When we look for a dog, we are basically looking for a companion that has a personality similar to ours. Right? So, consider your activity level to help you decide which dog will be your new best friend.
As a rule, Siberian Huskies, Dalmatians and Border Collies are great dogs to take along for a jog, a brisk walk or an intense hike. These dogs have a lot of energy and need robust exercise to satisfy their lively temperament.
If you are a couch potato, you need a lap dog. Miniature Dachshunds, Yorkshire Terriers or Pomeranians make perfect couch companions.
Golden Retrievers and Bernese Mountain Dogs will be comfortable with other pets you may already have or want to have in the future. These breeds are also great family pets, as are Beagles, Collies and Great Danes.
Have you always wanted a dog you could easily train? If so, you will want to check out German Shepherds, Doberman Pinchers or Shetland Sheepdogs. These breeds welcome the challenge and are eager to please.
If you have allergies, you may still be able to own one of the common hypo-allergenic breeds. A Cairn Terrier or Chinese Crested dog may be the perfect companion for you. Spend ample time with any proclaimed hypo-allergenic breed to assure that an allergic reaction is not triggered. Common sense must also play a role. When these dogs go outside, they can carry allergens on their coats so be aware of any possible allergens before letting your dog outside for playtime or a potty break.
Every dog has its own personality within its breed so be sure to spend plenty of one-on-one time with any dog before you buy or adopt. And make sure you are ready to commit to a lifetime of companionship before you take a dog home.