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You want a puppy but you don’t know what Dog Breed Group is best for you? Well, in this article you’ll find the types of dogs; small and big and their characteristics. This will help you choose what type of dog you want. But before you need to think about the environment that your pet is going to live in and how much free time you have to spend with your pet.

Now considering the information you got, now you might want to choose what group you want your dog from:

Dog Breed Groups

1. Sporting group

These are the dogs that are naturally active and alert. They need regular exercising and lots of toys to chew on. Some dog breeds in this group are: American Water Spaniel, Boykin Spaniel, Brittany, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Labrador retriever and golden retriever. You might also need a dog crate from them as you can’t just leave them in your house when you go out or they will make a lot of mess.

2. Hound dogs

In the past these dogs were used to hunt, so the hound dogs have ra eally strong scent to follow a trail. These dogs also produce a unique sound known as baying, and if you like to go hunting, with a little bit of training these dogs might become your best friends. Some dogs in this group are: Beagle, Dachshund, English Foxhound, Greyhound, Norwegian Elkhound and Whippet.

3. Working group

These are dogs that were used for jobs such as guarding property, pulling sleds and water rescues. They are very intelligent and learn quickly but they must be trained properly and will require a good discipline for them to be the perfect dog you need, and most of these dogs are quite big, so you might need a big backyard: Boxer, great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Mastiff, Saint Bernard, Siberian husky and schnauzer.

4. Terriers

This is a common group that a lot of people know about. These dogs are very energetic and feisty. There are many types of terriers including small and bigger dogs. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals including dogs and they will chase anything that moves, and maybe with a little training they can help you a little bit with hunting smaller stuff, mostly known for rats and rabbits: Australian Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Manchester Terrier and West Highland White Terrier.

5. Toy group

These dogs are the dogs that will be happy to live in a small living space such as apartments. Don’t be fooled by them because they are small, most of these dogs are very energetic and playful… and require a lot of attention, and make good family dogs to play with children: poodle, toy fox terrier, Maltese, Italian greyhound, Japanese chin, Chinese Crested, Yorkshire terrier, pug, Papillon, Pomeranian, Manchester terrier, miniature pinscher and Chihuahua.

6. Non-sporting group

These dogs still need to be played with and exercised regularly. In this group, there are many different dogs with different personalities and sizes, but most of them like to lay around while you play around with them: Bulldog, chow chow, Tibetan spaniel, Tibetan terrier, ShibaInu, American Eskimo, Boston terrier, keeshound and Dalmation.


Hope that guide helps you choose the right dog for you and that the information about the dogs gave you an idea of what type of puppy you might want to buy according to your circumstances (free time and living space). Good luck with buying your best buddy!

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  1. Carolbetts says:

    My fav has been the Yorkie, but I rescued a jack russel who totallly stood my heart. She was older so she didn’t have all that energy most Jack Russell’s usually had. She had beautiful conformance and was pure white. When she cocked her head to answer me my heart just melted!


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