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Breeds By Attributes

A list of all purebred and hybrid dog breeds with their different attributes.

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Best Family Friendly Dogs
A list of the the top rated best family friendly dog breeds. For a variety of physiological (ie: soft mouthed dogs) and psychological reasons (higher patience with children and babies), these dog breeds generally do better in families. Keep in mind however, that all dogs can be great family dogs if they are trained properly.
 
Breeds Most Prone to Barking
A list of the dog breeds most highly reputed for their tendency to bark. Although most dogs can be trained to stay calm, these breeds will be harder to train to stay calm. Keep in mind however, that these breeds also usually make great watch dogs, as they alert their owner of unknown presence on their territory.
 
Breeds that Rarely Bark
Looking for a dog that is less likely to bark? Although most dog breeds can be trained to stay calm under alerting situations, here is of dogs who are most reputed for their restraint when it comes to barking.
 
Breeds that Require the Least Space
Have a small apartment, live in the city or are trying to avoid having to regularly exercise your dog? The dog breeds in this list are the dog breeds that require the least amount of space to be happy. Often this is a characteristic tied to the dog size, but sometimes, it may also be due to the dog's relative level of inactivity.
 
Breeds that Require the Most Space
A list of the dog breeds that require largest living space. Don't consider adopting one of these dog breeds if you don't plan on exercising your with a daily 45 minute walk or a 25 minute jog. Most of these dog owners usually have a large yard the dog can run in and have a large house so it's shear size doesn't feel overwhelming in a small apartment.
 
Dumbest Dog Breeds
Not all dog breeds are born equal, but sometimes that may just be a good thing! A lot of new dog owners adopt the smartest dog breeds with out knowing the draw backs. Very intelligent dog breeds often require a lot more attention, mental stimulation, training and exercise to keep them happy. If these needs are not properly attended, the dog is much more likely to destroy the belongings of the master. Sometimes, adopting a less intelligent (or often referred to as dumb dog breeds by the less dog educated people), can be a much better choice for some dog owners. Keep in mind however, that they are categorized as least intelligent dog breeds. It does NOT mean they are stupid or can't learn. It will just require more time and dedication to teach him new tricks.
 
Easiest Dog Breeds to Train
If you plan on adopting a dog to teach him several fancy new tricks, these are the dog breeds that are easiest to train and will require the least amount of repetitions to do so. Simply put, they learn faster than the other dog breeds. Caution to those considering these dog breeds though. Since intelligence and trainability usually go hand in hand, these dog breeds require more attention and mental stimulation to be happy.
 
Hardest Dog Breeds to Train
A list of all the dog breeds that will require the most repetitions and effort in order to teach new tricks or get to obey. Although this may seem like a disadvantage for some, it is quite a good thing for many dog owners who don't have enough time to dedicate to mentally stimulating their dogs. As such, these dog breeds are better companions as they will be less likely to destroy the owner's belongings if they are not sufficiently stimulated.
 
Highest Amount of Shedding Dog Breeds
Double coated dog breeds or breeds with long thick fur coats are often adopted for their majestic and beautiful appearance. However, the breeds in this list are also the breeds that require the most grooming. A single one of these dogs and loose up to 1 full large size garbage bag worth of fur in 6 months only. If you dislike brushing your dog regularly to prevent dead hair build up (which can sometimes lead to several diseases or infections), this may not be the right type of dog for you.
 
Highly Dog Friendly Breeds
All dogs if spayed or neutered should generally be friendly if they have been socialized at a young age with other dogs. When dogs tend to be aggressive towards one another, it is often tied to back to one of the owners not possessing the proper training technique. This is a list of the dogs who are most highly reputed for their friendliness towards other dogs, so should be easier to socialize, but should not be adopted solely on the account that they will be friendly, as the problems often is not due to the dog.
 
