If you are an introvert and also a dog lover and want a dog friend best suited for your lifestyle. You value your personal space, your private time, and you don’t want your dog to jump into strangers, making you have short conversations, etc. So you can refer to 10 best dog breeds for introverts.
#1 – Basenji
The Basenji is a small hunting breed, native to Democratic Republic of the Congo. Basenji does not bark, they express their feelings by an odd sound described as something between a chortle and a yodel. And because of that Basenji is also known by the other name “African barkless dog”. The Basenji is an intelligent, energetic dog, alert, quite reserved with strangers, and may not get along with non-canine pets. They also don’t need too much affection from their owners, making them suitable for people who want to have a dog friend but value their personal space.
#2 – Greyhound
The Greyhound is a hunting dog, but they are extremely gentle, sweet, obedient, independent in spirit and they exude an aristocratic look. Greyhound is famous for the fastest running ability in the dog world (45 Miles Per Hour) and they are also dogs that often have long sleeps. They have sweet, sensitive souls suitable for introverts.
#3 – Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu is a small-to-medium hunting dog originating from Japan. The Shiba Inu is compact with well-developed muscles and double coated, with the outer coat being stiff and straight and the undercoat soft and thick. The Shiba Inu can move quickly with nimble, elastic steps. The Shiba Inu is described by the Japanese as a dog with a spirited boldness and fiercely proud with a good nature and a feeling of artlessness. The Shiba Inu is alert, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers. The Shiba Inu tends to become emotionally attached to a single human. The Shiba Inu also often chews things when they’re bored, and sometimes they chew everything because they can do it.
#4 – Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog originating from France. Basset Hound has a large, domed head with very long soft ears, loose skin and sad eyes. The Basset Hound is a friendly, playful and outgoing dog, tolerant of other pets and great companion for children. Basset Hounds spend a lot of time on sleeping, they can sleep anywhere, and whenever.
#5 – Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound is a talented hunting dog originating from Ireland. Previously, they were used as a wolf hunter, and their names also originated from here. Nowadays, Irish Wolfhounds are often favored for their loyalty, affection, patience, calm and devotion. in addition, they are generally introverted, intelligent, and reserved in character, not barking nor too aggressive.
#6 – Newfoundland
The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, friendly, sociable, patient personality. The Newfoundland is also very docile, easy to train and love children. However, Newfoundland also shed a lot so they will not be suitable for allergy sufferers.
#7 – Pug
The Pug is a small breed originating from China. They have large round heads, many wrinkles, a short nose and 2 big eyes that look extremely cute. Pugs are lovable, fun, and a little mischievous, they are also quite lazy and like to sleep, and always likes to be with their owner. Pug is also a dog that doesn’t need grooming and exercise too much. The Pug is also a great companion for the elderly and children.
#8 – Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog, weighing no more than 6 pounds, is native to Mexico. With the Short-Hair-Chihuahua version, they almost need no grooming and do not take much time for cleaning. Chihuahuas are loyal, intelligent and charming dogs. They also like to show their affection for their owner and cuddling is one of them. Chihuahuas are suitable for introverts who aren’t too concerned with making friends: Chihuahuas have a reputation for being sassy with new people. In addition, Chihuahuas are also the ideal pet for families living in city apartments with busy lives already and with their small size.
#9 – Maltese
The Maltese is a small dog with a weight not exceeding 7 pounds. They are covered with long, straight, smooth white coat. They also shed very little hair, and will not aggravate allergies. Maltese have a gentle and playful personality, stable health, adaptability and long life. They like to be friends with all ages.
#10 – Cairn Terrier
The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands. Previously, this breed was used to hunt foxes or other small prey between the cairns in the Scottish highlands. The Cairn Terrier has a harsh weather-resistant outer coat that can be black, cream, wheaten, red, sandy, gray, or brindled in any of these colors. And a notable characteristic of Cairns is that brindled Cairns frequently change colour throughout their lifetimes. The Cairn Terrier is loyalty, cheerful, alert, independent dog and with lots of close family contact.