Thinking of getting a dog? It will certainly be a great addition to the family, and will bring a whole lot more love and enjoyment to your home. The kids will have a new playmate, and you will have an excuse to get out there and walk more often if you’ve been finding it hard to exercise lately. Not only that, though, but they are brilliant companions – they really are a man’s best friend!
If you have decided that a dog is the pet for you, you could be wondering what type of breed you should get. Here are some super-cute ones that have plenty of aww-factor!
Chow Chows look just like tiny bears. Originating from northern China, it is a very distinctive-looking dog with a mane of fur around its head that makes it look just like a lion! They are extremely loyal animals and will want to be the only pet in the house. They can also be suspicious of strangers, which makes them excellent guard dogs. However, as they are such stubborn animals, they might not be the best dog for you if you have very young children. It’s a good idea to wait until your children are at an age when they know to respect dogs until you bring a Chow Chow into your home.
Pomeranians are little bundles of furry fun! It’s a spitz-type of breed which means it has a face that looks like a fox. Even though they may be small, they are incredibly energetic and active. This isn’t a toy dog that will be happy being carried around in your handbag; they love to run around as much as possible. They’ll love playing with your kids and they will certainly have the energy to keep up with all their running around outside!
English Bulldogs are podgy in all the right places. Their rotund size makes them very huggable and their smooth fur means that you don’t have to worry about them shedding too much. However, they are a breed that suffers from a few dog skin conditions, so you might have to take them for regular checkups at the vets. Bulldogs are also the perfect pet if you don’t have the time to take your pup for long walks every day. Sure, they need a bit of exercise each day but are also very happy to snooze for long periods!
Did you know that “Shih Tzu” means “ little lion? It’s true; but there is certainly nothing scary about this adorable breed! Their hair can grow lovely and long, but you can keep it shorter if you prefer lots of grooming appointments! These dogs are very affectionate and will enjoy sitting on your lap and getting all your attention. They are also a suitable pet for large families with young children.
So, which breed of dog do you think you will go for? No matter which of the ones above you pick, you’re sure to say “aaw”!