I do agree with a lot of the above, but go with adopting a mix from a rescue. Really, mixes are the best looking, and are over all the best dogs. My dog is a Hound, Doberman, Shepherd mix and he's amazing, and has the best colors. :)
Too many to mention. Every breed has advantages and disadvantages. I'm rather partial to Gordon Setters. Personally, I think rescued animals know they are given a second chance and appreciate it. Mix breed are good too. They can be unique, can have advantages of several breeds and could be closer to the primitive/ancient dog.
All answers above are pretty good, but, i think that a mix is the best breed. Mixes are sweet, beautiful, and very very smart and protective. Plus, you can mix a couple of your fav. dogs to get a mix. My pup is a Great Pyrenees, Collie, Brittany, and pit bull (not a lot of this dog though) and he is the best puppy ever! Also, his coat is gorgeous. But, if i were to pick a full breed, i would pick..... the Visla. This hound dog is loving, doesn't need much grooming, a hunting dog, and guess what? It has cat feet! lol. these dogs are very loyal and get along great with other dogs. HOPE THIS HELPS!
English bulldogs or a pug... super full of short bursts of energy and loves the family. I am not sure about bulldogs, but I do know Pugs do tend to have more medical problems, if you get the pick of the litter get the one with the least smashed nose.Good inside dogs. For outside dogs I would get a Saint Bernard if you have the chance to train him before he is too big. Saint Bernards do tend to have joint and hip problems.
American Pit Bull Terrier!!! Watch out, many s.tupid people hate them and want to ban them. Buy a puppy pit bull and raise it around children and dogs, and it will be just like any other sweet dog on the block!
Labradoodle they are sooo cute don't shed and they are soo loyal mine won't go farther than a house away without freezing out about being to far from me there do cute too get them from a breeder and they will cost about 2000 dollars
Dachshunds!!! My friend has two dachshund puppies and they are soooooo cute!! One of them is a little deformed though. . . . But that's just him and he's cute and playful too! If your getting a dog I would get a dachshund!
Well, while all of these dogs are GREAT, it's just a matter of opinion and lifestyle. If you are very active, you're probably going to want a more active dog. If you're a couch potato, you'll want your dog to be the same. The enviroment you live in plays a part too. If you have an apartment little or no backyard space, you'll want a smaller dog which doesn't require much exercise. If you have a bigger house with a large backyard, you could get a bigger dog which would need more exercise. How much time and dedication you have to taking care of your dog is important, too. If you're out of the house often, it's probably best that you don't get a dog unless you have someone to take care of and play with it.
its not the type of dog instead of how you take care of them example pitbulls people say there dangorous but it not true teach them how to be nice and stuff love them teach them to be a friendly dog not a spoiled dog
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Depends very much on what you have in mind for the dog's daily life. If you want a dog that does well with kids and strangers petting/mauling it, avoid notoriously aloof breeds like Chow, Akita, Shibu Inu, most shepherds ("1 person dogs"). There are individual exceptions but these dogs haven't been bred to be "nice": affable and biddable by anyone. Avoid small dogs that have been raised by elderly owners with few visitors or outings: if your household isn't so insular, they will be very anxious about changes in routine/strangers, and their natural coping mechanism is barking and biting. You would probably do well to get an older dog that you can observe for key warning signs like cowering from quick hand movements, twisting to snap when squeezed around the ribs, fighting restraint, not wanting to roll over for a bellyrub with strangers, barking with laid back ears, etc. A dog that is fearful or aloof around people is more likely to snap when startled or pinched by a child. Check these behaviors in a home environment if you can, where the dog has been living for at least 2 weeks. Don't expect to see the dog's real personality in a crowded pound.