Top 10 Dog Breeds for Newlyweds

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When you and your significant other finally get together, it will be tempting to start a family right away. But for those not ready to do that just yet, getting a dog makes for the best option out there. For those wanting to get a new puppy after just getting married, getting a trainable and easy-going pup will make a pawsitive improvement in your life and will help you avoid disastrous situations, such as mixing impatient breeds with new partners or future children. No matter what breed you, get training goes a long way. Here are some great easy going and trainable breeds that are the top picks for newlyweds.

#1 Labrador Retriever

This adorable breed is a fan favorite for families in many different countries, and often tops most pupular dog breed lists. These pups have high energy and love the outdoors, and with proper training and education, you can enjoy their lovable and loyal side that will obey easily.

#2 German Short-Haired Pointer

If you're looking for a chill pup to stay indoors with you, this breed is not for you. The German Short-Haired Pointer was bred to be a hunting dog and loves to be outdoors, whether running or playing fetch. These dogs are great for new couples as they are highly intelligent, easy to train, and generally loveable.

#3 Boxer

Boxers are one of the best dogs to get if you plan on starting a family. Although these muscular dogs have bounds of energy and slobber a lot, they are protective and patient to those around them and will make great playmates for kids. Their short and shiny coats don't require much maintenence either.
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#4 Brittany

Brittanys are social and polite dogs, especially with the right training and socialization with other pups. They make for great additions for those who have other pets and will typically keep a calm temperament and even a lazy demeanor. They may choose to sleep on their bed rather then get too excited.

#5 Viszla

The Viszla is an active and outdoor-loving dog who used to be bred for hunting. Although they make great housepets now for newlyweds, they still demand a lot of outdoor time to release all that pent-up energy. With that proper outdoor time, these pups will make loyal and intelligent companions that doesn't shed much.

#6 Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is another hunting breed known for its tall legs, floppy ears, and beautiful grey or silver coat. They are steady and energetic and enjoy a decent walk around the neighborhood or playing with their new parents. Afterwards, they can seem pretty goofy and playful, often enjoying gnawing on a bone or toy while indoors.

#7 Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a smaller breed with a good disposition that make great family pets, whether alone or with brothers and sisters. With the proper training, they make easy-going and fun playmates that keep calm and aren't prone to aggressiveness when provoked by children. They are also eager to please and don't require a lot of outdoor time.

#8 Australian Cattle Dog

When you bring an Australian Cattle Dog into your lives, you'll enjoy the benefits of a good guard and playful dog. Not only do they have a sharp bark, but they are also very protective and stubborn. They are easy to train though, and used to be herding dogs, so they will thrive after a good walk or some time outside to run.

#9 German Pinscher

German Pinschers are the perfect pups to bring home if you have other animals or children at home. They are very intelligent and sociable around other pets, and tend to have a protective nature around children and smaller animals. They are obedient, easy to train, and energetic, although they do prefer their time indoors rather than outside.

#10 Havanese

The Havanese may be the last on this list, but they will still make a great addition to any newlywed couple's home. Although their long fur require maintenance, they are affectionate and companionable. After snuggle time, these pups love to play, and are very responsive to training and commands, making them great indoor and outdoor pets to walk.