15 Best Types of Suburb Dog Breeds

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Looking for the perfect dog breed for your family can be a daunting task. To be able to give your pets the wonderful life they deserve, you should know their characteristics and traits. Are you curious about which dog will fit your suburban home? We’ve compiled a list of dog breeds that will thrive and live happily in a suburban setting!

Golden Retriever

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The first ones on our list are Golden Retrievers. After all, they will not be ranked as one of the most popular dog breeds without a good reason. If you want a trustworthy pet, a golden retriever will always be there to lend a paw. These playful dogs are perfect for the suburbs because they love to be silly around their humans. You can trust them around kids. This breed would be delighted to play around the yard with them!


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Whatever they say about bulldogs being stubborn, we’re here to tell you that it’s all true! However, they do it in a cute and silly way you can’t resist! Having these adorable pups as a pet is like having a mini toddler who constantly wants to curl up on your lap, or at least they try to. Did you know a bulldog can weigh up to 50 lbs?

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a British dog breed that is popular not just for its elegance and attractiveness but also for its liveliness. They are known to be very affectionate to their owners. These breeds get along well with kids and other dogs. Additionally, they are perfect watchdogs who will alert everyone in the house once a stranger is nearby.


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Armed with a lovely pair of pleading eyes, these Beagles are out there to win hearts! Beagles are naturally curious dog breeds, which makes sense because they were initially bred to hunt as a pack. They have strong nose senses ideal for sniffing out scents, so you’ll often find them sniffing out curiously around the house and your yard.

Border Collie

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If you’re looking for an intelligent dog that can adapt to suburban life, then a Border Collie is the right pick for you! These cute dogs are energetic and would love proper training for mental stimulation. They are one of the most loyal dog breeds, protective of their own pack, but they also don’t have any problems meeting new people and other animals.

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Having a dramatic and vocal pal could be just what you need to live an adventurous and amusing suburban life. There’s never a dull moment with pugs! These dogs used to be royal pets in many Asian countries. In today’s modern times, they have garnered millions of fans from all over the world. Many people love them for their curiosity, expressive faces, and diva-like attitude.


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Boxers are one of the most affectionate, loyal, and smart dog breeds that thrive in a suburban setting. Their short, smooth coats require minimal grooming, but their high energy requires you to let them exercise daily. They make great pets for people who love to run or walk around the neighborhood regularly. These pups protective of their owners, so it’s advisable to introduce them to other people and dogs while they are still puppies.

Standard Poodle

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Poodles are clever dogs that come in three sizes. A toy poodle grows up to 10 inches or less, while a miniature poodle grows around 10 to 15 inches tall. On the other hand, a standard poodle grows approximately 18 to 24 inches tall. Standard poodles are famous for their curly hairs that can be combed to showcase a puffy, cotton-like coat.


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A Newfoundland is a large dog breed coated with double fur. A mature male Newfoundland can weigh approximately 150 pounds. Despite their size, these dogs are innocuous. They love cuddles and are often called ‘nanny dogs’ because of their patience with kids. It’s like having an affectionate bear in your own house! Be careful, though; they like licking their humans as a sign of love, so you might constantly need a towel when they’re around!

Boston Terrier

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Having a Boston Terrier in your house is like having a small, energetic pal around. These dog breeds are people-oriented, so you can almost bring them anywhere! They will enjoy meeting new people and other animals. However, they don’t have any trouble being alone for a few hours because of their cleverness and independence.

Bichon Frisé

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It’s understandable to get confused between a Bichon Frisé and a Toy Poodle. After all, these two dog breeds have many similar qualities. If you’re wondering the difference between the two, the simplest answer is their sizes! A Bichon Frisé is smaller than a Toy Poodle but has curly double-long coats that require daily brushing. Their furs are hypoallergenic because they rarely shed. You won’t have to worry about getting fur on your couch or even on your shirt!

Cocker Spaniel

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Cocker Spaniels are happy, small dogs that weigh approximately 25 to 30 pounds. The most distinguishing traits of Cocker Spaniels are their long ears, which are covered in long, smooth fur that turns curly at the bottom. This is greatly paired with pretty eyes and loving expression. These athletic dogs love playing and running. They would enjoy a trip to a dog obstacle course!


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Corgis have recently become a popular breed in the US. They are British dogs originally bred as cattle herders and ratters. These tireless workers love serving and protecting their humans from rodents, pests, and other vermins. Corgis, most especially Pembroke Welsh Corgis, was made famous by the former Queen Elizabeth. Everyone knows she’s a dog lover, most especially Corgis.

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A Dachshund is a small dog known for their pointed muzzle, long ears, and compact, cylinder-like bodies. Despite their long physique, these dog breeds are short. They only grow up to 8 to 9 inches tall. This doesn’t stop them from becoming a strong energy ball, though. Dachshunds are also known for being athletic and playful, which makes them suitable for a family life with children in the suburbs.

German Shepherd

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German Shepherds are one of the most preferred police dog breeds. They are intelligent and alert and have strong muscular bodies built for chasing and hunting. On top of that, they have great noses that can smell a scent from a mile away! Despite this, they are gentle, loving dogs and will not hurt their family, especially children. To be able to properly command this dog breed, one must know how to train them properly and expose them to other people at an early age.