hi austin, Texas 2/8/2016 6:41:30 AM tell all of ur parents that 1. Puppies are good 4 ur health2. Puppies will teach u a sense of responsibility3. Dogs will totally change ur life 4ever, cause they will give u a bff that u will literally be with 4 about 1/2 of ur life, and maybe even more, depending on the dog u get. I think that also doing ur research in advance before u come to ur parents with the idea will help a lot.Dog suggestions: Chinooks and English cocker spaniels, but if udon't have enough money for a breeder, go to the animal shelter. I have 9 dogs and 6 o them are from an animal shelter, and they have a way better personality, other than my chinook and my english cocker spaniel (who both just died after 20 years) so imdown to 9 dogs instead of 11, but i think that all o u should tell ur parents that ull get it from an animal shelter, so that ur giving a home to an animal that needs it, and that will make getting a dog seem 4 the better rather than the worst.hope this helped!