shih tzu, maltese?

im getting a puppie of my own very soon and i need to know which one to get a shih tzu or a maltese. the dog would would have to be good alone for up to 7 hours a day. i would like a sweet pup thats easy to house train to and has a good temper. Any suggestions?
what about a lhasa apso? i hear there stubborn though. Any body know anything about this breed?

Don't get either breed if you want one to house train easy!!!Or a lasa for that matter. Mabey a schnouser, Japanese chin, Pekingese……….Shih tzu's especially are very hard to train.

  • Red Rover

    7 hours a day is too much.
    And it's spelled "puppy," not "puppie." :|

    Puppies need constant attention and they pee and poo everywhere. You need to clean up after them and come home every 3-6 hours. Can you do that? can you care for the dog's food, vet bills, etc for 15 years?

    get one from a breeder or shelter
    avoid pet stores: the puppies are overpriced and comes from puppy mills
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  • Amie B

    Don't get either breed if you want one to house train easy!!!Or a lasa for that matter. Mabey a schnouser, Japanese chin, Pekingese……….Shih tzu's especially are very hard to train.
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  • Dog luver! ????

    Shih-tzus are the best dogs on earth. btw, Amie B is wrong. Shih-tzus are soooo easy to house train. I have 3 of 'em and a other one who died. (RIP Coco) I'm well experienced.

    Lhasa apso info:
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/lhasaapso.htm
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  • sarbear12345

    Maltese are very easy to house train, they are very smart.But 7 hours is too long and if you need to train one you need alot of time.
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  • Sickest

    its hard i have 1 you can never leave it alone or it will cry/bark when ur going to sleep take it to sleep with u
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  • Melissa K

    I should say maltese because they're are easy to train and are mainly quiet…. They should by able to stay alone for 7 hours…
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The Shih Tzu Manual