What type of dog should I get?

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What type of dog should I get? - Vetster

Did you know there are over 300 breeds of dogs? If you’re in search of a furry friend, you’ll need to do some research first. Since your puppy or dog will become a large part of your life, choosing the right breed for you is extremely important to ensure you select the right fit.

If you are a First Time Owner

Determining which dog breed is right for you can be both exciting and challenging, especially if this is your first time owning a dog. Some breeds are easier to care for than others. If you’re looking for your first dog, you may want to consider those that are easily trainable and generally healthy. Labradors or Retrievers may be the right fit for you!

If you have Other Pets

If you already have a dog, a cat, or other pets in the house, it is important to select a breed that will be gentle, friendly, and play nice in the sandbox. One of the friendlier toy breeds of dogs is the Pomeranian, which tends to get along very well with other pets.

If you Live in an Apartment

Size is not always the most important consideration when it comes to choosing a breed to live in a small space - only a few small breeds are actually suitable for the apartment lifestyle. If you live in a small space, look for breeds that are stationary, quiet, and calm with low to medium energy levels.

If you are Very Active

If you enjoy jogging, hiking, or other outdoor activities, you may want to consider brachycephalic breeds. The most popular dogs with brachycephaly are French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Bull Mastiffs, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Pugs, Shih Tzus, and Pekingese.

If You’re Looking for a Specific Size

If you’re looking for a small companion, consider a Yorkshire Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, or Bichon Frise. If you’re looking for a medium-sized dog, consider a border collie or beagle. If you’re looking for a larger dog, consider a Golden Retriever, Labradoodle, or Great Dane.

Have more questions about what breed suits your family best? Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinary professionals today at https://vetster.com/ for advice and to learn more about finding the best fit for your family.