Choosing a dog to join your family is not a decision that should be made lightly. You want a dog who will be a good fit for your home, family members, and lifestyle. So, if you’re never home to take Fido on a walk, or prefer to snuggle on the couch, you need a dog that doesn't mind hanging out around the house. On the other hand, if you are constantly on the go or possibly looking for a pooch to run by your side, you might want to consider one of these breeds of active dogs.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an astonishing 6.5 million of pets are re-homed or abandoned each year, because their owners couldn't meet their needs. That's why making sure you're picking the right dog for your family, who will fit in with the lifestyle your family is accustomed to, is so important. For example, if you are looking for a dog who loves to play fetch, go for walks, or keep up with your busy life, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), labs or other retriever breeds are a great choice. Other dog breeds that love to be active include herding dogs ,like Australian Shepherds and Border Collies. If you’re looking for a small dog who likes to play all day, a Beagle or Rat Terrier is a great choice, according to petfinder.com. For dogs who were actually bred to run alongside their owners, check out Greyhounds or Huskies, per Runner’s World.
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