How to Find the Right Breed

How to Find the Right Breed

dog11Are you ready for the responsibilities that come with owning a dog? If you’re able to confidently say yes to the previous question, then you’re ready to move onto the next—what breed is right for you?

Not every dog can easily assimilate to every living situation. Whether this will be your first time adopting a pup or it will be your fifth, choosing the right breed is a decision that should be made with careful consideration to multiple factors. This decision should not only benefit you as the owner, but your dog as well.


Do you live an urban development? Do you live in an apartment or a single family dwelling? Do you have a backyard? If so, how much green space do you have?

Many dogs need an adequate amount of outdoor space to roam around in. They enjoy playing fetch and participating in different training exercises.

  • Australian Shepherd
  • Siberian Husky
  • Pointer
  • Terriers (Airedale, Parson Russell, Staffordshire Bull, and American Staffordshire)
  • Dalmatian
  • Borden Collie
  • English Springer Spaniel

Some dogs can easily adapt to smaller spaces. They are generally smaller in size and do not need a lot of space to socialize and exercise in.

  • Yorkshire Terriers
  • Welsh Corgi
  • li>Bulldog

  • Pug


Do you have children? If so, how old are your children? Most households where young kids are present prefer small, affectionate, and amicable dogs.

  • Poodle
  • Papillion Guide
  • Welsh Corgi
  • Bulldog
  • Pug
  • Shiba Inu
  • Akita Inu

However, there are many different breeds of dog that are also very loyal, obedient, and amicable. These dogs are bigger in size, easy to train, and often live in household where older children are present.

  • Great Dane
  • Labrador
  • Mastiff
  • Spaniel
  • Golden Retriever
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Mountain Dog

For information on finding the breed that is right for you, visit http://www.dogster.com/dog-breeds/what-dog-breed-is-right-for-me

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