Getting a dog is no small decision. One of these furry friends will accompany you through thick and thin for the coming 10 to 20 years. That’s why it’s important to make the right choice of breed, as each one has its own unique characteristics with pros and cons.

Doing your research ensures that you’re getting a companion that suits your lifestyle. Whether it’s a dog with a lot of energy, one that’s easy to leave alone or even one that is a sociable character. To help you make the right choice we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of a few breeds out there.

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