Just go for a Pug. Horrid little horror stories, but such brave souls, and really up for a cuddle if you know what you are dealing with. Just watch the tone of your voice.
Me, I am an Afghan person, forever and always. But I have owned a couple of really magic Shar Peis.
No dog is ever easy. They are all a pain in the arse. It depends entirely on whether or not you really want a dog. Another baby.
As it happens, I owned dogs long before I ever had the ghastly children. And no dog of mine ever gave me a hard time, because I wasn't having it. The ghastly children have proved to be a bit more difficult in the long term. But there you go.
Back home to the awful Pug Charlotte. Who on earth in their right mind would name a dog Charlotte? Poor little soul. I Rescued her at the age of seven, at which point she instantly went blind and demented. I suspect that she was hanging about for a sucker like me.
She is ten years old now and absolutely f**ing fine. And probably one of my wins, if only I knew it. No chance of her dying any time soon. Keep on buying dog food.
But whatever breed you choose, do make it a puppy. This is the only way in which you will be able to know what happened to your dog, and that it was never ill treated.
Sorry , I do get a bit pissed off by this, and generally I would not ever rescue an old dog. Charlotte was probably a bit too little for it to matter.
She and me get on. I don't like her attitude, and she isn't wild about mine, but she will never be hurt in my house.
The truth of the matter is that I never got over the death of Hamlet. Not my first dog, or my last. But actually the only one.
This is what happens to dog people like me. if we re very lucky then we get clobbered. But We don't give up on dogs because this is who we are. But you do have to try it.
So don't discard the idea. Just know that it might be a bit more important to some silly puppy.