

Tara
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