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Best Dog Breeds for Humans Living the Single Life
Apr 20, 2018

Living the single life can be great! You get to enjoy ample time to pursue your hobbies and there's little need compromise. There are times where you may want a companion, though. The great news is that if you are alone, you have lots of time and attention to lavish on a furry family member. You might make a great dog owner!

If you're wondering what's the best dog for a single working female or any single person living alone, we have you covered with a list of dog breeds you might want to consider.

The Best Dog for a Single Female in an Apartment or House

If you're a woman and you live alone, security may be a concern. When it comes to getting a guard dog, a single woman can do worse than looking for a larger dog with a good bark and a nice temperament. A tough-looking dog can help deter break-ins and help you feel more comfortable when you're home alone.


Dogs like the American Pit Bull Terrier, Doberman or Mastiff can be a great choice. A Pitbull, for example, looks quite tough but is often quite friendly and fun to spend time with. They are best if you have no other dogs. Dobermans have traditionally been used as guard dogs and they are often considered quite strong, which can help deter break-ins. They also are easy to train and are intelligent, making them great for hanging around with.

A German Shepherd is also a great choice. German shepherds are large and, as working dogs, they can be trained with a little work. Because of their reputation as guard dogs and police dogs, they also have a great reputation. Few intruders want to break into a house with a German Shepherd inside. Just keep in mind that German shepherds have suffered from health issues over the past few years, so always check backgrounds and lineages to avoid problems down the line.


If you want a dog as well as a cat, consider a Boxer. Boxers are usually fine with cats and are tough-looking, which helps them discourage intruders. They are intelligent and can be trained and are also quite loyal dogs.

Best Dog for a Single Working Man

If you're looking for the best dog for single guy living alone, you have lots of options. Mixed-breed dogs can be a great solution, since mixed breeds are available in shelters and enjoy better health than some purebreds. There is also an endless array of size, types and temperaments to choose from.

If you're looking for the best dog for a single working person, consider temperament, size and your lifestyle. If you live in an apartment, for example, you may want a smaller breed. If you have a larger yard and have an active lifestyle, a bigger dog which can keep up with you as you run or jog may be a great choice.


French Bulldogs are a great choice for singletons because they are very affectionate and loyal. They will be excited when you come home and they love going for walks, which helps you avoid becoming a couch potato. Labrador retrievers are traditionally family dogs, but they're also great for singles. They get along with strangers easily, so you can make new friends and will have an easier time transitioning if you eventually decide to get a life companion. They are generally relaxed and do enjoy physical activity, so they can keep up with you.

Chihuahuas are a very popular breed for singles, too. They get very attached to their humans and make an ideal companion because they are affectionate. They also travel easily and are comfortable in smaller apartments or condos.


Of course, if you live alone, there may not be someone else around to help check in on your furbaby. If that's the case, invest in Furbo Dog Camera. This two-way communication system allows you to talk to your furry buddy, helps with training, dispenses treats and lets you see what your dog is up to even when you're away from home.

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