This has been an experience. We have another dog who doesn't do anything that the aussie pom does. The ausssie pom has chewed furniture, doors, mattresses and doesn't go outside to potty unless he wants to, so that means lots of messes to clean up. He pees and poops on the concrete outside even though the other dog goes on the grass and we physically put him on the grass. Constantly needs to be held or given affection when you're home, does not like to be left alone and whines/cries if he is. The grooming is very involved and requires brushing daily unless you want hairballs everywhere. I would recommend this type of dog to someone who can stay home all day to attend to it's needs.