How to Choose a Breed of Dog.
Has anyone ever wondered how to pick a dog for you and your family?
When I looked into it all the breeds, I had no idea just how many there
really are! They are listed below, wow!
It was fairly easy for me when I was a kid growing up in southeast Iowa.
We, as in my Dad, brother and I, hunted ducks and pheasant. We needed
hunting dogs for this, which we had a labrador retriever. But as soon as
high school was over for me, I went off to college and since I haven’t had
the opportunity or space for a dog. So I have been without a dog now for a long
time. Here is my list to use to figure out what breed of dog would be good
for you and your family to choose.
1. Find out the characteristics of each breed that you are looking at.
2. Does the dog need to be outdoors or can they be indoors?
3. If you have smaller children, if so, then you need dogs that can be around
them and behave well, or can be taught.
4. Will your home and outside area accompany a larger or smaller dog?
5. Are you wanting a puppy or a dog that is 1 year or older?
6. Almost all dogs need to be walked on a daily basis, can you or someone
in your family able to do this? Also many people do not realize this, but
when walked you should clean up their messes too. Many people completely
forget about this part in taking care of your dog. Believe me, your neighbors
will greatly appreciate you for it!
7. Is it feasible to just choose a dog based on looks? Sure it is!
8. If you have ever visited a dog pound where dogs can be adopted, some
dogs you can approach very easily and then some dogs you can’t. Take your
time in this situation.
9. Sometimes there are places where you can adopt a rescue dog, good for you!
Case in point here in Joplin, my niece got one of these dogs, and now my parents
have had Sadie for a long time and she has always been a Great Dog!!!
Dog Breeds To Choose From in Alphabetical Order —
Afador Affenpinscher, Afghan Hound Airedale Terrier, Akbash Akita,
Alaskan Klee Kai, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog,
American English Coonhound, American Eskimo Dog, American Foxhound
American Leopard Hound, American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pugabull, American Staffordshire Terrier
American Water Spaniel, Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Appenzeller Sennenhunde Auggie, Aussiedoodle, Aussiepom
Aussiepom Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Kelpie, Australian Retriever
Australian Shepherd, Australian Shepherd Husky
Australian Shepherd Lab Mix Australian Terrier, Azawakh
Barbet Basenji, Bassador Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Hound Basset Retriever, Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound Beabull
Beagle Beaglier, Bearded Collie, Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Berger Picard
Bernedoodle Bernese Mountain Dog, Bichon Frise, Biewer Terrier
Black and Tan Coonhound, Black Mouth Cur, Black Russian Terrier Bloodhound
Blue Lacy Bluetick Coonhound, Bocker Boerboel, Boglen Terrier Bolognese
Borador Border Collie, Border Sheepdog Border Terrier, Bordoodle Borzoi
BoShih Bossie, Boston Boxer, Boston Terrier, Bouvier des Flandres Boxer
Boxerdoodle Boxmatian, Boxweiler Boykin Spaniel, Bracco Italiano Braque du Bourbonnais
Briard Brittany, Broholmer Brussels Griffon, Bugg Bull Terrier, Bullboxer Pit Bulldog
Cairn Terrier Canaan Dog, Cane Corso Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Catahoula Bulldog, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Caucasian Shepherd Dog Cav-a-Jack
Cavachon Cavador, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavapoo
Cesky Terrier Chabrador, Cheagle Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chi Chi Chi-Poo
Chigi Chihuahua, Chilier Chinese Crested, Chinese Shar-Pei Chinook
Chipin Chiweenie, Chorkie Chow Chow, Chow Shepherd Chug
Chusky Cirneco dell’Etna, Clumber Spaniel Cockalier, Cockapoo Cocker Spaniel
Collie Corgi Inu, Corgidor Corman Shepherd, Coton de Tulear Curly-Coated Retriever
Dachsador Dachshund, Dalmatian Dandie, Dinmont Terrier, Daniff Deutscher Wachtelhund
Doberdor Doberman Pinscher, Docker Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux Dorgi
Dorkie Doxiepoo, Doxle Drentsche Patrijshond, Drever Dutch Shepherd
English Cocker Spaniel. English Foxhound, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Estrela Mountain Dog Eurasier
Field Spaniel Finnish Lapphund, Finnish Spitz Flat-Coated Retriever, Fox Terrier, French Bulldog
French Spaniel, German Pinscher, German Shepherd, German Sheprador, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Spitz, German Wirehaired Pointer, Giant Schnauzer, Glen of Imaal Terrier,
Goberian Goldador, Golden Cocker Retriever, Golden Mountain Dog, Golden Retriever, Golden Shepherd, Goldendoodle Gollie, Gordon Setter, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Greyhound
Hamiltonstovare, Hanoverian Scenthound, Harrier, Havanese, Hokkaido, Horgi, Huskita, Huskydoodle
Ibizan Hound, Icelandic Sheepdog, Irish Red and White Setter. Irish Setter, Irish Terrier,
Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound
Jack Chi, Jack Russell Terrier, Japanese Chin, Japanese Spitz
Korean Jindo Dog, Karelian Bear Dog, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier, Komondor, Kooikerhondje
Lab Pointer, Labernese, Labmaraner, Labrabull, Labradane, Labradoodle, Labrador Retriever Labrastaff, Labsky, Lagotto Romagnolo, Lakeland Terrier, Lancashire Heeler, Leonberger, Lhasa Apso, Lowchen
Maltese, Maltese Shih Tzu, Maltipoo, Manchester Terrier, Mastador, Mastiff, Miniature Pinscher Miniature Schnauzer, Morkie, Mudi, Mutt
Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Norfolk Terrier, Norwegian Buhund, Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Lundehund, Norwich Terrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old English Sheepdog, Otterhound
Papillon, Papipoo, Peekapoo, Pekingese, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pharaoh Hound Pitsky, Pitsky Plott, Pocket Beagle Pointer, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Pomapoo
Pomchi Pomeagle, Pomeranian Pomsky, Poochon Poodle, Portuguese Podengo, Pequeno Portuguese Water Dog, Pug Pugalier, Puggle Puli, Pyrenean Shepherd
Rat Terrier, Redbone Coonhound, Rhodesian, Ridgeback, Rottador, Rottle Rottweiler
Saint Berdoodle, Saint Bernard, Saluki Samoyed, Samusky Schipperke, Schnoodle, Scottish Deerhound, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Sheepadoodle, Shepsky, Shetland Sheepdog, Shiba Inu, Shichon Shih-Poo, Shih Tzu, Shiranian, Shollie Shorkie, Siberian Husky, Silken Windhound
Silky Terrier, Skye Terrier, Sloughi Small Munsterlander Pointer, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Spanish Mastiff, Springador Stabyhoun, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Standard Schnauzer,
Sussex Spaniel, Swedish Vallhund
Terripoo, Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Spaniel, Tibetan Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Treeing Tennessee Brindle, Treeing Walker Coonhound
Valley Bulldog, Vizsla
Weimaraner, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, West Highland, White Terrier, Westiepoo Whippet, Whoodle, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Xoloitzcuintli & Yorkipoo, Yorkshire Terrier
Best of Luck and Wishes in your Decision, Dogs are GREAT PETS.