6 Best Dog Breeds for Extroverts
By Kathy Blumenstock
If you’d rather be on the go than sit and stay, then you might be looking for an extroverted, active dog breed to match your extroverted personality. There are plenty of friendly dog breeds who’d happily share your adventures with tail-wagging enthusiasm.
Dr. Mary Burch, DVM, director of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program, emphasizes that there are many things to think about when adding a dog to your household. “Some of the main factors to consider are activity level (in the house), exercise needs, size, coat (how much grooming), trainability or suitability for a particular sport, and compatibility with children or other pets,” she says.
Vivian Leven, certified dog trainer/behavior consultant and owner of Positive Dog Solutions in Washington, DC, adds that for an extrovert, “Dog ownership can provide the opportunity to meet a lot of different people and socialize on a regular basis, through dog sports, other dog-related activities, regular walks or dog parks.”
Here are some friendly dog breeds that can make great companions for extroverts, but keep in mind that every dog is unique.