Thinking about adding a new dog to your family? Choosing a breed has expanded far beyond "purebred vs. mutt." We've included some helpful tips below to help you pick a dog that's right for you – so all you'll have to worry about it picking the perfect name!
Size Matters Take a second to think about your space. Do you live in a small apartment, or a home with a big backyard? This will help you determine what size dog will be comfortable in your home. Smaller dogs need less space and exercise, while medium to large dogs require more room, ideally with a yard to run around in.
Speaking of Exercise...
How energetic would you like your dog to be? Think about your own exercise habits. Do you enjoy going on long walks or runs? Are you only able to get out of your home for short periods at a time? Your energy level should match the type of dog you choose.
All You Need Is Love There is no doubt you will love your dog no matter which breed you pick. And your dog will love you too – but not all dogs are affectionate. In your ideal world, do you come home to a dog who gives you 100 doggie kisses, or one that plays more hard to get and may or may not acknowledge you from time to time?