The Right Fit
Finding the right breed of dog for your family takes research, planning, and a close look at your daily routine. While you can’t choose the exact personality of your pup, you can learn more about the different groups of dog breeds to help choose the dog that’s right for you. We’ve asked Lisa Peterson, a spokesperson for the American Kennel Club, to share some details about each of the seven groups the AKC recognizes and what to expect from breeds in these categories.
“Prospective owners should think about what group appeals to them and then do their research,” Peterson said. “They should learn about the different breeds in the group and their training, exercise and grooming requirements, and then speak with owners and breeders to learn if it would be a good fit for their family.”