If you are a single woman looking for love, a protector, and or companionship then a 4 legged furry friend is what you need to share your love and home with. There are so many dog breeds to choose from, so how do you know what breed will fit you best?
When you are considering what breed or even rescue dog you would like in your life, take in account these factors;
- Size- You will want a dog that has room to move in your home, where the dog nor you feels crowded.
- Dog Maintenance- Are you home most of your time or gone more often. Do you have time to brush and groom your dog daily, weekly, or monthly?
- Dog Personality- Get a dog that meshes with your personality. If you are athletic and on the go you may look more towards a working dog, however if you are a come home have a glass of wine and watch a movie woman you may want a less active dog.
If you are ready to commit to a lifelong companion and responsibility, we have compiled a list of the 5 best dog breeds for single women.
Border Collies are affectionate, smart, and energetic. They are easy to train and have a sweet demeanor but can also be easily be trained to protect you and your family. The Border Collie is a working dog and they love to please their owners. They are a medium sized dog and weigh anywhere between 30 to 55 pounds. They would work well in a house or apartment, but if in an apartment they need to be walked a lot as they do have high energy. Border Collies aim to please and love to work, so if you have an active lifestyle of hiking, running, long walks, and on the move this dog is a perfect choice.
Honestly, male or female you cannot go wrong with a Golden Retriever. Golden's are extremely loyal and loving companions and this is why they are one of the most popular breeds. Golden's would be best fit in a house as they don't adapt very well to smaller spaces. Golden's are excellent working dogs, hence their name, they love to retrieve. They are extremely affectionate. They do well with other dogs, kids, strangers, and of course family. Even though they have longer hair they are easily groomed. Golden's are easily trained, loyal, and playful. If you want a dog to be by your side, well behaved, and kind, the Golden is for you.
The Pug is an ever increasing popular breed and for good reason.
Pugs are the ideal house dog, so whether you live in a large or small place a pug will fit right it. Pugs are happy with a small or a large family, meaning kids or strangers alike. They enjoy their food, and care must be taken to keep them trim. They do best in climates of not too hot or too cold, but with proper care, a pug can adjust anywhere. Pugs are happy and affectionate, loyal and charming, playful and mischievous. They are very intelligent, however, they can be are a bit stubborn, which can make training a bit challenging.
German Shepherds are protective and extremely intelligent and are suited for all types of homes. Although, the German Shepherd is a large dog and can weigh up to 95 pounds. The German Shepherd is a dog of action and would not do well with a couch potato. They need to be worked and have sufficient exercise, and opportunities to use their considerable athleticism and brains. This versatile companion can handle anything from a small city apartment to a large ranch. If you choose a German Shepherd, they are not to live in a backyard or dog house but to be a true member of the family, living indoors with their human(s). German Shepherds also requiring grooming as they do shed.
Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell's are an energetic breed that rely on a high level of exercise and stimulation and are very playful. They would be best suited for a woman with an active lifestyle. Although the Jack Russell is intelligent they do require a bit of work to get them trained, they are not the well trained Jack Russell's you see on TV. Jack Russell's are intelligent, friendly, and affectionate. They are easily groomed and they generally have good health. They are on the smaller side and can weigh up to 17 pounds. They adapt to hot or cold weather. Owner beware, the Jack Russell will not stand for boredom. If you are ready to commit to a companion that requires your time, patience, and a bit of a challenge then the Jack Russell is the breed for you.