When you are a single guy; no matter your popularity with the women, there are those days you will feel lonely. This could be when your ladies are busy in the office, or when you are home doing your laundry. If you are not thinking of settling down any time soon, then a dog would be your best companion. You may also be looking for a dog to guard your home when you are away. Whatever the motivation, you should choose a dog breed wisely.
The best dogs for single men are varied. It all comes down to what kind of single man you are and why you need the dog. In most cases, the best dogs for bachelors require minimal grooming and maintenance costs. With so many dog breeds in existence, there’s a perfect companion for every bachelor. We have selected some breeds we think are ideal for most single dudes. And they are…
The lab is a favorite for people who lead active lives. If you are looking for a friendly and a happy dog, you won’t go wrong with this dog. They love water games and enjoy spending time with their owners. They have webbed feet making them great for fetching while their water resistant fur makes grooming them easy.
They are big in size, but not so large that they will make you feel inferior. The lab has lots of energy and seems to have some natural protective instincts.
Vizslas make perfect dogs for bachelors who love the outdoors. They are adventurous dogs who will not mind a hike or a walk/run on the beach. These Hungarian dogs that were meant for hunting are extremely loyal and eager to please their human family.
Due to their affectionate nature, they are nicknamed the Velcro dog. Just so you know; when they are not cuddling, they love being outside running. They are full of energy. Vizslas are great dogs for single men who are active. If you are a couch potato, then forget vizslas. Furthermore, they don’t thrive in tiny apartments, so they are less appealing for people who live in big, crowded places.
This is an ideal dog for the urban man. They are ideal for men who live in apartments. French Bulldogs have a small body frame so they will take most of your space. When we say they are small, we do not mean they are excessively ‘girly’ which means your guy friends won’t laugh at you. This dogs are calm and not all jumpy like other breeds of smaller dogs.
However they love grunting, which sometimes can be irritating. When it comes to house training, bull dogs are quite stubborn, but they love playing and make great apartment dogs. They also don’t demand excessive exercise though it’s important to walk your dog regularly. This means on those days you come home tired or want to watch a football match, they won’t bother you due to lack of exercise. Their cute wrinkles will have the ladies saying hello to your canine friend!
German Shepherd Dog
If you are a single man looking for a loyal, intelligent dog to guard you, then this is it. The German shepherd is a perfect dog if you are looking for an easy to train dog that will make you feel safe when home all alone. They have natural protective and guarding instincts. They command a strong presence anywhere they are.
The Australian shepherd is a sturdy and easy to maintain dog breed that is not extremely big. This dog traces its origin in Spain although the word Australia is in the name. Australian Shepherds are brilliant, energetic and not too aggressive. The best trait about them is their loyalty to their owner! And since they will not take so much room and do not require intense grooming and training, they make exceptional pets for dudes who love lazing in the house. But similar to Vizslas, these dogs will need some room to burn their energy when they are not busy cuddling with you on the couch.
A Border Collie makes an incredible loyal and calm dog. This is one of the most intelligent dog breeds around. If you are a brainy, you will definitely love the Collie’s sharp mind. You will fall in love with this breed if you love to train your dogs and teach them a lot of tricks. In case you have other pets in the house, this affectionate Border Collie is the perfect match for you.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are attractive dogs that were mainly meant for hunting big game such as lions in South Africa. This fact makes them ideal counterparts for bachelors, because men love looking masculine. Ridgebacks make great hunting and security dogs since they have tons of energy. Still, they are also great when chilling in the house on Sunday afternoons.
This dog breed is from the hound family, so it needs intense training so that they control some of their innate types of behaviors.
If you are looking for a dog that loves going out on hikes, jogs and still maintain high energy levels, then a boxer is it. The boxer is extremely friendly and doesn’t mind complete strangers thus making it a great ice breaker if you want a dog that will help you establish new friendships.
A Siberian husky will make friends fast, is great to play outdoors and requires the minimal food portions in comparison to most dogs of similar size. They also come with super brains and are extremely clean. They make the perfect canine buddies for single men. They have a subtle personality with a laid back demeanor especially when they are not running around thus making them easy to take care of.
Furthermore, they are good looking, which is a plus when your taking your dog on a walk and want the ladies to see your furry friend.
Your canine friend will never have enough of you so you don’t have to worry about them walking out on you or even spelling out all your bad habits. Our list is not exhaustive, so if you do not find what you are looking for, don’t give up, there are hundreds of dog breeds out there.