The Ultimate Guide to Dog Breeds
As every dog owner will confirm, each pup has their own distinct personality, regardless of their origin. Although we shouldn’t judge a pooch based on their genetics, the fact remains that the breed does influence their drive, needs, and behavior. After all, each breed was bred to serve for a specific purpose, and even though today most dogs’ only job is to be adorable, loving pets, these characteristics are still present.
For example, although their badger-hunting days are long gone, a Dachshund will consider their day wasted if they don’t dig at least a couple of holes in your garden. A Newfoundland pup doesn’t have to rescue drowning sailors anymore, but they will still gladly jump into the first fountain they see to the embarrassment of their owners.
Whichever dog you decide to adopt, they will become a loyal companion and a valued member of your family, so it is crucial to pick a tail-wagger that will fit into your lifestyle easily. This is where the breed plays a significant role—both for the pure breed and mixed breed dogs.
Let’s say you live in a small city apartment and don’t have much time for long walks. The Beagle, a passionate hunter, will be miserable spending so much time indoors and will probably try to deal with their grief by eating your shoes, clothes, and even furniture. The English Bulldog, however, will be grateful that you’re not forcing them to leave the comfort of your sofa.
Some breeds are more independent, while others are super clingy and want to spend every waking moment near their human (we’re looking at you, Poodle!). Some will enjoy the guard duty, and others will beg a thief for pets and hugs.
For this reason, if you want your pooch to lead a happy life, you should be aware of their needs and traits before adopting them. If you want to learn more about your future pup or the furry monster that’s already a part of your family, you’ve come to the right place!