Which Breed is Best For You?

Different dog breeds have different needs and tendencies. Certain breeds are easier to train and eager to please, while others have a mind of their own. Some breeds need lots of space and activity, while others do well in confined spaces, and lesser activity. I compiled a list of the top dog breeds and the needs to consider when looking to adopt one of these fuzzy friend!

  1. Labrador Retrievers
  • High energy
  • Medium sized
  • Active, friendly, outgoing
  • Easy to train; desire to please
  • Sheds, regular grooming
  • Need plenty of exercise
  • Healthy breed
  1. German Shepard’s
  • Medium energy
  • Large size
  • Confident, courageous, smart
  • Easy to train; extremely intelligent
  • Sheds, weekly grooming with a pin brush and slicker brush
  • Need plenty of mental and physical exercise
  • Healthy breed
  1. Golden Retrievers
  • Medium energy
  • Large size
  • Devoted, friendly, intelligent
  • Easy to train; people pleaser
  • Sheds, regular brushing
  • Very active and energetic; needs daily exercise
  • Healthy Breed
  1. Bulldogs
  • Medium energy
  • Medium size
  • Calm, courageous, friendly
  • Difficult to train; stubborn
  • Minimal grooming
  • Not very active; require regular walks
  • Healthy Breed
  1. Beagles
  • Medium energy
  • Small size
  • Curious, friendly, merry
  • Difficult to train; stubborn
  • Short coats that require little care
  • Very active; needs exercise
  • Healthy Breed
  1. French Bulldogs
  • Medium energy
  • Small size
  • Adaptable, playful, smart
  • Difficult to train; stubborn, easily bored
  • Minimal grooming
  • Not very active; not athletic, brisk walks keep them fit
  • Good veterinary care is important for this breed
  1. Yorkshire Terriers
  • Medium energy
  • Small size
  • Affectionate, sprightly, tomboyish
  • Moderately easy to train; stubborn and independent
  • Their long coat requires regular brushing
  • Somewhat active; happy with daily walks
  • Healthy Breed
  1. Poodles
  • Medium energy
  • Medium size
  • Active, proud, very smart
  • Highly trainable
  • Hypoallergenic coat, requires regular grooming
  • Very active; walk, run, swim
  • Healthy breed
  1. Rottweilers
  • Medium energy
  • Medium size
  • Confident guardian, loving, loyal
  • Harder to train; dominant
  • Little maintenance, weekly brushing, occasional bathing
  • Very active; two daily workouts
  • Healthy breed
  1. Boxers
  • High energy
  • Medium size
  • Active, bright, fun-loving
  • Harder to train; childlike
  • Requires little grooming
  • Very active; need physical and mental exercise
  • Healthy breed

Of course, dogs learn from their environments and owners. If a dog is acting unfavorably, one should consider the training and lifestyle the dog leads and is learning from. Dogs are quite adaptable and with the right amount of training and love any dog could be the perfect dog for you!

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