Never buy from a petstore, backyard breeder or puppy mills, always adopt from a shelter.don't knock the adults.also make sure the breed suits your lifestyle, you don't want to base your choice on cuteness factor, colour or because some says their the best breed , the best breed that someone says might suits their lifestlye, but they might not suit your lifestyle.Your parents have the ultimate choice.
Beagles, Harrier, Basset hounds require experienced owners and need 4km daily walks.If i had young children, i would not place any small dog with young children unless the child is 8yr old+, here are some of the breeds you might like to research.
Retriver are great family dogs! they love to run, are mellow at times and highly energic at other time. My labrador x Golden Retriver just stop a burgular this morning from entering our backyard. She normally really loving and affectionate, today it sounded like she somehow change to Rottweiler! For her breed mix she doesn't actual bark much
Labrador Retriever-these dogs prefer to be inside, but will do okay in the backyard, as long as they get plenty of attention, and abit of play such as ball games.Temperament: This breed is highly intelligent, loyal, and deeply devoted. The Labrador Retriever is reliable, affectionate, and thrive on human companionship and attention. They are absolutely wonderful with children and get along exceedingly well with other dogs. They may be reserved with strangers and make good watchdogs. If this breed is left alone for extended periods of time without attention or stimulation they will become lonely, bored, and destructive.Minimum exercise is at least 30mintues daily
these dogs prefer to be inside, but will do okay in the backyard, as long as they get plenty of attention, and abit of play such as ball games
Temperament: Golden Retrievers are loveable, polite, and highly intelligent. They exude charm and confidence. They are sweet, eager to please, and devoted family companions. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time or they will become mischievous and destructive. They have a tendency to be overly exuberant and distractible. They are always gentle and patient with children. They are friendly with other pets. In fact, they are friendly with everyone. They tend to bark as a form of greeting. The Golden Retriever is not well suited for a two career family as they require an inordinate amount of human interaction and companionship.minimum exercise requirements are at least 30minutes daily
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Temperament: Intensely loyal and deeply devoted, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a strong protective nature. This breed is friendly, loving, and affectionate. They do best in a home with older considerate children. They will generally get along with other dogs they have been raised with but have a tendency to be combative and aggressive with dogs they do not know. They do not do well with cats or other small household pets. This breed thrives on family interaction and will become destructive if ignored, lonely, or bored. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not recommended for the novice, apathetic, or sedentary owner.
Curly Coated Retriever
Temperament: The Curly Coated Retriever is loyal, affectionate, and sensitive. This breed does well with children, other dogs, and pets. They are aloof and reserved with strangers, but will only show aggression if they sense threatening danger. Curly Coated Retriever's are an extremely well-mannered breed, proud, and friendly.
Flat Coated Retriever
Temperament: The Flat Coated Retriever has a very jolly personality. He gets along well with just about everyone, including small children and does exceptionally well with other dogs. The Flat Coated Retriever is a very intelligent breed and is eager to please, but does require something in return, human companionship and affection. This breed does not do well in a kennel environment and needs to be part of the family, although he does love the outdoors. The Flat Coated Retriever steals the hearts of everyone he meets with his fun loving, endearing, and friendly personality. He would make a wonderful companion for a family of all kinds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Temperament: Some say this breed has the wonderful temperament of the ever-popular Golden Retriever, but the Toller has been known to be a little wary around strangers and unfamiliar animals. However, this breed will tolerate quite a bit of child's play, and would do well with another four legged companion given they are properly socialized.
Temperament: The Irish Setter is affectionate, loving, and sensitive, this breed is not recommended for the average home. Being very active, they can become somewhat destructive if left alone for long periods. This breed requires entertainment if they are to be well mannered and respectful.
Temperament: The Boykin Spaniel is amicable, loyal, devoted, and docile. The Boykin Spaniel is an enthusiastic hunter, pleasant companion, and willing worker. They thrive on human contact and get along exceptionally well with children and other pets
Temperament: Happy and alert, this breed has a great presence. Easy to handle, and affectionate, this breed would make an ideal house pet if given the right care and exercise to keep him happy. This breed requires a gentle, yet somewhat firm hand, as they can be hyperactive.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Temperament: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is best suited for a pampered indoor life. They display the temperament of an extrovert. They can be quite spirited and vocal. The Cavalier prefers to be with their family or other dogs. Although this breed is gentle and affectionate, they do not have patience for unruly children.
Temperament: Of the hunting breeds, the Clumber Spaniel is the most low-key and easy-going. They are gentle, sweet, and highly intelligent. A pleasant and well-behaved dog, they get along with other dogs, cats, and other household animals they are raised with. They typically become attached to one specific person in their family. Clumber Spaniels are generally good with children. They do not easily befriend strangers, but are never timid or aggressive. This breed greatly enjoys human companionship and attention.
Temperament: Cocker Spaniels are beautiful dogs that can get along well with teenage children, but not suitable with young children and animals providing they do not pester. A very cheerful dog, this breed loves to play and sometimes enjoys barking. This very gentle breed can become somewhat of a tyrant if not given the proper attention or socialization.
English Springer Spaniel
Temperament: English Springer Spaniels are sociable, gregarious, and gentle. They are also courageous, highly intelligent, and sincere. They are excellent with children and love everyone. The English Springer Spaniel thrives on human interaction and must be with their family as much as possible. If they are left alone for extended periods of time they will become destructive and are prone to excessive barking. They are good with other pets, but may not tolerate same sex dogs. They are not suitable for homes with pet birds.
English Toy Spaniel Temperament: The English Toy Spaniel is affectionate, friendly, gentle, and charming. This breed is loyal, devoted, and completely content to be with their family. They do well with older considerate children and other pets. English Toy Spaniel's are very social, non-demanding, quiet, and ideal family companions.
Temperament: Of the Spaniel breeds, the Field Spaniel is considered to have the best personality. They are playful, intelligent, sweet, and well mannered. This breed has a tendency to be reserved with strangers, but generally loves everyone. They are very independent and may be stubborn. The Field Spaniel is excellent with considerate well-behaved children. They are good with other dogs and animals. Field Spaniels do have a tendency to become overly attached to one specific family member and will ignore all others. They thrive on human companionship and interaction and will become neurotic if deprived of this. They are alert and will bark an alarm to visitors or unfamiliar sounds. With their retrieving nature, this breed loves to carry objects around in their mouths.
Temperament: This breed is polite, affectionate, and cheerful. They are also sociable, friendly, and sensitive. An intensely devoted companion, the Gordon Setter is a wonderful family dog. Due to their size and tendency to be boisterous they are not recommended for homes with small children. They are reserved with strangers. The Gordon will get along well with other dogs, although may show slight aggression to those of the same sex. They must be introduced when young to cats. Gordon Setters love to be involved with their family, and may become jealous if they are not given enough attention. This bold and impressive breed is very protective of their family as well as extremely demonstrative. They will experience separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods of time and may become destructive and bark excessively.
Irish Water Spaniel
Temperament: Irish Water Spaniels are highly intelligent, confident, and devoted. They demand attention and are a "whole family" dog. This is a breed that truly enjoys human contact. They are best suited for families with older considerate children. If properly introduced, they will get along well with other pets. They are generally quiet and bark only when necessary. The Irish Water Spaniel is protective, reserved, and wary with strangers. However, they are not aggressive. This breed displays a joyous exuberance and zest for life.
Temperament: The Sussex Spaniel can be good around children
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Curly Coated retriver
Nova Scotia Tolling Retriver
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel
Irish Water Spaniel
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