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Which Breeds Make the Best Companion Dogs?
Choosing a companion dog is like choosing a best friend. Well, actually it is choosing a best friend, just a furry one! Since different breeds have different general temperaments, it is good to know a little about these differences in order to get you started on your quest. Once you find inherent characteristics in a breed, it is time to narrow down your search according to what it is you envision in a companion dog.
What Are You Looking for in a Companion Dog?
Not everyone’s idea of a companion dog is the same, so it is important to be realistic in what you are looking for. Do you want a lap dog that you can just cuddle hours on end? Do you gad about town (and everywhere else for that matter) so you are looking for company on your excursions? Some dogs are just too hyper to sit still long enough to cuddle whilst others don’t take to traveling well.
Small, Medium or Large – Does Size Make a Difference?
When it comes to choosing the right breed for a companion dog, you should think about whether or not size makes a difference. If you live in a small studio apartment, a collie or standard poodle might not fit the bill as they may be just a tad too big – even though they are among the top rated companion dogs.
Many people living in the Sunshine State enjoy condo living so when they are searching for puppies for sale in Florida, they probably wouldn’t want a Mastiff! On the other hand, little dogs tend to have HUGE personalities so are you sure you have the energy to deal with such a rambunctious little creature? Perhaps a medium to small sized breed would suit you best.
Top Rated Companion Dogs by Breed
Who better to turn to when deciding on the best companion dog breeds than the company that is famous for American dog food, Purina? Here are some of the breeds they feel make the best companion dogs, not necessarily in order of ratings.
- Border Collies
- Bichon Frise
- Bulldogs (believe it or not!)
- Retrievers (Golden and Labs)
- Miniature Schnauzers
- Yorkshire Terriers
- Cocker Spaniels
Each of these breeds has some pretty endearing qualities when it comes to a companion dog, so it is worth taking the time to check them all out. You can see by the size range that they are mostly small to medium size breeds but there are a couple in there that verge on the large side, although not huge.
So, whether you live in the arctic north or are looking for Little Puppies Online in Florida, there is a companion dog, a best friend, out there waiting just for you. Choose the breed according to temperament, looks and the size you have available and you will have the very best friend you could ever want. There is nothing quite like the loyalty of a companion dog, it’s just a matter of finding which one suits you best.