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See Dogs That Are More Shy If you're going to share your home with a dog, you'll need to deal with some level of dog hair on your clothes and in your house.

However, shedding does vary greatly among the breeds: Some dogs shed year-round, some "blow" seasonally -- produce a snowstorm of loose hair -- some do both, and some shed hardly at all.

See Dogs That Are Good For Experienced Owners Some dogs will let a stern reprimand roll off their backs, while others take even a dirty look to heart.

Low-sensitivity dogs, also called "easygoing," "tolerant," "resilient," and even "thick-skinned," can better handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine.

Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

See Dogs Not Kid Friendly Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things.

If you've got a laid-back attitude toward slobber, fine; but if you're a neatnik, you may want to choose a dog who rates low in the drool department.

See Dogs That Are Not Big Droolers Some breeds are brush-and-go dogs; others require regular bathing, clipping, and other grooming just to stay clean and healthy.Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality.No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances.If you're a neatnik you'll need to either pick a low-shedding breed, or relax your standards.See Dogs That Shed Very Little Drool-prone dogs may drape ropes of slobber on your arm and leave big, wet spots on your clothes when they come over to say hello.Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren't so family-friendly.**All dogs are individuals.