Need some help picking a dog for your lifestyle? We’re here to help.


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Picking a pet is no easy ordeal. We know that as far as appearance is concerned, you probably know what type of dog you are looking for. But different types of pets need different kinds of pet care. For instance, you may love the white curly hair of a Poodle, but as the pet caregiver, you need to be ready for the grooming treatment that it requires to maintain those beautiful curly locks. If you admire the intelligence of a German Shepherd, you need to take into consideration the fact that it sheds all year-round into your pet care regime.
So the team at PetHomeStay has come up with a list of the top three dogs that belong to different types of categories. Find out which one is right for you!
Dogs That Are Great With Children
If you have kids, then you’d want to make sure that the dog you pick gets along with them. PetHomeStay thinks these dogs will surely love to play with your kids:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Collie
3. Beagle
Dogs That Require Less Grooming
All dogs need to be groomed, and this is just a small component of pet caregiver. But as far as coat caring is concerned, these dogs don’t require as much maintenance:
1. Chihuahua
2. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
3. Whippet
Lapdogs
If you are looking for a dog that you can nestle on your lap, these three are the best:
1. Shih Tzu
2. Pomeranian
3. English Toy Spaniel
Energetic Dogs
If you enjoy a good run and need a companion who can join you for a hike on the trail or a 10 mile jog, then consider these breeds:
1. Parson Russell Terrier
2. Border Collie
3. Siberian Husky
Athletic Dogs
Looking for a sport buddy? These dogs are active, agile, vigorous, and strong – the recipe of a winner:
1. Greyhound
2. Border Collie
3. Sheltie
Most Obedient Dogs
If you are looking for a dog who listens, one who is willing to please you and doesn’t get distracted easily (which will probably help ease the process of pet grooming and pet care), check out these breeds:
1. Border Collie
2. Golden Retriever
3. Shih Tzu


Have we missed your favourite breed? Drop us a comment below with your favourite breed and what sort of lifestyle you think it fits best.