Since you plan on taking your little friend with you as you travel for work, you definitely want to adopt a small dog so it can fly in the cabin with you. Even if you typically travel by car, a small dog is more practical because some pet-friendly hotels allow pets who weigh only 25 pounds or less. My personal favorite breed for traveling is the longhair Chihuahua, because that’s what I have. Lucy has traveled with me for business and pleasure for 11 years, and has never had a problem adapting to a new setting. She doesn’t bark or whine, and she is extremely calm. I’ve been around other longhair Chihuahuas and have found them to have the same relaxed demeanor. Other breeds you should consider: Yorkie, Maltese and Pomeranian. If you’re adopting from a shelter, the staff should be able to tell you about the individual dogs’ personalities and habits. Stay away from spirited breeds like the Jack Russell Terrier, which needs lots of exercise. I also suggest that you take a couple of trial runs with your dog before you go on a business trip. We never know how our pets will adapt to travel until it's time. Therefore, spend a night at a local hotel or motel to see how your pet does. Remember, if he's coming from a shelter, he may need longer to adapt to a new environment.
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