You want a puppy but you don’t know what Dog Breed Group is best for you? Well, in this article you’ll find the types of dogs; small and big and their characteristics. This will help you choose what type of dog you want. But before you need to think about the environment that your pet is going to live in and how much free time you have to spend with your pet.
- Think about the environment the dog is going to live in. If you live in an apartment, you will need a small dog like a Yorkshire terrier or Chihuahua or similar. If you have a house with a big or medium sized backyard you have various possibilities of dogs that you can choose from.
- How much free time will you need: dogs need a lot of attention from their owner, so you need to think about how much time you will be spending with your dog, how much time you will have to take your dog for walks. If your dog is going to live in the backyard you can’t just leave it out there by itself all the time, you will need to take it for walks and play with it a lot. If you like the active sporty dogs and maybe you like to go jogging you can choose something like a Fox Terrier or Jack Russell terrier. If you want a dog that doesn’t need as many activities because you don’t have much spare time but you still want a playful pet, maybe you might want to choose something like a Dalmatian (assuming you have a big house and backyard) or a Bichon Frise.
Now considering the information you got, now you might want to choose what group you want your dog from:
Dog Breed Groups
1. Sporting group
These are the dogs that are naturally active and alert. They need regular exercising and lots of toys to chew on. Some dog breeds in this group are: American Water Spaniel, Boykin Spaniel, Brittany, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Labrador retriever and golden retriever. You might also need a dog crate from them as you can’t just leave them in your house when you go out or they will make a lot of mess.
2. Hound dogs
In the past these dogs were used to hunt, so the hound dogs have ra eally strong scent to follow a trail. These dogs also produce a unique sound known as baying, and if you like to go hunting, with a little bit of training these dogs might become your best friends. Some dogs in this group are: Beagle, Dachshund, English Foxhound, Greyhound, Norwegian Elkhound and Whippet.
3. Working group
These are dogs that were used for jobs such as guarding property, pulling sleds and water rescues. They are very intelligent and learn quickly but they must be trained properly and will require a good discipline for them to be the perfect dog you need, and most of these dogs are quite big, so you might need a big backyard: Boxer, great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Mastiff, Saint Bernard, Siberian husky and schnauzer.
This is a common group that a lot of people know about. These dogs are very energetic and feisty. There are many types of terriers including small and bigger dogs. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals including dogs and they will chase anything that moves, and maybe with a little training they can help you a little bit with hunting smaller stuff, mostly known for rats and rabbits: Australian Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Manchester Terrier and West Highland White Terrier.
5. Toy group
These dogs are the dogs that will be happy to live in a small living space such as apartments. Don’t be fooled by them because they are small, most of these dogs are very energetic and playful… and require a lot of attention, and make good family dogs to play with children: poodle, toy fox terrier, Maltese, Italian greyhound, Japanese chin, Chinese Crested, Yorkshire terrier, pug, Papillon, Pomeranian, Manchester terrier, miniature pinscher and Chihuahua.
6. Non-sporting group
These dogs still need to be played with and exercised regularly. In this group, there are many different dogs with different personalities and sizes, but most of them like to lay around while you play around with them: Bulldog, chow chow, Tibetan spaniel, Tibetan terrier, ShibaInu, American Eskimo, Boston terrier, keeshound and Dalmation.
Hope that guide helps you choose the right dog for you and that the information about the dogs gave you an idea of what type of puppy you might want to buy according to your circumstances (free time and living space). Good luck with buying your best buddy!