Finding the perfect dog for your family

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How to Choose the Best Dog Breed for Your Family

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Select all the sizes that apply: SM. Skip characteristics that are not important to you, but the more characteristics you select, the more accurate your results will be. Adaptable How easily a dog deals with change. Less 1. More 5. Affectionate Amount of warmth or friendliness displayed.

Breed Finder Quiz: What Cat or Dog Is Right for Me?

Barking Tendencies Breed's level of vocalization. Cat Friendly Tendency toward a tolerance for cats and a lower prey drive. Child Friendly Dogs that tend to be more sturdy, playful and easygoing around children and more tolerant of children's behavior. Dog Friendly Tendency to enjoy or tolerate other dogs. Exercise Needs Level of daily activity needed.

Intelligent A dog's thinking and problem-solving ability not trainability.

Part 1: How to Choose the Right Dog

Playful How lighthearted and spirited a dog tends to be. Shedding Level Amount and frequency of dog hair shedding. Trainable Level of ease in learning something new and a willingness to try new things. Apartment Friendly Factors such as dog size and his tendency to make noise. Grooming Needs Amount of bathing, brushing, even professional grooming needed. Social Needs Preferred amount of interaction with other pets and humans.