Dog Breed Selection

How to Choose The Perfect Dog Breed for You – A Definite Guide

Considering getting a cute puppy for you, but confused which one might be the best and most suitable dog breed for you ? This post is a definite guide about selecting the best and the perfect dog breed for yourself. Since all Puppies are cute and adorable, so how will you choose and decide whether this is my perfect baby or not? This is genuinely important to choose the right breed or you will regret later. Don’t worry, read out the entire post and you will definitely going to find the best buddy for you.

Dog breed selection

A Complete Guide to Finding the perfect dog

Dogs are the funniest cutest and friendliest ever. They’re not called man’s best friend for nothing right. But with hundreds of breeds to choose from which one would perfectly suit your lifestyle and needs.

Let’s find out.

But first while you’re searching for your perfect cute canine companion, you should know and consider when this breed grows up, whether it always stays cute small breed dog or it becomes a huge dangerous breed dog that might not be suitable for you and your family or neighbourhood.

1. Guard dogs – #Perfect for Faithful Guardian


A lot of people are looking not only for a friend but also a faithful guardian in their dog.

If you’re one of those people and you want your pooch to look after your home you should probably consider a Rottweiler Doberman pincher or German shepherd. These breeds are natural guard dogs since they don’t trust strangers that easily and they’ll do a good job at protecting your house.

Now that doesn’t mean they won’t be funny or cute. Don’t worry they can easily do both. You probably won’t find a good fit in golden retrievers though these dogs are usually way too friendly so burglars would be welcome with a wagging tail and slobbering kisses.

No live in family friendly dogs. If you have a big family full of kids or just welcomed a newborn into this world it can seem challenging to pick the perfect dog breed. Of course pretty much every dog loves children. But this would be a territory where a Labrador or a golden retriever would be completely unbeatable. They just adore children and are always ready to play. Nothing makes them happier than fetching a ball if their size intimidate you. Consider getting a beagle a Pekinese may not be a good choice though. They usually prefer to be the only child in the family.

2. Athletic dogs – #Perfect for a Training Buddy

altheletic dogs

If you lead an active lifestyle and love going for a daily jog you probably wouldn’t mind having a training buddy around who would you consider getting a pointer or a setter since they’re pretty much built for running.

If you want something a bit smaller a Jack Russell terrier can be a good choice as well. It’s not a good idea to get an English bulldog or a pug though most probably struggle from over exercising. Steer clear of any large donkey breeds too.

3. Lap dogs – #Perfect Cuddle Buddy and Chill out

Lap Dogs

They may be too heavy and their frequent running can damage their joints.

What could be better than chilling out on the couch and watching some TV after a hard day’s work. If you’re looking for a furry cuddle buddy who will always be happy to laze around on the sofa with you. A French bulldog or a Maltese is your perfect fit.

They’ll always be by your side or on your lap whenever you’re reading a nice book or watching your favourite TV show. Any working breeds are usually completely different.

They require lots of exercise and activity hence the name.

4. Dogs for busy singles

Shar Pei

A lot of people stop themselves from getting a dog because they’re constantly out of the House of course. Generally speaking Dogs are social animals but still some breeds deal with being home alone better than others.

If this describes your lifestyle think about getting a Shar Pei or a basset hound retrievers and colleagues on the other hand aren’t a good fit for you because they like and require constant socialising.

And don’t forget that any dog needs love and attention. You shouldn’t get one if you won’t be able to spend at least some time with your buddy. Maybe you should get a cat. Most of the cats I know could care less if you’re around or not but that’s just me.

5. Dogs for Senior Citizens

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

If you’re retired, old enough and have decided to welcome a dog into your home, a good option for you would be a Boston terrier a pug or a Cavalier King Charles spaniel poi that’s a name they’re affectionate and playful without requiring lots of exercise.

Large dogs however can be a little tricky sometimes. They’re mostly active and need a lot of attention and a sufficient amount of exercise.

6. Dogs for an apartment


Now if you’re living in an apartment there are certain dog breeds that will suit you a bit more than others. Surprisingly the size doesn’t always matter here. It’s about the dog’s temperament. If the dog is small it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be happy living in a smaller space. Consider getting a Yorkshire terrier or a bulldog.

If you’re interested in Chihuahuas you might want to think twice here.These dogs are tiny but very active.

7. Dogs for multiple head households

If you already have pets at home, getting another one is pretty challenging and potentially dangerous.

You have to choose the breed carefully since you surely want all your pets to get along retrievers collies and spaniels are always happy to have company to play with so they’ll likely make a great match with your other pets terriers or breeds typically used in dog fighting. Can sometimes be a bit complicated.

8. Fighter Dogs

Without a doubt they have beautiful personalities but unfortunately fighter dogs were bred to be aggressive and competitive.

You can consider getting a Staffordshire terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, American bulldogs or Rottweiler , German Shepherd. It’s simply in their nature. These dogs are recommended for areas that requires burglar alerts and you don’t have time to look after for yourself on behalf of your family. These dogs are super protective and aggressive whenever needed and see any threats for himself and his family. They will protect you no matter what and keep the danger out of your sight.

9. Dogs for Hot Climate

Yorkshire Terrier

No for dogs that do well in hot climates. Most of us love summer but not all dogs will agree. If you live in a place where it’s hot. Most of the year you should think carefully about which dog to get.

Surprisingly many short hair breeds which seriously struggle in a tropical climate since tolerance to hot weather depends not only on the coat but on the dog’s facial structure and size as well.

Most terriers can take the heat and they come in lots of sizes at the same time. St. Bernard’s tabloids and boxers won’t feel good in hot weather.

10. Dogs for Cold Climate

St. Bernard

Dogs that do well in cold climates if where you live is the complete opposite of the type of climate we just talked about then your options obviously will be different breeds that prefer a colder climate normally have a thick double coat and more body fat so as you can probably guess a good choice is a St. Bernard malamute husky or Sam Loyd. They feel right at home and cold temperatures Dobermans on the other hand hate the cold.

11. Hypo Allergenic Dogs


Now if you’re allergic to dog hair you’ve probably sworn off the idea of ever owning a canine. But hold on there for a sec dander which is attached to pet hair is the most common cause of pet allergies.

Showers can be a good choice since they’re known for producing less dander than other breeds. Another good option is a poodle and any of its designer cross breeds like Labradoodle spools and the list of GMO dogs goes on.

Just know that your allergies may still act up from time to time but overall it won’t be as bad as with the other breeds. German shepherds aren’t a good breed for you. Due to their dry skin which results in a lot of dander build up. The same goes for long haired breeds as well.

Or you can always get the dog you want and then just double down on the allergy medicine like I did. No one dogs for a newbie.

Getting a dog for the first time ever is both exciting and nerve racking. There are so many breeds to choose from and they’re all so cute and adorable.

If you’re new to the dog owning world then a Labrador Border Collie or poodle will be perfect for you. These breeds are very intelligent relatively easy to train and they’re not stubborn wizards and terriers require a bit more patients though but they’re still great choices.

Labrador Border COLLIE

The best thing to do is find a good shelter in your area make sure to mention you’re a newbie so that they can find you the best fit and next thing you know you’ll be coming home with a lucky dog that will surely become your most loyal friend.

So do you already have a dog or are you considering getting one ? Or, not sure which once is still the best fit for you. Consider taking a quiz and understand your type. Below are some of the quizes you will find here.

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