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If you're a neatnik you'll need to either pick a low-shedding breed, or relax your standards.
See Dogs That Shed Very Little Drool-prone dogs may drape ropes of slobber on your arm and leave big, wet spots on your clothes when they come over to say hello.
See Dogs That Are More Shy If you're going to share your home with a dog, you'll need to deal with some level of dog hair on your clothes and in your house.
However, shedding does vary greatly among the breeds: Some dogs shed year-round, some "blow" seasonally -- produce a snowstorm of loose hair -- some do both, and some shed hardly at all.
Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.
See Dogs Not Kid Friendly Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things.
Breed isn't the only factor; dogs who lived with their littermates and mother until at least 6 to 8 weeks of age, and who spent lots of time playing with other dogs during puppyhood, are more likely to have good canine social skills.
Dogs with a low cold tolerance need to live inside in cool climates and should have a jacket or sweater for chilly walks.
See Dogs Poorly Suited For Cold Weather Dogs with thick, double coats are more vulnerable to overheating.
Dogs who are highly sensitive, independent thinking, or assertive may be harder for a first-time owner to manage.
You'll get your best match if you take your dog-owning experience into account as you choose your new pooch.