A vet has revealed the perfect dog breed for your lifestyle, whether you are single, a young couple, or a renter or homeowner.
Senior nurse and practice manager Tess Nolan spends her days caring for dogs and cats on the Gold Coast, performing everything from pet CPR to X-rays and blood tests.
Tess also assists with surgeries, animal restraining and bandaging, saying “the list is endless” when it comes to tasks associated with her “very rewarding job.”
The 26-year-old shared exactly which dog breed fits your home and life and why each personality is right for one type of dog.
A vet has revealed the perfect dog breed for your lifestyle, whether you’re single, a young couple or family, or a renter or homeowner (Tess Nolan pictured)
If you are single or live alone, the first thing your vet recommends is to invest in a Boston Terrier or a Cocker Spaniel (stock image)
JUST – BOSTON TERRIER OR COCKER SPANIEL
If you are single or live alone, the first thing your vet recommends is to invest in a Boston Terrier or a Cocker Spaniel.
“Both breeds are very active and full of personality,” Tess told FEMAIL.
“They’re also super affectionate and will make you laugh.”
Golden retrievers are a popular choice with dog owners around the world, and Tess said they are ideally suited to a young couple’s lifestyle (pictured)
YOUNG COUPLE – GOLDEN RETRIEVER
Golden retrievers are a popular choice with dog owners around the world, and Tess said they are ideally suited to a young couple’s lifestyle.
“Golden Retrievers are such wonderful pets,” she explained.
“They are loving, loyal and always by your side, needing just enough activity, but like to laze around the house for rest.”
However, once you add a newborn or toddler to the mix, the vet said you’re better off going for a labradoodle, spoodle, or cavoodle (Tess pictured with a spoodle)
YOUNG FAMILY – LABRADOODLE, SPOODLE OR CAVOODLE
Once you add a newborn or toddler to the mix, the vet said you’d better go with a labradoodle, spoodle, or cavoodle:
‘All of these hypoallergenic breeds will require some brushing and grooming, but no shedding, which is a huge plus!’ said Tess.
“In addition, they are smart, gentle, patient and absolutely love children.”
“Greyhounds are the laziest and one of the most underrated dog breeds of all time,” Tess said, making them perfect for the time-deprived
WORKAHOLIC AND TIME-LOW – GREYHOUND
If you talk to many people, they will often say that if you are short on time or addicted to work, you are not best suited to have a dog.
But Tess begs to differ, provided you pick the right breed.
“Greyhounds are the laziest and one of the most underrated dog breeds of all time,” she said.
“If you spend a lot of time working or feel like you don’t have enough time to walk them too much, do yourself a favor and rescue a greyhound.
‘You will have no regrets!’
If you’re retired and looking for a little bundle of love to add to your life, Tess recommends a “pocket sized cutie,” like a Pomeranian (stock image) or a Chihuahua
PENSIONERS – POMERANIAN OR CHIHUAHUA
If you’re retired and looking for a little bundle of love to add to your life, Tess recommends a “pocket-sized little cutie,” like a Pomeranian or a Chihuahua.
“These are dogs you always want to have with you,” she said.
“They’re super easy to jump in the car, very easy to handle with training, and most importantly — they’re loyal.”
Do you like hiking or trail running? A Kelpie is the dog for you, and they are ‘super popular this year’ (stock image)
ACTIVE TYPES – KELPIE
Do you like hiking or trail running? A Kelpie is the dog for you, and they are “super popular this year.”
“Kelpies are incredibly active and require a lot of training and dedication, but they love to please their owners!” said Tess.
“Shiny, quick-drying hair that’s perfect for the beach. The Hungarian Vizslas love to swim and easily fit into your active lifestyle,” said Tess (stock image)
BEACH TYPES – HUNGARIAN VIZSLA
If you’re someone who’s always in and out of the water and who spends most of their free time on the beach, you’ll want a Hungarian Vizsla – partly because of their practicality.
“Shiny, quick-drying hair that’s perfect for the beach, this type of dog loves swimming and can easily fit into your active lifestyle,” Tess said.
While adding a new pet to the family if you already have one can be a struggle, Tess said a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will be the perfect addition (stock image)
PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE PETS – CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
While it can be tricky to add a new pet to the family if you already have one, Tess said a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will make the perfect addition.
“The heaven-sent angel of all dog breeds, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the complete love sponges of dog breeds — they absolutely love everyone they meet!” she said.
TRAVELERS – MOODLE
A moodle — or cross between a Maltese and a poodle (toy or miniature) — is perfect if you’re a traveler.
“Low-maintenance, relaxed, intelligent, this type of dog just wants to be with you wherever that may be!” said Tess.
Moodles also don’t require too much exercise and can live in a small house or apartment provided they are given daily walks.
When you rent, one of the most important things to think about is whether you are causing any kind of damage to the property you live in; this is why a sphynx cat might be best (stock image)
TENANTS – SPHYNX CAT
When you rent, one of the most important things to think about is whether you are causing any kind of damage to the property you live in.
For this reason, Tess thinks you should get a sphynx cat instead of a dog.
‘A dog is a big task in a rented house, a cat on the other hand… without her?! Brilliant!’ she said.
HOME OWNERS – ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
Finally, if you own a home of your own, Tess said it’s time to invest in an English Springer Spaniel.
“A beautiful breed, English Springer Spaniels are very loving and kind, with a lot of love to give,” Tess said.
Previously, the vet (pictured) shared the ideal skills that are perfect for veterinary work, explaining why some work experience is paramount
Previously, the vet shared the ideal skills that are perfect for veterinary work.
The 26-year-old said relevant experience is paramount because while working with animals is “cuddly and cute, it also has some very confronting experiences.”
“In general, a little experience with animals can give you a bit of a buffer against what’s coming in, from dogs with broken bones to people who have been hit by cars,” she said.
Tess added: ‘The positives certainly outweigh the negatives, but it does take a certain type of person to be a successful vet assistant.’
The vet concluded by saying that being a vet is like ‘no other job out there’.
“A vet nurse is an anesthetist, a phlebotomist, a professional animal hugger, a lab technician, a receptionist, a nutritionist, a surgical assistant, a grief counselor, an X-ray photographer, a paramedic, a stock manager and a pharmacy assistant — all in one day,” he said. they.
For more information about Tess Nolan you can follow her on Instagram here.