What Kind of Dog is Right For You - Carlos Gamino Wisconsin LawyerBy Carlos Gamino

We’re not supposed to stereotype, but here’s the deal: some dogs are better for lawyers than others are.

It just depends on your personality, your work schedule, and a few other factors.

The Best Dogs for Lawyers

If you’re like many people, you want a dog—but you just don’t know what kind is right for you. Would you be happier with a mutt from the pound, or are you the type of person who needs a purebred to snuggle with on the couch?

Check out the lists below to find out which pooch will be your best bet. (For the record, mutts from the Wisconsin Humane Society make fantastic pets.)

Work-at-Home Lawyers

These dogs are easy to train and good at staying by your side:

  • Australian cattle dog
  • Border Collie
  • Welsh Corgi
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shepherd

Super-Active-On-The-Weekend Lawyers

These pups can keep up with you when you’re on the go, but they require a lot of attention all the time:

  • Airedale Terrier
  • Dalmatian
  • Siberian Husky
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Vizsla

Lawyers With Families

These pooches are typically great with kids (and can stand lawyers, too):

  • Beagle
  • Boxer
  • Collie
  • Golden Retriever
  • Great Dane
  • Labrador Retriever

Laid-Back Lawyers

Dogs with the most laid-back temperaments include:

  • Bulldog
  • Bullmastiff
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Mastiff
  • Pekingese
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu

Cuddly Lawyers

I know you exist. These lap dogs might be right for you:

  • Chihuahua
  • Ibizan Hound
  • Maltese
  • Miniature Dachshund
  • Pomeranian
  • Pug
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Lawyers With Allergies

Forget the Allegra and find yourself one of these dogs, which are all hypoallergenic:

  • Bichon Frise
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Chinese Crested Dog
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Poodle
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Lawyers Who Herd Cattle on the Side

These doggies really ‘git along’:

  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Beauceron
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Puli

Lawyers Who Enjoy Being Disdained by Pets

  • Cat

What Do You Think?

What kind of dog do you have, and why did you choose him or her? As a pet parent myself, I’d love to hear your puppy stories, so share them on my Facebook page or on Twitter!

Carlos Gamino