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Dog Breeds in Australia

Choosing a Dog Breed – Things to Consider

Before buying your Dog, most important factor would be to choose the right Breed, which breed has the Temperament that suits to your lifestyle. We have made some points that you may want to Consider.

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Activity Level


You and your dog’s activity levels should closely match, otherwise you will set your dog up for a lifetime of frustration.  If you are an active person and would like for your animal to join you for outdoor activities, consider a dog from the working or sporting groups.  These include Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds, and Labrador Retrievers.  If you are not particularly active, a companion breed would be a better option.  Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels all require minimal exercise.

Grooming Requirements


Next, consider how much time, money, and effort you are willing to put into grooming your pet.  Some breeds, such as poodles, require brushing and regular grooming appointments.  Other dogs, such as Siberian Huskies, do not need to be clipped but shed extensively.  Some breeds, such as Beagles, need little more than a bath every few months.

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Ability to be Left Alone


How often do you plan to be away from home?  Certain dog breeds do better when left alone than others.  In general, any dog that was bred to work closely with humans (i.e. Labrador Retriever, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Shepherd) will be prone to separation anxiety when left alone.  Dogs that were bred to work independently from humans, such as Basset Hounds, are better suited for being left alone.

Training Needs


Next, how much time are you willing to devote to training?  Some breeds are generally more intelligent and wiling to learn than others.  These include Border Collies, Golden Retrievers, and Labrador Retrievers.  However, other breeds can be particularly stubborn and hesitant to follow basic commands, such as the Shiba Inu, Akita, and Chihuahua.  If you are first time dog owner, sticking with an eager-to-please pet is best.

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An especially important consideration is whether your future dog will be good with children and other animals (if you have either).  Again, certain breeds are better than others in this regard.  For instance, despite its intimidating appearance the American Bulldog is one of the best companions for children, while the Chihuahua is one of the worst.

Dog breeds in Australia

Breed Restrictions


Finally, consider whether there are any breed restrictions in your area.  Pit Bulls, Akitas, Chow Chows, and Doberman Pinschers are all breeds that are commonly banned in apartment complexes and public areas.  Be sure to double check any restrictions before bringing home a dog.





Most popular dog breeds in Australia in 2018

  • 1.  Labrador Retriever

  • 2. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • 3. French Bulldog

  • 4. German Shepherd Dog

  • 5. Border Collie

  • 6. Golden Retriever

  • 7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • 8. American Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • 9. Schnauzer (Miniature)

  • 10. Rottweiler

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