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20 dogs with best adaptability

Some dogs adapt better to changes than others. Do you plan to go out with your dog regularly? Or does something change regularly in your (home) situation? Then you should take into account that not every dog can cope with these changes. Would you like to know if your dog can adapt well to changes? Find an overview of the 20 dogs with the best adaptability. 

German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog Specifications

5/5
5/5
5/5

Characteristics German Shepherd Dog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
5/5

The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most well-known dogs. At the same time, it is one of the most difficult dogs to describe. The dog has many different characteristics. On the one hand, the dog is large, powerful and reasonably fast. On the other hand, the dog is also brave, will not hesitate to show aggression if necessary and can scare his opponents. At the same time, the dog can be extremely sweet and good with children (if raised properly). In short: the German Shepherd is a beautiful dog, with many (sometimes contradictory) characteristics.

Yorkshire Terrier

Specifications Yorkshire Terrier

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Yorkshire Terrier

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
4/5

With its beautiful, shiny coat, the Yorkshire Terrier It has already won many hearts. Although the dog now mainly has the image of a show dog, the animal has worked hard in the past. It worked in the mines and hunted vermin. Underneath the beautiful coat of this dog hides a dog with a tough character.

Labrador Retriever

Specifications Labrador Retriever

5/5
5/5
5/5

Characteristics Labrador Retriever

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
5/5

One of the most popular dogs is the Labrador Retriever. This animal is medium-sized and strong, but at the same time a real family dog. This dog breed is descended from the St. John's dog. The St. John's dog was used by fishermen in Newfoundland (Canada). They helped with bringing in the fishing nets and towing boats. The dog was therefore familiar with the water.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu Specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Shih Tzu

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

For centuries, the possession of the Shih Tzu was reserved for the members of the Chinese Imperial family. Nowadays, this dog is not only a nice family dog for the rich, but also the "common people" can own this nice dog. The Shih Tzu is a cheerful dog, that with its nice appearance quickly wins people over. The animal has a stubborn character, but is very loyal and loving.

French Bulldog

Specifications French Bulldog

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics French Bulldog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

The French Bulldog, with its typical bat-like ears, has something irresistible about it. At least, that is what many people think, because it is one of the most popular small dogs that there are. The animals are lively and have a cheerful character. The dog is alert, but does not bark very much. Therefore, this dog is also very popular with people who live in the city.

Pug

Pug specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Pug

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

The Pug is a dog that resembles the French Bulldog. However, its roots are in China. The dog was kept by rich Chinese people who used the animal to keep their feet warm. With its typical appearance, the dog has something mischievous about it. Its loving nature, however, ensures that it can get away with most shenanigans.

Golden Retriever

Specifications Golden Retriever

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Golden Retriever

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

One of the most popular dogs is the Golden Retriever. The dog is an ideal family dog. The animal is lively, loyal and particularly friendly. He likes to be around people and is particularly good with children. In addition, this dog has of course a fantastic appearance.

Miniature schnauzer

Miniature schnauzer specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Miniature schnauzer

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

Small but brave, you can certainly call the Miniature Schnauzer. Although he is no taller than 30 centimetres, this dog is no pushover. The dog was originally bred as a watchdog and has a lively character. However, miniature schnauzers are mostly known for their loyalty. They prefer to be with their owner and follow him closely.

German Spitz

Specifications German Spitz

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics German Spitz

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
3/5

The German Spitz is a cheerful animal. The animal has a lot of energy and is very loyal to its owner. The German Spitz has a typical, distinctive coat. When you walk down the street with this dog, you can be sure that you will regularly be addressed on the beauty of his coat. The animal has a head that looks a bit like a fox. Therefore, the dog can sometimes look particularly mischievous.

Akbash

Akbash specifications

2/5
4/5
3/5

Characteristics Akbash

Family dog
2/5
Good with children
4/5
Energy level
3/5

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso Specifications

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Lhasa Apso

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
3/5

The Lhasa Apso is an ancient breed. The history of this small but brave four-legged friend goes back more than 2,000 years. This dog is very loving towards acquaintances, but is quite reserved towards strangers. The dog has a beautiful coat and an energetic appearance. Grooming the coat, however, can take some time.