Least Affectionate and dependent Dog Breeds
Here is a list of the dog breeds that are generally most inclined to being less affectionate and dependent. It is important to keep in mind that this characteristic is mostly formed by the dog's environment. Whether he's given lots of exercise, attention, affection, training, stimulation, etc. This list are only tendencies and can be broken or made by the owner.
 
Least Aggressive Dog Breeds
As this trait is mostly developed with the dog's interactions with his environment, this is a list of dog breeds that are generally more reputed for having a tendency to showing less aggressiveness.
 
Least Dog Friendly Dog Breeds
Socializing your dog at an early age with other dogs and puppies all the while treating your dog with a calm and assertive energy will resolve almost all dog to dog aggressiveness issues. This is a list of the dogs that are reputed for being slightly more difficult to socialize with other of his own species, but it absolutely doesn't mean that they will be aggressive with other dogs or pets.
 
Least Playful Dog Breeds
Although a dog's level of playfulness is mostly forged in the dog's personality through his regular interactions with his owner, the way he is raised and his age (puppy or adult), these dog breeds are most prone to having a less playful personality throughout their life.
 
Lowest Amount of Shedding Dog Breeds
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Most Affectionate and Dependent Dog Breeds
Here is a list of the dog breeds that are generally most inclined to being more affectionate and dependent. It is important to keep in mind that this characteristic is mostly formed by the dog's environment. Whether he's given lots of exercise, attention, affection, training, stimulation, etc. This list are only tendencies and can be broken or made by the owner.
 
Most Aggressive Dog Breeds
A dog's level of aggressiveness is 90% psychological and 10% physiological. Some breeds will have stronger jaws, sharper teeth and bulkier muscles, which give them better advantages when it comes to defense or protection. The other 90% is forged through the dog's upbringing, whether his caretaker(s) have been hostile towards him, or whether he's been trained to attack. The dogs in this list are based on their general tendency to be aggressive, but are a minor factor compared to his interactions with his owner.
 
Most Calm Dog Breeds
Looking for a calm dog breed that won't require too much exercise, attention or effort? Although a dog's energy level usually goes down with his age or with training, these breeds are generally calmer. Note that puppies will always be very energetic and demanding, so adopting an older trained dog may be your solution if you want some piece and quiet right away, with out having to go through months of excitement.
 
Most Energetic Dog Breeds
A list of the dog breeds that have the most energy, which are the most likely to fun around non stop when brought to a park and show the most attention and alertness to exiting sounds or guests coming in. The energy level of a dog will vary with age and with training, but these breeds should manifest a higher degree than most.
 
Most Intelligent Dog Breeds
A list of all the smartest dog breeds. These are particularly great if you plan on mentally stimulating your dog by spending a good 40 minutes daily with him teaching him new tricks or exercising him. If they aren't always doing some sort of task or work for you, in which they feel the happiest, they can develop bad habits like barking, chewing shoes to relieve their stress.
 
Most Playful Dog breeds
Although playfulness is mostly forged in the dog's personality through his regular interactions with his owner, the way he is raised and his age (puppy or adult), these dog breeds are most prone to having a playful personality throughout their life.
 
Requires Most Amount of Exercise Dog Breeds
A list of the dog breeds that require the most amount of exercise. The larger or high energy dogs are often associated with longer exercising requirements, which should always be maintained in order to keep the happy and prevent him from developing bad habits (ie: barking, destruction of shoes, etc). These breeds should be walked daily for at least 45 minutes or jogged with for 20 minutes.
 
Requires the Least Amount of Exercise Dog Breeds
Often related with the dog size, these dog breeds require the least amount of exercise and have less physical requirements in order for them to maintain a balanced and happy life. Some of these dog breeds are selected based on their general level of inactivity.
 
Worst Family Friendly Dog Breeds
A list of the worst family friendly dogs due to their genetic factors (ie: strong jaws), and due to psychological predispositions (ie: smaller dogs have a lower pain threshold, which may cause them to bite with prolonged children abuse).
 


 
 
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