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Best Dogs for Men

Updated on February 23, 2017

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Best Dogs for Men : Overview

Dogs that are suitable for men may range with individual preferences but I find some small dogs breeds to be too delicate for men. I have not seen any of my fellow male Veterinarians who own any of the small dog breeds. Most male dog owners prefer to own medium to large dog breeds. When making a choice on the best dog for a man, there a wide range of considerations that comes in mind.

Best dogs for men are dogs that arguer well with masculine characteristics and are not too demanding when it comes to attention. I don't think there are many men out there who want to spend their entire afternoon cuddling a pet. In fact most men would prefer to have dogs that offer companionship in adventure full lifestyle. Dogs that make good hunting companions, guarding, retrieval dog breeds and jogging companions are ideal breeds for men. When discussing the best dog breeds for men I want to lean on adventurous dog breeds rather than attention seeking cuddly canines.

Hope you will enjoy reading about these best breeds suitable for adventurous men.

Before Adopting One of the Best Dogs for Men Consider these Tips

It's imperative as a man you evaluate your ability to keep a pet before you can commit to adopt a dog. Like all pets, dogs will require you feed them, take care of them by regularly grooming them, walk them and take care of their health problems. There are a number of factors that should help you decide on whether you actually need a dog or just feel like it. Note the difference!

The three most important factors about dog ownership for men who live alone or are single are:

  • Availability- You should not be so committed to work and have not time for your dog. If you are not having anyone back home the dog may suffer from separation anxiety. You should therefore go for a breed that can be left at home alone without being destructive. You should also make time to walk your dog, go for adventure and routine care like feeding, grooming and dog training.
  • Living Restrictions – You should find out from the necessary authorities if where you live pets are allowed. If dogs are allowed you should also consider the amount of space available in the house for the dog. If you have limited space you should consider choosing one of the best dogs for apartment lifestyle.
  • Costs of Dog Ownership - Dog ownership calls for immense responsibility. You have to feed your dog, take him for routine vet checkups, groom the dog all these routine procedures require that you incorporate them in your budget.

If you have all these measures in place you are ready to adopt one of the best dogs for men, as your best companion.

List of Best Dogs for Men

Considering we are looking for the best dog for men who love outdoors, the following dog breeds will show immense energy and will offer limitless companionship to men.


Best Dogs for Men No 1 : Labradors

Labs are favorite dogs for many men and they amuse men with their intelligence that is carefully blended with a touch of charm making them adorable dogs for men. They are very suitable for water related activities therefore good dogs for men who love to go fishing, duck hunting and other water adventure activities. They also have well adapted feet for water since the feet are webbed and their skin also makes them ideal for water activity.

German Shepherd


Best Dog for Men No 2 : German Shepherd Dog

The beauty of owning a German Shepherd Dog lies in the ability of transforming this breed to the kind of dog you want it to be. German shepherd dogs can be ferocious guard dogs but can be tamed be the best dog for men. The power of German Shepherd coupled by the breed intelligence can be intriguing earning the breed the second place as the best dog for men.



Best Dogs for Men No 3 : Mastiffs

Generally Mastiffs make great companions for men. The mastiff dog breed has the agility and the energy that every man out there wants in an adventure dog. Mastiffs have been used for years for hunting. Though a good number of the mastiffs are vicious they make the best dogs for men since they can be easily trained to be the pack leader when in company of other dogs.

Rhodesian Ridgeback


Best Dog Breeds for Men No 4 : Rhodesian Ridgeback

This is a tough outdoor dog breed that can withstand harsh environment and can be very persevering. This dog breed traces its origin from South Africa and has been popularly referred to as Lion fighting dog. It’s a very hardy and tough dog that is loyal to its master and will do anything to protect him. This dog makes it to this list of the best dogs for men due to the breed bravely and the ability to survive in a wide range of tough environments.


Best Dog Breeds for Men 5: Collie

Collie is a dog that is admired by many men due the breed display of intelligence and the ability of this breed being trained easily. Collies make best dog breed for me who like the guarding dogs. Collies are well balanced in all aspects and therefore make good dogs for men.

Best Dogs for Men: Conclusion

There are other breeds that are good for men but these five dog breeds are outstanding as the best dog breeds that offer men limitless companion in their adventure. I own a German Shepherd and he is adorable and has great energy for adventure. Based on these breeds and individual preference know you can know the best dog breed suitable for your lifestyle.

Thank you for taking time to read and leave comments


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    • KenDeanAgudo profile image

      Kenneth C Agudo 

      4 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      We have dogs and i love hem all :)

    • mypetfinderph profile image


      5 years ago from Philippines

      Before I read the article, I made a guess on what the Number 1 would be! And yes, I guessed it right! :)

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      Dr Mark 

      6 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Well, my current dog is a Pit Bull cross because I left my Maltese with my dad after he had his heart attack. I really enjoy most breeds and their different personalities, but will probably get a Malscher (MalteseX Min Pinshcer) when they are born.

    • afriqnet profile imageAUTHOR

      Joe Njenga 

      6 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      Doc ,

      thanks for stopping by to make a comment..I think am too much into large dogs and my friends too. Which breed do you have currently?

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      Dr Mark 

      6 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      I took umbrage at your comment about veterinarians and small dogs. When I was in practice my Maltese went to the clinic with me every day and was small enough to rest comfortably in a small cage when I was in surgery. He was the best dog.


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