If you’re considering adopting your first dog or adding another dog to the family, its important to consider which dog is best suited to you.
Below we provide an analysis of the most common dogs we’ve come across in our training. Each score is given out of a possible 10. Note that these scores while providing a good indication, are not complete as each dog has a personality of its own as well. But below is a guide.
Dog Breeds Scores
These particular Breeds have been assessed on the following criteria:
Energy Levels: The more energetic a breed, the more stimulation they require, such as regular long walks for the more energetic breeds.
Playfulness: the breeds with higher scores want to be around you and play with you as much as possible. Because of this, you’ll need to spend a bit more time with them.
Affection: An important trait to consider particularly if children are involved. Note however that all dogs need to be socialised well with children from a young age.
Likes other pets: good to consider if you’ve got other animals at home or want to take them out in public.
Ease of training: these are generally the more intelligent breeds. They will need mental stimulation and will get bored quite easily.
Watchdog skills: note this is just the watchdog element. They will bark as a watch dog but not necessarily attack.
Grooming Efforts: Higher ranking scored mean more care needs to be taken care with grooming and more regular grooming is required. There may be also a lot of shedding associated with these dog breeds.