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Best Dog Breeds

In this authors opinion, there are no such things as best dog breeds. There are so many types of dogs and so many activities that they can help their owner with, that there are not dog breeds that would apply to every occasion. In addition, each dog owner has specific needs.

Also, who says that a dog has to belong to a certain breed to be your best friend? Pet dogs adopted from other owners or even pound puppies can be as fun as breed dogs, provided they are taken care and brought up properly. In addition, most children will not care or know about dog breeds, much less worry about the best dog breeds for the situation. They just want a puppy they like and with which they can play.

Nevertheless, if you have specific needs, or require a dog for a specific activity, then yes, there are best dog breeds for that activity and purpose. For example, if you travel a lot and you want to take your dog with you, then toy dog breeds (also called teacup dog breeds) are probably the best dog breeds for you. These dogs are very small and they can fit comfortably in small cages. They can also travel on cars without taking up too much space and without causing a fuss, provided their needs are taken care of. The most famous breeds of these types are the Chihuahua and the Poodle.

If you, or someone from your family are allergic to dogs, then the best dog breeds for you will be the hypoallergenic breeds. These breeds shed very little hair and/or produce less saliva and dander, which are the main triggers to dog allergies. Nevertheless, bear in mind that no dog breed can really guarantee you that it will not cause allergies, as each individual dog and person have different metabolism. A dog that does not cause allergic reactions in an allergic person can still cause allergic reactions in a different person.

Another typical use for dogs is for guarding places. If you want a dog to protect your property, most German dogs are the best dog breeds for this purpose. They are very territorial and defensive of their masters. They are also fierce and courageous, and will attack strangers if they perceive them as threats. That does not mean they can not be family dogs, just that they require a lot of training and socialization when they are puppies in order to get them familiarized with their human masters and their family.

So, as you can see, there are not best dog breeds that can apply for every occasion and need. It all depends on your situation and what you want in a dog.