Choosing the Perfect Dog for You and Your Family




Dog’s truly are man’s (and women’s) best friend, and getting a new dog can be an extremely exciting time for you and your family.  Still, not all dogs are created equal, and there are numerous things to consider before rushing into purchasing your next pooch.  Several different factors come into play when choosing the right breed, and fortunately there is a new Dog Breed Comparison Tool that eases the process, helping to sift through the dozens of dog breeds to find which one is perfect for your family.  Here are some of the things to consider when choosing your next dog:

  • Shedding:  If your dog will live primarily outside, then this might not be very much of a factor for you, but most people should consider how much a dog will or will not shed.  A dog that sheds too much can ruin any relationship between you and your dog.


  • Size: Some people like big dogs.  Some people like small dogs.  And yes, some people like medium dogs.  Make sure you know how tall, as well as how heavy your puppy will grow to be, because as much as you wish it wasn’t true, puppies won’t stay puppies forever.  Dogs can range from eight pounds to a hundred and eighty pounds, so whatever your preference is, make sure the breed of dog you get fits your fancy.


  •  Temperament: The fact of the matter is, different breeds of dogs act differently.  Some are quiet, loyal and alert, where as others are social, responsive, and aggressive.  Knowing how a certain breed usually acts is critical to making the right choice.




There is a ton to consider before choosing which type of dog to get, but FindTheBest’s breed comparison tool can help to simplify the entire process.  Moreover, once you have narrowed your choices down to just a few different breeds, make a Side-By-Side Comparison and share it with your family before making a decision. Make sure to consider these factors next time you’re thinking about getting a new pup, and you’re sure to get a new best friend!


  1. Gina says:

    Great post thanks! We’re currently thinking of adding a dog to our family once we’ve got back from vacation.

  2. Louise says:

    So Cute! Size wasn’t something that we considered and in hind site maybe we should have

  3. Sky says:

    We knew that we wanted a small dog – my brother has two very large golden retrievers and while they are great dogs, I can’t imagine having them inside the house! As it turns out – a mini schnauzer was the perfect dog for us!

  4. Great post! Unfortunately I think a dog is an impulse purchase for a lot of people and they don’t consider all of the factors that you mentioned. We settled on a Golden Retriever Mix from the shelter, knowing that she would get to be a pretty decent size but it turns out that she is mixed with border collie and we got a medium sized dog. I am SOOO glad she didn’t get any bigger because she is the perfect size for us…we lucked out! All the love of a golden in the smaller package of a border collie!

  5. Bobbie says:

    I love this! People should consider things when getting a dog and not just JUMP. Size is one BIG thing, but there are many other things to consider. I am glad you are urging your readers to consider everything about a dog before getting the wrong one! Great article!

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