Choosing the Right Dog Breed
Depending on your personal situation, certain breeds may or may not be suitable for you. Even the most trainable dogs will have different personality traits. Some can be too physical to be around young children, others need a large amount of space to run around every day. There are certain dogs that will happily spend time alone while you’re at work, but others will become anxious.
It’s important to research the traits of a breed before you adopt a dog to ensure that it will fit in with your lifestyle. If you have limited time, choose easy-to-train dog breeds that are eager to please and learn quickly. Good training dog breeds include Labrador or Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, and other working breeds, but dogs of every breed can be trained with the proper methods. Most highly trainable dogs make excellent companions, too. Some breeds that are slightly more difficult to train are Beagles, Siberian Huskies, and Basset Hounds. However, if you have the time and patience to devote to your dog, these rather stubborn breeds eventually make wonderful and loyal pets!
When adopting a dog, learn as much as you possibly can about it from a variety of sources. Verify that its independence, energy levels, personality, size, exercise requirements, grooming requirements, and more all align with the amount of attention you can pay to them.
To get started, choose the first letter of the breed that you’re interested in below, and then press the picture of the breed to learn more about it.