If you're on the market for a new puppy, you've probably been scrolling through adorable puppy pictures online, convinced each one is cuter than the last. But to really make sure you get the right dog for your lifestyle, you'll want to consider their size, exercise needs, and personalities. Take a look at our dog breed guides to learn all about:
The Best City Dog Breeds
Small dogs like Shih Tzus
can be more suited to city life, but Golden Retrievers
make the list, too -- find out why.
The Best Dog Breeds for Older People
Not really looking to paint the town red all the time anymore? These dogs, like the Yorkie
, will enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle.
The Best Dog Breeds for Children
These dogs love to play and have the patience to do it with small children. Labrador
and Golden Retrievers
are leading the pack in this bunch.
The 7 Dog Breeds that Need the Most Exercise
Take on these breeds only if you love outdoor time, and lots of it. These dogs can run with the best of them, and will fit right into your active lifestyle, like the Weimeraner
and the Australian Shepherd
These pups are fairly low on the spectrum of needy. All dogs need love and proper care, but these breeds will have less trouble keeping themselves company if you have to be away, and aren't demanding in the exercise department. Check out the Bulldog
, and more.
7 of the Longest Living Dog Breeds
While nothing in life is certain, if you're after a dog who's more likely to be with you for years and years to come, you may want to place your bets on one of these dogs, like the Rat Terrier
or the Tibetan Spaniel
, who have average lifespans well into the teens.Subscribe to The Wet Nose Press to get the latest on health news, recalls of faulty or dangerous products and pet foods, and more!