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The Dogs That Everyone Is Talking About This Month!

Five dogs that everyone is talking about!

At Me & My Pets, we love all animals. But there’s something special about dogs. They are more than just pets, they are part of the family. They all have their own, unique personalities and ways of saying I love you. They come to us for cuddles, treats and playtime. They look after us and they’ll do anything for our attention.

Short-haired, long-haired, super cute, fluffy, big and small, dogs are truly our best friends. And they are extremely therapeutic too. They comfort us when we’re down, bring us presents and miss us when we’re not there – no matter how long we’re gone. We can’t help but give in to their big eyes and there’s nothing better than being greeted by their excited faces when you walk in through the door.

And because we love dogs so much, we couldn't help but do a quick recap of the top five dogs everyone's been talking about this month.

Dachshunds

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Slinky, dinky and unbelievably cute, we're big fans of the Dachshund here in the Me & My Pets office. Their little legs and super sweet nature gets us every time. Dachshunds are gorgeous little dogs and there are a few different types too: smooth, wire-haired and long-haired.

Dachshunds are proud little dogs and they love to play. Their round chests are home to large lungs – especially for such little dogs – which gives them a distinctly loud and deep bark.

A hound at heart, Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt and have spent generations digging into badger burrows. And even though they aren't used in this way anymore, they do have a tendency to dig – so guard your flower beds!

Super small, Dachshunds are very fragile and because of this, need to be thoroughly discouraged from jumping from high places and properly taken care of. Intelligent, curious and playful, a Dachshund is the perfect pet to have around – at home as well as out and about, under your arm in his very own dog carrier!

Staffordshire Bull Terriers

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With their historical use in illegal blood sports, Staffies can often get a bad rep. The truth is, they are highly energetic, playful and very loving dogs who just want to please. Staffies make brilliant pets and are exceptionally loyal. They are dogs who will always enjoy your company and in fact can get separation anxiety if left on their own for too long.

Great if you’re looking for a dog to be by your side at all times, staffies make great pets – especially if you are an experienced dog handler. Staffies – like most dogs – need a good amount of training, right from the start. They are confident dogs which means they can sometimes be headstrong and stubborn.

But as long as you’re able to show them who’s boss, they will make it their mission in life to be loyal and show you boundless love. And although many are not great with other dogs or very small children, these dogs are perfect if you want a constant source of love and endless playtime.

Newfoundland dogs

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Undeniably sweet, Newfoundlands are big, fluffy and extremely loveable. Some of the most caring dogs around, they are simply amazing and very rewarding to have around. Good-natured and patient, they are usually great dogs to have if you’ve got children – just watch out for the occasional dominant male.

They also love playtime and being such large dogs, they need quite a lot of space to get enough exercise. They enjoy swimming and will quite happily play around in the snow. Newfoundlands love to please, so allowing them to do things for you will give them a great sense of purpose and satisfaction.

They do however have an independent streak and can need a good amount of coaxing when being trained. Treats and praise are the best motivators.

Like staffies, Newfoundlands can get very anxious when left alone so on top of lots of space, they also need lots of your time. A softie at heart, Newfoundlands may be big dogs but they’re quite sensitive inside.

Be gentle and show them lots of love! It won’t be long before you earn their trust and form a strong bond with your Newfoundland pup.

Pomeranians

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Tiny and mighty, if there was ever a dog you were going to put in a jumper, it’s the Pomeranian.

Similar to a fluffy tumbleweed, they originate from the German Spitz, which is a much larger dog. That's where they get their fluffy coat and ‘big dog’ mentality. A dog who is always going to act a little too big for its boots, Poms are fluffy, adorable and will do anything to get your attention. Their big eyes and little paws make them simply irresistible to shower with love.

Many of them have curled-over tails which are extra tufty. If you haven’t already seen this Pom on YouTube trying to reach for a sausage – you’re missing out.

Obviously being super fluffy comes with its disadvantages. You'll need to hoover regularly as keep on top of their groom regime. They also like to be top dog – literally – so can be pretty feisty when it comes to fighting for attention. They do however make great company. So if it’s just you and your Pom, you’re pretty much set up for life.

They love to bark, but this also makes them great little watchdogs! And they adore your company so if you’re looking for a bundle of fun that’s a fulltime friend, the Pom is for you.

Chow Chows

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A teddy bear in dog form, there’s only one thing to say about the Chow Chow: IT’S SO FLUFFY!!!

Originating from China, the Chow Chow is referred to as Songshi Quan, meaning “puffy-lion dog” – and nothing has ever been more true.

As you can imagine, their shaggy manes need daily grooming and they do shed a lot of fur. There’s a good chance of drool too. However, even though they are large dogs, they are not too high maintenance in terms of exercise so at least that’s some of your time back!

Sometimes described as “aloof” they are not really cuddly dogs – even though they look it! But they are fiercely loyal and as a result, can make great companions.

Great for adults, Chow Chows don’t mind too much if left on their own for short periods of time. This is ideal for someone looking for a slightly more independent dog breed.

Their fluffy coats give them a rounded look and there’s no greater happiness than to watch them pad around with their gorgeous, thick coats and adorable eyes.

And there you have it! Thinking of getting a dog? If you’d like a four-legged companion by your side, but aren’t sure what breed is right for you, check out our blog for tips and advice on what to look out for.

And as always, we LOVE hearing about your pets! Send us your cute pictures and videos via Instagram and Facebook @meandmypetsofficial.

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