Did you know that, as of 2020, there are 218 dog breeds recognised by The Kennel Club, and that there are more than 342 dog breeds officially recognised by the World Canine Organisation (FCI)? And that there are about a hundred more, as yet still unrecognised? Overall, there are nearly 450 dog breeds in the world! As such, it can sometimes be a little tricky to figure out your ideal dog. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

So, How Do You Choose the Right Dog Breed for You?

This is a decision not to be taken lightly. Adopting an animal means making a commitment to take care of it for the entirety of its life, to feed it correctly, to spend quality time with it, to look after it, and to provide for its basic needs. You must therefore take your time before making a decision, and make sure to educate yourself on all the options. Is there a particular breed you like? Before you make your decision, take the time to learn about it! You must be wondering whether a dog will fit your lifestyle.

Here are the criteria you should take into account:

  • Your family composition (i.e. children, other animals)

  • How much time you spend at home

  • Your activity level

  • The amount of time you have available

  • Your monthly budget for a dog

  • Your accommodation

Once you have assessed the situation, you can embark on your new adventure. Check out our guides to your favourite dog breeds below!