Dog breeds

Thinking about adopting a dog? Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices with so many dog breeds?

There are more than 150 dog breeds, and each has unique characteristics.

While some are better suited to live on a farm, others make great apartment dogs. Some are docile and friendly while others bark or howl a lot. Some may be aggressive and ferocious at times.

Most can adjust to a wide range of climate types, while others can survive only in a specific environment.

If you’re considering getting a dog, check out the breed’s characteristics and match them to your personality and lifestyle.

Decide whether you want a purebred or if you want a mutt, which will exhibit many of the breed’s best traits while having fewer health issues. Decide whether you want a big dog or a small one.

Do you want an independent dog? Or one that sticks to your side?

What’s your energy level? Do you want a dog who needs a lot of exercise or one that is happy snuggling with you on the couch?