What’s the Best Breed for You?

Psychologist Stanley Coren, author of The Wisdom of Dogs and Why We Love the Dogs We Do, suggests breeds that might best suit your lifestyle.

For couch-potato couples… Lazier toy breeds, like the Maltese

For playful/energetic couples… Golden retrievers

For couples allergic to dander… Dogs with hair, like poodles

For couples who like independent dogs… Terriers

For couples who want dogs they can shower with attention… Toy dogs, like Pomeranians, or sporting dogs, like spaniels

For couples looking for kid-friendly dogs… Retrievers, spaniels or toy dogs

For couples with cottages… Newfoundlands

For outdoorsy couples… Greyhounds

For couples looking for cat-friendly dogs… Spaniels and retrievers

For couples living in apartments… Toy dogs, like the Pekingese

Photo by Venessa Nina taken at Brooklyn BowWow.

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