Thanks to the need for dogs to do different types of work for humans in the past, selective breeding has produced an abundance of dogs of distinct breeds, all with different personalities and behaviour traits, as well as with various looks, coats, exercise requirements and physical abilities. So it is worth doing your homework when choosing a dog to suit your family’s needs and personality.


Internationally renowned animal trainer and behaviourist, Gwen Bailey, who runs the Puppy School, suggests five dogs dogs suitable for different types of owner. 


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