Dogs truly are man’s best friend. All over Singapore, there are families who continue to include dogs into their families. But not all dog breeds are great with families, nor do all of them have boundless amounts of energy to spend. However, there are dog breeds that are perfect for families who like to stay on their feet. Here are a few dogs to help you find your perfect, energetic companion.
1. Labrador Retriever
Labradors are known around the world as friendly, energetic dog breeds that are perfect for children. They are mild-mannered, good-natured, and are full of energy. They are great for families who like to stay active; this is why it’s important for families who adopt Labradors to make sure that their dogs get lots of exercise. Otherwise, they would spend their energy in destructive ways, like destroying furniture and gardens.
Unfortunately, due to their large size, Labradors aren’t allowed in HBD flats. If you don’t live in an HBD flat, however, Labradors may just be the breed for you.
2. Jack Russel Terrier
Jack Russel Terriers are great companions for active couples and families and make great alternatives to Labrador Retrievers. While they are small (and are allowed to be kept in HBD flats) they are dogs with a lot of energy. They are great running companions because of their large amounts of energy; Jack Russels were first bred as hunting dogs, so they have amazing speed and agility. Even though they are small, families need to make sure that their terriers get a lot of exercise every day, to make sure that they don’t express their energy in destructive ways.
3. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are well-known dog breeds for their social nature. These dogs thrive off of attention and companionship, so they may not be the best choice for people who are too busy and are rarely home. However, for families or couples who have a lot of time to spare for their pets, Golden Retrievers are perfect.
These dogs are even-tempered and well-behaved, making them great companions. As a plus, they’re also very easy to train, so much so that they are often used as service and therapy dogs.
Beagles are known for their intelligence and calm nature. They make great companions for both families and other dogs. Like Jack Russel Terriers, beagles were originally bred to be pack hunters, so they love to spend energy and be active. They are great for families who like to stay on their feet and make great companions for running or walking.
While they’re small enough to be kept in apartments, beagles need to be kept off their leashes most of the time, as they like to explore their surroundings. Once outside though, they should be kept close as they like to run off and explore.