The Very Best Dog Breeds for Women

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Vote up the greatest dog breeds for female owners, whether they want a guard dog for protection or just a friendly companion who can handle a work schedule.

Here are the best dogs for women, as ranked by dog lovers and female dog owners. Being a dog owner is one of the most rewarding things in the world; however, not every breed of dog is perfect for every type of person. Different dog breeds have very diverse personality types and therefore are more suited to dog owners with similar personalities. There are certain breeds of dogs that are far more appropriate for the caring feminine personality of a woman than a man. Some of the dogs on this list, such as the French Bulldog and terriers, are considered guard dogs, which makes them some of the best dogs for single women looking for both protection and warmth. Other dogs are perfect for women with active families because they are energetic and extremely friendly.

You may be asking yourself, “What are the best dogs for women?” With the help of this list, you can search for and rank the canines that are perfect for females of any type of personality and lifestyle. The dogs on this list are loving, happy, and overall protective of their companions. So whether you’re looking for a dog that’s low maintenance, or a puppy that you can give all of your affection to, surely there’s a dog on this list that’s made just for you. And for all the dudes out there, be sure to check out our list of the best dogs for men.

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    330 votes
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    327 votes
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