Before becoming a first-time puppy parent consider the breed before settling on the perfect pup. Every breed was bred for a different purpose.
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.
Choosing a dog for you and your family out of all the available dog breeds is quite an overwhelming process to go through. Best breeds of dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Even if you like a particular dog breed for yourself, never forget to consider that breeds natural habitat; for example, a Tibetan mastiff cannot survive in a sub-tropical climate.
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.
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?
Goldendoodles are ideal dogs for first-time owners. They are smart, friendly and easy to train. The dogs typically weigh between 30 to 50 pounds.
Owning a Chihuahua is like having a child who will never grow. These tiny dogs are active, playful, moody, and loving all at the same time.
The Australian Kelpie was bred to be nimble and quick, and herding sheep is the dog’s primary working role. They occasionally are used as family pets.
The Rottweiler is as obedient and good-natured as it is strong and powerful. They absolutely love to be with their human parents.
Big dogs bark less, are child-friendly, and easier to train than most small dogs. Large dogs make excellent pets for families.
The Jindo is a loyal breed that can be strong-willed and stubborn. The dogs love to protect their territory and loved ones at all costs.
The poodle is easy to train, loads of fun, and quite energetic.They like to be with people most of the time and definitely hate being in a kennel.
The Irish Setter needs an attentive owner who will work to train the dog. This breed is smart and agile and does well in competitive sports.
The Saint Bernard is an intelligent, gentle giant. The breed’s patience and protectiveness make them great with children.