Adopting a puppy or adult dog can be difficult because there are so many adorable options. You may have bought a book of over 450 breeds, but it's overwhelming. Focusing on a specific feature, like pointy ears, can help. Then, search for pointy-eared dogs with your ideal traits, such as being family-friendly or apartment-friendly.
Malamutes resemble Huskies, but they're their own breed. They're affectionate, loyal, playful, and big — up to 85 pounds, according to the AKC.
Dog Time calls this medium-sized breed smart and active. This is the dog for you if you're always on the go.
Australian Cattle Dog
These small, graceful dogs may be known as the "barkless dog," but thanks to their defined faces, they're known to have almost human-like emotional expressions, the AKC says.
This "high-energy breed" needs mental and physical stimulation, Pet Finder says. You'll get a loyal and protective dog in exchange for daily exercise.
Hill's says these two-pound pups are great for apartments. Chihuahuas are lapdogs, but they like to be active.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Pembroke Welsh Corgis have endearing pointy ears and personalities. These herding dogs are affectionate and will go hiking with you.
German Shepherds are strong, athletic, and intelligent working dogs. The AKC says they're eager to please and can be retrained for different jobs.