The Breed you need - Top 7 Popular Breeds of Dogs to become your Best Friend

7 Dog breeds for you

Is it an easy thing to decide on the best dog breed that fits every situation? We would probably say, ‘No’. Your pet is going to become a part of your family, and everyone needs to look at its specific lifestyle and needs to find the right companion. When choosing a dog, you should be sure to consider all the aspects of the breed you’d love to get, before going to the shelter or breeder. Knowing what to expect, means you are better prepared to deal with any issues that might arise. Have a look at some pet portraits below which point out each breed’s nature so well.

Yorkshire Terrier in an orange sweater and a portrait of this terrier dressed as a wild west character

The Yorkshire Terrier

Size is very important when it comes to choosing the best dog breed for you. Yorkshire Terriers are probably some of the smallest dogs, which makes this breed a good choice if you have limited space in your home. They are incredibly comfortable in a smallish space.Other good news! These dogs are considered safe for people who are vulnerable to allergies and asthma.They are extremely friendly and affectionate. They can also help people succumbing to emotional distress to enjoy their life.They can even offer autistic children both emotional and practical assistance in correcting behaviors.Isn’t this cute cowboy dog portrait proof of how friendly and funny Yorkies can be? 

French bulldog sits on the floor next to a portrait of a bulldog dressed as a queenFrench bulldog sits on the floor next to a portrait of a bulldog dressed as a queen

The French Bulldog

Bat ears, piggy snort, the funny grunting noises they make - you just can’t help falling in love with French Bulldogs.French Bulldogs are human-friendly, child-friendly, and they are cut out for family life. They are a very calm and placid breed, which helps them to coexist very well with children. They make wonderful playmates for kids and they can keep each other entertained.Just like Yorkshire Terriers, French Bulldogs are well suited for city dwellers, because of their small size.There’s one more advantage for those who live in apartments in areas of high population density: these dogs do not bark much. They produce less dander, as compared to other breeds. They do not require much grooming.French Bulldogs are enormously entertaining. They will have you smiling, without even trying. We’ve made hundreds of personalized pet portraits and Frenchies are our favorites when it comes to royal dog paintings

A man holds a portrait of a Labrador retriever, depicted in a historical veteran costume, and a Labrador retriever sits nearby

The Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed to help fishermen: hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish from water. Nowadays, they continue to be good-natured and hardworking dogs. Did you know that they’re also America’s most popular breed? Modern Labs work as retrievers for hunters; as assistance dogs, show competitors, and search and rescue dogs. Created for sport, the Lab is muscular and athletic and they have plenty of energy. But remember, Labrador Retrievers love to eat too much, and become obese very quickly if overfed. So, please do not give them too many treats.Being athletic, these dogs are tremendously intelligent. When you look into the Lab's eyes, you might think they can read your mind, just like in the pet canvas above.

A German Shepherd dog lies next to his portrait, which depicts him as an American football player

The German Shepherd

This is the finest all-purpose worker. The German Shepherd is a large, muscular dog of noble character and extreme intelligence. Loyal, confident, courageous, and steady, the German Shepherd is bound to become your best friend. There are many reasons the German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds all over the world, but the defining feature is their nature: loyalty, courage, confidence, the ability to learn commands for so many tasks, and the willingness to put their life on the line in defense of their family. German Shepherds will be gentle family pets and steadfast guardians, but keep in mind that the breed standard says, there’s a “certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships."You need a bit of time and patience to make the German Shepherd your best friend and companion, so that you could even support your football team together. And we’ll gladly make a portrait of your dog wearing the jersey you like.

The Cavapoo sits on the floor next to a portrait depicting him dressed as a Lord

The Cavapoo

The Cavapoo is a crossbreed that results from breeding a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. A curious fact is that Cavapoos were initially created to be hypoallergenic dogs for people with allergies. However, their sweet nature and friendliness have made them popular among all dog lovers. Cavapoos are extremely sociable and easy-going. They easily get along well with humans.Because the Cavapoo is a crossbreed, every dog is unique, though it has become increasingly more consistent in terms of temperament and looks. But still, every time we get an order for a Cavapoo pet canvas, it always turns out to be a real personalized pet portrait, as each of these dogs is special.

The portrait of the Bolognese dressed in historical general suit

The Bolognese

The Bolognese is a small and stocky breed. These dogs are rather serene and inactive, and devoted to their families. They can be shy towards strangers, but warm up quickly if they are treated and socialized well. If you make up your mind to buy a puppy of this breed, please remember that a Bolognese does not do well alone for long periods of time. They would not be a good choice for people with a 9-5 workday. Bolos are an old breed, known by royals and noblemen in Roman times, and were given as precious gifts between the wealthy and powerful. So, isn’t this a good reason to treat your Bolognese to one of our royal pet portraits

The Dachshunds and his portrait depicting him as a general

The Dachshunds

We get so many requests for custom pet portraits of Dachshunds!And we are pretty sure there must be a reason for that. The Dachshund with its unmistakable long-backed body, little legs, and big personality is truly an icon of the dog world. Dachshunds can be standard-sized (usually 16 to 32 pounds) or miniature (11 pounds or under), and come in one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired.Please keep in mind that Dachshunds aren’t built for distance running or leaping. However, being incredibly smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they make fine watchdogs. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, they can be brave to the point of rashness, and a bit stubborn, but their charming nature and unique look will win your heart over. 

The Mongrel

Do you agree with us that every dog is equal and deserves love, regardless of whether it is purebred or not? If the right breed choice is hard on you, we are ready to give you some hints. Both purebred dogs and mongrels are equally excellent and devoted friends, companions in everyday life in good and bad times. In fact, it doesn’t matter what sort of pedigree your pet is. What matters is its character and your love and care, which you can reveal with a unique pet portrait painting of your four-legged friend.Please remember that, every year, about 3.3 million dogs enter an animal shelter. If you're someone with a soft spot for dogs, the idea of dogs locked up in cages at some shelter probably tugs pretty hard at your heartstrings. If you are looking for a friend, there is always a chance it is you whom it’s been waiting for in a dog shelter.

No matter what breed your dog is, having fun together is always great. And we are always here to make an amazing portrait of your dog. Just watch these happy recipients of dog canvas art. Isn’t it a good idea to bring some more joy into your life?