What dog breed is right for you and your family?

There are a lot of things to consider when you are looking for the perfect four-legged companion for you and your family. Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and can range from energetic to couch loving snugglers. It is important to consider your lifestyle and the needs of the breed of dog you want before you bring home your paw-fect pet.

To help you find your new best friend, search our list of dog breeds below. You will learn about the different temperaments, how kid-friendly they are, the level of activity needed and general personality for each dog breed.

Border Collie

The original "Scotch Sheep Dog", I am happy and energetic with a strong, fun-loving personality. I'm easy to train and thrive on exercise - a perfect pick for the active family.

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German Shepherd

Strong and fearless, I'm the ideal pick if you're looking for a loving companion or a reliable working dog. I play by the rules and love a good game of frisbee.

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Cavoodle

Small, soft and sociable, I adore human companionship. I'm intelligent, easily trained and love nothing more than a walk in the park and a bit of love and attention.

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Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

A family favourite across the world, I'm fun-loving, intelligent and lovable with a friendly temperment. A natural athlete, I'll play fetch for hours. Watch me!


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Labrador

Did you know there are two types of Labradors - the English Labrador and the American Labrador? Loyal, affectionate and patient with children, I'm impossible not to love!

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Rottweiler

Loyal, obediant and protective, I'm the ideal family guardian. Strong and courageous, I love children and am easy to train. Especially if treats are involved!


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Bulldog

Bulldog

Despite my gloomy expression, I win the prize for the world's biggest softy. I am friendly, loving and gentle with children and I love nothing more than lazing around the house - perfect for inner city living.

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Pomeranian

Fluffy and pocket-sized with a foxy-face, I make up for my size with my playful personality. I'm intelligent, loyal and always eager to learn new tricks!

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Beagle

I'm the original hound dog - small, compact and merry. I'm gentle and loving by nature, and happiest playing ball or socialising with my owners.

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Dachshund

Dachshund

Don't let my size fool you, I'm curious, clever and full of sass! I love my family and feel most comfortable at home, where I let my playful nature come out. 

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Pet Rescue

Looking to adopt?

Help another one in need.

Every year, roughly 110,000* dogs are abandoned and left homeless at shelters across Australia, with many unable to ever find homes.  It’s a startling statistic, but luckily, it’s one we can change. Last year, Woolworths has partnered with PetRescue to help raise awareness of rescue shelters across Australia.

We know how important this cause is –that’s why Woolworths has committed to donating $10 for every new Pet Insurance policy purchased to PetRescue for ongoing adoption programs. So before visiting a breeder, consider one of the many dogs and puppies up for adoption at Pet Rescue, and discover the joy, laughter and unconditional love a rescue dog brings, and don’t forget to protect their health with Woolworths Pet Insurance.

Meet the rescue pets


Contact us

If you need more information or have any questions please call 1300 10 1234 between 8am - 8pm (AEST) Monday to Friday and 9am- 5pm (AEST) Saturday and Sunday (except public holidays).


*PetRescue. 2013. Why homeless pets need our help. Available at: https://www.petrescue.com.au/our-vision

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