This Guide Will Help You Choose a Doggo That Fits Your Needs

  • By Silas
  • February 27, 2018
  • 4 minutes read

Are you excited about getting your new dog? If it’s your first time, you are bound to have a lot of thoughts going through your head. Will the dog like it at your home? What if you can’t train it? How will you schedule your day to spend as much time with it as possible? Thinking about all such things shows that you want the best for your dog. You want it to stay happy, and you expect to be happy with it too. So before you go on and buy or adopt a doggo, you should ask yourself, “Why?”


Experts suggest that you should determine the purpose of getting a dog rather than getting one at random. Just going for a dog, you found cute might not be the best idea. You should choose a breed that can adapt to your way of life easily and the one you can take care of without much hustle. Here are some common purposes people get a dog for. Look out for the one closest to your requirement, and you will find the breed you should go for.

Guard Dog


A guard dog knows that it is responsible for your safety. They go through training sessions and are braver than any other breed. To top it off, they can also turn into playmates when you want them to. The thing is, these dogs are intelligent and know how to behave in edgy situations.

Breeds you should go for: Giant Schnauzer, German Shepherd, Chinese Shar-Pei, Doberman Pinscher, Belgian Malinois and Rottweiler

Family Dog


When you want a dog to cuddle with, a dog who is patient and humble, and a dog your children can play with, you want to go for family dogs. These friendly companions are always ready for treats and petting. They would wait for you to come home and once you do they would make you feel like the most special person on earth.

Breeds you should go for: Beagles, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Pugs, Irish Setters, Collies and French Bulldogs

Athletic Dog


Get an athletic dog if you are a sportsperson yourself. These dogs have lots of energy and need enough exercise if you want them to stay calm at home. They are usually quite obedient if appropriately trained and don’t require extra maintenance. They can run for hours so make sure you have the stamina to match theirs.

Breeds you should go for: American Staffordshire Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Brittany Spaniel, Siberian Husky, Jack Russell Terrier, Vizsla, Alaskan Malamute and Pointer

Lap Dog


If you are just looking for companionship and love, a lap dog is going to be your best friend. They don’t disturb you a lot and are happy to cuddle up with you. Their frequent stupidity would also keep you humorously entertained.

Breeds you should go for: Havanese, Maltese, Shih Tzu, Pekingese and Tibetan Spaniel

Old-Age Dogs


Choosing a dog for your old and aging parents is not that difficult. You want a dog that does not make a fuss stays happy and demands less maintenance. These dogs make great partners for old people who just want someone to always stay with them.

Breeds you should go for: Boston Terrier, Pug, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Hypoallergenic Dog


So you want a dog, but you’re allergic to them? The irony of your situation could make you sad. But don’t let it. Even you can have a pet dog for yourself. There are hypoallergenic dogs that you can get. Their coat doesn’t shed which has significantly low dander production compared to other breeds. They are not a 100% allergy-free, but if you want a dog badly enough, you have the following options.

Breeds you should go for: Bedlington Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Maltese and Poodle

Apartment Dog


If you think that all small dogs are good for your apartment, think again. What matters more when choosing an apartment dog is its temperament. The dog should be quieter than others; a quality must for apartment residencies. They can play actively and also calm down easily when required.

Breeds you should go for: Bichon Frise, Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chinese Crested, and Dachshund

We hope this guide helps you out when you go out to bring a new family member to your house.

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