Our daughter graduated in four years while playing soccer. Pretty good! Then she came home and somehow talked us into buying her the puppy she’d always wanted—not our finest moment. She had plans to move out in a week, but that did not happen; so what had been our quiet empty-nest house suddenly got much noisier with a yappy little dog in it! Looking on the bright side, our daughter gave some thought to the breed and chose one with a very friendly temperament that doesn’t shed.