Best Dog Breeds for a Busy Schedule

By The Dog Daily Expert

Best Dog Breeds for a Busy Schedule

All dogs require a certain level of commitment. It’s important to consider whether or not you can meet the needs of any dog, regardless of the breed.

It sounds like you are good on at least three points. You live alone, so you won’t need to worry about consulting with other roommates. You are working, so hopefully you can afford the food, medical care, licensing and other things a dog requires. The ASPCA estimates that the annual cost of owning a dog runs between $580 and $1,000. Of course that can go even higher, depending on variables such as the size of the dog.

Dogs that are low-maintenance in terms of grooming would ease up your already busy schedule. They are also recommended for people who suffer from pet allergies, since these dogs tend to shed less. According to Steve Duno, author of the book Be the Dog: Secrets of the Natural Dog Owner, such dogs could include the following breeds: boxers, pugs, greyhounds, whippets, pointers and beagles. Terriers and poodles don’t shed much, but they do require regular haircuts.

The personality of the dog is key, however. Some breeds, like the Maltese, crave near-constant human companionship. That can be a good thing for owners who desire the trusted, reliable company of a devoted dog. In your case, unless someone else can step in to help care for your pet during the day, such an affectionate dog might become depressed while you are away working. Any dog, though, would appreciate daily exercise from a dog walker or another helper, so you might factor that into your scenario.

If you’re open to dogs other than purebreds, I recommend adopting a mixed breed from a shelter. It’s just been my experience that mixed breeds tend to be easygoing, often having a good balance of characteristics. Each individual dog is different, so you can spend a bit of time getting to know the personality of the individual dogs and speaking with the shelter staff about your needs.

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Posted on March 11, 2012

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