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Picture of a Bichon Frise - Non-Sporting DogBichon FrisePhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Justin Brough

   Non-Sporting Dogs are so different from one another, that picking a favorite is a personal choice!

Non-Sporting Dogs:

The Non-Sporting dogs are dogs that today are used for one main function, that of top-notch companion dogs. These dogs are diverse in backgrounds and original use and they come from all across the globe. Here you will find dogs of all sizes, a great variety of personalities and traits, and with individual inbred skills.

Non-Sporting dogs can make very good pets and companion dogs. Each of the Non-Sporting dog breeds is unique in its appearance and in its coat. You can find small dog breeds like the petite Bichone Frise to large dog breeds such as the Chow Chow or American Eskimo Dog, and everything in between. With the vast difference between them, picking a favorite is based on personal preference.

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Dog Breed Information:    There are many varieties of Non-Sporting dog breeds, and many of them make wonderful companion dogs. The variety is endless. All dog breeds were originally bred for some type of job like hunting, herding, or guarding. Many of the Non-Sporting dog breeds were originally developed for a job that has now became antiquated, and some were bred as companions or specialty dogs for nobility. Today all the Non-sporting dogs are primarily used as companion dogs.

   When picking one of the Non-sporting dogs as a pet, each breed will need to be studied for the merits of its own temperament and behavior. Just like the other traits of this group, there is a wide range here too. They range from good watchdogs, to high energy playful dogs, to mellow dogs that make affectionate lapdogs.

   Some of the Non-Sporting dogs will fit well in an apartment while others need more space and a yard. Some are wary of strangers and protective, while others love just about everybody. There are those that get along great with other animals and pets while others may not be trustworthy around other small pets.

Dog Types: Popular Non-Sporting Dog Breeds    Some of the most popular of this group are:

  • Poodle
  • Bulldog
  • Boston Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • French Bulldog
  • Lhaso Apso
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Chow Chow
  • Shiba Inu
  • Dalmation.

   Others that are also highly favored and make great pets are:

  • American Eskimo Dog
  • Keeshond, Schipperke
  • Finnish Spitz
  • L√∂wchen
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Tibetan Terrier.

Dog Care Tips:    If you are interested in getting a non-sporting dog, it is a good idea to learn as much as you can about breed type. Know the traits and behaviors your dog may demonstrate so you can provide the proper care, housing, and exercise for your pet. All companion dogs, no matter what their makeup, will benefit from good socialization and training.