If you’ve decided to welcome a dog into your home, the next step is figuring out what breed to get. Dogs come in many different shapes and sizes, and they all have their own distinct personality. It’s always important to thoroughly research which breed will be compatible with you and your lifestyle before you go out and adopt them. Here’s a great quiz that can help you find a compatible canine companion.
These are some of the most popular dog breeds for city dwellers and what to expect if you decide to get one.
Pugs are very affectionate, loyal dogs with an adorable appearance. They’re energetic enough to enjoy going for walks, but they also like to spend a lot of time curled up on the couch. Pugs are a small breed, so they don’t need much room. They do require careful grooming around their faces due to all the folds and wrinkles they have. Learn more about adopting a Pug
Greyhounds are known for being fast runners, but they don’t spend much time zipping around. In fact, they have calm, quiet temperaments and are perfectly content lounging around the house. Greyhounds are medium-sized dogs, so they don’t require a lot of room. Their short coats also make them easier to groom and less likely to shed fur all over your furniture. Learn more about adopting a Greyhound
Yorkies, as they’re often called, are a toy breed known for being friendly and charming. While they can be frequent barkers, obedience training helps curb that behavior. Yorkies are very intelligent and easy to train. They do require daily brushing, weekly or bi-weekly bathing and monthly hair trimming. Learn more about adopting a Yorkie
If you’re interested in a larger breed, Great Danes make wonderful city pets despite their size. They’re quiet dogs that like to spend a lot of time stretched out on a couch resting. They have a gentle, easygoing temperament that makes them good canine companions. They do need more space due to their size, so a house or larger apartment, rather than a studio apartment, is an ideal home. Learn more about adopting a Great Dane
English bulldogs are a medium-sized breed with low energy levels. They’re loyal, friendly dogs with a quiet demeanor, and their short coats don’t need frequent grooming. English bulldogs also make great family pets. Learn more about adopting an English Bulldog
When you decide on a dog breed, skip the pet store purchase. Instead, head over to a local animal shelter, where you’ll find plenty of dogs who need a good home. If you have a specific breed in mind, contact a local rescue group who specializes in helping that breed.