I’ve been known as a “cat person” for years, but recently my family decided the time was right to add another species to our household: a dog. We ended up getting a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier puppy, and we couldn’t love him more. He’s a ball of energy, he’ll be a medium-to-large size (about 30–40 pounds), he’s super friendly (he gives everyone “the Wheaten Greetin’”), and great with kids. He doesn’t shed. He might not be the perfect dog for everyone (the high energy, the grooming), but he’s just the right dog for us. With a little research and due diligence, you can find your perfect canine companion too.
You’ll have your dog for many years, so make sure to take your time and select the right dog for your family. With so many types of dogs available, consider the following when picking out a dog.