How to Pick a Dog Breed – 4 Steps

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You might be in the middle of asking yourself of what kind of dog breed or mix you are going to choose as companion.  While you might consider physical factors such as size, fur and color, you must also consider aspects which can be practical in your lifestyle.

 

How to Pick a Dog Breed
How to Pick a Dog Breed

 

Friend for the Family

Think about the breeds which can be friendly for the whole family and not only to you.  These canines must be able to tolerate overwhelming toddlers or kids and should be known for their patience.

 

    Best Breeds:

  • Bull dog
  • Bully bred mix
  • Beagle
  • Labrador
  • Saint Bernard

 

Protective Companion

It is already innate for a dog to protect their home and the family they consider as… well, family.  Hot on the list for the best protectors are the following:

 

  • Rottweiler
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Staffordshire Terrier
  • German Shepherd

 

Friend for the Pack

If you or your family are a pet-lover and have a variety of pets at home, you might want to consider these canines which are just as friendly to their co-pets.

 

  • Italian Greyhound
  • Beagle
  • Black and tan Coonhound
  • Labrador
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Shih Tzu
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

 

 

Co-Adventurer

Are you a lone adventurer and would want to experience how it is just like Finn and Jake in “Adventure Time?”  Well, good choices for exploratory canines are the following breeds:

 

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Labrador mixes
  • Husky breeds (cold climate areas)
  • Collies
  • Pointer breeds
  • German Shepherd
  • Australian Cattle Dog

 

Thrift Buddy

They say that dogs with breed are like royalties—expensive.  However, there are those also that are not high maintenance because of their health, grooming and eating issues.  If you’re seeking a thrift buddy, choose a breed with medium built and shorter hair.  Two breeds emerge out of the multitude, actually:

 

  • Beagle
  • Australian Cattle Dog

 

Dog breed
Dog breed

 

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