My mom is allergic to dogs, and we are thinking about a new one. Our present dog will be put down very soon, she is a good dog but large and sheds a lot. We are moving to our new house soon and want a nice little(mom wants toy sized) dog that could be our first indoor one. We are dog people much more than cat people so this is what we want. So does anyone have some suggestions on good breeds? Also, a lot of the terriers and other little breeds seem to have lots of hair, yet they say they are good for allergy sufferers. My thought is, would it be bad to shave a dog all the time? I mean take it to a groomer and have the hair shaved very short. It would be an indoor dog so I don't think climate would be an issue for it other then when we let it out to do its business in winter. A pug is exactly what I want, but it sheds and isn't good for an allergy sufferer and that is the big issue here.