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    by Emily Bergquist
    Young man and small white dog sit on cement blocks overlooking beautiful mountain valley.

    If you have decided to get a dog, then you’re probably facing the nerve-wracking question of which one should you get? Getting a dog is a full-time commitment and you should do research before deciding on adopting a dog. You want to ensure you choose the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

    Your responsibility as a future dog owner starts even before you get a dog. You have to carefully assess your lifestyle and the needs of the dog you are getting to create a perfect match. Like people, different dogs have several personality traits that you can learn about. This article will help you make an informed decision on how to choose the right dog.

    Herding Personality

    If you are looking for a dog to help you herd then you need to look for one that has the same personality trait. Collies, German Shepherds, Corgis, and Sheepdogs best fit this category. Due to their herding nature, they are quite athletic and like to keep a watch on both the herd and their human family. They are playful with children and willing to be trained happily. If you are someone who likes to being active, this breed is a great fit for you. 

    Lapdog Personality

    The lapdog breed is the best example of the phrase, “All good things come in small sizes”. They are a popular choice for dog owners due to their small size, especially for those who live in smaller apartments. With so many breeds of these little beauties available, you can find exactly the one you are looking for from Yorkshire Terrier puppies to Goldendoodle puppies for sale.

    These pups like to snuggle up on your lap, hence the name “lapdogs”. Their small size makes them great travel companions. Whether it’s taking a flight, or walking to a nearby store, you can easily take your little pooches with you wherever you go! However, they do require proper training (they are fast learners!)  and a lot of care as they can be prone to health issues. 

    Sports Personality

    If you like to hike or spend time outdoors, and would like to have a companion with you, then this is the breed category for you. Golden retrievers, and Labrador Retriever are sporting dogs that are bred to accompany their owners on adventurous trips. They love to exercise and are easy to train. Though they are fun-loving and affectionate they also are very active and energetic. They form close bonds with their owners and their families. 

    Working Personality

    These dogs are are loyal and affectionate but with a protective nature. Boxers, Doberman Pinscher, Great Danes, and Siberian Huskies fit this are some examples of these breeds. They are alert and focused most of the time and have good energy and muscular build. Siberian Huskies are known for playing popular roles as sled dogs due to their incredible endurance. Working Breeds are good companions for outdoor trips and also as guard dogs. Though some of them might be big, that doesn’t mean they’re not good family dogs. If nurtured well, they can be patient and friendly with children too.

    Playful Personality

    This type of breed is known for its playful and friendly nature. Also, they easily adapt to city life. They are usually small in size such as Boston Terriers, French Dogs, and Poodles. These dogs enjoy getting their walks but aren’t necessarily very hyper. They are typically good with kids and do not require high physical activity. They are also extremely smart and easy to train. Due to this combination of traits and small size, they are most sought after by people who live in urban areas.

    Knowing the Right Breed for the Best Compatibility

    Young woman holds Cocker Spaniel dog outside.

    By knowing the characteristics of different dogs, you’ll be able to choose the right dog for you and your lifestyle. You need to be sure of how much time you can give your pet dog so that they can be a good companion. Every dog, no matter which type, requires attention and care. It is not recommended to be impulsive when getting a dog. Rather, take the time necessary and find a dog that is compatible with your and your family’s lifestyle. This way you can ensure to make a bond that will last a lifetime. 

    About the Author

    Helen Harry is a freelance writer and a GOT fan. Apart from writing Technologies, she likes to read & write fiction. More than anything, she loves to spend her time with her family, explaining technologies to the elders

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