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Consider whether you have the time and patience for a dog that needs a lot of grooming, or the money to pay someone else to do it.
If you want a heat-sensitive breed, the dog will need to stay indoors with you on warm or humid days, and you'll need to be extra cautious about exercising your dog in the heat.
Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren't so family-friendly.**All dogs are individuals.
Our ratings are generalizations, and they're not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave.
See Dogs That Are Good For Experienced Owners Some dogs will let a stern reprimand roll off their backs, while others take even a dirty look to heart.
Low-sensitivity dogs, also called "easygoing," "tolerant," "resilient," and even "thick-skinned," can better handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine.