Top 6 Dogs for Men in 2021

A dog is a man’s best friend. They’re often seen as family pets, but they can be a great companion for single men as well. If you need to have a little more love and fun in your life, consider getting a dog. No matter when you get home, how you’re feeling, and what’s happening in your life, your furry companion will wait for you at the door every day, loving you with all heart.

However, not every dog breed will suit you. Depending on your lifestyle, personality, and living situation, the best dog for you will differ from the best dog for your friend or brother. Of course, your preferences matter as well. Not many men like small dogs – and not because they seem unmanly (which is a huge overgeneralization), but simply because they need less physical activity and aren’t as huggable as some of the larger breeds. But, if you’ve always dreamed about a Poodle – go for it. Only you should decide what’s best for you.

Nevertheless, the choice can be pretty challenging. A Labrador or a Beagle? A Bulldog or a Pug? Let’s make it easier for you – here are the top 6 dog breeds for men in 2021.

Dogo Argentino

While this breed may seem intimidating, Dogo Argentino is actually one of the best dogs for single men who have a lot of free time. If you don’t only want a companion, but also a hobby, then a dog, who you’d train and take extensive care of should be your first choice. These dogs are very intelligent and strong, they are great protectors for their families, and are often trained to be service or military dogs.

However, they do have an unsteady temperament, so they need firm owners who’ll train and socialize them early.

Shar Pei

Shar Peis are some of the best dogs for single working men. They don’t need much activity, they’re independent, and they won’t feel lonely when left alone for a long time. They’re also smart, adaptable to apartment life, and very huggable.

These dogs will need early training and an owner, who’d be a firm leader – otherwise, their strong will may disrespect the owners, as well as other people.

French or English Bulldog

If you live in an apartment or simply want to spend more time indoors than outdoors, consider getting a bulldog – they’re one of the best indoors breeds. Choose a French one if you want the dog to sit in your lap or an English one if you want a bigger breed.

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French and English bulldogs have many things in common – they’re stubborn and need to be socialized early, but they’re also friendly with people, children, and other dogs. They’re also very intelligent! When it comes to the differences, English bulldogs shed more and need regular cleaning.

Labrador Retriever

If you’re looking for a lovable friend and companion, no breed can beat a Labrador Retriever. They’ll be willing to run and play with you, and they’re incredibly huggable and friendly with everyone. They also need little training, and they’re very smart. However, they do require a lot of exercise, so if you prefer spending time at home – go for other, less active breeds. Or start working out yourself – it’s good both for you and your pup!


If you need a dog, but not a challenge, consider getting a Boxer. They’re pretty clean and tidy, playful, active, and handsome. Have you seen those broad shoulders? Additionally, you won’t have to worry about shedding or grooming much – Boxers have short, worry-free coats.

Of course, they need training and activity – you should be willing to spend a lot of time outside with a Boxer before getting one. They also adore to curl up next to you after a long day.

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are one of the most loyal dog breeds out there. If you want a guard dog and a respectful companion – it can be the best choice for you. Of course, you need to be firm with them, but training won’t be as much of a challenge – these dogs are very smart. They’re also eager to have a purpose – so make sure to give them one. (And don’t worry about the aggression – when properly trained, this dog can be very obedient).

A Final Note

When you’re single, it’s completely normal to need a companion. Even if you do have a family, a dog can be the perfect addition. Of course, it should be a reasonable choice – you need to have enough space, time, and energy for a dog. But if you do, it can be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.

Whether it’s a Bulldog or a German Shepherd, a Labrador or a Dogo Argentino, your furry friend will stay loyal and kind to you and will become your protector, friend, and life companion.

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