While every dog ​​offers companionship, some breeds are more versatile than others and are great for a variety of owners with different lifestyles.

“All-rounders are generally easy-going dogs that require an average amount of exercise, are easier to train and are just as happy on an active walk as they are on the sofa,” said Bill Lambert, director of health and social at The Kennel Club, tells Country Living. “They will live happily in the country or in a town as long as they have access to a garden and exercise regularly.”

Although every dog ​​is known to be easy-going and adaptable, its behavior and attitude depend on its training, socialization, and individual personality. Before you rush to adopt one, make sure you consider whether you can give them the care they need.

Check out the best versatile dog breeds that are great choices for anyone looking for an all-rounder companion …

1. Labrador Retriever

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“Labradors are consistently at the forefront of the most popular dog breeds in the UK and they seem to be everyone’s best friend for good reason,” Bill told CL. “The breed is known for its kind, cheerful demeanor and positive energy. As a firm family favorite, Labradors are great for children, but are also just as suitable as guide dogs or assistance dogs.”

2. Cocker spaniel

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Bill tells us that Cocker Spaniels are great all-rounders too. “Cheerful, gentle Cocker Spaniels, known for their cheerful nature and always wagging tails, are real all-rounders. Originally bred as experienced working dogs, they are also very popular family dogs. They love to play sports and explore new areas, but at the same time, their owners will be showered with gentle affection. They may be more difficult to train, but they will reward patient owners with devotion, “he says.

3. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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“Hailing from Scotland, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is currently on the Endangered Native Breed List. They are small but strong dogs that are independent and highly intelligent. They enjoy both exercise and alone time and are great companions for anyone who lives in Scotland a city or country looking for a balanced four-legged companion. ”

4th Lancashire Heeler

lancashire heeler dog

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Do you want to adopt a beautiful Lancashire Heeler? Bill explains, “Lancashire Heelers are small dogs with big personalities who enjoy most of the things their owners do. They are lively and intelligent and, despite their small stature, make great exercise companions. They’re not high-maintenance – they’re short, weather-resistant in the coat needs to be looked after once a week and they like to live in an apartment or house provided they have access to a small garden, in a town or in the country. “

5. Shetland sheepdog

Shetland sheepdog

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“Shetland Sheepdogs are strong, active, and intelligent sheepdogs native to the Shetland Islands,” explains Bill.

“They are easy to train and love to keep their owners happy. Shetland Sheepdogs are active dogs who excel at many canine activities, such as agility and obedience, but can also be quiet companions for less active owners, provided they’re ready to regularly maintain this long rich coat. “

6th Bearded collie

beautiful english bearded collie

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Last but not least, a Bearded Collie is also a wonderful all-rounder that is great for families.

“Shaggy-Coated Bearded Collies are gentle and intelligent dogs,” adds Bill. “Despite their soft and cozy appearance, they are alert and active and make great hiking partners, but at the same time make excellent snuggly companions. Their coat needs daily grooming and they need a large house with access to a large garden, but they will . ” be equally happy in the city or in the country. “

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Waterproof dog coats: 13 gorgeous models to keep your puppy cozy and dry

Joules Red Dog raincoat

Red style – waterproof dog coats

Joules Red Dog raincoat

Joules
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£ 14.00

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Ideal for comfort – waterproof dog coats

Waterproof comfort coat from Uber-Activ Navy

This waterproof comfort coat in elegant navy has a stand-up collar and an adjustable closure to keep your puppy safe. Just tuck your puppy into the coat and take a refreshing walk.

Joules mustard dog raincoat

Lightweight style – waterproof dog coats

Joules mustard dog raincoat

Joules
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£ 14.00

This beautiful mustard colored raincoat has a striped lining, button placket and cord leather toggle to keep your puppy safe. Not only is it waterproof, it’s also incredibly light, making it perfect for spring.

Cozy fleece jacket, winter lined coat

Ideal for winter – waterproof dog coats

Cozy fleece jacket, winter lined coat

Kismaple
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£ 14.38

Keep your pup warm and cozy on a winter walk with this fleece-lined winter coat. Thanks to the hole behind the neck, you can easily attach a leash while ensuring that your dog is protected from the weather.

Olive green waxed dog coat

Stylish print – waterproof dog coats

Olive green waxed dog coat

This olive green wax coat with a country-inspired print has adjustable straps and a back opening for securing a leash or harness.

Reversible plaid coat

Checkered coat – waterproof dog coats

Reversible plaid coat

IREENUO
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£ 18.99

Great for smaller breeds, this reversible plaid coat has a windproof outer layer and a soft inner layer to keep your furry friend warm all the time. We love the beautiful red and white print!

Blue 2-in-1 Ultimate Dog Coat

Convertible Coat – Waterproof dog coats

Blue 2-in-1 Ultimate Dog Coat

Danish design
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£ 12.99

This breathable 2-in-1 coat is ideal for winter as well as for the warmer months and has a removable fleece lining, a waterproof outer shell and a slightly reflective bead and fastening strap.

Barbour Waxed Dog Coat, dark brown

Waxed Cotton – Waterproof dog coats

Barbour Waxed Dog Coat, dark brown

Barbour
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£ 39.95 each

We love this waxed cotton version of Barbour’s best-selling classic dog coat – and we’re sure your pup will love it too. Available in different sizes, it has an underbody strap and a riptape closure neck to ensure a comfortable fit.

Waterproof down jacket for dogs

Reflective coat – waterproof dog coats

Waterproof down jacket for dogs

OPEN IT
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£ 19.69

Hugo & Hudson - Orange & Navy Puffer Jacket

Puffer jacket – waterproof dog coats

Hugo & Hudson – Orange & Navy Puffer Jacket

notinthedoghouse.co.uk

£ 34.00

Keep your furry friend cozy with this bright orange puffer jacket. Not only is it incredibly warm, but it also has high-quality filling and a zipper, and is easy to machine wash after a muddy walk.

Custom fit waterproof dachshund coat

Ideal for dachshunds – waterproof dog coats

Custom fit waterproof dachshund coat

ChicpupCo
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US $ 27.00

Do you have a dachshund This bespoke waterproof coat will keep these little pups warm in cold, rainy, or snowy weather. Plus, the extra yellow helps keep them visible.

Ripstop Dog Jacket Charcoal Medium

Reflective fairing – waterproof dog coats

Ripstop Dog Jacket Charcoal Medium

This anthracite-colored dog jacket with a reflective edge for visibility in poor light conditions is wonderfully lined with fleece and is waterproof.

Dog jacket khaki small

Ideal for small breeds – waterproof dog coats

Dog jacket khaki small

Pet head
Peteathome.com

£ 14.00

This water-repellent dog coat in a stylish shade is made with reflective trim for night walks and a warm fleece lining.

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