Find your perfect dog breed with our Dog Breed Selector!
Looking for a Dog Breed Selector that will help you choose your next dog breed? Or perhaps you’re wondering if you should base your decision on size, temperament, energy level, or something totally different? Continue scrolling to find out.
Dog Breed Selector by Photo
Australian Cattle Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
Old English Sheepdog
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
That winsome grin. Their soft-to-the-touch coat. That charming little wag. You’ve seen it. You love it. And you’re ready to bring home your very own four-legged gem. Except for one thing. You’re stuck on which breed to get.
Should you base your decision on temperament, energy level, size, or something entirely different? While we could slap a quick quiz on your screen, ask a few questions, and tell you which breed we think would be your favorite, you know yourself better than us.
That’s why instead we’ll ask a few questions, provide some wisdom, and guide you through the decision making process so you can be certain you’ll be bringing home your absolute best puppy match. First things first: let’s talk size.
How large is your home?
Are you living on a sprawling ranch, a cozy suburban dwelling, a stylish city apartment, a tiny house, or something different?
How much canine can actually fit into your home?
Dog breed selector by personality.
Next, consider your own personality. Do you prefer snuggling with a lap dog or exploring the great outdoors with an adventurous canine? Are you looking for a couch buddy or a steady jogging partner? What’s your current energy level and how much time will you be able to spend exercising with your growing puppy? Learn how to choose a puppy by personality here.
Should I adopt or buy a puppy?
Consider also puppy adoption versus purchasing from a reputable breeder. No doubt there are benefits and downsides to either option. While one individual will prefer to rescue a unique puppy mix, the next owner will be hard set to deal straight with a purebred breeder. Decide for yourself which is best by reading our guide on whether to adopt or buy a puppy here. Additionally you can check out our in depth breeder vs shelter article.