You're getting a Dog. Which pooch is the right fit for you? Let's find out, new dog parents-to-be.
Published: October 10, 2022
By: Bilal Sajjad
There is no sugarcoating it; getting a dog is a big responsibility. You are responsible for feeding them, walking them, playing with them, and cleaning up after them. But if you are ready for the charge, a dog can bring endless joy into your life. You’ll have a furry best friend to share your outdoor adventures with and someone to cuddle up on the couch with after a tiring, long day.
But which pooch is the right fit for you? Let’s find out, new dog parents-to-be.
Ah, the Golden Retriever. Their soft fur, big brown eyes, and lovable personality make them one of the most popular dog breeds. Retrievers are where intelligence and obedience meet.
They were originally hunting dogs, so they are packed with energy. But don’t worry; a couple of daily walks will do the trick. These bundles of love enjoy the outdoors, so take them to the beach and watch that tail wag.
Poodles come in three sizes (Toy, Miniature, and Standard) and various colors. But no matter their size or color, they all have one thing in common: intelligence. They have a hypoallergenic coat and don’t shed much, which is excellent for people with allergies.
Poodles are easy to train, that’s why they’re often used in dog sports and as service dogs. They need grooming every six to eight weeks, and they should have their teeth brushed at least once a week.
A Standard Poodle is your best bet if you need a pup to accompany you on your runs or hikes. But if you’re looking for a cuddly lap dog, any size poodle will do.
A Doodle is a cross between Poodle and another dog breed. For example, a mix between Golden Retriever and Poodle makes Goldendoodle, a popular Doodle dog. According to Poodles2Doodles, other famous Doodles are Sheepadoodles, Irish Doodles, Bernedoodles, and Cavapoos
These upsize munchkins win hearts like it’s their job. They have all the qualities of their parent breeds: they are friendly, intelligent, and low-shedding (thanks, Poodle!).
Doodles are great family dogs and do well with children. They need daily exercise, but nothing that a couple of walks can’t handle. Maxing out between 50 and 90 pounds, they are a solid middle ground when it comes to size.
Did someone say anything about small packages being mighty? The Papillon is a spunky mini dog that loves to play. At just under a foot tall, this pup is one of the smallest breeds. But don’t let their size fool you; they are full of energy. Their floppy ears and big eyes give Papillon a butterfly look. It is where they get their name.
Papillons are super intelligent and easy to train, making them a perfect choice for first-time dog parents. As for grooming, please brush their teeth every week and bathe them once every few months, and they’ll be all set.
Ridiculously cute and cuddly, the Maltipoo is a cross between a Maltese and a Toy Poodle. Their poodle ancestry gives them a hypoallergenic coat, which is good news for people with allergies.
Maltipoos are very gentle and loving, and they make great lap dogs. They are also very low maintenance when it comes to grooming; a quick brush every few days is all they need. Food is always the way to a Maltipoo’s heart when it comes to training. It is because they are food-motivated, which makes them pretty easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Have you ever seen a dog and thought, “I want one that looks like a stuffed animal?” Well, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is that dog. These pups have long, silky fur and big, bright puppy dog eyes. They are one of the smaller spaniel breeds and weigh between 13 and 18 pounds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are adorable and gentle. They love kids and other pets, making them a great choice for first-time dog parents. They do require a lot of care in terms of doggy diseases and health conditions, so make sure you are up for the challenge before getting one of these cuties.
White and fluffy, what’s not to love about the Bichon Frise? These pups are small (between seven and 12 pounds) but have big personalities. They are always down for a cuddle session, making great lap dogs.
Bichon Frises are alert and easy to train. They require a lot of grooming, so prepare to brush their fur daily. But trust us, all that grooming is worth it when you have a Bichon Frise. Show them all the love, and you’ll have fourteen years of companionship ahead of you.
Bilal Sajjad is the editor of Beauty Lies Truth. He loves traveling and visiting new places and tends to bring comfort into the trip. He loves spicy food, anything with lemon, nature and doesn’t understand the point of taking a picture without one of us appearing in it.
Photo by Christy Pierce Photography, www.christypiercephotographyllc.com/.