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OK, so I can't really help but have you considered the following:
1. Buying a dog because you might be bored is a really bad idea.
2. Buying a pet you are knowingly allergic to, is also a really bad idea.
3. Spend time with other dogs before you get your own.
4. Buy a dog not a puppy (all puppies are cute, so know what you want when it's older, that's how it will look for 95% of it's life)
5. Know this - you will command Jedi Knight powers over your dog with a packet of Schmacko's.
You should be getting a dog when you know you are in a postion to look after it for it's whole life. I'm not saying that this is not your intention, so don't get me wrong.
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Thanks for the tips and for giving me more things to consider, I really appreciate it. I just to clarify one thing, I am not getting the dog because I will be bored. I will be getting a dog because I want to have somone that will be there with me/us and we are both fully committed to take care of the dog for all its life and not just a short time.
Regarding allergies, I used to be allergic to a lot of things when I was a kid, but I grew out of some of them, and I noticed that when I am around my uncle's dog (the basset) I do not get any extreme allergic reaction (I am allergic to dust, so sometimes figuring out if it's the dog or just the house that is making me sneeze is not so easy).
That's why I want to get an allergy test first and will try and be around the one or 2 breeds we might want to get to see how I react, before getting one.
I never thought about "separation anxiety" related to a dog, but as I said, I am really a newbie, so I will go and read more about that.
Thanks a lot for your advice!