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Which dog breed is right for you?

So you’ve decided to get a dog - that’s a big decision in itself. Next question is - which dog breed is the right one for you?

Choosing the right dog breed for you, or more widely, you and your family, means taking into consideration many factors. As always, we’re here to help you make an informed decision:

Lifestyle and Activity Level:

  • Consider your daily routine and activity level. Some dogs require more exercise and mental stimulation than others.

  • If you lead an active lifestyle, you might enjoy breeds that are more energetic and require regular exercise.

Size of the dog:

  • Think about the size of your living space. Larger breeds may need more room to move around, while smaller breeds may be better suited for apartments.

  • Consider whether you can handle the physical needs of a larger dog, such as feeding, grooming, and exercise.


  • Research the temperament and personality traits of different breeds. Some breeds are known for being more independent, while others are more social or family-oriented.

  • Consider whether you want a dog that is more laid-back or one that you want to respond to training.

Energy level/age:

  • Puppies generally require more time, attention, and training. If you prefer a more settled temperament, you might consider adopting an adult dog.

Grooming needs/allergies:

  • Different breeds have varying grooming requirements. Some dogs shed a lot, while others have hair that needs regular trimming. Consider the time and effort you're willing to invest in grooming.

  • If you have allergies, consider hypoallergenic breeds with minimal shedding or those with hair instead of fur. However, it's important to note that no dog breed is entirely hypoallergenic.

Health history of breed:

  • Research the common health issues associated with specific breeds. Some breeds are predisposed to certain medical conditions, and being aware of these factors can help you make an informed decision.

The key message here is, do your research! 

And remember that individual dogs can vary, so it's essential to spend time interacting with a potential dog before making your decision.

And never forget, owning a dog brings with it, a lot of responsibility. You need to spend time and money over a long period of time. Some breeds have a typical life expectancy of up to 15 years, so owning and caring for a dog is a serious and long-term proposition. 

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