What breed is right for me?

Hi guys,

I've done a lot of research on different breeds, it's all that occupies my mind in my spare time! There's so many breeds out there I'm having a hard time deciding what's truly perfect on me. Maybe you could help.

I'm a bit of a couch potato. I don't do any activities like running, hiking, biking, so I wouldn't suit a very active breed. I don't really just want a lap dog to sit with me whilst I read or watch telly though, I do want to engage in activities such as obedience and agility with my dog. I'm just worried that if I don't do many 'sporty' activities I can't satisfy a high energy dog.

I can provide a dog with, on average, an hour a day off-leash run/playing fetch/swimming etc

I'm not bothered about grooming so long as they're not super high maintenance.

I want as much of a velcro and affectionate dog as possible - I want it to have enough energy that it's always happy to play but is also happy to just lie by my feet or next to me whilst I study.

Asked by Member 1140668 on Nov 14th 2012 in Breeds
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Have you tried visiting a shelter? There are many different breeds to choose from and a volunteer can help to match you up with a dog that fits your lifestyle. Shelters usually have puppies - but you might benefit from adopting an adult dog who's personality and energy level are already developed.

Angie answered on 11/14/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


How about a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? They are happy go lucky dogs. They have a medium activity level. They are eager to please, highly intelligent and quick learners which makes them easy to train. They aren't super high maintenance but they do need to be brushed on a daily basis and have their ears cleaned out often. They are velcro dogs and are very affectionate and loving. They are playful breeds. They are good with other people, children and dogs.

I recommend that if you get a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, get one from a reputable breeder

Member 930032 answered on 11/15/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I would recommend a mutt, a Rat Terrier, Puggle or a Bull dog would be ideal for you.

Member 1107927 answered on 11/16/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer