Discover The Best Breeds for Your Lifestyle! Back 12 Fun Questions 1. Your Lifestyle a) I have a busy career away from home & the dog will have to spend 6+ hours alone b) Our dog will never be left alone / Will always have the company of pets/people c) My Dog will spend less than 4 hours/day alone, and only periodically on it's own d) I plan to have someone/hire a Dog Sitter/Walker to exercise my dog daily 2. Size Matters! a) Toy/Small (Chihuahua, Maltese, Dachshunds) b) Medium (Springer Spaniel, Basset Hound) c) Large (Std. Poodle, German Shepherd, Airedale, Bearded Collie) d) Extra Large (Mastiff) e) No Preference 3. Allergy Sufferers - Hypo-Allergenic / Low Shedding a) Extremely important b) Not important 4. First Time or Experienced Dog Owner? a) This will be my/our 1st dog b) Yes, I/we've have owned dog[s] before. c) Other Friend[s]/Family members, with dog experience, will be involved. 5. Preferable Dog Energy Level a) High Stamina / An athlete & playful like me: jog/hike/run/dog sports b) Regular daily walks for both of us will be just fine c) Couch potato d) Not important. 6. Your Home / Living Arrangements a) Apartment / Studio / Small Area b) Home, no yard c) Residence with a fenced yard d) Farm/Country lifestyle, lots of fenced safe space. 7. Only Dog or Other Pets in the Household too? a) Yes, my/our new dog will be living/interacting with other household pets, i.e. cats or dogs b) No, but I want our new dog to be friendly with other pets, i.e. dog parks c) No, my/our new dog will not be around other pets. 8. How Social or Independent Do You Prefer Your Dog To Be? a) Social & friendly with all friends and visitors b) Independent is fine. *"Separation Anxiety" less likely when left alone! c) Not a consideration. 9. Trainability and Intelligence Factor a) Intelligent & ease of training is very important. Super smart, responsive, ease to train commands & fun tricks b) Fairly trainable. Will need to learn and know basic commands c) Trainability not that important, I'm pretty laid back. 10. "Child Friendly" Requirements a) No children b) Child(ren) under 5, including if you are currently pregnant c) Child(ren) 6-12 years of age d) Child(ren) 13+ years of age. 11. Grooming / Maintenance Considerations a) Willing to groom regularly/hire professional groomer / Whatever it takes b) Don't want grooming to be a necessity, other than a few baths/year c) No Preference 12. Protection - Guard Instincts a) Yes, protecting my property & myself is an important consideration b) Barking & Alerting will be enough c) Not a Consideration Loading results... Recent ArticlesStray Cats vs. Feral Cats30 Sympathy Messages To Send ~ For The Loss of A PetOur APP ~ Dog/Cat Adoption/Rescues & Services ListingsCat World RecordsWhy Spay/Neuter?Stray Vs. Feral CatsTrapping Feral CatsFeral Cats: Myths & Facts!