The Best Dog Breeds for Your Lifestyle

If you’re looking for a dog, it might be tempting to look for the cutest and cuddliest dog in the store. Choosing a dog by looks is the way that many people find their canine companion, but you should really be looking at more than looks when it comes to picking a dog that will be with you for at least a decade.

The best way to choose a dog is to look at the common traits of its breed and pick a dog that aligns with your lifestyle. Some dogs need multiple walks per day, and benefit from regular stimulation, while others are happiest cuddling on the couch. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the most popular dog breeds out there and figure out which lifestyle they fit with the best.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They were originally bred throughout the United Kingdom as gun dogs because they would have been responsible for gently bringing back fallen game to hunters.

They have a great sense of smell, but their obedience usually prevents them from following a scent like another dog might. They’re a great dog for families, because they’re gentle with children and other pets. They’re intelligent, loyal, devoted, and can absorb a lot of training, which makes them excellent dogs for disability assistance and rescue. They come in three different color variations — yellow, chocolate, and black.

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