Do you have young kids, throw lots of dinner parties, play in a garage band, or lead a hectic life? See Dogs That Have Low Sensitivity Levels Some breeds bond very closely with their family and are more prone to worry or even panic when left alone by their owner.
An anxious dog can be very destructive, barking, whining, chewing, and otherwise causing mayhem.
These breeds do best when a family member is home during the day or if you can take the dog to work.
See Dogs Poorly Suited To Be Alone Breeds with very short coats and little or no undercoat or body fat, such as Greyhounds, are vulnerable to the cold.
See Dogs Less Affectionate with Family Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog.
You may be surprised by who's on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls).
Our ratings are generalizations, and they're not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave.Dogs with a low cold tolerance need to live inside in cool climates and should have a jacket or sweater for chilly walks.See Dogs Poorly Suited For Cold Weather Dogs with thick, double coats are more vulnerable to overheating.See Dogs That Are More Shy If you're going to share your home with a dog, you'll need to deal with some level of dog hair on your clothes and in your house.However, shedding does vary greatly among the breeds: Some dogs shed year-round, some "blow" seasonally -- produce a snowstorm of loose hair -- some do both, and some shed hardly at all.
Dogs who are highly sensitive, independent thinking, or assertive may be harder for a first-time owner to manage.