Each dog breed is different. Some dog breeds require lots of time that you will have to dedicate to groom and to exercise. Some dog breeds require little or no exercise but other dog breeds may require a walk three times every day.
When your ready to get a dog, consider adopting at your local shelter. For those interested in a purbread dog, check out the AKC Breeder Referral Search. However for many of us we just want a plain dog of the Heinz 57 varieties version. Breed popularity varies widely over time and in different parts of the world and different segments of the population.
There are numerous dog breeds, with over 800 being recognized by various kennel clubs worldwide. Many dogs, especially outside the United States of America and Western Europe, belong to no recognized breed.
Give a lot of thought about your needs and what you expect from a dog, it helps you make the right decision when you choose which dog breed is right for you. Her is a wide variety of choices.