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Matchmakers; the best dog breeds to suit your personality & lifestyle

Written by Sam

Finding the right dog to suit your personality and lifestyle can be easier said than done. Whilst all dogs are amazing in their own individual way, you want to make sure that the pooch you bring home adapts quickly to your way of life. At TastyBone, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about different breeds, so that you can make an informed decision before bringing home your brand new fur baby.

What dog breeds shed the least?

If you suffer from allergies (or don’t enjoy vacuuming everyday), there are several dog breeds that shed less than others. Poodles, Shih Tzus, Maltese Terriers and Labradoodles are a lot more low-maintenance than other popular dog breeds and are considered to be hypoallergenic. It’s worth noting though that all dogs shed to varying degrees and there’s no way to eliminate this completely. It just goes with the territory of being a pet parent! 

What dog breeds are most affectionate?

If you’re affectionate by nature, it stands to reason that you’ll want an affectionate pooch! How affectionate a dog is depends on their individual disposition. However, as a general rule, Pugs, Golden Retrievers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Bulldogs top the list of the most loving dog breeds. If you take home one of these breeds, be sure to receive cuddles galore!

What dog breeds can live in flats?

Everyone knows that dogs need space to roam but there are certain breeds that are perfectly happy to live in a smaller space. Generally, these breeds are of the smaller variety, such as Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers and Bichon Frises. This is great news for all those city-living, apartment-dwelling people out there!

What are the most active dog breeds?

Do you have a really active lifestyle that needs some canine company? Lucky for you, there are a vast range of dog breeds that would love to accompany you on your morning run or weekend hike. Dalmatians, Siberian Huskies, Border Collies, Labradors and Springer Spaniels love staying active and need a high level of exercise in order to stay fit and healthy. 

What dog breeds need the least exercise?

If you prefer a leisurely stroll around a park rather than intense exercise, a dog with a ton of energy might not be the best fit. Pomeranians, French Bulldogs and Chihuahuas only need relatively short walks in order to stay healthy and may be perfect for your lifestyle. Even Greyhounds, despite being known for being racing dogs, enjoy chilling out on the sofa rather than an intense workout. 

What dog breeds are good with kids?

If you have a family, you may be wondering what dog breeds get along best with children. Most breeds make excellent family pets (provided they have the right training and exposure to youngsters from an early age) but some are more suited to family life than others. Beagles, Pugs, Labradors, Collies and Cocker Spaniels all love kids and even get on well with other dogs. 

What dog breeds are easy to train?

Do you consider yourself to be intelligent? Are you after a dog that’s clever and responsive to training techniques? German Shepards, Poodles, Border Collies and Retrievers are all sure to fit the bill. It’s for this very reason that these breeds are often chosen to be working dogs. They’re very eager to please, have a wealth of intellect and take great pleasure in learning new things. 

What are the most chilled-out dog breeds?

If you’re laid back by nature, an adaptable and agreeable dog would probably suit nicely. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, St. Bernards, Irish Setters and Bernese Mountain dogs are all very adaptable and calm. We’re not saying that they won’t get up to a bit of mischief every now and then, but for the most part, you can expect an easy ride if you choose one of these breeds. 

What dog breeds are best for first time owners?

If you’re a first time dog owner, your best bet is to choose a breed that’s easy-going, flexible and responsive to training techniques. Some breeds tend to be a bit more sensitive, independent or assertive, which can pose a bit of trouble for a novice dog owner. Basset Greyhounds, Boston Terriers, Berger Picards, Welsh Corgis and some mixed breeds are great for first time owners. 

No matter what breed of dog you choose, one thing is for sure: all dogs love a good chew toy. Shop the range at TastyBone today and discover our amazing range of indestructible chews for dogs of all sizes. Our TastyBones are packed with flavour and will be sure to keep your furry friend occupied for hours!