Breed Selection

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Dogs can be look and behave so differently from one another that it’s hard to view a chihuahua and the Great Pyrenees as the same species. After making certain of your dog owning capabilities, learn about different dog breeds to find one that best suits you. Animal Planet has quiz that can help you get started.

Low-maintenance dogs may be best for busy college students. Animal Planet suggests some breeds.

  • Corgi
  • Pug
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Maltese

Quiet breeds are especially suited for apartments, since they would be less annoying to you and your neighbors.

  • Pug
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • French Bulldog
  • St. Bernard
  • Boston Terrier

Easy-to-train

  • Poodle
  • Bichon Frise
  • Papillion
  • St. Bernard
  • Havanese

These breed suggstions are just starting points. As you explore breeds, also keep in mind factors such as exercise levels, grooming demands, hardiness, and friendliness.

SOURCES:

“Best Dogs For Apartments | Good Apartment Dogs | Good Dogs for Apartme.” Best Dogs For Apartments | Good Apartment Dogs | Good Dogs for Apartme. http://www.gopetplan.com/best-dogs-for-apartments (accessed June 5, 2014).

“Easy to train Dog Breeds Top 10.” Easy to train Dog Breeds Top 10. http://www.dogbreedslist.info/easy-to-train-dog-breeds/#.U4bHiy-aT7I (accessed June 5, 2014).