I just love small dogs and they love me back. We definitely have a connection. I have had Minipins most of my life. Both males and females. They all died of old age and I still miss them terribly. I occasionally travel to Canberra for work so having another Minipin full time is just impossible. I also had 2 cocker spaniels, and this is probably the maximum size of a dog that would feel comfortable in an apartment with a small garden.
I sometimes look after chihuahuas of my friends and neighbours and enjoy this very much. They sit on a chair next to me and my computer. They can go outside onto a fenced private courtyard at the back or sit in the sun on the front balcony.
I also like bigger dogs and had a few of those over the years but that was when I lived in a house with a big garden. I now live alone in a spacious ground floor unit with a 60 m2 courtyard only 3 minutes’ walk to the beach.
I work from home from 8 am – 5 pm with 1 hour for lunch when I usually go for a walk. I would love to have a little companion to spend time at my place either overnight or during the day.