Originally Posted by milosz
In the realm of a 'real' dog, what would y'all recommend for apartment living? I figure my schedule allows for a half-hour walk in the morning and an hour in the afternoon/evening minimum (most days I'll have more play time available in the afternoon), not too stubborn training-wise, preferably short-haired?
Originally Posted by Teger
greyhoud rescue ^^
they're calm, sleep a lot if you give them some decent exercise twice a day and you'll be giving a nice dog a home
The Greyhound is a nice breed and I believe an easy keeper. There are some socialization issues with retired racers, but you should be fine with the amount of exercise you've indicated. That said, I would find a way to let your dog run down and kill a squirrel once in while. This may be a little tough in the city, but the breed was born to run and to hobble it would be a shame.
As Jan points out, the pitbull is a good choice, but there are all kinds of implications with that breed so you have to be prepared. I recommend going to a dog show (one of the few times I will) to see as many breeds as possible and narrow your search down. Then decide puppy or adult. If adult try the rescue organizations. Puppy? Start calling breeders.