Dogs are the best friends of humans and keeping them as pets is apt for those who are animal lovers. Unlike other domesticated animals, dogs become family for you and vice versa. Keeping dogs as pets has many advantages also, along with giving you company, playing some time with them is a great stress reliever and they protect your house also. Here we have made a list of seven breeds of dogs that can be good pets. Check it out:
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Also known as Staffy or Staffordshire, Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a purebred dog and its sizes vary from small to medium. This breed originated from the northern parts of Birmingham and in the Black Country of Staffordshire, from it got its name. This breed of dog shares its ancestry with the modern Bull Terriers but with time, they became very different types and do not resemble each other. Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a fierce appearance but on contrary, they are very friendly, gentle, docile, easy to care for, and fun-loving. They are not fighters or barkers also making them a perfect family pet.
The Pug originated from China, and its physical appearance includes a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. In the last two decades, its popularity increased a lot and many people started keeping them as pets. Unlike other breeds of dogs, the pugs are mostly friendly with other dogs and get along with children very well. They enjoy the company of human beings and are very affectionate. Pugs are very good companion dogs. They don’t bark much and are quite ideal to keep as pets. Although pugs are playful and lively, they are very low-maintenance companions, which makes them ideal for older owners. One important thing to take care of pugs is that they are not comfortable in a hot and humid climate and good care shall be taken as they get heatstroke also.
As the name suggests, Tibetan Terriers are of Tibetan origin and used as watchdogs and they were companions of monks in the monasteries as it was believed that they bring good luck. They are medium-sized with lots of fur on their bodies. They are fun-loving, medium-sized dogs with delightful temperaments. They love the company of human beings and are considered as therapy dogs. Its energy level is medium level to high. They like to go for daily walks and do well in agility training. They are a healthy and hardy breed with a soft, double coat. If you have a Tibetan Terrier, try to comb their fur daily to prevent matting. Occasional grooming of the long fur is also important and monthly bathing is advisable.
The Whippet is a medium-sized breed of dog and is a British dog breed of medium size. They are a sighthound breed and it originated from England, and are descended of Greyhounds. Whippets even at present times bear a similarity to a smaller Greyhound. Whippets are part of the hound group. The specialty of Whippets is that they can run very fast and that’s why they are called “Poor Man’s Racehorse” sometimes. They are friendly, dignified, and gentle, but give him something to chase and he will show how fast he can run. The name Whippet is synonymous with streamlined grace. Because of their speed and agility, they take part in sports like lure coursing, agility, dock diving, and flyball.
The Miniature Pinscher has other names also such as Zwergpinscher, and Min Pin. It’s a small-sized dog and originated in Germany. In earlier times, they were used also for hunting vermin, mostly rats, at homes and farms. Though they somehow look similar to Dobermans, they are very different and much older breed. They are also known as “King of Toys” for their pompous appearance and poised attitude and they are fearless, energetic, and good companion dogs who enjoy the company of humans. Even though they can adapt to leading an apartment life, but because of their high energy, they require exercise. It’s important to take them for walking regularly.
The Dogo Argentino has been bred as a pack-hunting dog, mainly to find and hunt animals such as wild boar and puma. This breed of dog possesses the power, intelligence, and quick receptiveness of a trained athlete. Dogo Argentinos have a short, plain, and smooth coat that is totally white but it has mostly a dark patch near the. Dogo Argentino lives in harmony with humans. Its appearance is big, powerful, and athletic. It got a strong head backed by a thick, but strong neck which helps it have a balanced body. This breed is full of explosive power and energy and if you are looking for a dog that along with giving you company, can protect your home and family, then Dogo Argentino is a perfect choice.
The name Leonberger derives from the city of Leonberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany from where it’s believed to be originated. It’s a large-sized dog and its life expectancy is around 7-8 years. Its traits include being poised, insensitive to noise, obedient to family members, and friendly toward children, unlike other dogs, it does not bark unnecessarily at passerbyes and is quite self-disciplined and cooperative with its owners, and protects the family and property. It’s also strong, loyal, smart, and is full of fun. It can adjust effortlessly to various circumstances and does not bark or fight with other dogs till it’s provoked.