7 Most Common Dog Breeds for Households

A pet dog can easily transform a home. If you have had not a single puppy before in your household, having a dog for the first time will surely make a big impact in the lives of all those living with you in your home. Indeed, your home’s dynamics will change instantaneously.

If you are looking for a new puppy, it is always advised that you choose one that matches your personality. Here are some common dog breeds for households:

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is undoubtedly America’s most popular dog. It is a hardworking dog being the descendant of dogs used for fishing in the olden times. Today, many Labs are trained for search and rescue, assistance services, hunting, and show competition. However, in the home, a Labrador Retriever can do more as it will offer you an abundance of love with lots of energy while uplifting your spirits. To care for a Lab, daily exercise and occasional baths are required.

Golden Retriever

Another popular dog in American homes is the Golden Retriever. It can be highly trained to sniff contraband, for agility competitions, and as a therapy and services dog. It is tolerant, loyal, and protective of its human companion. If you are still thinking if it can fit your family, there is no doubt it can with the proper training. For sure, it will be compatible with other pets and members of your family.


Bulldogs can be one of the most misunderstood dogs around. They are docile and not as aggressive as some people think. They are only aggressive toward unfamiliar canines. If you have a bulldog around, you must have the time and capability to always bring it to a walk or play with it with some physically taxing games. It is a voracious eater which can show with its stocky frame. A bulldog is people-oriented and loves to be with children.

Boston Terrier

There is no doubt that this dog breed cannot fit into your home. It is called the “the American Gentleman” because of the tuxedo-like formation on his body. And why not? This dog is bred in the US. If you live in a condo or an apartment in the city, a Boston Terrier can be the best choice for a pet dog. It is a very affectionate dog which can accompany you even on the busy roads of the city.


The beagle can be one of the most docile dog breeds that you could ever have. It is a very active companion and you will surely not have any boring moment with it. If you have kids, this smaller version of hounds is a perfect choice as it is a fun-loving scent hound. Be sure to spend some time with this attention-seeking dog.

Siberian Husky

Anyone looking for a dog to bring home will surely be enticed to choose a Siberian Husky. It can be the best decision you can have as this breed of dog can easily adapt to your family. Its beautiful thick coat, unique and multicolored markings, and eyes that have a multitude of colors make the Siberian Husky more appealing if the contest is aesthetics. But the advantages of having this dog breed do not end there. You will surely have more energetic days ahead of you.

French Bulldog

According to the American Kennel Club, the French Bulldog is one of the most common dog breeds found in homes all over the world. It has large ears for its small frame and resembles a serious-looking old man. This breed is a loyal follower. It loves to follow your every step. However, when it meets with some friends, you may have to take the backseat as it is very friendly or even flirty. This cute little puppy can be very well-behaved if you teach him some commands

Indeed, things will never be the same again after taking home your new pet dog. If you were used to a very organized home. This may not be the case this time. You may be coming home with a lot of litter around your home. You may also find your seat covers or curtains torn on their edges. Moreover, there might be scratches on your walls. And if accidents happen, you have to clean poops and urine.

On the other hand, coming home will always be an occasion to look forward to because of the warmest welcome you can ever have. Now, you have a walking buddy and a protector too while going the distance. And for sure, you would not exchange those moments that you are being licked or touched while you were confused or stressed. That is our dog…a family, a friend, a companion

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4 thoughts on “7 Most Common Dog Breeds for Households”

  1. Sally Piepenbrink

    Surprised Shih Trump was not included in the list! Have had a variety of dogs in our household as my children were growing up,among them a Beagle that was fun and loyal. Now my children are grown with their own families and dogs and I was blessed with a solid black Shimizu, Toby, that I got at 12wks old. He is 3 1/2 now and my constant companion and total delight. Perfect, lovable little buddy! Should be added to your list!

  2. I am eighty have had dogs since the age of two. I have had dogs from small to Alaskan Huskies. I have never had a bad dog. Other than a Cocker Spaniel and Beagles, my dogs have been mixed breeds. And all have been ones that someone was wanting to give away or ones that I rescued from the animal shelter. If want a dog, check your local shelter before buying a dog.

  3. I totally agree with William! Rescued is undoubtedly the best “breed” of all. Since becoming an adult, I have only had rescued pups and kitties. My cat now(who turned 17 this month) came from a shelter, and I rescued my dog from an abusive situation. I wouldn’t trade either of them for anything! Both of them are the most affectionate creatures I’ve ever been blessed to have as part of our family.

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