Butterfly dog

Specifications Butterfly dog

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Butterfly dog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
4/5

The butterfly dog is a cute dog with a beautiful long, silky coat. The animal is cheerful and fits well in a family. In general, the dogs good with children. However, it is important to explain to children how they should play with the dog. The Butterfly dog is a small animal and quite fragile. When the game gets too wild, he tends to defend himself.

Havanese

Havanese specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Havanese

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

One of the best dogs From South America is the Havanese. The animal originally comes from Cuba and came to Europe in the 18th century. The animal has a beautiful coat. However, that advantage also has a disadvantage: he needs to be brushed (almost) daily. The animal has an unbridled energy and is always in for a diversion. As soon as they notice that someone is paying attention to them, nothing is too much trouble.

Dogue de Bordeaux

Bordeaux Dog specifications

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Bordeaux Dog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
3/5

The Bordeaux Dog is perhaps one of the most beautiful dogs that there is, but at the same time has a rather sad history. The Bordeaux Dog has a powerful appearance, a sweet head and is quite athletic. The dog is considered a sweet family dog, which is very fond of its owner and family members.

Norwich Terrier

Specifications Norwich Terrier

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Norwich Terrier

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
3/5

The Norwich terrier is by nature a real hunter. The animal was mainly kept to catch vermin. That instinct is still in the animal. When he gets the chance, he uses his boundless energy to hunt small animals. Be careful when you buy this dog if you have other small pets. The Norwich Terrier may well start hunting them too!

Foxterrier

Specifications Foxterrier

5/5
3/5
4/5

Characteristics Foxterrier

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
4/5

Sweet, fast and extremely intelligent. That is the best way to describe the Foxterrier. The animal has a typical head, which can look rather endearing. Despite its small size, the Foxterrier is no pushover. He certainly stands his ground. The Foxterrier is bursting with energy, has a cheerful mood and is always ready to go on an adventure with his owner.

Weimaraner

Weimaraner specifications

5/5
5/5
5/5

Characteristics Weimaraner

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
5/5

The friendly Weimaraner is a nice dog, with a special, stately head. This breed is very intelligent and was used for hunting in the past. Nowadays, it is a sweet family dog that gets along well with young children. However, the dog is not suitable for an owner who prefers to hang out on the couch with a bag of chips. The dog is in fact quite active and will gladly go outside for a nice walk!

English Mastiff

Specifications English Mastiff

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics English Mastiff

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

One of the most famous Mastiffs is the English Mastiff. It will not surprise anyone that this breed originated in England. The dog has a somewhat massive impression and is very strong. For the ignorant outsider, this dog can therefore come across as somewhat aggressive. However, nothing is less true. The strength of this dog lies in its quiet, calm nature. His English nickname is not for nothing the "gentle giant".

Swedish Falconhound

Specifications Swedish Falconhund

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Swedish Falconhund

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
4/5

The Swedish vallhund is a beautiful dog with an easy-going character. Over 1200 years ago, this dog served on Viking ships, but nowadays it is a pleasant companion dog. The dog is smart, very social, has a lot of energy and is very loyal to its owner. The dogs are known for their cheerful mood and their typical barking.

Leonberger

Leonberger specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Leonberger

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

The origin of the Leonberger is a rather special one. The name of the Leonberger is derived from the German city where this dog was bred. In principle, this is nothing special, it is quite common for the name of a dog breed to refer to the place where the breed was created. However, it is less common that the appearance of the dog also symbolises the same city. This is the case with the Leonberger. The city of Leonberg has the lion as its coat of arms. The town council therefore thought it was a wise decision to breed a dog which looked like a lion. A certain Heinrich Essig was entrusted with the task and so, in 1846, the first Leonberger as we know it today was born. The dog was quite popular and became a status symbol. It is known that Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Empress Sisi) had six Leonbergers.

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