Golden Retrievers are friendly, lovable and intelligent. They are adaptable to many different family situations and generally love people and other dogs. They are often very enthusiastic and energetic as pups, so some work is required to burn off that energy, but as they age they are content with long walks and lots of company.
The ancient Shiba Inu from Japan is compact, agile and independent and was originally a hunting dog.
German Shepherds are an incredibly popular breed, known for their bravery and intelligence. They are a breed that needs a job to do, whether as a service dog or as a highly trained companion.
Known as the ultimate gentleman for its dapper good looks and gentle nature the Boston Terrier makes a great apartment pet and loves kids.
The Malamute, similar to the Samoyed and Siberian Husky is an ancient breed that is valued for its endurance and strength. They can have a very independent and strong-willed personality so an experienced owner is recommended. Training and socialization will also help to keep your dog happy and free from behavior problems.
If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, pet ownership is not necessarily out of the question. You may just need to do a little more work to firstly identify the source of the allergy, but also to investigate treatment options and low allergen pets.
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