Which Dog Breed is Right for You?
By: Billie Losile
How do you know which one will best fit for you and your family?
Less Active Dog Breeds
A moderately active person, who walks a few times a week, loves to play and you love to comb and brush fur, I would suggest a Cocker Spaniel. Spaniels love attention and tend to get separation anxiety if away from their owners too much. Good choice for those that work from home, as well.
Another mid-sized dog that would be good for those at home a lot is a Shiba Inu. They do not get separation anxiety but do get destructive if left alone too much. If you have a well-fenced yard and only want one pet, a Shiba Inu might be for you.
German Shepherds also are great guard dogs and often used as police dogs. Golden Retrievers are more family dogs than guard dogs. They are even-tempered and responsible, so they would be good with kids.
Very Active Dog Breeds
If you have a large home and a large vehicle and yard, there are a lot of Giant dog breeds. Great Danes are super-sized but really just want to be lap dogs. They do not need a lot of exercise and have a coat that is easy to care for.
For a family wanting a dog to pull a toboggan or wagon and have a lot of love to give, a Saint Bernard might be a great fit. They need a lot of brushing and grooming but love to be a part of the family.
These are just a small handful of the vast number of dog breeds out there. When it comes time to choose the dog, please consider how much time you will have exercising and walking the dog, how much time you have for grooming and cleaning, how large your home is and who will be with the dog most of the time.
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