How to use Noah's Dogs breed search

Once you have considered the pros and cons of different breeds and breed groups you can more thoroughly research individual breeds, based on your preferences. Noah’s Dogs is here to help you make the right decision. You can search through our breed profiles by breed, size, life expectancy, colour, suitability for particular circumstances or owners, training and exercise or even by dogs you have seen on TV or with celebrities. This will help you learn about a range breeds which may suit your needs and help you narrow down the choice of breeds for your next dog. Who knows, you might even find that your perfect dog is a breed you’ve never heard of before!


Guide to Noah’s Dog filters

Breeds – Looking for a particular breed of dog which has caught your attention? You can search through breeds from A-Z or even just take a look at cross breeds in alphabetical order. Alternatively, search through pedigree breeds or Kennel Club Groups. This is a great way to find a particular breed you are interested in, or as a starting point to open your eyes up to breeds that you don’t know of.

Size – Choosing the right sized dog for your circumstances is essential. If you live in a small flat then a small breed will undoubtedly be best for you. If you are interested in large dogs but would like to be better informed about bigger breeds, try searching by large sized breeds.

Life Expectancy – A dog’s life expectancy can differ greatly from breed to breed, so you should have some idea of how long you’d like your dog to be around for. Larger breeds usually having shorter lifespans than smaller dogs. Some breeds have very short life expectancies, for example the Irish Wolfhound has an average lifespan of just 6 years. Would this suit your circumstances or would you struggle saying goodbye to your pet after just six years? Other dogs live much longer, particularly small breeds. The Miniature Dachshund’s average lifespan is 15 years, which is a very long commitment.  How would you feel about committing for this length of time, and looking after an old dog?

Colour – This filter will help you narrow down your search should you have a preferred coat colour. However, it is not recommended that you base your decision on the dog’s colour alone.

Gender – While there is some debate on the difference between male and female dogs, some owners prefer male dogs as they are less prone to mood swings and tend to have a more balanced personality. Other people prefer to own a female dog as they are easier to housebreak and may pick up training more easily. If you would prefer a specific gender, then you can use this filter to find your male or female dog.

Suitable for – By searching for a dog by your circumstances and needs, you can find a breed which you will be compatible with. There is usually a breed of dog for most people’s requirements whether you need a family friendly dog, a watch dog or a breed which is suitable for allergy sufferers. You can also search by the type of location you live in; find breeds which are bested suited to life in the city or in the country, and which dogs will do well in hot or cold climates. Perhaps you’d like to know which breeds are best for first time owners, or maybe you’re well experienced with dog ownership and would like to take on a more challenging breed?

Training and Exercise - Are you prepared to invest a lot of time and energy into training a stubborn or wilful dog, or would you prefer a dog which is quick to learn and retains information well? By choosing how easy to train you want your dog to be, you can search through a number of suggested breeds which meet your requirements. In addition, you are able to search for a breed which will be compatible with the amount of exercise you’d like to give your dog. If you are very active and like to run and jog, then you might consider a dog with high exercise requirements. If you prefer a breed which will be happy at home and will only need a short walk each day, then search for breeds through the ‘low exercise’ filter.

As seen on – If you want to find out more about the breed of the Andrex Puppy or the dog who played Lassie, then why not search through the breeds which have been made famous through TV commercials and films. Maybe you’re interested in reading more about the breed of Boo, the Pomeranian YouTube sensation?

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